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Florida Soup Kitchens Find a Florida soup kitchen that serves hot or prepared meals near you.

Florida Food Pantries Find a Florida pantry that provides groceries near you.

Food Stamps Application Apply for food stamps here.

Good Nutrition for Women, Infants & Children General WIC rules for Florida residents.

WIC Locations by County Find the office providing WIC services nearest you.

Summer Food Programs for Children Find a Summer Food Program for Children site near you.

Crisis (Return to Top)

Family Crisis Support Crisis Support for families.

Reporting Abuse Report suspicions of abuse, abandonment, or neglect for all ages 1-800-962-2873.

National Center for Victims of Crime Assistance and information for victims of crime.

Deceased Veteran Family Support Support for families of deceased military veterans.

National Domestic Violence Hotline National Domestic Abuse hotline and support (1-800-799-7233).

Women Shelters Help for victims and children of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

Shelters Find a homeless shelter near you.

H.U.D's Low Income Public Housing Program Provides information on eligibility and how to apply for public housing.

Public Housing Contact Information Telephone numbers and addresses for local Public Housing Agencies.

Florida Affordable Apartment Search Find low income apartments in Florida.

Child Help Hotline National child report hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD)

Missing and Exploited Children Hotline National missing and exploited children hotline (1-800-843-5678).

Report a missing or exploited child Site to report exploited children or material involving exploited children.

Child Welfare Hotlines Toll-free crisis 1 (800) numbers.

Runaway Hotline National runaway assistance (1-800-786-2929).

Preventing Child Injuries Information about preventing child injury.

Parents of Murdered Children Support for parents of murdered children.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Support for adults who suffered child abuse.

Teen Dating Abuse Hotline National teen dating abuse hotline and support 1-866-331-9474.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network National sexual abuse hotline and support (1-800-656-4673).

Community Behavioral Health Services Locator Find a Community Behavioral Health Services near you.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities Agency for Persons with Disabilities information. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Certificates (Return to Top)

Applications for Birth Records Applications for Florida birth records.

Florida Death Certificates How to order a Florida death certificate.

Applications for Death Records Applications for Florida death records.

Florida Vital Statistics Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and other vital statistics forms.

Marriage and Divorce Certificates Information on how to get a marriage or divorce certificate.

Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates Order birth, death, divorce, & marriage certificates.

Applications for Marriage/Divorce Records Applications For Marriage and Divorce Records.

Vital Record Resources Where to write for vital records (birth, death, marriage, divorce).

Affidavits to Release Certificates Affidavits to Release Birth and Death Records.

Parenting (Return to Top)

Parental Resources Resources for parents on finding quality child care, obtaining financial assistance, child development and early learning.

Early Childhood Resources Online activities and resources for early childhood.

Early Childhood Information for Parents Resources for parents from the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.

Parental Guide to Child Care A parent's guide to choosing safe and healthy child care.

Adoption Find children available for adoption. Learn about the steps to adopt a child in Florida's foster care system.

Childproofing Your Home Information about child-proofing your home.

Child Developmental Milestones Child developmental milestones from age 3 months to 5 years old.

Playground Safety Information about playground safety.

Child Care Information for Parents and Providers Guidelines and recommendations for providing child care.

Childcare Training Florida child care training overview.

Child Care Provider Search Check out child care facility records, including inspections, accredidations.

Public Housing Agencies List of Public Housing Agencies contact information by county and city.

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Look up your county to find out where to call to schedule a ride.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Help on Earned Income Tax Credit by using the EITC Assistant.

Legal (Return to Top)

Family Law Get answers to legal questions, sample forms, and information about the courts, lawyers and social service organizations that provide services.

Domestic Relations Laws The Florida Statutes on marriage, domestic relations & domestic violence.

Florida Family Court Forms Download Florida Family Court forms here.

Florida State Courts Self-help Information for local self-help centers, free and low-cost legal aid, and family law forms.

Family Law Self-Help Center Locator Find Family Law Self-Help centers through out the state of Florida.

Legal Aid Organizations Legal aid organizations and web pages throughout Florida.

Court Self-Help - Forms Florida Legal Forms, especially helpful to individuals who wish to represent themselves.

Florida Lawyer Referral Tool The Lawyer Referral Service provides referrals to attorneys who will conduct an initial one-half hour office consultation for $25.

Child Support Information Information about Child support in Florida.

Child Support Payment Paying and receiving child support. Information on status of your support payments.

Guardianship Information on how guardianship works, who is eligible, and how to apply.

Change Your Name Form and instructions to legally change your name in Florida.

Sexual Offender and Predator Search Search for sexual offenders and predators.

Sexual Offender and Predator Search by Area Search by address for sexual offenders and predators in your area.

Florida Prison and Probation Office Locator Information on Florida prisons and probation and parole facilities.

Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Florida Department of Law Enforcement's site about Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators.

Florida Department of Corrections Search for inmates, fugitives and other criminal offenders.

U.S. Immigration Forms U.S. Immigration Forms and instructions.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Information on working in the U.S. and how to immigrate (1-800-375-5283).

Medical (Return to Top)

Florida HealthyKids Florida Healthy Kids insurance online application.

Medicaid Application Apply for Medicaid online.

Medicaid Eligibility Find out if you are eligible to receive food stamps, cash, low or no cost health insurance, or help paying Medicare premiums.

Medicaid Area Offices Find a Medicaid Area Office near you.

Health Quotes Florida sponsored healthcare plans.

Your Medicare Coverage Information about Medicare health care benefits.

Florida Discount Drug Cards Florida Discount Drug Card program information and enrollment.

Florida Prescription Drug Prices Look for prescription drug prices. Lists the price of a 30 day supply.

Getting Prescription Drug Refilled During Hurricane Season Prescription drug refills during hurricane season.

Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Get extra help to pay for the premiums, deductibles, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

Medical Help Resources Resources for help with the cost of medical care and other expenses.

MedlinePlus Trusted health information about drugs and supplements, health topics, and current health news.

Low-Cost Dental Service Locator Dental Hygiene Schools often provide low-cost dental services to adults and children. This link shows a list of dental hygiene schools in Florida.

Low Cost Dental Care Find sources for low cost dental care.

Social Security Benefits See if you are eligible for benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Social Security Offices Find a social security office in your area.

Social Security Online Find out about social security benefits.

Florida Health Finder Find and compare Florida healthcare facilities and search the multimedia encyclopedia for health topics.

Healthcare Facilities Find a health facility or healthcare provider close to you.

Health Resources and Services Administration Find a federally-funded health care center near you.

Health Practitioner Profiles Look up health care practitioner profile (education, proceedings, actions, etc).

File a Healthcare complaint Information about filing a complaint against a Florida health care professional (1-866-966-7226).

Health Plan Report Card Choose a health plan that's right for you and your family by seeing how well plans in your area perform.

Health Plan Information Find health plans in your county and compare health plan quality.

Medical Quality Assurance Verify, renew, apply for a license. File a complaint, request public record, report unlicensed activity.

Child Disability Social Security Application Application for social security disability for children.

Special Needs Information Resources for parents of children with special needs.

Assistive Technology Loan Program Search the Assistive Technology Loan Program database.

Adult Family Care Homes Locate adult family care homes near you.

Assisted Living Facilities Locate assisted living facilities near you.

New Horizon Fund Loans for all types of assistive devices and to purchase equipment for starting or maintaining a home-based business.

Senior Citizen Resources Official information and services for seniors from the U.S. government.

Immunization Facts General information about infant immunizations.

Infant Immunizations 2012 Recommended child immunization schedule for children aged birth through six years.

Child Immunizations 2012 Recommended child immunization schedule for children aged seven through eighteen years.

First Aid for Children Information about keeping children safe

Common Diseases and Conditions for Infants CDC information about common diseases and conditions for children aged birth-3 years old.

Common Diseases and Conditions for children CDC information about common diseases and conditions for children aged 4-11 years old.

Rotavirus Information about Rotavirus prevention and detection in children.

ADHD Information Information about children with ADHD.

Asthma Information Information about children with asthma.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Information Information about children with Autism Spectrum disorders.

Blood Disorder Information Information about children with Blood Disorders.

Cancer Information Information about children with cancer.

Cerebral Palsy Information Information about children with cerebral palsy.

Cystic Fibrosis Information Information about children with cystic fibrosis.

Down Syndrome Information Information about children with down syndrome.

Epilesy Information Information about children with epilesy.

Heart Disease Information Information about children with heart disease.

HIV/AIDs Information Information about children with HIV/AIDs.

Immune System Disorder Information Information about children with immune system disorders.

Muscular Dystrophy Information Information about children with Muscular Dystrophy.

Scoliosis Information Information about children with scoliosis.

Tramatic Brain Injury Information Information about children with traumatic brain injuries.

Health Practitioner License Search Look up the license of any Florida healthcare practitioner.

Human Papillomavirus Information about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SIDs Information Information about SIDS risk reduction.

Ear Infection Information Information about children who have ear infections.

Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASDs) Information about children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).

Group B Strep Information Information about group B strep also known as baby strep.

Jaundice in Infants Warning signs of Jaundice/Kernicterus in new born infants.

Seasonal FLU Seasonal flu information for parents.

Whooping Cough Information Information about Pertussis (Whooping Cough) regarding infants.

Spina Bifida Information Information about children with spina bifida.

Diabetes Information Information about newly diagnosed children with diabetes.

Healthy Habits for Children Developing healthy habits for children.

Healthy Diets for Children Healthy menus and recipes.

Physical Activities and Nutrition Resources for Parents A variety of physical activity and nutrition resources for parents.

Rasing Healthy Children Learn about raising healthy children and safety in the home and community.

Preventing Asthma in Your Home Information about preventing asthma triggers in your home.

Veteran Benefits Application Apply for veterans benefits online.

Department of Veteran Affairs Veterans benefits and services information.

Family Medical Leave Act Information about the Family Medical Leave Act.

Red Cross Locate the nearest Red Cross agency.

Safety (Return to Top)

Safelink Wireless Free cell phones for income-eligible customers.

Lifeline and Link-Up Application Apply for discounted telephone service for low income customers.

Lifeline and Link-Up Information Information about discounted telephone service for low income customers.

Infant and Child Recalled Products Infant and child products which have been recalled.

Recalled Products Recalls and product safety news.

Safe Toys for Children Information about recommended safe toys for children.

Creating a Safe Nursery for Your Baby Tips for buying safe cribs, gates, high chairs, carriers, changing tables, pacifiers and more.

Cleanliness for Children Information on cleanliness for children.

Safe and Healthy Family Information Information to keep your family safe and healthy.

Transporting Children Information about transporting children.

Child Safety Seats Guidelines and recommendations about child safety seats.

Sun Over-Exposure for Children Information about children and sun over-exposure.

Children Who Bite Other Children Information about children who bite other children.

Recreational Water Illness Information about recreational water illnesses (RWI).

National Hurricane Center Hurricane updates.

Emergency Shelters Find a Disaster Emergency Shelter.. Lists shelters by County.

Disaster Assistance FEMA Disaster assistance programs (800) 621-3362.

Disaster Relief - Disaster Help Disaster planning, latest emergeycy information about FEMA Assistance. Disaster relief services in your area. Hurricane advisories. Food assistance.

Hurricane Driving Driving tips during disasters such as hurricanes.

Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing The Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing program for families who are totally without shelter or face the loss of shelter because of non-payment of rent or mortgage.

Home Energy Assistance Agencies to assist low-income families with home heating and cooling costs.

Education (Return to Top)

Head Start Information Early childhood information including a head start program locator

Headstart F.A.Q.s Frequently asked questions about Head Start

Headstart Programs Early Head Start programs or low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families.

Children and Emotional Health Learn about the emotional health of your child.

Early Childhood Research and News The latest news and research concerning early childhood development.

Voluntary Prekindergarten Application Apply for Voluntary Prekindergarten by county.

Voluntary Prekindergarten Program Frequently asked questions about Voluntary Prekindergarten Program.

Online Sunshine for Kids Florida facts for kids- state symbols, history, facts, games & puzzles, programs for kids.

Getting Involved with Your Child's Education Resources and strategies designed to help parents get involved in their child's education.

School Choice Home schooling FAQs.

School Accountability Reports Public school ratings.

School Choice Resource Center Parent resources for Public and Non-Public schools choices.

Family (home-based) Child Care Information Find out about home-based childcare providers

FCAT Explorer Practice for FCAT exams, username and password required.

Find Florida School Districts List of Florida Public Schools (Districts).

Title I Programs & Academic Services List of Florida programs to help disadvantaged children (Title I)

Driver's Licensing Requirements for Teens Find out about driver licensing and IDs for teens.

Florida Driver Handbooks Florida driver's license handbooks for purchase.

College Admission Applying for admission to college.

College Planning Information Explore career options, plan for college and locate financial aid sources.

General College Information College informational videos for students and parents.

Steps to College 4 steps to college.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Tool Find out about your eligibility for student federal aid with the FAFSA4caster.

College Financial Aid College financial aid informaiton and online application.

Apply for a Student Loan Getting a student aid.

Find Education Grants Information on finding and managing education grants.

Florida Student Loans and Grants Find out about student loans and state grants for college..

Florida Student Scholarship and Grant Programs Apply for scholarships and grants for students and teachers.

Student Scholarships and Grants Eligibility requirements, application procedures, award amounts, and renewal requirements.

Student Scholarships and Grants Programs Offered List of scholarship programs available through the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Student Financial Aid Repayment Plans Student financial aid repayment plans.

Student Visa Qualifications and instructions for a student visa.

Literacy Resources for Adults Information for adults who need to learn how to read and write in English and take the GED.

Low-Income Teaching Grants Grants to teach in schools that serve low income students.

Florida Education Projects funded by ARRA Florida education projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus).

Recreation (Return to Top)

Early Childhood Resources Online activities and resources for early childhood.

Florida State Parks Information about Florida State Parks.

Driver's Licensing Requirements for Teens Find out about driver licensing and IDs for teens.

Florida Driver Handbooks Florida driver's license handbooks for purchase.

FunBrain Arcades KidsSafe Certified Learning and Arcade games.

Poptropica KidsSafe Certified virtual world for kids

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