The services we provide can be divided into two categories: General Services and Healthcare Services.
The Rental Deposit Assistance Program provides funding up to $1,500 to pay rental security and utility deposits on behalf of eligible very low income persons and/or households within Alachua County. Eligible utility deposits include only provider-mandated deposits for water, sewer, electricity, and gas. Rental Deposit funds may also be used to pay project delivery costs associated with strategy implementation such as inspection fees to ensure the unit meets Section 8 Housing Quality Standards. For more information, click Rental Deposit Program.
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Social Services Director
Main Office218 SE 24th StreetGainesville, FL 32641(352) 264-6750 - main line(352) 955-2499 (TDD)(352) 264-6756 (FAX)
Outreach Offices:(352) 264-6729(352) 213-1317 (Cell)
Alachua Family Services Center13800 NW 152nd PlaceAlachua, FL 32615Wednesdays, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Archer Family Health Care16939 SW 134 AvenueArcher, FL 32618Fridays, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
High Springs Catholic Charities15 SE 1st AvenueHigh Springs, FL 32643Wednesdays, 8:30 am - noon
Mission StatementTo serve as a safety net and to enhance the health and productivity of low income Alachua County residents by providing information and referrals, access to health services, and short term financial assistance.
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