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COVID-19 ASSISTANCE

COVID-19 Medical Assistance
  • Health Care Coverage:
    coveringflorida.org
    If you are in need of health coverage and you were laid off from a job due to COVID19.
  • Health & Dental Coverage for Kids:
    floridakidcare.org
    For parents who have lost a job and need affordable health and dental coverage for your children.
COVID-19 Rental & Financial Assistance
  • Family Promise:
    To see if you qualify please call 211.
    Funds are available to assist families with minor children that have a valid lease. Income is NOT required at this time.
  • Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department:
    brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/Announcements
    Funds are available to eligible residents for mortgage assistance, rental assistance, and utility and security deposit assistance for those financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications available online. Paper applications are also available at public libraries.
  • Statewide Affordable Rental Housing Locator:
    floridahousingsearch.org
  • Pandemic EBT Program:
    myflfamilies.com/PEBTFAQ.pdf
    A supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
  • Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay:
    Appointment or referral NOT required, testing ALL patients, drive-thru.
  • OMNI Healthcare Melbourne:
    321-802-5515
    Patients have to be pre-screened and will have to pre-register by calling. Appointment REQUIRED, referral NOT required, testing ALL patients, drive-thru.
  • Urgent Care Sarno Rd Medfast:
    321-676-0558
    Appointment REQUIRED IF you have symptoms, referral NOT required, testing ALL patients.
  • Urgent Care Viera Medfast:
    321-633-3278
    Appointment REQUIRED IF you have symptoms, referral NOT required, testing ALL patients.
  • Urgent Care Medfast:
    321-676-0558
    (Rockledge, Downtown Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, and Titusville) Appointment AND referral REQUIRED, testing ALL patients.
  • Brevard Health Department Melbourne:
    321-454-7141
    Patients must be pre-screened by calling. Appointment REQUIRED, referral NOT required, testing ALL patients, drive-thru.
COVID-19 Employment Assistance
COVID-19 Assistance for Business Owners

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical Assistance
  • Community Action Team:
    321-633-1951
  • Brevard Health Alliance Mobile Clinic:
    bhachc.org/locations/mobile-clinic or call 321-914-5864
    Call for locations or visit the website for the mobile monthly schedule.
Prescription Assistance
  • North Brevard Sharing Center:
    321-269-6555
    Assistance with prescription costs and dental.
  • Prescription Cost Relief:
    familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card or text 700700
    FamilyWize provides a free discount card to show to your pharmacist. You can download the card online, or you can text the word “SAVE” to “700700.” Reply “YES” to the auto response, and the card will be downloaded to your phone.
Dental Assistance
  • North Brevard Sharing Center:
    321-269-6555
    Assistance with dental and prescription costs.
  • Brevard Health Alliance Mobile Clinic:
    bhachc.org/locations/mobile-clinic or call 321-914-5864
    Call for locations or visit the website for the mobile monthly schedule.
  • Dental Hygiene Clinic (EFSC):
    easternflorida.edu/clinic-outreach or call 321-433-7570
    BCC’s Cocoa Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the community on an appointment basis. Services are provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of the dental hygiene faculty. Services include teeth cleaning, fillings and x-rays.
Sensory Aid Assistance
  • Crippled Children’s Aid Society:
    321-452-8106
    Helps to provide Orthopedic equipment to crippled children or adults who do not have the financial resources to obtain them.
  • Lions Club-Viera:
    321-617-7669
    Provides eyeglasses, sight related operations and hearing aids to those unable to afford them.

LIVING ASSISTANCE

Rental & Financial Assistance
  • Community Action Team:
    321-633-1951
  • Eckerd Connects:
    321-735-7249
  • Project Vet Relief:
    844-409-2025
  • Catholic Charities:
    321-338-2986
  • North & South Brevard Sharing Center:
    North 321-269-6555 South 321-727-8581
  • Central & South Salvation Army:
    Central 321-632-6060 South 321-724-0494
  • Saint Vincent De Paul:
    321-799-3677
  • Volunteers of America:
    voaflorida.org
    Financial and supportive services for Veterans and their families. Financial assistance with rent, hotel, move in costs, case management, food, car repairs and more.
Utility Assistance
  • Community Action Team:
    321-633-1951
  • FPL / LIHEAP:
    321-633-1951
  • Eckerd Connects:
    321-735-7249
    Must have also been approved for rental assistance.
  • Project Vet Relief:
    844-409-2025
  • Catholic Charities:
    321-338-2986
  • Sharing Center of Central Brevard:
    321-631-0306
  • North & South Brevard Sharing Center:
    North 321-269-6555 South 321-727-8581
  • North, Central & South Salvation Army:
    North 321-269-3110 Central 321-632-6060 South 321-724-0494
  • Saint Vincent De Paul:
    321-799-3677
Shelter’s & Transitional Housing
  • CITA Rescue Mission:
    321-725-5160
    Housing and food for homeless men.
  • Genesis House:
    321-723-3133
    Temporary shelter for single women over the age of 62 and women 18 years or older who are pregnant and/or have children.
  • Jimmie Smith Cottage:
    321-752-3170
    Safe housing for young women ages 18 to 23 who have exited foster care without families.
  • Sue Pridmore Center:
    321-724-0494
    Transitional housing program for homeless women with and without children.
  • Transitional Housing for Women:
    321-242-3110
    Transitional housing for women and children.
  • Veterans Transitional Facility:
    321-409-8167
    Temporary shelter for homeless veterans and their immediate families.
  • Patriot House:
    321-752-3217
    Transitional housing for homeless and disabled veterans.
  • Robert E. Lehton Shelter:
    321-452-0800 extension 130
    Emergency short-term residential children’s shelter.
  • Community of Hope:
    321-474-0966
    SOS Emergency shelter provides temporary short stay to families who are suddenly homeless. Transitional housing provides temporary housing while transitioning into permanent housing. Permanent supportive housing is more long term stay housing.
  • Crosswinds Transitional Shelter:
    321-452-0800 extension 130
    Housing for homeless young adults 16-21 years of age.
  • New Life Mission:
    321-480-9100
    Transitional housing for homeless women and children.
  • Operation Center Focus:
    321-637-1866 extension 271
    Transitional housing program for women veterans who are homeless. The program is designed to provide transitional housing and supportive services including medical evaluation, mental health counseling, psycho-social support, education/vocational training, and additional services that focus on the veteran’s recovery and restoration of a healthy responsible lifestyle.
  • Simply Health Care Housing Waiver:
    844-405-4296
    The Florida Housing Program is a pilot program that provides additional behavioral health services and supportive housing assistance to eligible enrollees with severe mental illness or substance use disorders. The program will specifically support enrollees who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to their conditions.
Transportation Assistance
  • Space Coast Area Transit:
    321transit.com/special-services
    Space Coast Area Transit operates specialized services to meet the needs of individuals who are unable to use fixed route services. These specialized services include Volunteers in Motion, Paratransit and ADA Paratransit services, as well as contracted routes.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Food Assistance
  • Community Action Team:
    321-633-1951
  • North & South Brevard Sharing Center:
    North 321-269-6555 South 321-727-8581
  • Central & South Salvation Army:
    Central 321-632-6060 South 321-724-0494
  • Saint Vincent De Paul:
    321-799-3677
  • SNAP Food Assistance:
    myflorida.com/accessflorida or call 407-295-2777
    Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Apply online or by phone.
Food Distribution & Hot Meals

FAMILY RESOURCES

Child Care Assistance
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
    321-631-7776
    Grandparents that are caregivers to their grandchildren can find support for parenting questions, legal and financial challenges, advocacy, and find seminars on crucial issues.
  • Kinship Care:
    floridafapa.org/kinship-care
    Kinship Care is the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child. Financial and other assistance may be available to you. Please visit website and speak with your caseworker about benefits.
  • Parenting with Love and Limits Program:
    321-632-2737
    PLL is an alternative to a placement and reentry program that is brief, effective, and free to families. The program teaches each youth and their family new skills, building on the strengths that each member already has. PLL will ultimately help caregivers establish both “Love and Limits” within their homes. PLL offers support groups, case management and family coaching.
  • Early Learning Coalition of Brevard:
    elcbrevard.org or call 321-637-1800
    The school readiness financial assistance program helps eligible families with the cost of child care. Call or visit the website for eligibility requirements and to apply.
  • Florida Kid Care:
    floridakidcare.org or call 1-888-540-5437
    Free or low-cost health insurance through Florida KidCare. The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income and household size.
Food & Supplies
  • Eckerd Connects Raising Hope Program:
    eckerd.org/raising-hope or call 321-253-0032 extension 0
    Offers clothing, hygiene items, shoes, socks, underwear, blankets, diapers, and limited school supplies for children entering the foster care system or in emergency need. Guardian Ad Litem and child welfare case managers are welcome.
  • Cribs for Kids:
    brevardcares.com/cribs or call 321-632-2737
    Brevard C.A.R.E.S offers a 30 minute education and awareness program about safe sleeping practices, as well as provide portable cribs to parents and caregivers that complete the program. There is no charge or income parameters to families seeking the cribs through the Brevard Cribs for Kids program.
  • Pandemic EBT Program:
    myflfamilies.com/PEBTFAQ.pdf
    A supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures.
  • Car Seat Assistance:
    Palm Bay Police: 321-952-3456
    Rockledge Police: 321-690-3988
    Titusville Police: 321-383-5708 extension 112
    UF Extension Center: 321-952-4536 extension 21
    Yellow Umbrella: 321-723-2927
Learning & Tuition
  • Varsity Tutors:
    varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camp-catalog
    Free educational courses for all ages including a virtual summer camp!
  • ABC Mouse:
    abcmouse.com
    Full learning curriculum that’s fun and engaging for Ages 2-8.
  • Adventure Academy:
    adventureacademy.com
    Full learning curriculum that’s fun and engaging for Ages 8-13.
  • Step Up for Students:
    stepupforstudents.org
    Step up for students is a scholarship to help eligible families pay for the cost of school tuition. Apply online for the income-based scholarship.

RECOVERY & SUPPORT

Mental Health
  • Disaster Distress Hotline:
    1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
    SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • Optum Public Crisis Line:
    866-342-6892
    Emotional support help line that is available to anyone, free of charge.
  • Children’s Home Society:
    888-733-6303
    Offers a free family support line for parents and teens feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Call to be connected with a counselor.
  • To Write Love On Her Arms:
    twloha.com/self-care
    To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
  • Mobile Response Team:
    321-213-0315
    Brief counseling for children and families. Counselors respond to the crisis situation within an hour of the phone call received.
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline:
    1-800-273-8255
    Connects veterans in crisis and their families with qualified responders.
  • Behavior Basics:
    behaviorbasicsinc.com or call 772-463-0444
    Provides in home ABA therapy with a board certified behavior analyst for parents and caregivers of children who present social, emotional, and behavioral issues.
Recovery & Support
  • Space Coast Recovery:
    spacecoastrecovery.com or call 321-632-5958
    Offers residential treatment options and outpatient programs.
  • Peace Club:
    peace.club or call 321-420-4656
    Offers a range of counseling, day and night treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, men’s recovery residence program, support groups, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and more.
  • RASE Project:
    raseproject.org/florida-programs or call 321-305-4397
    Offers recovery support services and medication assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Circles of Care:
    circlesofcare.org or call 321-726-2860
    Offers inpatient rehabilitation services, detox services, support groups, and medication assisted treatment (MAT).
  • STEPS:
    flsteps.org or call Cocoa / Palm Bay 321-637-7730 Melbourne 321-775-1520
    Offers a residential treatment program for women, outpatient programs, and medication assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Narcotics Anonymous :
    na.org/meetingsearch
  • SMART Recovery Toolbox :
    smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox
    The SMART recovery toolbox provides a variety of methods, worksheets, and exercises to help you self-manage your addiction recovery and your life.
Domestic Violence Services
  • Women’s Center Titusville:
    321-607-6811
  • Salvation Army Cocoa:
    rc.chat/tsadvp or call 321-631-2764 or text 321-450-4325
    The new text & web chat services are available Monday-Friday 9am-6pm.
  • Serene Harbor:
    sereneharbor.org or call 321-726-8282
    Serene Harbor provides safe, confidential services such as a 24/7 confidential hotline, safety planning, emergency shelter and outreach.

DOWNLOADS

Alcohol & COVID-19

World Health Organization


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Reporting Abuse & Risk Factors

Handle with Care Florida


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Know the Law

Central Florida Substance Misuse Prevention Coalitions


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Newsletter Master Guide

Eckerd Connects


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