The Path of Citrus County

Resource Guide

As of: May 2013


Visit our website at www.pathofcitrus.org for more information.

The following agencies and organizations serve the citizens of Citrus County in a variety of ways. Inclusion in the guide does not necessarily imply endorsement by The Path. Most services are provided when funds available. Call first !


We need your help to keep this guide current. If there are agencies to be added

or removed, information updates or changes, please contact us at:

The Path of Citrus County, PO Box 3024, Inverness, FL, 34451.

Or call (352) 527-6500 x9.

Service

Agency / Organization

Phone

Description of Assistance


Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)

www.ncintergroup.com

352-621-0599


Nature Coast Intergroup Hotline. Intergroup is an AA service that

involves partnership among AA groups in the community.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery

Jesus Is Ministries

352-447-2731

Shelter, 90- day program in Levy County. Christian program

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery

Narcotics Anonymous

www.naflorida.org

1-863-683-8224

Programs & Classes etc.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Recovery

The Phoenix Program

Citrus Co. Health Dept

527-0068

Outpatient drug & alcohol treatment; sliding scale fees

Counseling Services

Children’s Home Society

www.chsfl.org

1-866-427-5451

Mission is to strengthen and preserve family life:

  • Birth parent counseling, adoption, foster care

  • Intensive crisis counseling

  • Assists persons with mental and physical handicaps

Counseling Services

Good Spirit Foundation

726-7531

Provides self-referral & court-ordered counseling for individuals, couples,

adolescents, substance abuse, anger management. By appt.

Counseling Services

St. Anne’s Counseling Center

795-3440

Provides self-referral & court-ordered counseling for individuals, couples,

adolescents, substance abuse, anger management. Long-term counseling

options. By appt. Sliding scale fees available.

Counseling Services

The Centers

628-5020 (Lecanto)

726-7155

(Emergency after hours)

(352)291-5555

(Marion County)

Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Family Services:

  • Diagnosis, medication, counseling and possible beds in Marion County

Eating Disorders

Overeaters Anonymous

www.oa.org


505-891-2664

Eating disorders

Elderly

Alzheimer’s Association

West Central Florida Chapter

352-688-4537

1-800-272-3900

Assists families and individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and

other related dementia

Elderly

Lions Club
(Homosassa)

628-2461

Bobby Mitchell

Cell: 601-2214

Assists with:

  • Eyeglasses and vision aids

  • Congregate dining in Homosassa.

Employment

One Stop Workforce Connection

(CLM)

www.clmworkforce.com

637-2223

Provides public employment and job training services

Fire &

Other Disasters

American Red Cross-Mid Florida Region

www.redcross.org/mid-florida

564-8455 (Citrus Co)

799-3237 (Hernando Co)

  • Aids victims of fire, natural disasters

  • Health and safety education.


Food


1st Baptist of Beverly Hills

746-2970

Helping Hands Ministry Food Pantry. Hours: 3rd Saturday 9-11a.m. Areas served: Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs, Hernando and Lecanto. Need proof of residency.

Food

1st Presbyterian of Crystal River

795-2259

Food Pantry- 2nd & 4th Tues 10am-2pm


Food


1st United Methodist of Inverness

726-2522

Soup kitchen- Mondays only. 11:30am

Food

Apostolic Christian Tabernacle

628-5076

Food pantry on Fridays from 12 pm – 2 pm

Food

Calvary Church

www.invernesscalvary.com

637-5100

Food pantry. Hours: Thursday only from 10 am-2pm. Can pick up 1x per month.


Food


Citrus Springs Church of God –

Mission Possible Ministries

489-3886

Food pantry, 1st & 3rd Tues each month. 8am-11am


Food


Crystal River Church of God

795-3079

El Shaddai: Food given out on Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm. Each family can pick up one time per month.


Food


Crystal River United Methodist Church
office@crumc.com

795-3148

  • Food Pantry open on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9 am – 1 pm at 4801 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428

  • Food- persons must be from zips 34423, 34428, 34429, 34433

(must have valid driver’s license)

Food

House of Power Church

344-9454

Food distributed at SOS (Serving Our Savior) Hwy 486, Thursday mornings

9A-noon. Call first in am.

Food

Inverness Calvary Chapel

http://www.calvaryinv.com

726-1480

  • Food Pantry: 1pm- 2pm on Thursdays

  • Soup kitchen: Free meal on Tuesdays 11:30am-1:00pm and Thursdays 12:00 noon-1 pm

Food

Meals On Wheels of Citrus Co.

527-5975

Services vary. Call for personal assessment of meal needs. Age 60 and older.

Food


WIC offices

(Crystal River) 795-2261

(Lecanto) 527-8490

(Inverness) 726-5222

Women, children & infants: Help pregnant women, children under 5,and

nursing mothers by providing, milk, cheese, cereal and juice. Nutrition based.

Food, Clothing

St. Anne’s Episcopal

795-2176

  • Soup Kitchen: Saturdays-11:30am-12:30pm. May come weekly.

  • Food Pantry and Clothes Closet: Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:30am. May come once a month.

Food, Clothing, Furniture, Other

Nature Coast Ministries

563-1860

Tues & Thur 10AM-2PM Food, clothing, furniture, other.

Food, Clothing,

Utilities

1st Baptist Church of Crystal River-

Agape Store

795-3367 (Church)

795-7064 (Agape)

  • Electric: $25 when funds are available- must have a shut off notice

  • Agape Store- clothing, linens, kitchenware, baby items, toys

  • Food Pantry- Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 1 pm

Agape Store hours: Wednesday, 9am-1pm and the 1st Thursday of the month from 5 pm–7pm. Located at 700 Citrus Ave, Crystal River FL 34429

Food, Clothing,

Rent, Utilities, Other

Annie W Johnson
Senior Center

(all ages, not just elderly)

489-8021

  • Utilities and rent assistance

  • Food Pantry- Monday through Friday from 830 am – 3 pm

  • Prescription assistance

  • Donations accepted Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon or mail to PO Box 1951, Dunnellon FL 34430

Food, Utilities,

Other

Citrus United Basket (C.U.B.)

344-2242

Emergency assistance with:

  • Living expenses, furniture, linens and toys

  • Food & food baskets

  • Food Pantry – Monday through Friday from 9 am–2:30pm

  • Utilities- electric, water

  • Thrift Store: Monday–Friday, 9am- 3pm 103 N. Mill Ave. Inverness, FL

Food, Clothing,

Rent, Utilities, Other

Daystar Life Center
www.daystarcitruscounty.org

795-8668

Open Monday – Friday, 9am- 2pm (be there no later than 1:15)

6751 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River, FL 34429. Assists with:

  • Utilities, rent- once per year

  • Food- six times per year . Food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 115 pm. Available to Citrus County residents only.

  • Clothing- twice per year

  • Household items from fire loss

  • Mortgage payment

  • Prescriptions

Food, Clothing,

Utilities

Helping Hands of Our Lady Fatima

604 US Hwy 41S - Inverness

726-1707

No rental or eviction assistance.

Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm.

  • Food

  • Pharmacy

  • Electric, Water

  • Clothing, household items

Areas served: Inverness, Hernando, Floral City ONLY.

Food, Electric


1st United Methodist of Homosassa
http://www.1umc.org

628-4083

Homosassa residents only. 8831 W Bradshaw St, Homosassa, FL

  • Food pantry: M-F, 9am-4pm, closed 12-1pm, 1 bag once per month

  • Electric: $25 for shut off notice only, once per lifetime. Bring notice and ID

General

Dept. of Children and Families-

State of Florida

www.statefl.us


1-866-762-2237



  • TANF payments

  • Food Stamps

  • Medically needy

General

Salvation Army

732-8326 (Marion)

513-4960 (Citrus)

Electric, appointment only. All other needs Mon-Fri, 9am-11:30am, & 1-3:30pm. (Marion) 8-12noon and 1-4:30pm (Citrus)

Humanitarian Service: Food, clothing, personal hygiene, furniture.

Shelter: Citrus - Cold weather shelter only. Marion – Emergency Shelter

Health

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

637-5577

1-877-822-6669

Aids persons and families afflicted with cancer:

  • Counseling, transportation, loan of medical equipment, support groups, financial assistance for med’s.

  • Program to quit smoking: 1-877-822-6669- FREE- four 20min. sessions, after 2nd session may send meds, etc. free of charge

Health

Citrus County Health Dept.

www.citruscountyhealth.org

(Crystal River) 795-6233

(Inverness) 726-1731

(Lecanto) 527-0068

Various health services for children and adults:

  • Sliding fee schedule

  • Free childhood immunizations and screening for certain communicable diseases

Lecanto pre-scheduled, established patients only.

Inverness walk-in urgent care

Health

George A. Dame

Community Health Center

www.citruscountyhealth.org

249-9258 ext. 249

2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto

Various dental services for children: M-F, 7am- 5:30pm

Hospice

Helping People's Hearts Hospice

(HPH)

527-4600

Assists families & individuals facing a terminal illness:

  • Nursing services, chaplain assistance, bereavement services

  • Social workers provided

Hospice

Hospice of Citrus County

527-2020

Assists families & individuals facing a terminal illness:

  • Nursing services, chaplain assistance, bereavement services

  • Social workers provided

Housing

Florida Low Income Housing Associates

www.fliha.org

1-888-563-1110

726-1113

Provides low cost housing for eligible low income residents:

  • Rentals based on income

  • Free credit counseling & homeownership counseling

Housing

Habitat For Humanity

563-2744

  • Builds new houses for qualified people

  • Community service hours

Legal

Community Legal Services of Mid Florida

www.clsmf.org

726-8512

Provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income individuals

and families. Hours: 8:30am- noon, 1pm- 5pm

Rent, Utilities

Citrus County Housing Services

527-7520

  • Deposits for utilities, energy assistance, home repair

  • HUD rental assistance

  • NSP program

Rent, Utilities, Other

Mid Florida Community Services

527-3809

Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am-5 pm, by appointment only. Provides to eligible low-income households:

  • Weatherization Program- household repairs to help lower electric bill

  • Rent/mortgage

  • Prescriptions

  • Case management

NOTE: Mon-Wed call Brooksville office at (352)796-1425


Rent, Utilities, Medical, Food, Other


United Way 211

Call '211'

Comprehensive information and referral service on social service programs.

No casework, referral service only.


Services for the Disabled


Blind Americans

637-1739

Promotes the general well being of sight-impaired persons: Mon,Wed,Fri 9-2pm

  • Education and training programs

  • Specializing in woodshop, swings, wishing wells, outdoor chairs

Services for the Disabled

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida
http://www.cilncf.org

352-368-3788

(Ocala)

Peer support group:

  • Independent living skills, computers available, employment specialist, sign language, advocacy, free telephones for the hearing impaired.

Services for the Disabled

Key Training Center

http://www.keycenter.org/


795-5541

Services to assist developmentally disadvantaged adults:

  • Daily living skills

  • Education

  • Housing

Shelters

Holy Ground Shelter-Pasco

727-863-9123

8835 Denton Ave. Hudson, Florida on Hwy 19

Shelters

Interfaith Emergency Services-

Ocala

352-629-8868

Emergency shelter: (No Financial Assistance)

  • Food, clothing – must have Marion Co. ID

  • Shelter for single mothers and pregnant women, limited shelter for families

Shelter is alternate for Salvation Army, must go thru them first, call (352)732-8326

Shelters

Jericho Road Ministries

352-799-2912

Brooksville, Hernando County: Call first for availability

  • Shelter for men

  • Shelter for women

  • Food bank ministry

  • Shelter for Family Units

Shelters

Jesus Is Ministries

352-447-2731

90- day program in Levy County. Christian program.

Shelters

The Path of Citrus County

www.pathofcitrus.org

527-6500

Shelter for homeless men, shelter for non-abused women & their children.

Christian living environment, focus on getting employment:

  • Food, clothing

  • Alcohol/substance abuse recovery

  • Employment coaching, basic life skills & counseling

Shelters

The Sanctuary

www.sanctuarymission.org

621-3277

568-1757

Christian shelter for single men or single women- 12-step recovery,

employment, hygiene, education & communication skills.

Transportation

Bus System- County

http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/fleettrans/trans/transportation.htm

527-7630

Two types-

  • Door to door- call & schedule 2 business days by noon, suggested one week in advance.

  • Fixed route - call or visit website for schedule & route of 26 stops cross county. Runs M-F 6am- 7pm

Utilities

Housing Energy Assistance

527-7520

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Assists with electric bills, various other programs

Veterans

Dumas Hartson VFW Post 8189

795-5012

Assists veterans with various needs

Veterans

Veterans Services

www.citruscountyfl.org

527-5915

Assists veterans with various needs

Women & Children

Family Resource Center

http://www.ccfrc.org

344-1001

  • Parent education classes, clothing and food pantry

  • Bike to work program

Women & Children- Crisis

Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA)
diana@casafl.org

344-8111

Outreach Services for male and female victims of domestic violence, Housing and assistance for female victims of domestic and sexual assault: Counseling, crisis intervention, education

Women- Crisis & Pregnancy

Interfaith Emergency Services,

Ocala

352-629-8868

Emergency shelter: (No Financial Assistance)

  • Food, clothing (must have Marion Co. ID)

  • Shelter for single mothers and pregnant women

  • Limited shelter for families

Women- Pregnancy

Life Choice Pregnancy Center

341-5176

Biblically- based approach for women and families dealing with pregnancy

  • Free Pregnancy test, counseling, parent class, relationship classes, etc.

  • Also offering food for babies and infants

Women- Pregnancy & Infants

Pregnancy & Family Life Center

344-3030

Inverness: M-F 10am-3pm.

Homosassa: T &Th 10am-3pm

  • Pregnancy testing

  • Maternity clothing, layettes

  • Diapers, wipes

  • USDA food, if a client

  • Counseling

Women- Pregnancy & Infants

WIC offices

(Crystal River) 795-2261

(Lecanto) 527-8490

(Inverness) 726-5222

Women, children & infants: Help pregnant women, children under 5,

nursing mothers by providing, milk, cheese, cereal and juice

Youth & Children

Boy Scouts of America-

Withlacoochee Dist.

www.boyscouting.com

813-872-2691

(local) 795-1811

Scouting program for boys from ages 7 through 20:

  • Character development, community service, physical fitness

Youth & Children

Boys & Girls Club
of Citrus County

(Beverly Hills) 270-8841

(Inverness) 341-2507

(Homosassa) 795-8624

Contact club for hours. Program for youth ages 5 through high school graduation:

  • Specializes in providing guidance for those at risk

  • Youth, recreational and education activities

  • For youth enrolled in Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program: limited # of scholarships for after-school program. Call for availability & guidelines.

Youth & Children

Early Learning Coalition

563-0185

Assists low-income families who are at risk for abuse and neglect:

  • Head Start, Healthy Families, education, job training, school readiness, Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), subsidized child care

Youth & Children

Girl Scouts of America-

West Central Florida Dist.

www.gswcf.org

813-281-4475

Program for girls, kindergarten through 12th grade:

  • Inspire girls to the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service



Revision Date: 6/3/2013