Links

Avon Park Housing Authority – Suggested Links

  1. City of Avon Park – www.AvonPark.cc – Official website for the City of Avon Park, FL
  2. Online Courses – www.OnlineCourses.com – A free education-focused site that provides over 500 accredited online college classes from universities such as MIT, Harvard, Yale, and Oxford. This site is designed to help bridge the education gap for students, especially those from low income backgrounds who strive to pursue higher education but are unable to do so because of the associated costs.
  3. Home Buying Guide – http://www.thesimpledollar.com/guide-to-buying-a-new-home/ – From start to finish, this guide will inform you of the procedures involved in purchasing a home.

Avon Park Housing Authority Community Resource List Abuse: Adult/Child

Abuse: Alcohol & Drug

  • Alcoholics Anonymous….863-382-2694

Hotline…800-622-2255

Adoption

AIDS Awareness

Children’s & Adult Health Services

  • Department of Children and Families DCF…866-762-2237 www.myflfamilies.com
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands…863-297-3043 www.healthystarthhp.org
  • FL Kidcare…888-540-5437 www.floridakidcare.org
  • Central Florida Health Care…863-452-3000 www.cfhconline.org
  • Samaritan’s Touch Care Center…863-471-1870 www.samaritanstouch.org
  • Children’s Service Council…863-402-6626
  • Lions Club of Sebring (Exams only/Glasses)…863-385-2881

Childcare

  • Early Learning Coalition…863-314-9213
  • Redland Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)…863-386-6131 WWW.RCMA.ORG
  • Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County…863-385-9652 www.highlandsbcg.com
  • Avon Park Community Development Center…863-452-1069

Counseling Services for Families & Individuals

  • Good Shepherd Hospice…863-402-1066
  • Alpha-Omega Crisis Center…863-699-1685
  • Avon Park Cluster-Residential Center…863-452-5141 www.fl-mentor.com
  • Children’s Home Society…863-382-0007 www.chsfl.org
  • Choices Pregnancy Center…863-453-0307
  • Peace River Center Wauchula…863-386-1167 www.peace-river.com
  • Rape Crisis Hotline…877-688-5077
  • Social Solutions, Inc…863-402-1088
  • Union Congregational…863-453-3345 www.weareunion.org

Crisis Intervention

  • Peace River Center Domestic Violence Shelter-Men/Women…863-386-1167

(Sebring Safe House) www.peace-river.com Mental Health…800-627-5906

  • Rape Crisis Hotline…877-688-5077
  • We Care Hotline…800-486-2358

Disabled Services

Disaster

Elderly Services

Employment Services

Veteran Serv. Welfare Transition Program, Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Financial Services

Home Health Services

  • Amedysis Home Health…863-471-6859
  • Gentiva Health Services…863-382-8855
  • Good Shepherd Hospice…863-402-1066
  • Heartland Home Services…863-385-1400
  • Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, INC… 863-382-2134

Housing

  • Avon Park Housing Authority…863-452-4432 www.avonparkha.org
  • Habitat For Humanity…863-385-7156 www.habitathighlands.org
  • Highlands County Housing/Ship Program… 863-402-6648 www.hcbcc.com
  • Martin Luther King Terrace…863-382-1467
  • Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless…863-452-1086
  • Volunteers of America-Transitional Supportive Housing Mentally II…863-385-9611 www.voa-fla.org

Housing- Emergency Shelter

  • Avon Park Housing Authority (Emergency Trans Housing)…863-452-4432 www.avonparkha.org
  • Church Service (Emergency Transitional Housing)…863-452-6464
  • Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless…863-452-1086
  • New Testament Church & Mission… 863-385-0035
  • Peace River Center Safe House…863-386-1167
  • George Harris Youth Shelter…800-786-8614
  • Children’s Home Society…863-382-0007

Furniture

  • Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store…863-385-71111
  • ARC Retail Shop…863-453-6072
  • Salvation Army…863-385-3422 www.salvationarmy.org

Legal Services

Medicine/Food/Financial Aid/Clothing

Mental Health Services

Parenting/Pregnancy

  • Alpha-Omega Crisis Center…863-699-1685
  • Florida Baptist Children’s Home…863-688-4981 www.fbchomes.org
  • Children’s Home Society…863-382-0007
  • Department of Children and Families DCF…866-762-2237 www.myflfamilies.com
  • Teen Pregnancy Alliance…863-382-7277 www.healthystarthhp.org
  • Orange Blossom Pregnancy Center…863-453-0307

Partner Church Organizations

Referral/Helpline

  • United Way 2-1-1

Social Security

  • Social Security Administration…800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov

Transportation

  • Community Transportation (Medicaid)

Avon Park-863-452-0139 Sebring 863-382-0139 Lake Placid 863-699-0995

  • Driver’s License…863-699-3769/863-386-6053
  • Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, INC… 863-382-2134
  • Tag Office, Sebring…863-402-6685

Veteran Service

  • Veterans Administration…800-827-1000 www.va.gov
  • Veterans Office… 863-402-6623 www.va.gov
  • Veterans Rep- Employment….863-385-3672
  • Sebring VA Clinic…863-471-6227
  • VFW National Home for Children
  • American legion

Sebring 863-471-1448 Avon Park-863-453-4553 Lake Placid-863-465-0975 Youth Services

  • We Care Hotline (Any Youth Problem)….800-486-2358
  • George Harris Youth Shelter…800-786-8614
  • Highlands County 4H Club…863-402-6540

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