American Society on Aging – Offers educational programs, publications and information and training resources targeting the elderly.
Department of Elder Affairs – Serves as the primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs for the elderly.
Elder Helpline – Provides information regarding local elder services through a toll-free number: 1-800-963-5337. The Helpline can also be accessed through the Florida Telecommunication Relay System (1-800-955-8771 for TDD or 1-800-955-8770 for voice).
Community Resources Focusing on Low-Income Households
Florida Housing Coalition – Provides information, training and technical assistance on affordable housing and related issues, and advocates to maximize the availability and enhance the quality of affordable housing in Florida.
FloridaLawHelp.org – Contains the best, most up-to-date legal information for people with low incomes.
Lifeline Program – Pays a portion of a customer’s monthly telephone bill, depending on income and eligibility.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Provides grants to local governments and nonprofit agencies to assist eligible low-income households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling. The majority of the funds is used for utility payment assistance.