Brevard County Community Resources

Brevard county emergency disaster services and counseling resources to assist Central Florida communities and individuals in the aftermath of a disaster.

Last updated May 14, 2010. For additions, changes or if you would like your name removed from the list, please contact us at dataph@gmail.com

Resources Compiled after Hurricane Katrina

  • Adventist Community Services
  • 1-800-381-7171
Visit:http://www.adventistcommunityservices.org/
  • America's Second Harvest
  • 1-800-344-8070
food bank, Please visit: http://www.secondharvest.org
  • American Red Cross
  • 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636)
Visit the Red Cross on the web at: http://www.redcross.org/
  • Catholic Charities, USA
  • 1-800-919-9338
  • (321) 636-6144 (Melbourne)
Visit:http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ to find a local agency.
  • Child Care Aware
  • (800) 424-2246
Refers families to local resource and referal agenices for help finding child care in their area and information on financial assistance to pay for child care. http://www.childcareaware.org/
  • Christian Contractors Association
  • 1-800-278-7703
CCA is an international network of licensed and experienced contractors and volunteers.
CCA provides free emergency construction services in the event of natural disasters or crises to the widowed, elderly, and severely disabled. These services are completely free.
http://www.ccaministry.org/home.html
  • Christian Disaster Response
  • 863-967-4357
Visit:http://www.cdresponse.org/
  • Church World Services
  • 1-800-297-1516
Visit:http://www.churchworldservice.org/
  • Disaster Housing Resources
  • website only
Matches rental property owners with those who need housing after the hurricanes. http://www.dhronline.org/
  • Elder Care
  • 1-800-963-5337
  • 8-5
Placement assistance in Florida, long- term care facilities for frail elders.
  • FEMA Registration Intake and Helpline
  • 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • 1800-827-8112
www.FEMA.gov
  • FEMA Unemployment Benefits for Hurricane Evacuees
  • AL: 866-234-5382
  • TX: 800-939-6631
  • MS: 800-939-6631
Evacuees who have lost their jobs and had to flee thier homes due to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation where they currently reside (includes self-employed persons).
  • Florida Department of Financial Resources
  • 200 East Gaines St.
  • Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • 1-800-22-STORM (78676)
  • 1-800-342-2762 (Spanish)
  • 8-5 m-f
ww.fldfs.com
  • Food Stamps
  • (Florida) 1-866-762-2237
  • (Louisiana) 1-888-997-1117
Apply for Food Stamps, report status changes, or get help with a replacement EBT card.
  • Government Benefits
  • website only
A free easy to use website to find government benefit and assistance programs you may be eligible to receive (e.g. disaster relief, housing, insurance,counseling, and more). Prescreens your eligibility for hundreds of federal and state benefit programs by answering a confidential, online questionaire. http://www.GovBenefits.gov/
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • 1-800-865-8470
Toll free number for Hurricane Katrina victims. Will help with all housing concerns. Hours of operation: 7 days a week; 7 am - 8 pm
  • Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Information
  • web site only
Links: What government is doing, Finding Friends and Information, How to Get Help- FEMA, Health and Safety, etc http://www.commerce.gov/Katrina/
  • Hurricane Katrina Recovery Information
  • web site only
Info related to: Financial assistance, Missing persons, Jobs, Housing, Schools, Veterans assistance, Transportation, etc. http://eogtmp.sto.fl.gov/katrina_recovery (link is outdated)
  • Job Link
  • Palm Bay, Cocoa, and Titusville
  • Call 321-394-0701 for the nearest Job Link site
  • MTWF 8-5; Thu 9-7
Help provide information such as how to: access unemployment compenstation, find employment locally, access food stamps and other assistance, and enroll children in schools. www.brevardjoblink.org
  • Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program
  • 1-800-621-FEMA
Up to 18 months of rental assistance available for displaced families. Eligible families include displaced public housing residents; Section 8 Voucher holders; other HUD assisted households; and, pre-disaster homeless individuals who were directly affected by the hurricane. Evacuees must be registered through FEMA. www.hud.gov, www.fema.gov
  • Katrina Housing
  • website only
Information on housing for individuals displaced by hurricane Katrina- Put in zip code- "I agree" and search a list of available housing in the zip code area you request will be provided. http://www.katrinahousing.org
  • Katrina Survivor Crisis Hotline
  • 1-800-273-8255
emotional crisis counseling
  • LA Spirit
  • 800-273-8255
call anytime day or night
  • Louisiana Assistance and Information
  • 888-524-3578
 
  • Louisiana Food Stamp Program
  • 866-334-8304
  • 225-925-6382
 
  • Lutheran Disaster Response
  • 1-800-638-3522
  • 8-5
 
  • Medicaid office
  • 1-866-762-2237
A list of Medicaid area offices: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/#10
  • Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Center/Hotline
  • 866-230-8903
  • 601-914-7139
Disaster recovery information and donations to shelters.
  • National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
  • 800-843-5678
Website provides information regarding how to assist children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Vist: www.nctsnet.org
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 1-888-544-5475
 
  • Operation Blessing
  • 1-800-436-6348
 
  • Operation Hurricane Katrina Relief (Child Care)
  • 800-424-2246
Department of Defense and the National Association of Child Care Rescource and Referral Agencies. All MILITARY families displaced by hurricane Katrina are eligible to receive a financial subsidy in licensed child care during this time. http://www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
  • 1-800-872-3283 x5806
Visit: http://www.pcusa.org/katrina/; volunteer workers rebuilding homes in Gulf Coast area
  • Project Hope- Indian River County
  • 772-595-1350
Provides Crisis counseling and referrals to agencies helping individuals after a disaster
  • Project Rebound (AL)
  • 800-971-7401
24 hrs a day, 7 days/wk
  • Project Recovery Helpline
  • 866-856-3227
accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Project Recovery through Circles of Care
  • (321) 752-3100 (Ask for Project Recovery)
Provide counseling and support to individuals affected by the recent hurricanes.
  • Salvation Army
  • 1-800-725-2769
  • Melbourne (321) 724-0494
http://www.redshield.org/crisis/
  • Small Business Administration
  • 1-800-359-2227
  • disaster relief# 1-800-659-2955
Apply for a loan to rebuild your home or business.
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • 1-800-462-8657 ext. 6133
Disaster relief

Child Affairs and Families

  • American Red Cross
  • 1-866-438-4636
 
  • Big Brother / Big Sisters
  • 2450 Minton Rd
  • W Melbourne
  • 321-724-0237
  • 321-724-9538
Provides mentor for children between the ages of 6-14, living in a single family home
  • Brevard County Childrens Home Society
  • 3270 Suntree Blvd Suite 100
  • Melbourne
  • 321-752-3170
  • 321-752-3179 FAX
  • 321-636-0126
  • M-F 8-4:30
Provides services to families including case management, intervention for children and families referred through DCF & early prevention services for pregnant women through Healthy Start. Mentoring services are available to children who have a parent incarcerated & residential servcies are available for children who have suffered from abuse, neglect or abandonment. Co-located with CHS is the Healthy Families program which provides in-home counseling & support for families with infants who are at high-risk due to varying stressors.
  • C.A.T.C.H.
  • 1024 S. Florida Ave
  • Suite A
  • Rockledge
  • 634-7700
  • FAX 504-0955
  • M-F 8-5
Early Intervention Program. Provides evaluation, service coordination and other services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. CATCH/CMS assigns a doctor for Medicaid clients/birth certificate and shot records needed; Early Steps program for children under 3 years old with developmental delays 634-3688
  • Catholic Social Services, Inc.
  • 321-636-6144
  • 9-12 Food, open pantry
Family counseling, foster care, permanent placement of children and emergency family assistance
  • Child Care Association
  • 683 E. University Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 726-2965
  • 726-2963
  • M-F 7-6
At risk day care-Assist parents in finding and paying for daycare services. Ref. for childcare assistance. Teen parent program. Applications for Head Start & other programs
  • Child Care Association
  • Cocoa
  • 634-3500/3520
At risk day care-Assist parents in finding and paying for daycare services,provides food for children if found eligible
  • Child Find
  • Brevard County School System
  • FDLRS/Florida Diagnostic Education Resource
  • 631-1911x797
  • 633-1000 ext 552 voice mail
  • ask to be transferred to Child Find
Educational assessment for children 3-5years for developmental issues
  • Child Welfare Service Center
  • 1314 Dixon Blvd, Cocoa
  • Child Welfare Legal Service
  • 866-762-2237
  • 690-3710, 674-1880
  • 637-7250
child abuse and neglect, provide foster care
  • Crosswinds Youth Services
  • CINS/FINS
  • Hotline
  • 321-394-0345
  • 1-800-RUNNAWAY (786-2929)
Juvenile issues, crisis counseling
  • DCF Child Welfare Service Center Central
  • 1314 Dixon Blvd
  • Cocoa
  • 690-3710
food stamps, temporary assistance to needy families, medicaid
  • DCF Child Welfare Service Center South
  • 1591 Conlan Blvd
  • Palm Bay
  • 674-1880
Food stamps, temporary assistance to needy families, medicaid
  • Dept of FL Family Access
  • 1-866-762-2237
 
  • Dept. of Children & Family Services
  • 1591 Conlon Blvd Suite 110
  • 3880 S. Washinton Ave, Titusville
  • Palm Bay
  • 984-4780
  • 984-4750/4751
  • M-F 8-5
Assistance with food stamps and Medicaid. Temporary assistance for needy families
  • Florida Elks Childrens Therapy Services
  • 636-2692
Provides in-home physical and occupational therapy for children without outside resources, 17 and under
  • Florida Kid Care Healthy Kids
  • 1-888-540-5437
  • 1-888-352-5437
Affordable comprehensive health insurance program for children, birth through 18, who are uninsured. For many families premiums are $20 a month or free. A family of four earning up to $36,200/yr may qualify. Covers doctor's visits, check-ups & shots, prescription, emergencies, vision, hearing & mental health-Applications available at Health Dept, schools and many childcare providers
  • Masters Workshop
  • 325 E. University Blvd #56
  • 241 Lipscomb St.
  • Melbourne
  • 952-4383
  • Sun-Fri 4-7
Deal with children after school. Oversee homework & a meal is served. Assistance with clothing & books. Van provided by TSA
  • MODEL Mentoring Program-Children's Home Society
  • 752-3170
Program is a one-to-one community- based mentoring program for children who have a parent incarcerted in a federal or state prison. Matching a youth (4-15yrs old) with a mentor who can provide guidance and support to help each child develop to their fullest potential.
  • Office of Early Learning
  • 866-357-3239
voluntary pre-kindergarten
  • Parent Resource Organization
  • 773-6603
Local representative for families for the Part C Early Inervention Program
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center
  • 3661 S Babcock St
  • 729-6858
Preschool for children with & without development delays, for 18mo to 5 years old

Child Affairs and Families: Pregnancy/Domestic Violence/Child Abuse

  • BETA ( Birth Education Training Acceptance)
  • 620 Garden St
  • Titusville
  • 321-264-0446
Free pregnancy testing; crisis pregnancy & post-abortion counseling, educational programs for girls, boys & teens; educational materials for pre-natal, infant, sexually transmitted diseases, other health related topics; free infant layette items & maternity clothing
  • Birthright
  • 814 Melbourne Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 984-8810
  • Hotline 1-800-550-4900
  • M-F 11-2, Sat 10-12
Free pregnancy tests, baby/maternity clothes, diapers. Three Genesis Houses available for single pregnant women. Special help for pregnant teenagers who have no place to go
  • Domestic Violence Hot Line
  • 631-2764
 
  • Florida Abuse Hotlline
  • 1-800-962-2873
To report abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect of children, adults, or elderly
  • Florida Outreach Childbirth Education Program
  • no service
Child Birth Classes
  • Genesis House
  • 723-9926
  • 723-3133 Voice mail
Shelter for pregnant women. 3 houses-1) 18 & under & full-time student 2) over 18 can be student-mothers, full-time students with children 3) mothers with children- must be students. in house counselor; Healthy Start program; for residents only Administrative Assistant: 723-9926
  • Health Start Coalition
  • 634-6101
Care Coordination Services
  • March of Dimes
  • 633-3047
Improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects & infant mortality, prenatal care
  • Pregnancy Outreach
  • 543-4035 Mary
  • Please call during reasonable hours, Leave Message
Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds available. Free sonograms to determine if pregnant. 95% of women will not abort if truth can reach them, but abortion has been done, there is a post abortion healing support group. Some housing for few having no place to go & are willing to listen to information on Christianity. 6 women in a 3 bdm house Financial assistance for normal medical treatment during pregnancy, labor & birth. Information on adoption available
  • Pregnancy Resources
  • 2225 S Babcock St
  • Melbourne/Rockledge
  • 724-6202
  • Rockledge: 504-4357
  • M&Th 10-4, Tu 1-7, Wed 11:30-4
Free pregnancy tests, Care and Share Program to earn baby items & "baby bucks", counceling, pregnancy education, post abortion support, abortion & adoption education, ultrasounds
  • Salvation Army
  • 724-0494
  • 632-6060 Cocoa
  • 269-3110 Titusville
Parenting class, domestic violence group for women, supervision of some visits, child care provided, transitional family shelter-must put in application
  • Serene Harbor Inc
  • 726-8282
  • must call first
Domestic Violence shelter for women & kids. Capacity 16 people. Limited # of transitional housing apartments, counseling & case management
  • South Brevard Womens Center
  • 1425 Aurora Rd Suite A
  • Melbourne
  • 242-3110
Domestic violence help, inexpensive & free classes on other subjects, support group
  • Yellow Umbrella Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • 4680 Lipscomb Street NE
  • Suite 10 H
  • Palm Bay FL, 32905
Dedicated to improving family life and preventing child abuse and neglect through education, social service and community awareness.
Services provided - Parent Education, In Home Parent Aide Program, Anger anf Family Violence Prevention, Youth and Teen Mentoring, Adult and Youth Anger Management, La Sombrillita, Fair Play in Divorce, Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Car Seat Safety Program, Fee-based Workshops and Seminars and Community Suppport Referrals and Donations.
  • Yellow Umbrella Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • 717 S. Cocoa Blvd (US1)
  • Cocoa FL, 32922
See above

Children - Medical Assistance

  • Over the Rainbow Childrens -Wish Foundation
  • 779-0582
Grants wishes to children with catastrophic diseases

Children with Disabilities

  • Childrens Medical Services
  • 1133 Seminole Dr.
  • Rockledge
  • 690-3850
State funded program that provides medical care for children with special needs, birth to 20 yrs; qualify based on income
  • Shriners
  • 259-5302
Provides orthopedic medical care & other services for children at not cost to families
  • Space Coast Early Intervention Center
  • 3661 Babcock St Suite D
  • Melbourne
  • 729-6858
Provides family-centered, developmentally appropriate assess- ment, intervention, education & support services to children with special needs and their families, for 18 mo to 5 years

Children-Abuse Issues

  • Child Abuse Hotline
  • 1-800-962-2873
 
  • Country Acres Parental Home
  • Delon Ave
  • Titusville
  • 264-5000
Residental home for children who suffered from abuse, abandonment, neglect
  • DCF - Family Safety Network
  • 1636 S Fiske Blvd
  • Rockledge
  • 690-3750
  • M-F 8-5
Child abuse & neglect-investigation
  • The Haven
  • 676-6888
Provides a loving home environment for abused, abandoned & neglected children

Clothing

  • First Baptist Church
  • Hopkins St
  • Titusville
  • 268-5521
Have a mission thrift store
  • Sharing Center - Thrift Store
  • 1601 Orange Blossom Trail
  • 722-1240
  • M-F, 10-2
Clothing.

Elder Services

  • Brevard Adult Day Health Care
  • Alzheimers Foundation
  • 253-4430
Free companion/sitter service for people 60+ in middle or low income families who cannot be left alone. Trained volunteers stay with the senior for scheduled periods of 3-4 hour per visit
  • Brevard Alzeheimer's Foundation
  • Joe's Club Adult Day Care Center
  • 4676 N Wickham Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 255-5529
  • 253-4430 Day Care
  • M-F 8-5
Cares for elders needing supervision during the day
  • Brevard Community Service Council - Elder Helpline
  • 3600 W King St
  • Cocoa
  • 631-2746/2747
  • 639-8770
  • M-F 8-5
Assists elderly 60+ with meals on wheels, minor repairs, homemaking and personal care, wheelchair ramps, respite care. Accesses a qualified information & referral specialist who can provide information about services available for elders and their caregivers within local community. Assists with paperwork-Medicaid & insurance
  • Brevard County Housing Social Services
  • 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg B-106
  • Viera
  • 633-2007
  • M-F 8-5
Assists elderly & families w/children re: FPL, rent burial or cremation. Assist w/electric bill, deposit on rent-often ref. 211. 1st time home buyer program-not taking applications until 2006
  • Brevard County Special Needs Registry
  • 633-1770
Emergency evacuation services to elders CERT training-immediate response
  • CARES - Department of Elder Affairs
  • 1970 Michigan Ave
  • Bldg. J West
  • Cocoa
  • 690-6445
"CARES" Counsels persons considering a nursing home about the availability of alternatives. Screens person for Medicaid nursing home eligibility
  • Comforts of Home Care
  • 517-C N. Harbor City Blvd
  • 3345 S. Washinton Ave. Titusville
  • Melbourne
  • 255-0107
  • 383-8643
  • M-F 9-5
Non-medical home care, caregivers, sitters; $13/hr, 4 hr min.
  • Florida Abuse Hotline
  • 1-800-962-2873
  • 1-800-96-ABUSE
To report abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect of children, adults, or elderly
  • Senior Resource Alliance
  • 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200
  • Orlando
  • (407) 228-1800
Intake and referral services for Orange, Brevard, and Osceola Counties
  • Seniors at Lunch
  • Senior Nutrition Program
  • 639-8770
Lunch for seniors in Brevard County, 60 and older
  • Shine (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elderly)
  • 800-96-ELDER
  • M, Tu, W 9:30-12:30
Trained volunteers help senior with questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Supplement insurance, organize medical bills, file appeals long-term care options, HMO evaluations; South 321-752-1511; Central 321-690-6661; Titusville 321-268-6563
  • South Brevard Senior Association
  • 618 E Melbourne Ave,
  • Lawyers Volunteer Services
  • Melbourne
  • 724-2233
Lawyer volunteers service available for those whose income is less than $17,700/year
  • South Brevard Senior Center
  • 618 E Melbourne Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 724-2233
  • 9:30-3:30
Blood pressure checks, finger-stick cholesterol & finger- stick blood sugar. Wheelchairs, crutches and walkers available on loans. Podiatrist available on Wed. Daily check-up call

FEMA

  • FEMA Help line
  • 800-525-0321
 

Financial/Legal Services

  • ACES
  • 725-2890
Association for children for enforcement of support
  • ACES
  • 725-2890
Association for children for enforcement of support
  • American Credit Counseling Service
  • 1900 S. Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 726-9717
Help with financial counseling - Free
  • Brevard County Health Department; Vital Statistics
  • 801 Dixon Blvd
  • Suite 1147 B
  • Cocoa
  • 690-3435
Certified copies-Birth Certificates $10-Florida Only Death Certificates $7-Brevard Co Only
  • CAP-Client Assistance Program
  • 1-800-342-0823
Legal/Rehab/Advocacy for disabled persons
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • 800-622-5437
 
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • 800-622-5437
 
  • Consumer Credit Counseling
  • 200 Coral Sands Dr.
  • Rockledge
  • 259-1070
  • 636-9210
  • M-Th 8-5, Fri 8-12:30
Assistance with budgeting, debt management/repayment financial crisis management, credit reports
  • Family Court Resource Assistance
  • 952-4631
 
  • Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service
  • 1-800-342-8011
A list of lawyers who charge $25 only for first half hour www.flabar.org
  • Florida Bar-Young Lawyers Division
  • 1-866-550-2929
Legal advice for disaster related issues only
  • Florida Department of Financial Resources
  • 1-800-22-STORM (78676)
  • 1-800-342-2762
 
  • Florida Legal Services
  • Migrant Farmworker Justice Project
  • 1-850-385-7900
  • 24 hour emergency# 1-850-668-1728
Provides basic legal advice
  • Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc
  • 1-239-334-4554 Ft Myers
  • 1-941-688-7376 Lakeland
Statewide agency-legal advice for low income persons; Visit on the web at: http://www.floridalegal.org/
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 690-6823
adovate for abused children
  • Legal Aid-Brevard County Legal Aid
  • 1017 S. Florida Ave
  • Rockledge
  • 631-2500 X11
  • M-Th 9-12 & 1-4; Fri 9-12
Clinic for advice on Thursdays. Free services for low- income persons. Family, law, divorce, domestic violence some custody, guardianship. No Visitation or child support. By appointment Only-Call Mary Wright re: any outreach items possibly offer.
  • Legal Aid-Central Florida Legal Services
  • 803 N. Fiske Blvd
  • Cocoa
  • 636-3515
  • M-F 8:30-4:30
Provides free legal assistance to eligible low-income persons in Civil matters. No assistance in criminal or traffic. Landlord, tenant, SSI legal assistance, housing, special ed, public benefits
  • Melbourne Police Department
  • Community Relations Center
  • 1700 W New Haven Ave
  • W. Melbourne
  • 984-7272
  • Jane Myers
  • M-F 10-4
Neighborhood Watch, information & referrals

Food

  • Catholic Charities
  • 817 Dixon Blvd
  • Suite16
  • Cocoa
  • 636-6144
  • 9-12pm
food from 9-12 daily
  • Church of Christ
  • 810 Hollywood Blvd.
  • W. Melbourne
  • 723-8233
once a week food closet, Tuesday 10am-2pm-client's name & address & ID card, form to fill out
  • Church on the Rock
  • 4028 S Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 724-5433
  • Tues-F 9-4
food pantry, call within hours
  • Community Services Council
  • 3600 W King St
  • Cocoa
  • 639-8770
  • M-F 8-5
Meal on Wheels, Minor home repair community care, homemaking, person care, All for elderly 60+ Client pays. Senior Health Care 631-2747, Community Care-Elderly 631-2746, some programs charge a fee
  • Daily Bread
  • 815 E. Fee Avenue
  • Melbourne
  • 723-1060
provides a hot lunch to anyone in need from 11am-2pm, breakfast 7:30am-9am, phone use, laundry, showers & a mailing address
  • East Coast Christian Center
  • 670 N Courtney
  • Merritt Island
  • 452-1060
  • M-F 9-5
bag of groceries M-Tu-Th-F 10am-1pm, SS# required
  • First Church of Nazarene
  • 2745 S. Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 723-3745
  • Ask for Donna
  • M-F 8-3pm
food pantry-every 60 days for families w/children-picture ID for head of house; 8am-3pm emergency food pantry by appointment
  • Food Stamps Dept of Children
  • The Exchange Suite 110
  • 1591 Robert J Conlan Blvd NE
  • Palm Bay
Must go in person
  • Food Stamps Dept of Children & Families
  • 705 Blake Ave #101, Cocoa
  • 3880 S Washington Ave, Titusville
Must go in person
  • Food with Care
  • 6995 Venture Circle
  • Orlando
  • (877) 578-9938
  • (407) 657-3880
  • M-F 9-3
Statewide home delivered meals ($5.50-6.00 per meal, 10 meal min.) for anyone homebound
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Titusville
  • 267-4323
pantry depleted, small supply limited to locals
  • Greater Orlando Food Bank
  • 150 W Michigan
  • Orlando
  • 407-849-0079
  • M-S 9-7
Save up to 90% on assorted dry/canned goods, meats, breads, hygiene, baby products and more! There is a household income eligibility scale. photo ID, income eligibility scale, www.greaterorlandofoodbank.com
  • His Place Ministries
  • 1824 S. Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 321-674-9009
hot meal
  • Jewish Fed. Of Brevard
  • 636-1824
Assistance for Jewish folks only
  • Meal on Wheels
  • 984-9270x22240
  • M-F 8-5
provides meals to homebound seniors 60-over and some minor tasks offered & minor repairs-owner pays for parts only. Retired seniors over 55 "MOW" can find community kitchen for meals.
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • 1801 Port Malabar
  • Palm Bay
  • 727-3131
  • M-F 9-4
food pantry provided through Love Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • 1080 S Hickory St., Melbourne
  • 919 W Peachtree St. , Cocoa
  • 724-0494
  • 632-6060/631-2764
Food Rental & financial assistance is limited
  • Salvation Army
  • 1218 W. Main St
  • Titusville
  • 269-3110
  • 5pm-6:45am
Men and women shelter, Food, Rental & financial is limited, transient 10 and SS# needed
  • SHARE Florida
  • www.SHAREflorida.com
  • 1-800-536-3379 Toll free
  • 1-813-248-3379 Tampa
Purchase a minimum of $18 of food and volunteer two hours per month - 1)Sign-up by finding host site near you on website and sign up for SHARE at that location, paying for the food you select. 2) Give two hours of you time to a friend, neighbor, or community organization 3) Pick up you SHARE food at your host site on distribution day.
  • Sharing Center
  • 2881 Palm Bay Rd
  • Palm Bay
  • 676-2965
  • 727-8581 (Melbourne)
  • M,W,Fr 10-2:40
Provides emergency food, Helps with utility up to $50 one time per year, presciption medication up to $50 one time per year, vouchers for clothing for Sharing Center located on Orange Blossom Trail (see "Clothing")
  • Sharing Center
  • 17 East Hibiscus Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 727-8581
  • M, T, H, F 10-4; W 10-3; S 10-4
Provides emergency food, vouchers for clothing from thrift store, helps with one utility up to $50 on time per year, helps with prescription medication if no insurance, FPL utility, rent assistance at final notice only
  • Solid Life -Soup Kitchen
  • 894 US1
  • Rockledge
  • 504-0575
  • Mon-Fri 9-5
Serves food only Wednesday and Thursday
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church
  • 7200 N. Wickham Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 259-1130
  • M-F 9-3
Food pantry distributed by Love Inc thrift shop
  • Tabernacle Church
  • 1619 Ferndale Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 259-2024
  • Th-F 10-2
Food pantry available for clients who provide ID, picture ID preferred but not necessary
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 1330 S Fiske
  • Rockledge
  • 636-5431
  • M-F 8-4:30
Food pantry
  • WIC
  • 726-2922
  • 639-5793 (appt line)
Nutrition assistance for pregnant, breast feeding, and post partum women

General Information: Animal Issues

  • Animals Issues
  • 321-637-6688
Department of FEMA
  • FloridaPets/Animal Care
  • 1-850-921-0326
 

General Information: FEMA

  • FEMA Equal Rights Office
  • 1-850-444-3513
 
  • FEMA National Flood Insurance Program
  • 1-800-720-1090
 
  • FEMA Registration
  • On-line registration www.fema.gov
  • 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • TTY: 1-800-462-7585
  • 24 hours a day
Primary residence MUST be Florida
  • FEMA Registration
  • On-line registration Technical Helpdesk
  • 1-800-745-0243
  • 24 hours a day
difficulties registering on-line call 24 hrs/day
  • FEMA Trailers-Maintenance
  • 1-866-757-5766
 
  • FEMA Trailers-Special Needs
  • Contact Dwight-Project Hope
  • 321-752-3170
Persons with special needs (ramps, oxgen etc.) living in FEMA provided trailers needing assistance
  • FEMA/Florida News Desk
  • 407-858-6207 (media only)
407-858-2000 administration switchboard
  • Fraud Detection
  • FEMA
  • Inspector General
  • 1-800-323-8603
 

General Information: MISC.

  • Abuse Registry
  • 1-800-962-2873 24 hrs
 
  • Brevard County 24 Hr. Helpline/Crisis Hotline
  • 211
  • 321-632-6688
  • for cell phone users
 
  • Brevard Licensing Regulation & Enforcement
  • 633-2058
Complaints against contractors
  • Coastline Service SBA Disaster
  • 1-800-659-2955
 
  • Dept of Revenue
  • 1-800-352-3671
 
  • Florida Emergency Information
  • 1-800-342-3557
  • 24 hours
24 hour hotline. Referrals to other agencies and volunteers services. NOT AVAILABLE AS OF 8/25/06
  • Florida Local Advocacy Council
  • 1-800-342-0825
  • 866-762-2237
Problems & Rights advocate with Florida agencies
  • Florida Power and Light
  • 1-800-4 OUTAGE
  • (1-800-468-8243)
 
  • Housing and Urban Development Hotline
  • 1-800-669-9777
Discrimination Compliants
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1-800-829-1040
  • TTY:1-800-829-4059
 
  • Landfill
  • 321-633-1888
 
  • PODS-Portable On Demand Storage
  • 5585 Rio Vista
  • Clearwater
  • 1-888-776-7637 ext. 6447
 
  • SERT - State Emergency Response Team
Hurricane relief effort updates www.floridadisaster.org
  • Social Security Administration
  • 1-800-772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov
  • Tax Break due to desplacement by storms
  • 264-6400
www.brevardpropertyappraiser.com
  • Tax Information
  • www.BrevardProperty.com
Information on tax breaks due to hurricane damage
  • United Way of Brevard
  • 937 Dixon Blvd.
  • Cocoa
  • 631-2740
  • M-F 8-5
Various services
  • US Small Business Administration
  • 1-800-359-2227
 
  • Waste Management
  • 321-635-7954
 
  • Women's Center Furniture Warehouse
  • 254-4060
  • M-F 9-4
 

General Information: Price Gouging

  • Florida Agricultural & Consumer Serives
  • Price Gouging Hotline
  • 1-800-HELP-FLA
  • 1-800-435-7352
 
  • Florida Department of Financial Services
  • 1-800-342-2762
 
  • Florida State Attorney General Price Gouging
  • 866-966-7226
  • M-F 8-5
 

General Information: Business

  • CF Community Development Corp
  • 1060 W. King Street
  • Cocoa
  • (321) 635-8507
  • M-F 9-5
Small business loan up to $5000, fee for application, must be current on taxes and license, be in operation 1yr post-loan
  • Florida Department of Business &
  • Professional Regulation
  • 1-850-487-1395
www.dbpr.state.fl.us
  • Joe Realino Memorial Fund
  • P.O.Box 0364
  • Cocoa Beach, 32932-0364
  • 321-223-4003
  • M-F 8-4
Assists people who have been injured in the restaurant business. access application online at http://www.joerealino.com/ email: info@joerealino.com

General Information: Volunteers

  • Americorp in Brevard
  • 1-800-942-2677
  • TTY 1-800-833-3722
Call to volunteer to help with small debris, tree removal, general clean-up
  • Florida Health Dept Medical Staffing
  • Volunteers Requested
  • 1-850-488-0595
 
  • Florida State Volunteer & Donations
  • 1-800-354-3571
 
  • Senior Transfer (Senior Helpline)
  • 631-2747
Looking for volunteer drivers

Health-Eyes

  • Eye Care America
  • 1-800-391-3937
Free eye exam for person with Glaucoma, diabetes, or seniors, and with possiblity of eye disease

Health: Dental

  • Brevard County Health Dept
  • 637-7300
  • M-F 8-5
Dental extractions only -Appointment required; clinic on site for other health needs
  • Community Hope Action Team
  • 2275 S Babcock
  • Palm Bay
  • 952-6339
  • M-Th 8-3
Helps with prescriptions, health care assistance, dental (extractions only), utilities, and rent
  • Dental Assistance
  • 321-636-1820 (M-F 8-Noon)
  • 800-877-9922 (M-F 8:30-4:30
 

Health: Glasses/Hearing Aid

  • Lyons Club
  • 725-5243
  • M-F 9-5
Provides eye glasses for clients of low income-exam provided if does not have prescription.

Health: Medical

  • AIDS Center - Project Response
  • 745 S. Apollo Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 722-2437 Hotline 24/7
  • 724-1177
  • M-F 8:30-5
Provides HIV/AIDS educations & Free services to persons with HIV/AIDS-Walk-ins welcome
  • Agency for Health Care Administration
  • 407-317-7851
  • M-F 8-5
Answers questions regarding Medicaid services
  • Alzheimer's Foundation
  • 4676 N. Wickham Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 253-3556
  • 253-4430
  • M-F 7:15-5:30
adult care, respite, education support groups; 4hrs free respite/week; day care
  • American Cancer Society
  • 4356-B Fortune Pl
  • Melbourne
  • 723-7737
 
  • Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation
  • 4676 N. Wickham, Melbourne
  • 253-4430
  • 7:15-5:30
Operates Adult Day Care facilities, support services to families, counseling, in-home respite
  • Brevard County Health Department
  • 2575 N. Courtenay Parkway
  • Merritt Island
  • 454-7111
  • 637-7300 for apts.
  • 637-7775 for apts.
  • M-F 8-5
Offers primary care, personal health and related services
  • Brevard County Health Dept
  • WIC
  • Women, Infants, Children
  • 639-5793 for apts.
same as above
  • Brevard County Health Dept Path Clinic
  • 2275 S Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 637-7300
  • M-F 8-5
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED STD/AIDS Clinic, pediatric and adult medical and dental clinic, Family Planning, Rx, medical supplies
  • Brevard Health Alliance
  • 1281 S. Hickory St
  • Suite A
  • Melbourne
  • 733-2021
  • M&W 8:30-12, 1-5 Intake, M-F 8:30-5
Medical assistance for persons without personal ins./Medicaid/Medicare who meet financial eligibility requirements-Proof of residency & household income By Appointment
  • Brevard Health Alliance
  • 15 Rosa L Jones Dr
  • Cocoa
  • 639-5177
provies medical services to: medicare, medicaid, underinsured, no insurance
  • Brevard Health Alliance Path
  • 5270 Babcock St NE
  • Suite 1
  • Palm Bay
  • 722-5959
  • M,W&F; M-F 8:30-5
same as above 8:30-12,1-5 Intake By Appointment
  • Cancer Care
  • 1430 S Pine St
  • Melbourne
  • 952-0898
  • M-F 8-4:30
support for cancer survivors
  • Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc.
  • 567 W Eau Gallie Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 728-5600
  • 255-1311
assistance for families of children with cancer
  • East Central Florida Memory Clinic
  • 1934 Diary Road
  • W. Melbourne
  • 768-9575
memory screening & issues-Free; support groups/caregiver education classes
  • Embrace
  • 634-6377
Mammograms and cervical cancer screening
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • 253-4112 Mel
To improve the quality of life for those with epilepsy
  • Holmes Regional Hospital
  • 1350 S. Hickory St
  • Melbourne
  • 434-7000
  • 24 hour emergency
 
  • Hope Action Team
  • 5270 Babcock St. NE
  • Palm Bay
  • 952-6334
  • M: 8-3; Tues 8-6; W&Th 8-6; F 8-10
Helps with presciptions, health care, dental (extractions only), utilities, rent, and has a self sufficiency program to help clients become self sufficient
  • Leeza's Place
  • 1948 Dairy Road
  • W. Melbourne
  • 951-7118
Alzheimer's and memory caregivers support, www.leezasplace.org
  • Lupus Foundation
  • 725-8599
Support, education, awareness for patients and families
  • Melbourne Health Clinic
  • 2275 S. Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 637-7300
  • M-F 8-5
County health clinic
  • NeedyMeds
  • P.O. Box 63716
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.needymeds.com
Information source on patient assistance programs for prescription meds. Go to website for information on programs and you use this information to obtain medications.
  • Nurses Advice
  • 321-434-1800
  • 3-11pm
Phone assistance for medical issues
  • Palm Bay Community Hospital
  • 1425 Malabar Rd NE
  • Palm Bay
  • 434-8000
24 hour emergency
  • Poison Information Center
  • 1-800-222-1222
Toxicologist is on hand for immediate evaluation and emergency consultation
  • Rockledge Health Clinic
  • 1744 Cedar St
  • Rockledge
  • 321-637-7300
State health clinic
  • Stay Well Health Plan
  • 6800 N. Dale Mabry Highway
  • Tampa
  • 1-800-963-2456
Serves ANYONE in the State currently on Medicaid or who ever is eligible for Medicaid, can receive info & health services Free. Many services are geared to Christmas/ Easter but must be requested 14 days in advance.
  • Titusville Health Clinic
  • 611 Singleton Ave
  • Titusville
  • 383-2795
County health clinic
  • United Order of True Sisters
  • 541 Summerset Court
  • Indian Harbor Beach
  • 773-0591
  • M-F 9-5
Free mammograms for women without insurance, assistance for indigent cancer patients without insurance, services for cancer patients including wigs, prostheses and comfot itesm.
  • UOTS, Inc.
  • 541 Summerset Court
  • Indian Harbor Beach
  • 773-0591
  • Cancer Services
  • M-F 9-5
Services for cancer patients including wigs, prostheses & comfort items. Offers free mammograms for those women without insurance
  • Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice
  • 8060 Spyglass Hill Road
  • Melbourne
  • 253-2222/2200
  • 1-800-259-2007
  • M-F 8-4:30
Terminal care, home nursing/patient social worker dealing with family. Home Health Kids, grief support for children, teenagers & adults. Sometimes Rx & equipment needs
  • YES! To Mammograms
  • P O Box 100215
  • Palm Bay, FL 32910
  • Ph: 321.914.3153
Web: www.yestomammograms.org
Email: yestomammograms@cfl.rr.com

Housing - Seniors

  • Asbury Arms
  • 1430 Dixon Blvd.
  • Cocoa
  • 321-632-4943
Housing for seniors (62 and older) efficiencies (6-8 month wait), 1BR - wait list (12-24 months wait)
  • Ascension Manor Apartments
  • 2960 Pineapple Ave.
  • Melbourne
  • 757-9828
  • M-F 9-4
Wait list 2-3 years -One-bedroom apartments for low income elderly 62/older. Rent rate is based on 30% of income
  • Crane Creek Apartments
  • 2309 S Babcock
  • Melbourne
  • 321-952-5464
  • M-F 8:30-5:30
Affordable new 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for seniors 55&over of low income. Rent is determined by the clients income. NO PETS. Wait List 3 months-4 years.
  • Fountains
  • 4451 Stack Blvd
  • Palm Bay
  • 321-984-1494
Seniors (62+) assisted living
  • Southlake Towers Apartments
  • 5501 Pinewood Dr NE
  • Palm Bay
  • 321-725-2386
  • M-F 8-4:30
Low income housing for seniors 62/over or handicapped (under 62) walker, wheelchair, cane etc. Client must have a official Doctors certificate. Rates based on income. Efficiencies are first given and client put on waiting list for one-bedroom apartment call for appointment.
  • Titusville Towers
  • 405 Indian River Ave
  • Titusville, FL
  • 321-269-2810 (indep living)
  • 321-264-8965 (assit living)
Assisted/Independent living. Wait-list.
  • Trinity Towers
  • 650 E. Strawbridge Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 723-7512 (West)
  • 723-8620 (South), 723-7511 (East)
  • M-F 8-4
Affordable living for Seniors (62 and older). East and West Tower- wait list but priority for hurricane survivors. For assistance regarding low income etc. call the social worker, Dianne Lavoie 676-4011

Housing-Assistance

  • Agricultural & Labor Program, Inc
  • 1-800-330-3491
Temporary housing & other services for farm workers and their families, www.alpi.org
  • American Red Cross
  • 1700 Cedar St
  • Rockledge
  • 890-1002
  • 723-7141
  • 24/7
diaster support, training
  • Apartment Finder
  • 380 N Wickham Suite A
  • Melbourne
  • 321-242-7368
provides listing of apartments
  • Brevard County Community Action Team
  • 400 S Varr Ave
  • Cocoa
  • 321-633-1951 Cocoa
  • 321-952-6339 Palm Bay
  • 321-383-5548 Titusville
  • M,T,Th 8-5; W 8-7pm; Fri-8-12
Assistance with utilities, rent, prescriptions, dental burial, deposit
  • Brevard County Housing and Human Service
  • 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
  • Viera
  • 633-2007
  • 633-2076
  • M-F 8-5
Home repair and rehabiliitation: First Time Homebuyer Program, Help with closing costs & down payments. Repairs-leaky roofs, a/c, electrical insulation, hot water heater, repair/replace furnace. Weatherization Program that includes Mobile homes
  • Brevard Section 8
  • 452-3490
Subsidized housing assistance
  • Catholic Charities
  • 636-6144
  • Joyce Cribbin
Monies available for assistance for persons with legitimate issues (mortage, rent) through Joyce. Large financial assistance issues must be approved first. Also, see Utilities listing
  • City of Melbourne Housing Community Development
  • 3033 College Wood Dr
  • Melbourne
  • 674-5734
  • M-F 8:30-5
Assistance with repairs and replacement
  • Cocoa Housing Authority
  • 828 Stone St
  • Cocoa
  • 636-8534 ext 10
  • M-F 8-4:30
Provides housing for low income, 18/over based on 40% of income. Allowance for utilities, based on income
  • Community Housing Initiative
  • 253-0053
1st time homebuyer assistance up to $35K in rehabilitation of owner-occupied dwelling units
  • Disaster Housing Resources
  • http://DHRonline.org/
  • website only
Matches rental property owners with those who need housing after the hurricanes. http://www.dhronline.org/
  • Fair Housing
  • 633-4551
Resolve discrimination in housing
  • Florida Community Loan Fund
  • 1-407-246-0846
provides loans to rebuild for eligible applicants (Businesses ONLY, no individuals)
  • Florida Dept of Health
  • 1-850-245-4444
 
  • Florida Manufactured Home Assoc
  • 1-850-907-9111
not charitable but can help find new mobile homes
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • 4450 Enterprise Ct Suite L
  • Melbourne
  • 255-5800
  • M-Thur 8:30-4:30
Builds homes in partnership with low income families
  • Housing and Urban Development Hotline
  • 1-800-669-9777
Housing discrimination english and spanish
  • Housing Authority of Brevard
  • 828 Stone St
  • Cocoa
  • 636-8534 ext.13
  • M-F 8-4:30
Provides housing to low and low-to-moderate income residents Section 8 and public housing programs.
  • Housing Authority of Melbourne
  • 1686 Marywood Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 254-1724
  • 254-9086
  • M-F 8-4:30
Waiting list, low income housing assistance
  • Housing Authority of Merritt Island
  • 615 Kurek Court
  • Merritt Island
  • 453-4756 ext.10
  • M-F 8-4:30
Provides housing to low and low-to-moderate income residents Section 8 and public housing programs.
  • Housing Authority of the City of Titusville
  • 524 Hopkins Ave
  • www.hactv.com
  • Titusville
  • 267-4204
Tues 8-11 taking applications-will schedule special time if needed
  • HUD
  • www.huduser.org/whatsnew/ProgramsHUD05.pdf
Provides information on HUD programs-Major Mortgage, Grant Assistance and Regulatory Programs

Housing: Emergency

  • Brevard County Community Action Team
  • 2275 S Babcock
  • Melbourne
  • 952-6339
  • M,W,Th 8-5; Tues 8-7:30; F 8-12
Rent cannot exceed 30 percent of income. Assists with Deposits on rentals. Food utilities medication and some medical care. Must Provide Picture ID SS card proof of income last 60days receipts for bills last 60days, back rent must be paid but will pay current month require final notice utilities doctors note for medical care
  • Christaid Ministry for Women and Children
  • Titusville
  • 383-3168
  • M-F 8-5; Sat 10-5
2-yr drug/alcohol program
  • CITA Mission
  • 2300 S. Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 725-5160
  • M-F 8-4
Shelter for homeless men , food & clothes AM look for work or work at mission. Out from 8-4. Drug/Alcohol Free environment Intake/interview at 4. Dorm opens at 4pm/out at 8am
  • Community County Action Team
  • 400 S Varr
  • Cocoa
  • 633-1951
  • 383-5548 Voicemail
  • M, Tues, Thur 8-5; W 8-7:30; F 8-12
same as above Titusville office closed due damage as 1/18
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • 1-877-891-6445
  • M-F 8:30-4:30
Provides Financial Rental Assistance on an emergency basis for all of Florida
  • Freedom Outpost
  • 709 Silver Palm Dr.
  • Melbourne
  • 863-7058 Gina
  • 837-0053
Housing for 65 people-single men & women & women with children, drug and alcohol related
  • His Place Ministries
  • 1824 S. Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 674-9009
  • Shelter opens at 8PM-Closes 7AM
Cold Night Shelter. Open only on nights weather is below 50
  • Liberty Lodge-Men
  • 4050 Coquina Ave
  • Titusville
  • 264-0757
Christian men's half way house for drug and alcohol recovery
  • Salvation Army
  • 1218 W. Main St
  • Titusville
  • 269-3110
Family Shelter
  • WIN Program sponsored by
  • Coalition for the Hungry & Homeless
  • 900 Dixon Blvd, Cocoa
  • 639-0166
Transitional housing program for very low income homeless families or few singles, information & referral regarding housing for homeless persons

Hurricane Shelters

  • Apollo Elmentary
  • 3085 Knox McRae Dr.
  • Titusville
  • 321-267-7890
 
  • Bayside High School
  • 1901 DeGroodt Rd. SW
  • Palm Bay
  • 321-956-5000
 
  • BCC- Melbourne
  • 3865 N. Wickham Rd.
  • Melbourne
  • 321-632-1111
 
  • BCC-Cocoa
  • 1519 Clearlake Rd.
  • Cocoa
  • 321-632-1111
 
  • Central Jr. High School
  • 2600 Wingate Blvd.
  • West Melbourne
  • 321-722-4150
 
  • Eau Gallie High School
  • 1400 Commodore Blvd.
  • Melbourne
  • 321-242-6400
 
  • Imperial Estates Elementary
  • 5525 Kathy Dr.
  • Titusville
  • 321-267-1773
 
  • Manatee Elementary
  • 3425 Solerno Blvd.
  • Viera
  • 321-433-0050
 
  • Melbourne High School
  • 74 Bulldog Blvd.
  • Melbourne
  • 321-952-5880
 
  • Mims Elementary
  • 2582 US 1
  • Mims
  • 321-264-3020
 
  • Riviera Elementary
  • 351 Riviera Dr.
  • Palm Bay
  • 321-676-4237
 
  • South Mainland Community Center
  • 3700 Allen Ave
  • Micco
  • 772-633-8748
 
  • Westside Elementary
  • 2175 DeGroodt Rd. SW
  • Palm Bay
  • 321-956-5050
 

Immigrant Assistance

  • Operation Hope
  • 12285 County Rd 512
  • Fellsmere
  • 772-571-0003
  • Tues-Fri 9-5
aid to migrant farm workers-food, clothing, furniture, toiletries to low income-assistance to learn English as of Aug 06 daycare and Pre-K (7-5)

Insurance Issues

  • Florida Department of Insurance
  • 1-800-22-STORM (8676)
  • 1-800-342-2762
  • M-F 8-5
(1-800-227-8676) www.fldfs.com

Job/Education

  • AARP
  • 17 E Hibiscus Blvd Suite 216
  • Melbourne
  • 956-1444
  • M-F 8-3pm
Jobs for Seniors 55/over-training and placement, low income 20hr/wk
  • Brevard Job Link Center
  • 5275 Babcock St
  • Palm Bay
  • 394-0701
  • 984-4994
  • M,Tues,Wed&Fri 8-5,Thurs 9-7
www.brevardjoblink.org, Employment counseling, testing, vocational training, on-line training, job placement-emergency finances and food stamps
  • Career and Family Success Center
  • 1519 Clearlake Rd
  • Rm 112
  • Cocoa
  • 321-632-1111x7530
  • M-F 8-5
career plannning, divorce and self-esteem workshops, women of all ages, fees vary
  • Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
  • 1-800-204-2418
Teleclaims
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Self Sufficiency Job Center
  • 795 S Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 953-8188
  • 953-8090 (Thrift Store)
  • M-F 8:30-4
Assist in finding employment; resume service and job skills; computers, FAX & telephone available
  • Labor Finders
  • 322 E. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL
  • 440 W. Merritt Island Causeway, Melbourne, FL
  • Melbourne and Merritt Island Locations
  • 1-800-864-7749
  • (321) 729-6130 (Melbourne)
  • (321) 452-2624 (Merritt Island)
Labor Finders is a temporary service that helps people find employment in the industrial, commercial and construction fields. Labor Finders provides daily pay for daily work. Must have photo ID and SS card. www.laborfinders.com
  • Labor Ready
  • 765 S. Babcock
  • Melbourne
  • 752-7621
  • M-F 5:30-6am (Sat hour vary)
Daily work for daily pay. Must have two forms of ID one with picture ID
  • Southeast Staffing
  • 2326 Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 727-8367
  • Arrive at 5am
Daily work/daily pay.
  • Unemployment Office
  • 1-800-204-2418
  • www.fluidnow.com 24hr/7days/wk
For Disaster Assistance due to 2 hurricanes, Do not need to apply to FEMA, call to start new claim or register for existing one
  • Worker's Comp, Division of
  • 1-800-742-2214
www.fldfs.com/wc/

Mental Health/Counseling

  • Al-Anon
  • 639-0220
Support group for family and friends of alcoholics
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Brevard Intergroup Inc
  • 720 E. New Haven Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 724-2247
  • 633-0052
  • N. Brevard
  • M-F 9-4:30, Sat 9-1
Call for meeting location/times. www.aaspacecoast.org
  • Brevard Outpatient Services
  • 4670 Lipscomb St, Suite 11 Palm Bay
  • 4479 N. Harbor City Blvd
  • Palm Bay/ Palm Shores
  • 726-2889
  • 757-7150
  • M-F 8:30-5
Evaluations and drug/alcohol counseling on sliding scale; adolescent & adult residential programs; groups for families Residential for women w/children. Support groups, individual counseling, education information & referral for drug/alcohol, programs for families
  • Candlelighters of Brevard
  • 567 W Eau Gallie Blvd
  • 728-5600
Provides emotional and financial assistance to families of children w/cancer
  • Catholic Charities
  • 817 Dixon Blvd
  • Cocoa
  • 636-6144
Provide programs family counseling foster care, emergency family assistance
  • Center for Drug Free Living
  • 7 N. Cocoa Blvd.
  • Cocoa
  • 634-3538
  • 8:30-5
same as above
  • Circles of Care
  • 400 E. Sheridan Road
  • Melbourne
  • 321-722-5200
  • 722-5257 Intake
Mental health & substance abuse detox & treatment 24hour emergency # Intensive Outpatient Program (634-6270 Therapy intake) Residential Program Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit Intake Therapy 634-6270
  • Circles of Care - Twin Rivers
  • 400 E. Sheridan
  • Melbourne, FL
  • 722-5261
Alocohol/drug abuse -3 day detox
  • Community Psychological Services
  • 150 University Blvd
  • Bldg 265
  • Melbourne
  • 727-9956
  • 674-8106
All types of counseling provided by Florida Tech doctoral candidates, programs for sex offenders & victims; sliding scale fee
  • Community Treatment Center
  • 1215 Lake Drive
  • Cocoa
  • 632-5958
(was Alco Hall Level 3-3/4 House-Substance abuse treatment program/6 month-1 year program/parenting skills and counseling for those in treatment
  • Crisis Service of Brevard
  • www.crisis-services.org
  • 211 Helpline
  • CRISIS 631-8944
  • 211
  • 24 hour
24 hour - crisis intervention, information & referral. 24 hour - countywide information & referral. Business 784-8920 (Assist on phone only).
  • Crosswinds Youth services
  • 1407 Dixon Blvd
  • Cocoa
  • 452-0800
  • M-F 8:30-5
Shelter open 24 hours: Counseling, shelter, crisis line for children ages 10-18
  • Devereux Florida Treatment
  • 8000 Devereux Drive
  • Melbourne
  • 242-9100
  • M-F 8:30-5
Network Hospital & Counseling Centers. Impatient and outpatient services for children with emotional problems
  • Family Counseling Center
  • 220 Coral Sands Drive
  • Rockledge
  • 632-5792
  • 636-2273 out of office
  • M-Th 8-6, Closed Fri
same as above
  • Family Counseling Center
  • 507 N Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 254-4024
  • M-Th 8-7; Fri 8-12:30
FREE special program for Hurricane related issues call main number & be referred to office near you. Counseling on sliding scale based on income lowest $60/session, Domestic violence group $50-$25/week for 26 weeks, anger management $60 intake and $30 ea session for 10 weeks
  • Freedom Outpost Ministry
  • 950 E Melbourne Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 837-0053
  • M-Sat 10-5
Recovery mission for drug/alcohol-meetings Tues & Fri Food bank from Melbourne, clients sign in & receive food once a month. Clothing available.
  • Hope Ministries
  • 2020 Palm Bay Rd
  • Suite 1 & 2
  • Palm Bay
  • 676-5588
  • M-F 9-5
Christian counseling for families w/teens- depression, emotional or sexual problems call for appointment
  • Peace Lutheran Church of Palm Bay
  • 1801 Port Malaba
  • Palm Bay
  • 727-3131
  • M-F 8:30-4:30
spiritual care, sign language interpreter (runs class periodically) rental assistance; referral to Love Inc
  • Prevent of Brevard, Inc
  • 1948 Pineapple Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 259-7262
  • Call first
  • M-F 9-5
call office for appointment. most classes offered in PM: Drug/alcohol treatment/anger management & parenting classes/Family Ties, interactive program 2hours/week w/children/parents;Program resist- anger management for youth 14-18yrs. Drug/alcohol treatment/anger management & parenting classes/Family Ties, interactive program 2hours/week w/children/parents; Program resist- anger management for youth 14-18yrs.
  • Project Hope
  • 24 hour Crisis Line
  • 866-273-8255
  • 321-752-3100
  • 321-752-3143
  • M-F 8-5
emotional distress or suicide counseling: Crisis counseling, support groups, finding needed assistance in a variety of areas-food, shelter, etc 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Resurrection Ranch
  • 5925 Old Dixie Highway
  • Melbourne
  • 259-4970
  • 431-9025 Bill
  • M-F 9-5; Sat 9-4
Life recovery ministry & shelter for singles or families for those who are recovering for drug abuse.
  • Sally's House
  • 1948 Pineapple Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 676-1260
  • 722-4455 office
Women with children-alcohol/drug halfway house-see Prevent of Brevard, Inc
  • Sednet
  • 631-1911 ext;321 Paula Ferrell
Multi-agency network for severly emotionally disturbed students
  • St Marks Methodist Church
  • 2030 N Highway A1A
  • Indialantic Beach
  • 773-0721
Divorce Recovery Group Wed 6:30 FREE Children of Divorce Recovery Wed 6:30 FREE
  • Suicide Prevention
  • 1-800-539-4228 Local
  • 1-800-999-9999 National
 
  • Suntree United Methodist Church
  • 7400 N Wickham Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 242-2585
  • M-F 8-4:30
Divorce Recovery Program Tues. 7-9pm, AA & Al-Anon Programs Mon 7pm, Men only Fri 8pm
  • Women's Center
  • 1425 Aurora Rd
  • Melbourne
  • 242-3110
  • M-F 8-5
Crisis center providing counseling, education & support groups. Information & referrals. Victim advocacy for domestic violence. Transitional housing program. New funds available for eligible persons at risk of homelessness, call for more info.

Repairs

  • Americorp in Brevard
  • Must go through Project Hope or Local DRC
  • for assistance
Tree removal no larger than pie pan, removal of drywall & carpet, scrub mold, will take debris to curb Will not enter crawl spaces or work 2nd story, replace drywall- Must have Right of Entry signed by owner www.americorp.org
  • Brevard Community Service Council
  • Elder Helpline
  • 631-2746/2747
Helps with small repairs such as, toilets, faucets, for the elderly
  • Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
  • 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
  • Melbourne
  • 633-2007
Provides information about weatherization and other programs for economically disadvantaged citizens
  • Brevard County Replacement Rehabilitation & Repair
  • 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
  • Building B
  • Viera
  • 633-2076
Low income home owners may receive help with repairs or home rehabilitation. Only if you are a resident Outside of the cities of Palm Bay, Melbourne, Cocoa, and Titusville
  • Brevardchurches.com
  • www.Brevardchurches.com
List of churches willing to help with debris and repairs
  • Horizon Propane
  • Palm Bay
  • 951-4052
Propane Tank for trailers, no FEMA trailers.
  • Housing and Community Development
  • 695 E Universtiy Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 674-5734
  • M-F 8:30-5
Repair program for home owners. Also wish to be home owner, program on obtaining a home. 1-year waitunless storm damage related
  • Permitting & Enforcement Dept.,
  • Viera
  • 633-2072
  • 633-2087
Monte Zelany-Plans Examiner

Special Needs

  • Association for Retarded Citizens ARC
  • 1694 Cedar St
  • Rockledge
  • 690-3464
  • M-F 8-4
Work skills training, group homes, specialized programs, community discovery, behavioral programs & home respite care, shelter work shops
  • Best Bets Travel
  • (321) 243-0251
  • 9am-9pm
Vacation planning for individuals with special needs and/or disabilities
  • Boundless Playground
  • HOPE Center
  • 3661 S Babcock St
  • Melbourne
  • 729-6858
  • 7:30-6
Playground designed to allow children in wheelchairs & walkers to play side by side with typically developing children. Available for the public Sat and Sun 10-4.
  • Brevard Achievement Center BAC
  • 1845 Cogswell St
  • Rockledge
  • 632-8610
  • 609-4439
  • 727-8731 Melbourne
Rehabilitation for disable adults, vocational, jobs, educational and social skills training
  • Brevard Association for the Advancement of Blind
  • 674 S Patrick Dr
  • 773-7222
 
  • CAP-Client Assistance Program
  • 1-800-342-0823
Legal/Advocacy/Protection/Rehab programs for disabled persons
  • Center for Visually Impaired
  • 571 Haverty Ct
  • Rockledge
  • 631-9791
assist in teaching visually impaired to manuver in their surroundings
  • Cocoa Closet
  • Space Coast for Independent Living
  • 784-9008
  • Anna Grose
Special need loan closet
  • Community Care
  • 631-2746
For the disabled adult
  • Crippled Children Aid Society
  • 725-3050
Purchases orthopedic equipment for children and adults without outside resources
  • Division of Blind Services
  • 571 Haverty Court, Suite O
  • Rockledge
  • 504-2042
  • M-F 8-4:30
Vocational rehab, job placement, counseling, independent living training for blind
  • Florida Department of Education-Vocational Rehabil
  • 2300 Commerce Park Dr NE
  • Suite 4
  • Palm Bay
  • 984-4869
  • M-F 8-5
Serving those who have a physical, mental or emotional disability to prepare clients for return to work. Orientation every Tues at 10 for vocational rehabilitation. Counselors assist in determinations.
  • Florida Dog Guides for the Deaf
  • (941) 748-8245
Assisting to improve the quality of life for the deaf/hard of hearing by increasing independence
  • Harmony Farms
  • 242-4929
Provides horse-related activities to disabled person of all ages
  • Nationwide Wheelchair Lift
  • 255-5549
  • Marian
replacement assistance of wheelchairs, special needs, recharge batteries free of charge
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • 1801 Port Malabar
  • Palm Bay
  • 727-3131
  • M-F 8:30-4:30
Sign Language interpreter and has class periodically
  • Project RELIEF
  • 255-4243
Free companion/sitter service for elderly and frail
  • Social Security Administration
  • 255-5510
  • 800-772-1213
SSI benefits, a monthly cash payment for those with a disability and meet the income & resource requirements. If qualify for SSI automatically qualifies for FL Medicaid
  • Space Coast Center for Independent Living
  • 331 Ramp Road
  • Cocoa Beach
  • 784-9008
  • 784-3702 FAX
  • M-F 8:30-5
Provides services & programs to promote independence, create change & empower people with disabilities to achieve equality & inclusion within their home, work & community
  • WIN Program
  • Sarah Randell
  • 636-0843
Temporary Housing for Special Needs persons

Support Groups

  • Autism Support Group
www.bfocasd.com
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Trinity Presbyterian Chursh
  • 638 S. Patrick Drive
  • Satellite Beach
  • 777-2047
  • Kim Register
Join group for support & inspiration - working through stress, anger, anxiety/fear and more - Friday evenings starting at 6:00 - food, groups, music/speakers and more
  • Grief Support
  • Wuesthoff
  • Brevard Hospice
  • 253-2222 x4729
 

Transportation

  • Angel Flight Southeast
  • Merritt Island
  • 800-352-4256 (mission request hotline)
  • 352-326-0761 (sherri hutchinson)
  • 352-326-9360
assist in distant treatment, care or compelling humanitarian aid. patient must be medically stable, ambulatory, Transportation by private aircraft to patients requiring medical treatments with low income or unable to travel on public transportation
  • Coastal Health Systems
  • 486 Gus Hipp Blvd
  • Rockledge
  • 631-1448
24 hours-ambulance transportation for those with insurance-will bill insurance. Patient with oxygen, heart monitor or IV can be accommodated. Bus transportation for stretcher/ambulatory clients.
  • Easter Seals
  • 321 723-4474
Transportation for persons in delicate condition.
  • Florida DOT
  • 1-866-374-3368
 
  • Paratransit Service SCAT
  • 633-1878
Provides curb to curb service for disadvantaged and disabled citizens. Register at emergency operations center (639-6670).
  • Senior Transfer (Senior Helpline)
  • 631-2747
Door-to-door transportation for senior at no cost. Pickup through Space Coast Area Transit. Must be amblatory (cane, walkers etc). First-time user requires 7-days notice, thereafter 3-5 days notice.
  • Transportation Management Services
  • 866-867-0729
  • M-F 8-5
Transportation for individuals with Medicaid with 3 working days notice at no charge. Be prepared with SS# and Medicaid #. Brevard County potentially backlogged.

Utilities

  • Ascension Catholic Church
  • 2950 N Harbour City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 259-5685
  • 259-9067
  • M-F 9-11am
FPL, water, gas, rent, medication transportation, food pantry, clothing & furniture-Only Melbourne North of Eau Gallie Causeway
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • 632-6333
Assists with utility bills, food
  • Catholic Charities
  • 817 Dixon Blvd
  • Suite 16
  • Cocoa
  • 636-6144
  • M-F 9-5
Utility bills (final or disconnect notice), food, repairs. Limited assistance with rent or mortgage. (county financial assistance persons require appointments.) Counseling, foster care, adoptions. Food from 9-12 daily. Helps ALL of Brevard County if already in home-2 week waiting list as of 11/16
  • Devine Mercy
  • 452-5955
  • M, W, F 10-12
Assists with utility bills, food
  • Holy Name of Jesus
  • 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic
  • Baby Corner 773-2783
  • 773-2783
  • M,T,Th, F 9-11
FPL, water or rent, food. Indialantic residents Only. Baby Corner provides diapers/formula for Genesis House & other like organization (Beachside)
  • Hope Action Team
  • 5270 Babcock St NE
  • Palm Bay
  • 952-6339
  • M-F 8-4
Helps with utilities, rent, prescriptions, health care assistance, dental (extractions only)and a self sufficiency program to help clients become self sufficient
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Saint Vincent De Paul Office
  • 2950 N Harbor City Blvd
  • Melbourne
  • 725-6866
  • M-Th 9:30-11:30am
FPL, water, rent, food-SE & SW Palm Bay Only
  • Salvation Army
  • 1080 S. Hickory Street
  • Melbourne
  • 724-0494
  • M-F 8-5; closed 12-1 lunch
ASK of Social Services-Final notices of FPL, water gas bill or Eviction notices on rent, food, medication Appointments required for financial assistance only
  • Sharing Centers
  • 113 Aurora Street, Cocoa
  • Titusville
  • 631-0306
  • 269-6555
  • M-F 9-3
Utilities Only as of 11/16 FPL &/or water-limited final notice, gas, food clothes Tenant Assistance Program-assist with Deposits on rent (no funds available for deposit or rent as of 8/22/06)
  • South Brevard Sharing Center
  • 17 E. Hibiscus Street
  • Melbourne
  • 727-8581
Melbourne city limits only
  • South Brevard Sharing Center
  • 2881 Palm Bay Rd NE
  • Palm Bay
  • 676-2965
Food and Clothing
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • Devine Mercy 459-2060
  • Blessed Sacrament 632-6333
  • 768-7882
Assists with utility bills, food

Veterans

  • Melbourne Vet Center
  • 2098 Sarno Road
  • Melbourne, FL 32935
  • Phone: 321-254-3410
  • Fax: 321-254-9183
Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.
  • Veteran Affairs
  • 1-800-827-1000
  • TTY: 1-800-829-4833
 
  • Veterans Homeless Coordinator
  • 637-3610
  • Cell# 321-431-0364
Psychiatric help for those who served in the military for 2 consecutive years or did not have enough time in military. Homeless, mental health, medical needs & assists in connecting to other resources. Helps women who were raped or otherwise mistreated during their temp service. Contact Bill (psychologist) at numbers given
  • Veterans Outpatient Clinic
  • 2900 Veterans Way
  • Viera
  • 637-3788
  • M-F 8-4:30
Medical assistance for those who have served in the military
  • Veterans Transitional Housing
  • 700 E. Fee Ave
  • Melbourne
  • 409-8167
Transitional housing for those who have served in the military. (limited beds) call for appointment