Address:27 6th StApalachicola, FL 32320Map & Directions
Services: Catholic Charities of NW FL works through St Patrick's Church to provide social outreach in Franklin County When donations are available, help is given to low income and needy families for electric and water bills and affordable prescriptions for persons who have no insurance or are under-insured. Information and referrals to other human service agencies is also provided.
Hours: Varies, 10am-3pm, M-F most of the time.
Address:408 Garrison AvePort Saint Joe, FL 32456Map & Directions
Services: Emergency Services Program helps eligible households with their electricity bills. It also provides for gas and propane bills in the winter months (October 1 - March 31).Other services, such as rent, provided when funds are available.
Hours: Wed 9:00am - 4:00pm
Eligibility: Depends on income and the number of people in the household
Documents To Bring: Valid Photo ID for everyone in home age 18 and older, most recent income for everyone in household, SSN for all in household, birth certificates for children in home age 18 and under, lease or mortgage, most recent utility bill, HUD Letter, Food Stamp letter, child support letter
Address:401 Peters StPort Saint Joe, FL 32456Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance with utility payments: gas, electric, or water once every 6 months. No deposits, no prior billing.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:00pm (Lunch 12:00Noon - 1:00pm
Eligibility: Not income based.
Documents To Bring: Photo ID, social security card for applicant and every member of household, and the utility bill.
Address:12413 NW Soloman StBristol, FL 32321Map & Directions
Services: *Coalition of about ten churches, provides the following assistance to local residents:
1) Friendship House on Hwy 12 offers clothing on Tu, 9am-Noon, (first ten items are free, $.10-$.25 per item thereafter; 2) up to $100 assistance once per year to pay utility bill or heating fuel after qualifying; 3) food vouchers for $20 for local Piggly Wiggly grocery store
*Apply at 1st Pentacostal Church for utility, heating fuel, or food voucher assistance, 9:30 am-1:30pm, M-Th
Hours: See Notes
Address:435 N Macomb St #116Tallahassee, FL 32301Map & Directions
Services: *Possibly able to work payment plans, based on criteria, to help customers with past-due city utility bills: city will not set up a payment plan if customer has previously done so within last four months if customer has a good payment record.
*Customer must have had service for six months prior to requesting payment plan and not have had any disconnects, returned checks or other delinquencies in that previous six months; however, City will work with customers who have not had service for six months on a case by case basis
*Handles citizens' inquiries concerning service initiation, transfer, termination and utility billing, refers out energy audits, low interest loans, and ceiling insulation grants to be used by residents for energy conservation
*Emergency After Hours Phone Numbers 891-4968 for all utilities
*Loans for gas water heaters, air conditioning and heating and window replacements are included in plan for saving energy consumption
*Fees: 1) Electric only, $160 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 2) Gas only, $60 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 3) Electric and Water only, $210 refundable deposit, $37 service charge non-refundable; 4) Electric, Water and Gas, $270 refundable deposit, $55.50 service charge non-refundable; 5) Water only, $50 refundable deposit, $18.50 service charge non-refundable; 6) Electric and Gas, $220 refundable deposit, $37 service charge non-refundable
*Walk in service available at Renaissance Center, 435 N Macomb St for both payments and customer service
*Certain credit unions and other payment locations accepting City utility bill payments listed on website; mailed payments should still be addressed to 600 S Adams St, 3230
*Regarding utility shut off: the city offers a Medical Alert program where priority is given to customers with life supporting equipment and requires continuous electricity to sustain life This program requires the certification of their physician that the equipment is life supporting and is used continuously.
Hours: 8am-5:30pm, M-F, City Hall or 8am-5pm, Rennaisance Ctr, 435 N Macomb St; Call center open 7am-11pm
Address:2410 Allen RdTallahassee, FL 32312Map & Directions
Services: *Provide clothing, groceries, and essential household items to individuals and families in need
*No rent assistance except under very rare, extenuating circumstances
*Furniture given only in event of disaster or extreme hardship; blankets and heaters may be available on a limited basis
*Residents of Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla Counties eligible for this program and utility assistance only when funds available and criteria met
Hours: 8am-noon, 1pm-5pm, M-F, Office hours; Caseworker is available to clients, 8am-4pm, M-Th
Address:2518 W Tennessee StTallahassee, FL 32304Map & Directions
Services: *Financial assistance of up to $600 for income eligible persons 60+ (living alone or with family) for cooling and heating bills (gas, electric, or propane), is paid directly to the utility provider
*Total household income must be less than $1,361 a month for one person plus $477 for each additional person
*Applicants required to have service interruption notice from company and proof of income of all household members
*Program periodically may have blankets, heaters, fans, and air conditioners available; donations of these items welcome
Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Address:309 Office Plaza DrTallahassee, FL 32301Map & Directions
Services: *Provides services WHEN FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AND ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS; MANY COMPLEX GUIDELINES INVOLVED; NO GUARANTEE THAT FUNDS FOR A PARTICULAR SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY GIVEN TIME
*When funding permits, the agency may provide: 1) assistance with utility bills (including propane) or utility deposits; 2) assistance with rent or rental deposits (not both); 3) very limited funding for prescription assistance, food vouchers, gas vouchers, and bus tokens; 4) weatherization of homes to become more energy efficient and emergency home repairs
*Only priority households will be served the first 15 days of the month, which is defined as seniors over 60, families with a child under 5 or elderly person in home, disabled persons with a documented disability, persons with serious medical conditions which could worsen due to lack of utilities. Other qualifying households will be served the 16th through the end of the month, if funding permits.
*TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE IN ALL COUNTIES, AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS WILL BE SERVED. PERSONS SHOULD FOLLOW PROMPTS WHEN CALLING OR CHECK WEB SITE TO GET EXTENSIVE LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BRING. Only life threatening emergencies will be handled outside of the appointment process, if necessary.
*For persons unable to come in due to disability or other very extenuating circumstances, outreach team may be able to arrange home or phone appointment
*PROCEDURES BY COUNTY: For Leon, call 8am-8:30am, Monday through Thursday; appointments are same day starting at 9:30am. For Gadsden, call call 8am-9am, Monday through Thursday; appointments are same day starting at 10am. For all other counties, call the county office Monday through Thursday, 8am-5pm.
*Locations for other counties: Franklin County, 192 14th St #113, Apalachicola; Calhoun and Liberty Counties, 20859 Central Ave E, Rm 308, County Courthouse, Blountstown; Jefferson County, 950 Mamie Scott Dr, Monticello; Gulf County, 408 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe; Gadsden County, 104 N Adams St, Quincy; Wakulla County, Barry Building, 3295 Crawfordville Hwy Ste 4, (Back Building), Crawfordville
*All offices are closed on Fridays and State Holidays
Hours: 8am-5pm, (Closed Noon-2pm), M-Th; Closed on Fri and State Holidays
Address:1380 Blountstown HwyTallahassee, FL 32304Map & Directions
Services: *Assists AS FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE: 1) emergency rental assistance requires an eviction notice; utility assistance (including propane), requires that utilities have either been turned off, or a letter informing that utilities will be turned off by a certain date; families who have some source of income with children under 18 given priority; assistance with deposits not available; 2) homeless persons or potentially homeless may apply to Catholic Charities for services, including limited financial assistance; 3) blankets and space heaters provided to homeless during cold weather on first come, first served basis WHILE SUPPLIES LAST; 4) emergency prescription assistance available, however, pain medication NOT on approved list; for prescription assistance, appointments are strongly preferred, but persons may walk in 9am-5pm, M-Th; 5) food assistance provided on a walk-in basis, 3pm-4:45pm, M-Th
*Serves all Big Bend area counties, but interested persons must call main number in Tallahassee and state what county they are calling from; phone requests for any financial help through the emergency assistance program are taken for Leon County 9-10am, Mon ONLY; other counties may call 9am-10am, Tu ONLY; new funding is allocated every Monday, so persons who do not reach a case worker may try again every M or Tu, 9am-10 am
*Walk-ins accepted for food, blanket, heater and prescription assistance only; clients may request food assistance once every three months and must bring a picture ID
Hours: Calls for Emergency Assistance: Leon County, 9-10am, Mon ONLY; Other Counties, 9-10am Tu ONLY; Office hours: 9am-5pm, M-Th; Friday by appointment only, 9am-noon.
Address:2414 Mahan DrTallahassee, FL 32308Map & Directions
Services: *Elder Helpline and website, network of information, referral and assistance to seniors, caregivers, professionals, and general public
*SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), Senior Wellness, Caregiver Support, and prescription assistance
*Seniors 60+ with unpaid utility bills, disconnect notice, and income meets federal guidelines of 150% of the poverty level.