Special Places

For Special Kids

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPED AND DISTRIBUTED BY

 

FDLRS/CROWN

2008

 

 

Serving Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Printing 1980-81

 

 

 

This directory was created with funds from the Florida Diagnostic and

Learning Resources System, which is funded by the State of Florida,

Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student

Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities

Education Act (IDEA), Part B; Part B Preschool, and state generated

revenue funds.

 

         

 

 

 

 

                          

FOREWARD

 

The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is a state and federally funded project affiliated with the school boards of Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties.  Its purpose is to provide support services to parents, teachers, agencies, and others who work with children with special needs.  In keeping with this purpose, the FDLRS/Crown staff has developed and periodically revises this resource directory.  Listings are intended to inform the public of services available for children with special needs in the tri-county area served by FDLRS/Crown and the institutions and individuals providing these services.

 

Best efforts have been made to identify and list in this directory all nonprofit agencies and programs in the tri-county area providing services to exceptional children.  There may be qualified institutions or organizations whose names did not become available prior to the completion of this edition.  The omission of any institutions or organizations should not be taken as a reflection of their qualifications or competence.  Please contact the FDLRS/Crown office if you know of such organizations so that they may be considered for inclusion in future updates or revisions.

 

Certain large groups of professionals in private practice such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and speech pathologists have not been listed but may be located by consulting the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory.  Other resources such as those providing food, housing, or other social services may be located by calling 211 (United Way 211).

 

This directory, which was originally printed in 1980, replaces the 2004 publication.  The contents were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  Endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.  For further information, please contact:

 

 

 

FDLRS/Crown

Phone:       348-7784 or 348-7789

4030 Boulevard Center Drive

Toll free:  800-586-9579

Jacksonville, Florida  32207

Web site: www.fdlrscrown.org

E-mail:  altermans@duvalschools.org

             shoemod@duvalschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-H CLUBS


Address:
CLAY COUNTY 4-H
Phone: 284-6355
Fax: 529-9776
Address: 2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL
32043

DUVAL COUNTY 4-H
Phone: 387-8850
Fax: 387-8902
Address: 1010 North McDuff Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254

NASSAU COUNTY 4-H
Phone: 879-1019
Fax: 879-2097
Address: P.O. Box 1550
Callahan, FL 32011

Population Served: Children ages 5 through 18, including those with special needs
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: 4-H is a voluntary, informal education program for young people with youth and adults working together on projects that interest them. Clubs provide young people the opportunity to gain leadership skills, increase self-esteem and explore careers. It is conducted through University of Florida Extension program.



 
ADVOCACY, SUPPORT AND KNOWLEDGE


Phone: 358-1200
Fax: 358-3800
Email: ASK@arcjacksonville.org
Website: www.arcjacksonville.org
Address: ARC Jacksonville
1050 North Davis St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Individuals with disabilities, all ages, their families and circles of support
Fees: No fees for most services
Area Served: NE Florida; some programs offered may be limited to specific counties due to funding.
Description: ASK is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve improved self-sufficiency, independence and quality of life through information, training, and support. ASK works to improve service accessibility and integration throughout the community in the areas of:
~education
~employment
~housing
~spiritual needs
~transportation
Additional services include:
- reduced attorney fees for guardian advocates as a benefit of ARC membership.
- the ARC Jacksonville Supplemental Special Needs Pooled Trust.
For more information, see listing under The ARC Jacksonville.



 
AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES


Phone: 904-992-2433
Fax: 904-992-2429
Website: apdcares.org
Address: 3631 Hodges Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Population Served: Individuals, ages 3 and above, who have developmental disabilities- intellectual, autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Phelan McDermid
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Services include:
- assistance with purchase of supplies and equipment
- behavior management consultation
- foster homes
- respite care
- residential services in extreme situations
- supported living
- assistance with job placement (must be at least 18 yrs.)
- adult day training (after age 21 years)



 
ALL SAINTS EARLY LEARNING CENTER


Phone: 737-7800
Fax: 737-0646
Email: mwilcher@allsaintsjax.org
Website: www.allsaintsjax.org
Address: 4171 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children ages 3 – 5 with emotional problems, behavior disorders, or autistic-like traits
Fees: Private pay or sliding scale (subsidized funding through Jacksonville Children’s Commission)
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties (no transportation provided)
Description: In addition to a regular childcare program, the full-day preschool program (NAEYC accredited) offers academics, socialization, and therapeutic activities.



 
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Clay County


Phone: 264-6039
Fax: 264-6272
Address: 1536 Kingsley Avenue
Suite #123
Orange Park, FL 32073
Population Served: Adults and children diagnosed with cancer
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Clay, and Putnam counties
Description: The Baker, Clay, and Putnam County branch of the American Cancer Society assists with transportation, emergency financial assistance, personal and medical supplies, and community resource information.
Services include:
- wigs, hats, turbans and scarves at no cost
- transportation to and from treatments
- college scholarships, and scholarships for young cancer patients to attend Rock Camp (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids)



 
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Duval County


Phone: 398-0537
800-227-9954
Fax: 346-5481 / 800-578-9674
Website: www.cancer.org
Address: 1430 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville FL 32207
Population Served: Adults and children diagnosed with cancer
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The Duval County branch of the American Cancer Society provides information and guidance, transportation, equipment, and support groups for cancer patients.



 
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Day Camp Program


Phone: 730-7200
Fax: 730-7933
Email: ppalmer@diabetes.org
Website: www.diabetes.org
Address: 8384 Baymeadows Road
Suite 10
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children with diabetes, ages 6 – 12, siblings, or friends
Fees: Call for fee information; scholarships available
Area Served: Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia
Description: Camp JADA is a 4-day camp for children with diabetes. Campers enjoy all the excitement of a typical summer day camp, while children learn to become more comfortable with the physical and emotional challenges associated with diabetes.



 
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
North Area -
Asthma Camp


Phone: 743-2933, 520-7119 or 800-940-2933
Fax: 743-2916
Email: tjackson@lungfla.org
Website: www.lung.org
Address: 6852 Belfort Oaks Place
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Population Served: Children ages 7 – 12 who are unable to attend other camps due to asthma
Fees: No child is charged to attend camp
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: ASTHMA CAMP is a one-week camp held each summer at the Boggy Creek Gang Camp in Eustis, Florida. It is designed for children who are unable to attend other camps due to illnesses such as asthma and other forms of chronic lung disease who need full-time medical supervision. The camp experience helps children learn to lead full and active lives and to develop independence and confidence while sharing similar experiences with others.



 
ANGELWOOD, INC.


Phone: 288-7259
Fax: 288-7260
Email: dtuttle@angelwoodjax.org
Website: www.angelwoodjax.org
Address: P.O. Box 24925
Jacksonville, FL 32241
Population Served: children and adults with developmental disabilities
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Angelwood offers group homes, residential respite, behavior services, supported employment and a summer day camp.



 
ARC OF JACKSONVILLE


Phone: 355-0155
Fax: 355-9616
Website: www.arcjacksonville.org
Address: 1050 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Individuals with developmental disabilities
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and St. Johns counties
Description: Programs and Services for Adults:
- community-based employment which assists with job placement and individual support for individuals working in the community
- facility-based employment and vocational training
- life skills training for the more severely developmentally disabled
- residential services including group homes

The ARC Jacksonville Academy:
This program serves individuals, 18 years and older,who have mental health issues as well as developmental disabilities. The emphasis is on community employment.

The ARC Jacksonville Academy (2) OCT:
This program includes a college experience
on the campus of the University of North
Florida for students 18 years and older who have
intellectual disabilities

ASK (Advocacy, Support & Knowledge):
ASK provides information, training and support for families who have a child with a disability. See separate listing.



 
ARC/Nassau


Phone: 904-225-9355
Fax: 904-225-9262
Email: helenridley@thearcnassau.org
Website: www.arcnassau.org
Address: 86051 Hamilton Street
Yulee, FL 32097
Population Served: Individuals age 18 and older with developmental disabilities
Area Served: Nassau County/Northern Duval County
Description: Services provided by ARC/Nassau include:
- adult day training
- community support
- companion services
- personal care
- respite care
- social activities
- supportive living
- transportation
- employment services



 
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
NORTHEAST FLORIDA BRANCH



Phone: 644-7317
Fax: 644-7317
Email: wsmith@arthritis.org
Website: arthritis.org
Address: 712 Bellshire Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
Population Served: Children and adults with arthritis and anyone with an interest in arthritis
Fees: Fees vary depending upon program
Area Served: Greater Jacksonville Area
Description: The Arthritis Foundation provides support groups, exercise classes, self-help classes, and public education.



 
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
GREATER JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER



Phone: 399-4490
Fax: 880-3793
Email: autismsocietygjax@yahoo.com
Website: www.asagjax.org
Address: 1526 University Boulevard West
Suite #235
Jacksonville, FL 32217-2006
Population Served: Families who have children or family members with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome
Area Served: The Autism Society holds support group meetings and links families with local services such as medical and therapeutic resources, educational seminars, and social services.



 
BASCA,INC.
Building Abilities of Special Children & Adults


Phone: 904-541-1742
Fax: 904-278-6686
Website: www.bascainc.org
Address: 352 Stowe Ave.
Orange Park, FL 32073
Population Served: Adults and children with developmental disabilities
Fees: Fees vary; no fees for some activities
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: BASCA provides services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Currently, we have four residential homes, called L.I.F.E. homes, which stands for Living In a Family Environment. Two homes for men and two homes for women.

We provide many opportunities to develop life or job skills customized to each individuals specific needs. Our centers are Fundamental Skills Center, Creative Learning Center, Custom Creations Manufacturing/Training Center, and the Dr. Charles Frank Greenhouse. All provide Adult Day Training Programs that enhance the quality of life for the people we serve.

Personal support services are available, as well as supported employment, supported living coaching, respite care, and transportation. We have added support services for children and the elderly also.

We also have programs for fun and socializing; "High Rollers Bowling" almost every Sat. at Bowl America in Orange Park. Every Tues. we have "Good Time Tuesdays", which includes different activities like arts, & crafts, games, music, talent shows and computer night. Good Time Tuesdays is located at our headquarters on Stowe Ave.



 
BASICS AND TEAM UP AT HOPE HAVEN
Formerly the Webb Center for Independent Living



Phone: 346-5100
Fax: 346-5111
Address: 4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children and adults, ages 5 – 22, with developmental or physical disabilities
Fees: Fees vary according to program
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: After-School Enrichment emphasizing independent living skills

Summer Fun Camp

Team Up after school youth development program




 
BETHESDA PARK -
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND
ENTERTAINMENT



Phone: 764-5531
Address: 10790 Key Haven Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Population Served: General public
Fees: None, except weekend rentals
Area Served: No limitations
Description: Bethesda Park is a completely barrier-free recreation complex providing easy access to the outdoors. This specially designed park offers a wide range of features including a 20-acre lake maintained and stocked for fishing, nature trail boardwalks, and picturesque picnic facilities. There are monthly dances for people with disabilities and monthly dances for senior citizens. The facilities also include four fully equipped cabins for overnight stays and a lodge for indoor activities.



 
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
OF NASSAU COUNTY



Phone: 261-9500
Fax: 261-9583
Website: www.bbbsjax.org
Address: 516 South 10th Street
Suite 103
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Population Served: Children 6 to 14 years of age who live in a single parent home and have little or no contact with the absent parent
Fees: None
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nassau County provides boys and girls from one-parent families with a consistent and meaningful relationship with a screened volunteer. Relationships are monitored on a regular basis to ensure a positive experience for the child.



 
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
OF NORTH FLORIDA, INC.



Phone: 727-9797
Fax: 727-9994
Email: wgryms@bbbsnefl.org
Website: www.bbbsjax.org
Address: 3100 University Boulevard South
Suite 120
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Population Served: Children between the ages of 6 and 12 who are living in single parent homes and have little or no contact with the absent parent
• MCOP program 5 – 17 years
• BIS 1st grade – 12th grade
• Community 6 – 14 years
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and Volusia counties
Description: Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides trusted adult interaction for children from predominantly single-parent families. Big Brothers/Big Sisters is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily through a professionally-supported one-to-one relationship with a caring adult, and to assisting them in achieving their highest potential.



 
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL -
CLASSROOM SCOUTING



Phone: 388-0591
Fax: 387-4148
Address: 521 South Edgewood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Over 5000 students in Exceptional Student Education classes who normally would not be in a traditional scouting unit
Fees: $6.00 annual membership (optional)
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, and other North Florida counties
Description: The Classroom Scouting Program provides a one-hour scouting program each week with the teacher as Scout Leader. Meetings are often held out-of-doors, and there are occasional overnight camping trips and field trips to local points of interest.




 
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA



Phone: 396-4435
Fax: 396-5254
Website: www.bgcnf.org
Address: Administrative Office
1300 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: All youth, ages 6 through 18, with special concern for the disadvantaged
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Duval and Nassau counties
Description: The clubs offer a variety of activities including
arts and crafts, homework assistance, sports, field trips, photography, cooking, and others. The professional staff is trained to deal with the special needs of youth. Clubs are located at various sites throughout the area and are open after school, on school holidays, and during the summer.



 
BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
INJURY PROGRAM (BSCIP)
Florida Department of Health



Phone: 360-7070
Fax: 360-7065
Website: www.myflorida.com - keyword: Brain, Spinal Cord
Address: 910 North Jefferson St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Children 18 years and younger
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Union counties
Description: The organization offers services to any Florida resident who has sustained a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury meeting the state’s definition of such injuries and who has been referred to the BSCIP Central Registry. The individual must be medically stable to be eligible for services. Services include case management, rehabilitation, transitional living, assistive technology, home and vehicle modification, and community support.



 
BROOKS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL &
OUTPATIENT CLINICS



Phone: (888)323-8005
904-345-7277
Fax: 904-345-7280
Email: megan.hyman@brooksrehab.org
Website: www.brookshealth.org
Address: 3599 University Boulevard Services are provided at several locations; see listings below.
Population Served: Birth through adulthood
Area Served: Jacksonville, Clay county and St. Augustine
Description: Brooks Rehabilitation offers services for pediatrics birth - 21 years old. We also offer speech, occupational and physical therapies on an outpatient basis. Eight clinics specific to pediatrics. Branch locations include:

Inpatient

Brooks Rehabilitation Inpatient Hospital
3599 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Office 904-345-7600
Fax 904-345-7619

Outpatient

Health Care Plaza
3901 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville Fl 32216
Office 904-345-7200
Fax 904-435-7240

Mandarin
11701 San Jose Blvd. #210
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Office 904-345-7450
Fax 904-335-7451

Northside
320 Dundas Dr. #8
Jacksonville,FL 32218
Office 904-757-1782
Fax 904-757-9808

San Pablo
14286 Beach Blvd. #34
Jacksonville, FL 32250
Office 904-345-7510
Fax 904-345-7540

Westside
7749 Normandy Crossing #147
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Office 904-786-5576
Fax 904-786-9907

Orange Park
500 Park Ave.
Orange Park, FL 32073
Office 904-278-7890
Fax 904-278-7762

Johns Creek Pediatric Center
111 Nature Walk Pkwy. #101
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Office 904-2307761
Fax 904-230-7763

St. Augustine Pediatric Center
190 Southpark Blvd. #102
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Office 904-417-6236
Fax 904-417-6024

Community Programs

Pediatric Recreation Program
3599 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Office 904-345-7501
Fax 904-345-7663
(Children 1 - 18 yrs. old; any development or physical disability)

Adaptive Sports & Recreation Program
3599 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Office 904-345-7314
Fax 904-224-6208
(All ages; physical and visual impairments)

School Re-entry Program
3901 University Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-345-7218





 
CAMP ENDEAVOR


Phone: (863)439-1300
Email: campendeavor@verizon.net
Website: www.sertomacampendeavor.org
Address: P.O. Box 910
Dundee, FL 33838
Population Served: Deaf and hard-of-hearing children ages 7-17, their hearing siblings, and hearing children whose parents are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Fees: $500 per child or sliding scale, online registration
Area Served: State of Florida and nationwide
Description: This summer camp program provides deaf and hard-of-hearing youth and their siblings with an environment that encourages personal growth. Campers learn to interact with each other in an accepting and loving atmosphere. Activities include archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, challenge course, dance, drama, horseback riding, outdoor education, water tubing, knee boarding and water skiing.



 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES BUREAU, INC.


Phone: 904-354-4846
Fax: 904-354-4718
Website: www.ccbjax.org
www.campiamspecial.org
Address: 134 East Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3130
Population Served: Children with special needs and their families
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and Northern St. Johns counties
Description: Camp I Am Special overnight summer camp for children and adults with special needs; emergency financial assistance - call 211 for eligibility; Food Pantry open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays.



 
CENTER FOR AUTISM & RELATED DISABILITIES (CARD)


Phone: 633-0760
Fax: 633-0751
Email: anthony.rhodes@jax.ufl.edu
Website: www.hscj.ufl.edu/peds/aut
Address: 6271 St. Augustine Rd.
Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Individuals of all ages diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, dual-sensory impairment, or related disabilities
Fees: Services provided free of charge
Area Served: Statewide: UF/Jacksonville CARD serves Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.
Description: Services to Families:
- Consultations: parent
training, functional behavioral assessment, behavior support plans
- Training events and workshops
- Referrals to service providers
- Counseling, support groups


Services to Schools:
- School consultation, observation and recommendations,collaboration with teachers, parents, and administrators
- Training events and workshops



 
CENTRAL DIRECTORY - FLORIDA DIRECTORY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES


Phone: (850) 487-6301
(800) 654-4440 Statewide toll free number
Fax: (850) 681-9816
Email: lalong@centraldirectory.org
Website: www.centraldirectory.org
Address: 2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Population Served: Anyone interested in locating services for children with special needs birth to age 21
Fees: None
Area Served: Statewide
Description: The Central Directory is a telephone referral service providing local, state, and national referrals and information for parents of children with special needs. Areas covered include:
-assessments and evaluations
- advocacy
- child care resources
-early intervention
- educational rights
- equipment
- financial assistance
- legal assistance
- medical treatment
-special education
- support groups
- therapeutic services



 
CENTRAL FLORIDA PARENT CENTER


Phone: Main office
(888)61-AWARE
Jacksonville office
(904)376-5983
Fax: (904) 358-3800
Email: www.CFLparents.org
Address: Jacksonville office:
1050 North Davis Street (ARC Jacksonville building)
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Parents of children with disabilites (mild, moderate, or severe), from birth through 26.
Fees: No fees
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties
Description: The AWARE Project
(Assisting with Achieving Results in Education)
This project ensures that parents of children and young adults with disabilities receive training and information about their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA. Assistance is provided with IEP's, 504 Plans, and Transition Plans. Other services include seminars, newsletters, speakers and an online student website.



 
CHADD OF DUVAL COUNTY


Phone: 400-2629 or
994-0933 (leave message
Email: duval-area@chadd.net
Website: www.chadd.org. (national organization)
Population Served: Children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and their families
Fees: Annual membership fee; meetings are open to non-members
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: CHADD is a national parent-based organization whose purpose is to better the lives of individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder and those who care for them. The organization holds regular meetings, and members receive newsletters including articles by parents and professionals and information about local and national resources.



 
CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL
Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Inc.


Phone: (904) 208-2044
Fax: (904) 208-2049
Website: www.elcofduval.org
Address: 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr., Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Parents and others seeking information about early learning/child care programs and information on the Voluntary Pre- Kindergarten (VPK) program in Duval County
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Child Care Resource and Referral
- assists parents in locating quality child care based on indivual needs such as location, types of care needed, hours of operation and cost
- assists in enrollment for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) and identifies participating providers.

For more information, see separate listing for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK).



 
CHILD FIND -
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)


Phone: 904-348-7601 or 904-348-7802
Fax: 904-346-4611
Email: schmitgesh@duvalschools.org
Website: www.fdlrscrown.org
Address: 4124 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children from birth through 21 who may have special needs and are not enrolled in school, with emphasis on children ages 3 through 5
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: Child Find is part of the statewide FDLRS network which provides support services to children with special needs. Children may be referred by parents, physicians, community agencies, day care centers, or others, for any of the following services:

Screening for possible delays in speech, language, developmental readiness skills, hearing, vision, motor, or behavioral problems.

Assistance in placing children with special needs in appropriate educational programs.

Resource information for children with special needs.

Professional consultation for parents.



 
CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER


Phone: 448-4700; 448-4718 (TDD)
Fax: 448-4717
Website: www.childguidancecenter.org
Address: 5776 St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207

OUTPATIENT OFFICES -
1100 Cesery Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
448-4700 x 300

5776 St. Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
448-4700 x 100/103

4595 Lexington Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
448-4700 x 500

1110 Edgewood Ave. W.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
448-4700 x 600

Case Management
448-4700 x 305
Population Served: Children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems and their families
Fees: Sliding scale, Medicaid, or third party insurance, TANF
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The Child Guidance Center provides outpatient counseling, psychiatric services and case management. Individual, family, and group therapy are offered as well as parent education and support. In-home and in-school counseling services are provided in some areas.



 
CHILDREN'S CRISIS CENTER -
Child Protection Team


Phone: 633-0300
244-4620 Abuse Neglect Hotline
529-9228 Hotline for Clay County
Address: 4539 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: If abuse or neglect are suspected, consultation may be made by calling one of the above numbers which are available on a 24-hour basis. The Child Protection Team provides access to crisis intervention, case coordination, and medical services. Other programs include:
- Adopt-a-Family: Caring Connection Program - connects families at risk for dysfunctional parenting with a positive support system through a church in the community.
- Child Victim Rapid Response Program - a school-based program to address the needs of students and their family members who have endured or witnessed domestic violence. Call 244-4244.
- Good Touch/Bad Touch - Body Safety Education. Call 244-4641.
- Monique Burr Child Safety Net Program - case management, support groups and classes for families where abuse has occurred.
- Rape Prevention Education and Training. Call 244-6673.



 
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY


Phone: 493-7744
Fax: 348-2818
Email: selma.Bacevac@CCHSFL.org
Website: www.chsfl.org
Address: 3027 San Diego Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Individuals, families, and groups
Fees: Medicaid and fees for service on a sliding scale
Area Served: Duval,Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: The Outpatient Program provides individual, family and group therapy for children and their families. We serve families from birth to adulthood. We provide specialized treatment to the birth to five years of age population through assessment, child-parent psychotherapy, as well as play therapy. Additionally, we serve children in need of trauma therapy using evidence based Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. We also offer psychiatric services to children and families in need.

The Comprehensive Adoption Services provide comprehensive care for all children who are in the process of being adopted or who have been adopted.

The Foster Care Licensing provides information and licenses to perspective families who are interested in becoming foster parents. We license families who are interested in becomming Specialized Therapeutic Foster Parents or Medically Involved Special Needs Foster Parents.

The Family Life Education Program offers parents an opportunity to come together in a confidential setting to share ideas, problems, and solutions about raising children. Classes are offered for parents of infants, toddlers, school-age children and teens.



 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES (CMS) -
State of Florida


Phone: 904- 798-4118
or 1-866-695-1480
Fax: 904-798-4576
Email: sherry_buchman@doh.state.fl.us
Website: www.cms-kids.com
Address: 910 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Children from birth through 21 with special health care needs, and high risk pregnant women
Fees: Based on family income eligibility; call for details.
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Children's Medical Services provides a family-centered managed system of care for children with special health care needs. CMS is a program of the Florida Department of Health.



 
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE -
DISABLED SERVICES DIVISION


Phone: 630-4940 or
TDD 630-4933
Fax: 630-3476
Website: www.coj.net
Address: 117 West Duval Street
Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: General public
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The overall goal of the Disabled Services Division is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by addressing, researching, and attempting to resolve the many barriers they encounter. Services inlude:
- conferences, public hearings, accessibility surveys and compliance
- information and referrals for transportation, employment, medical and financial assistance, peer counseling and recreation, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information
- publication of The Directory of Services for People with Disabilities, Disabled Parking Dos and Don'ts, and Online Community Calendar of events
- awareness presentations to public and private sector agencies
- Jim Brady Scholarship Fund (for Duval County High School Seniors with disabilities)



 
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech/ Jacksonville(formerly CLARKE JACKSONVILLE
AUDITORY/ORAL CENTER)


Phone: 880-9001 (voice and TDY)
Fax: 880-9007
Email: crobinson@clarkeschools.org
Website: www.clarkeschool.org
Address: 9803 Old St. Augustine Road
Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Population Served: Children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: No limitations
Description: The Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is a satellite of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northhampton, Massachusetts. The program offers an auditory/oral program emphasizing development of listening, speech, and language skills. Services include:
- a preschool and kindergarten program
- a toddler program'
- cochlear implant services and educational support for children and families
- diagnostics
- early intervention for children birth to three
- evaluations
- individual therapy sessions to promote excellence in auditory perception and speech production



 
CLAY AND BAKER KIDS NET


Phone: 278-5644
Fax: 278-5678
Website: www.cbkn.org
Address: 1726 Kingsley Ave.
Suite 2
Orange Park, FL 32073
Population Served: Children and families
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay and Baker counties
Description: Clay and Baker Kids Net joins the resources of local organizations to maintain a child protection system rooted in the community. Services include:
- adoptions
- children's protective supervision
- family preservation and reunification
- foster care
- parenting classes
- supervised visitation
- 24-hour emergency phone counseling



 
CLAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.


Phone: (904) 291-5561
From Keystone Heights:
(352)473-5201
From Green Cove Springs:
(904) 284-2887
Fax: (904) 291-5575
Address: 3292 County Road 220
Middleburg, FL 32068
Population Served: Children and adults with serious mental health or substance abuse issues
Fees: Sliding scale fee based on ability to pay, insurance, or Medicaid
Area Served: Clay County
Description: Clay Behavioral Health Center provides:
- 24-hour emergency phone counseling
- case management
- day treatment
- group therapy
- intensive outpatient therapy
- mental health counseling
- substance abuse counseling
- ADD/ODD Parent Group for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- The Parent Project for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control children

The staff includes psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, certified addiction professionals, and targeted case managers.



 
CLAY COUNTY- FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


Phone: 529-2800
Fax: 529-2802
Website: www.healthyclaycounty.com
Address: P.O.Box 578
1305 Idlewild Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Population Served: Children from birth to 21 years of age
Fees: Sliding scale
Area Served: Clay County
Description: Services and clinics include:
- educational materials
- General Medical Clinic
- health counseling
- health screening
- immunizations
- Medicaid Screening Clinic
- referral to Children's Medical Services and Nemours Children's Clinic
- school physicals
- tuberculosis testing and medicine
- vision screening
- Well Child Clinic
- Women's, Infant's, Children's services (WIC)



 
CLAY COUNTY LITERACY COALITION, INC.


Phone: 904-336-4458
Email: clayliteracy548@gmail.com
Website: www.clayliteracy.org
Address: 2306 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Population Served: Adults, 18 years and up
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay County
Description: We help adults with all of their literacy needs so that they can participate in society. We provide one-on-one tutoring to help with GED, preparing for vocational certification exams and basic literacy needs. We also help adults learn English and have two English conversation classes and a citizenship class. All of our services are free.



 
CLAY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT -
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION


Phone: 904-336-6866
Fax: 904-336-6527
Email: terry.roth@oneclay.net
Website: http://www.oneclay.net
Address: Exceptional Student Education
900 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Fees: None
Area Served: Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights (Clay County)
Description: Clay County Public Schools provides Exceptional Student Education programs for students who meet criteria for eligibility. Programs are designed to meet the individual needs of exceptional students. Eligibility for specific programs is determined by state and local guidelines. For further information call one of the numbers listed above. For information regarding the referral of children below age 5, call Child Find/FDLRS at 904-346-4601 or toll-free at 800-586-9579.



 
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS


Phone: Duval County:
904-366-6350
Nassau County:
321-2000
Fax: Duval County:
904-366-6360
Nassau County:
321-2531
Email: info@cisjax.org mail@cisnassau.org
Website: www.cisjax.org
www.cisnassau.org
Address: Duval County
1 Riverside Ave Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL 32202

Nassau County
516 S. 10th St.
Suite 205
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Population Served: At-risk and low income students
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval and Nassau counties
Description: Communities in Schools provides dropout prevention services to at-risk students through after-school enrichment,literacy tutoring, mentoring and case management.
CIS of Jacksonville reaches over6,400 students in 39 Duval County Public Schools.



 
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS


Phone: 350-9949
Fax: 350-9775
Email: ccofjax@aol.com
Website: www.communityconnectionsjax.org
Address: P.O. Box 41086
Jacksonville, 32202
Population Served: Low-income and homeless women, children, and families
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Community Connections provides a wide range of services at several locations throughout Jacksonville. Services include:
- after-school enrichment
- child development center (at Davis Center)
- homework assistance and tutoring
- job search assistance and counseling
- parenting classes
- social services
- summer and holiday camps
- transitional or low-income housing
- pre & post natal services to new and expectant mothers



 
COMMUNITY PEDSCARE PROGRAM


Phone: 407-6302
Fax: 407-6290
Email: teason@communityhospice.com
Website: www.communityhospice.com
Address: 4266 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Population Served: Children with life-threatening or potentially life-limiting illness, disease, or injury
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Community PedsCare is the pediatric hospice and palliative program of Community Hospice in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, University of Florida-Jacksonville, and Nemours Children's Clinic. The program offers nursing, psychosocial services, pastoral care, volunteer services, respite care, and hospice services.



 
COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM


Phone: Reservation line:
265-6999
Main number:
265-6001
Fax: 265-8919 (Call before sending FAX)
Address: 5711 Richard Street
Suite #3
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Individuals with disabilities who are unable to ride public transportation
Fees: Fees vary depending on distance
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Community Transportation System provides door-to-door transportation. All requests are considered on a first come, first served basis.



 
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Chapter 75


Phone: 346-4601 ext 123 (Henry Schmitges)
Fax: 904-346-4611
Address: 4124 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Parents and professionals interested in furthering services and education for exceptional children
Fees: Annual membership fee
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) holds regular meetings with programs of interest to educators, parents, and other interested persons. Its purpose is to collaborate in an effort to meet the educational needs of exceptional children.



 
COUNCIL ON AGING (COA)
(formerly Caravan Consolidated Transportation System)


Phone: 261-0700 or
800-298-9122
Fax: 261-3940
Address: 1367 South 18th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

37002 Ingram Road
Hilliard, FL 32046
Population Served: Any person in need; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: COA provides transportation to the general public including people with disabilities. All trips should be scheduled 72 hours in advance. An intake form must be completed prior to using the service.



 
CSI Special Care
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Program (PPEC)


Phone: 904-302-2090
Fax: 305-884-7036
Email: HalB@csicaregiver.com
Website: www.csicaregiver.com
Address: 1855-5A Cassat Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Ph: 904-380-9099
Fax: 904-384-4885

10750 Atlantic Blvd. #11
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Ph: 904-380-0419
Fax: 904-564-3716
Population Served: Children birth to 21 with special medical needs that cannot be met by a regular school or daycare
Fees: Contact facility to see if your child qualifies
Area Served: Duval county
Description: PPEC is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program that is designed for children with special medical needs that cannot be bet by a regular school or daycare.

PPEC centers provide nursing intervention and medical supervision.

PPEC"s are staffed by highly qualified pediatric registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, occupational, physical and speech therapists.

PPEC's are a less costly alternative to in-home nursing care.

PPEC's provide up to 12 hours of daily care allowing parents and guardians the flexibility to return to work, school, or other responsibilities.

PPEC's are state licensed and regulated, and have been in existence in Florida since 1995.



 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION


Phone: 733-3560
Fax: 733-3794
Email: jax-fl@cff.org
Website: www.cff.org
Address: 8382 Baymeadows Road
Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children and adults with cystic fibrosis
Fees: None
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raises money to fund research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for cystic fibrosis.



 
DANIEL, INC.


Phone: 296-1055
Fax: 448-7700
Email: info@danielkids.org
Website: www.danielkids.org
Address: 3725 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Population Served: Children 5-17, and families
Fees: Fees vary depending on program
Description: Daniel offers at least 25 programs and services that provide assistance to thousands of children, youth, and families. The following is a partial list:
- assistance to older adolescents and youth in developing independent living skills, completing school, finding and keeping a job, and living independently
- family-based treatment for children and adolescents
- long-term residential treatment for children and adolescents
- therapeutic group homes for emotionally troubled teenagers



 
DAYSTAR CENTER
Bob Dye- Clay Family YMCA


Phone: 272-4304
Fax: 272-8796
Address: 3322 Moody Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
Population Served: Physically and/or mentally disabled adults whose disabilities may prevent them from competitive employment
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Clay and Duval counties
Description: The Daystar Center is an adult day training program offering individualized training programs, socialization, and recreation. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individuals may participate on a part-time or full-time basis.



 
DEPAUL SCHOOL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA


Phone: 904-223-3391
Fax: 904-223-8722
Email: info@depaulschool.com
Website: www.depaulschool.com
Address: 3044 San Pablo Road S.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Population Served: 65 students with specific learning issues.
Fees: $9,250 (Set schedule-McKay/Step Up accepted)
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: K-8 school for students with specific learning differences, auditory processing,visual processing and dyslexia



 
DIOCESE OF ST. AUGUSTINE -
D.O.S.A. CAMPS


Phone: 356-0810
Fax: 358-7302
Email: aduran@ccbjax.org
Website: www.dosacamps.com
Address: 134 East Church St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities, and their families
Fees: Call for information; some scholarships available
Area Served: No limitations
Description: DOSA Camps sponsor Camp I Am Special, Camp Promise, and Camp Care which are five-day recreational and residential summer camps for young people with disabilities. Camps serve persons with mental retardation, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, blindness, deafness, ADHD, autism, Fragile X Syndrome, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, and other disabilities.



 
DIOCESE OF ST. AUGUSTINE -
MINISTRY TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES


Phone: 356-0810
Fax: 358-7302
Email: campias@hotmail.com
Address: 134 East Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Children and adults with disabilities, and their families
Fees: None
Area Served: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: The Ministry to Persons with Disabilities provides a variety of services including:
- referral and information
- retreat programs
- Adaptive Equipment Exchange Program
- Challenge Aquatics
- High Rollers special bowling league
- D.O.S.A. summer camps - see separate listing



 
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES -
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PROGRAM


Phone: 904-348-2730
Fax: 904-348-2737
Email: gabrielle.gough@dbs.fldoe.org
Website: dbs.myflorida.com
Address: 1809 Art Museum Drive
Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children with visual impairments, birth to 21 years of age, and their families
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. Other state offices cover the rest of Florida
Description: Services include:
- home-based early intervention services for children from birth to the sixth birthday
- parent education covering how vision loss affects learning, parent rights and responsibilities, information and referral to appropriate community resources, and advocacy
- low vision evaluations, low vision aids,if appropriate and budget allows
- referral to Vocational Rehabilitation Programs if eligible



 
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION


Phone: Art Museum Dr. office:
348-2770
103rd St. office:
573-3910
Fax: Art Museum Dr. office:
348-2769
103rd St. office:
573-3932
Address: 2050 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

7451 103rd Street
Suite 11
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Population Served: Individuals over age 16 who have a physical, mental, or emotional disability
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation assists eligible individuals in developing an individualized plan for employment which may include rehabilitation planning, rehabilitation treatment, training and/or job placement. The following services may be provided:
- adjustment service
- counseling
- employment assistance
- equipment and tools
- interpreter assistance
- medical evaluation
- medical treatment
- on-the-job training
- physical aids
- psychological evaluation
- psychological treatment
- transportation
- vocational evaluation
- vocational treatment



 
DLC NURSE & LEARN, INC.


Phone: 387-0370
Fax: 387-0156
Website: www.dlcnl.org
Address: 4101-1 College Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Children from birth to age 22 with or without disabilities (inclusion)
Fees: Sliding scale
Area Served: Duval County
Description: DLC Nurse & Learn is a special education school dedicated to meeting the needs of children with special needs in an inclusion setting. DLC provides daycare and preschool services for children with and without developmental delays. Speech, occupational, and physical therapies are incorporated into daily activities. Nursing care is available for those with mild medical problems. Other services include before and after-school care, summer camp, as well as a free VPK for children of all ability levels.



 
DLC THERAPY AND CARE


Phone: 389-5402
387-0370
Address: Lake Shore Presbyterian Church
2270 Blanding Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Children to age 21 who have special needs and who attend a Duval County school
Fees: Sliding scale; funded by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission
Area Served: Westside/Lake Shore area
Description: This program is a subsidiary of DLC Nurse & Learn. It provides after-school care from 3 to 6 p.m. for children with developmental disabilities and full-time care during the summer. Among the center’s staff is a Registered Nurse who handles the medical needs of the children and an OT, PT, and speech therapist for one-on-one therapy sessions.



 
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION of Jacksonville


Phone: 904-353-6300
Fax: 904-353-6322
Email: debbie.revels@dsaj.org
Website: www.dsaj.org
Address: 630 May Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: Individuals with Down Syndrome
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, and Camden county
Description: The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ) provides:
-Educational speakers& workshops
-Social & independent skills instruction
-Employment program
-Age appropriate social events
-Family support meetings
-Speech, physical & occupational therapy
-Nutrition & healthy living instruction
-Individualized computer & technology instruction
-Basketball/soccer program
-Dance team



 
Down Syndrome Center at Hope Haven Children's Clinic


Phone: 346-5100
Fax: 346-5111
Email: lauraw@hope-haven.org
Website: www.hope-haven.org
Address: 4600 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32207
Population Served: Persons with Down Syndrome ages pre-natal - 21 yrs.
Fees: Funded except for co-payment
Area Served: World-wide
Description: Interdisciplinary strength-based therapy and cognitive team with educational focus. We also provide education consultations, school observations, parent education, teacher conferences,pre-natal,newborn and behavior consultations.



 
DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE



Phone: 346-4601 (ask for Parent Services Specialist)
Fax: 346-4612
Address: 4124 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Parents of children in Exceptional Student Education classes, Exceptional Student Education staff, and representatives of community agencies
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The purpose of the Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee (ESEAC) is to act as a communication link between parents of children with special needs and/or gifted students, community agencies, and public schools to promote services for exceptional children in Duval County. Membership on the committee includes parents, teachers, Exceptional Student Education staff, local university staff, administrators, and community agency representatives. Emphasis is placed on the parent’s point of view.



 
DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION



Phone: 904-348-7800
Email: www.esesolutioncenter@duvalschools.org
Address: 4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children from 3 through 21 years of age who have been identified as needing special learning environments, curricula, and methodology
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The Duval County Public School System provides appropriate educational programs and services for children with special learning needs. Eligibility for specific exceptional education programs is determined by state and local guidelines.

To refer school age children, call the Exceptional Education/Student Services Admissions & Placement offices at 904-348-7760.

To refer children from birth to age five, contact
Child Find/FDLRS at
346-4601. See separate listing.



 
DUVAL COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS


Phone: 904-307-4221
Email: info@specialolympicsduval.org
Website: specialolympicsduval.org
Address: P.O. Box 49008
Jacksonville, Fl 32240
Population Served: Intellectually disabled children and adults

Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The mission of Special Olympics Duval is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports events for people with intellectual disabilities. For those who wish to participate it gives continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
The ultimate objective of Special Olympics is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.



 
EARLY STEPS -
Children’s Medical Services –
State of Florida
(formerly Early Intervention Program – EIP)



Phone: 904-360-7022
800-226-6964 (Toll free)
Fax: 904-798-4544
Website: www.cms-kids.com/earlystepshome.htm
Address: 910 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months of age with suspected developmental delays or established conditions that could result in delays.
Fees: No charge to families for initial evaluation services; Medicaid and/or private insurance may be billed for ongoing services. Funding for recommended services is available through Part C when there is no other funding source.
Area Served: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.
Description: Early Steps accepts referrals from parents, physicians (physician order required), teachers, and other professionals. Early Steps provides service coordination, makes referrals, and assists with transitions to local school districts or other community resources. Services for eligible infants and toddlers include, but are not limited to:
- multi-disciplinary evaluation
- development of an Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP)
- referral to community providers for recommended services
- service coordination



 
EASTER SEALS CAMP CHALLENGE


Phone: (352) 383-4711
Fax: (352) 383-0744
Email: camp@fl.easterseals.com
Website: www.fl.easterseals.com
Address: 31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento, FL 32776
Population Served: Children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Florida
Description: Camp Challenge is located on 63 wooded acres in Sorrento, Florida. Children and adults with special needs enjoy activities including swimming, arts and crafts, archery, and a universally accessible ropes course. Camp Challenge is fully accredited by the ACA. The program offers overnight summer sessions and monthly respite weekends for children and adults, ages 6 and older.



 
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION
OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA



Phone: 731-3752
Fax: 730-2329
Email: tjones@efof.org
Website: www.epilepsyfla.org
Address: 5209 San Jose Boulevard
Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Individuals who have epilepsy
Fees: Sliding scale; camp fees based on ability to pay and/or available funding
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Florida provides many programs and services including the following:
- neurological care
- parent network
- referral to other resources by staff familiar with the
challenges of living with epilepsy
- prevention education
- summer camp for children with epilepsy
- support groups



 
EPISCOPAL CHILDREN’S SERVICES



Phone: Duval County 726-1500 or 1-800-238-3463
Clay County 213-3939
Nassau County 491-3638
Fax: 904-726-1520
Email: School Readiness Smayo@ecs4kids.org Kwanchik@ecs4kids.org
Website: www.ecs4kids.org
Address: 8443 Baymeadows Rd. Suite #1
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Birth through school age
Fees: Sliding fee scale
Area Served: Clay, Nassau, Baker, Bradford, Putnam, and St. Johns counties
Description: VPK; School Readiness Program; Early Head Start; Head Start and Inclusion



 
EPISCOPAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES HEADSTART


Phone: 904-726-1500
Fax: 904-726-1520
Email: rkinsey@ecs4kids.orgrsantillo@ecs4kids.org
Website: www.ecs4kids.org
Address: 8443 Baymeadows Rd. Suite 1
Population Served: pregnant women and children birth through five years of age
Fees: none, eligibility based on income or other status (foster, homeless and public assistance
Area Served: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, Duval, Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Citrus and Lake counties
Description: Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive preschool program that provides education, health, nutrition, dental, mental health, disabilities and family support services for families who qualify



 
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFM)
U.S. NAVY



Phone: 542-7348
Fax: 542-9171
Address: Naval Hospital Jacksonville
2080 Child Street
Jacksonville, FL 32214-5105
Population Served: Children of military families, from birth through age 21
Fees: None
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: EFM helps families who have children with special needs by referring them to military and community resources.



 
FAMILY NETWORK ON DISABILITIES
OF FLORIDA (FND)



Phone: 800-TALK-PEN (statewide)
800-825-5736
Email: fnd@fndfl.org
Website: www.fndfl.org
Address: 2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
Population Served: Individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them
Fees: None
Area Served: Florida
Description: Family Network on Disabilities (FND) is a statewide parent organization which provides information, education, advocacy, and support to individuals with disabilities or special needs and to their families.



 
FLEET AND FAMILY SERVICE CENTER MAYPORT
U.S. NAVY



Phone: 270-6600 ext. 1713
Fax: 270-5094
Email: jose.sanchez3.ctr@navy.mil
Address: BLDG.1 Massey Ave.
Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228
Population Served: 450 Special Needs, 5000 Other Services
Fees: None; please present Military ID card
Area Served: Mayport Naval Station Commands
Description: The Fleet and Family Service Center Mayport offers assistance, classes, and confidential counseling in a variety of areas to include, but not limited to: Relocation Assistance, New Parent Support Programs, Deployment Support, Transition Assistance, Spouse Employment Assistance, Personal Financial Management, Professional Counseling, Sexual Assault Victim Intervention, Exceptional Family Member Support, and Life Skills Education. The FFSC holds many monthly classes and workshops concerning the above programs which are free of charge and open to all military members, retirees, and their families.



 
FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
NAS JAX



Phone: 542-5745
Fax: 542-5771
Email: bostonre@nasjax.navy.mil
Address: Box 136
Building #554
Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000
Population Served: Military families
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay and Duval counties
Description: Counseling – Short-term counseling is available to individuals and their families.

Information and Referral – Information is available and classes are offered on parenting, stress management, house and car buying, and many other topics.

New Parent Support – This is an in-home service available to expectant and new families. Parenting and coping skills are taught, and support is provided via office visits, telephone calls, information, and referrals.

Personal Finances - Personal assistance is available to help individuals or families work out a budget.

Relocation Services – Assistance is available to all families, however it is especially useful to families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member (EFM) program.



 
FLETCHER’S TENDERCARE


Phone: 904-858-9797
Fax: 904-858-9719
Email: gfletcher@fletcherstendercare.com
Address: 1934 Beachway Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children with complex medical needs
Fees: Medicaid and most private insurance accepted
Area Served: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Fletcher’s Tendercare is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Program (PPEC), a day care program for children with complex medical needs. Children receive specialized nursing care as well as physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy from qualified pediatric therapists.

Fletcher's Tendercare Northside
641 W. 4th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Office: 904-858-9797
Fax: 904-574-8476



 
FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR
ASSISTIVE SERVICES IN TECHNOLOGY (FAAST) @ Hope Haven



Phone: 904-346-5100 Ext. 240
Fax: 904-346-5111
Email: edwardm@hope-haven.org
Website: www.faast.org
www.hope-haven.org
Address: 4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology
Fees: Fees vary; call for information
Area Served: Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns county
Description: FAAST provides short-term loans for consumers and professionals throughout the state of Florida. Device loans may be to assist in decision making prior to purchase or funding application, or as a loaner device while equipment is out for repair or while waiting for funding.



 
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR THE
DEAF/BLIND AND MULTI-HANDICAPPED, INC.



Phone: 356-1437
Fax: 356-3359
Address:
7576 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Persons who are multi-sensory impaired, age 14 through adulthood, and their families where appropriate.
Fees: Residential services and adult day training funded through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Medicaid waiver
Description: This organization provides advocacy as well as other services including but not limited to:
- community accessibility
- functional communication
- specialized group homes and Adult Day Training (ADT 3:1 or 1:1 ratio)
Services are developed on an individual basis so that consumers may attain their personal goals.



 
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE -
DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAM



Phone: 632-5007 DSS,Director
633-8488 Downtown Campus
381-3500 Kent Campus
766-6784 North Campus
646-2191 South Campus
633-8220 ILAB (Independent Living for Adult Blind)
Fax: 633-8110
Address: 101 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Students with special needs, age 16 and older
Fees: None, however enrollment in classes at the college is required for Auxiliary Aids Services. Referral from the Division of Blind Services is required for Independent Living for Adult Blind.
Area Served: Duval and Nassau counties
Description: Auxiliary Aids Services – As appropriate, the following services may be provided upon receipt of eligibility documentation:
- adaptive equipment
- note takers
- CLAST waiver
- reader/scribe
- course substitution
- software
- enlarged or Braille materials
- test accommodations
- tutors
- interpreters
Independent Living for Adult Blind (ILAB) – ILAB offers training in orientation and mobility, daily living skills, communication (Braille), computer access, and counseling.



 
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN DUVAL COUNTY



Phone: 904-253-1080
Website: duval.flhealth.gov
Address: 900 University Blvd. N. Jacksonville, FL 32211

HEALTH SERVICES
Beaches Family Health Center
2344 3rs Street S.
Phone: 904-253-2555

Boulevard Comprehensive Care Ctr.
(Infectious Diseases)
515 West 6th St.
Phone: 904-253-1040

The Center for Specialized
Pulmonary Services
(Tuberculosis Care)
515 West 6th Street
Phone: 904-253-1070

Center for Women & Children
515 West 6th Street
Phone: 904-253-1080
(See separate listing)

Magnolia Women’s Center
5300 North Pearl St.
Phone: 904-924-1570

Wesconnett Family Health Center
5150-9 Timuquana Road
Phone: 904-253-1120

West Jax Family Health Center
120 King Street
Phone: 904-253-2785

Central Dental Clinic
515 West 6th St.
Phone: 904-253-1210

South Jax Dental Center
1722 University Blvd. S.
Phone: 904-253-1240

Mobile Dental Units
Phone: 904-253-1200, option #1

Wesconnett Dental Clinic
5150 Timuquana Road
Phone: 904-253-1680

IMMUNIZATIONS

Walk-In Clinic
Immunization Center
5220 North Pearl Street
Phone: 904-253-1420

South Jax Immunizaton Center
3225 University Blvd. Suite 101
904-253-1140
Population Served: General public; some programs for the medically indigent
Fees: Sliding scale
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The Florida Department of Health services include:
-Child and adolescent health care
- communicable disease diagnosis & treatment
- dental care
- determination of WIC (Women, Infant and Children)eligibility
- family planning & maternity care
- immunizations



 
FLORIDA DIAGNOSTIC & LEARNING RESOURCES SYSTEM (FDLRS) -
SPECIALIZED CENTER
Dept. of Pediatrics, UF Jacksonville



Phone: 633-0770
Fax: 633-0751
Address: 6271 St. Augustine Road
Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Ages 3 through 22, providing they are still enrolled in high school
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau and St. Johns Counties
Description: This university-based specialized FDLRS program offers diagnostic and limited treatment services to children with behavioral, developmental and learning disorders. Comprehensive evaluation services are provided at no cost to families through the use of a
multidisciplinary diagnostic clinic. Teams consist of professionals from the fields of education, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, clinical and school psychology,and communication disorders. These professionals work closely with parents and schools to better facilitate the educational progress of children who are experiencing learning difficulties due to medical, psychological, psychiatric and cognitive issues. Children may be referred by parents, educators, physicians and other professionals in health-related fields.



 
FLORIDA DIAGNOSTIC & LEARNING RESOURCES SYSTEM (FDLRS/CROWN)
Clay, Duval, and Nassau County Schools


Phone: Child Find: 346-4601
Parent Services, Human Resources, and Technnology:
346-4601
Fax: 346-4611
Email: browng@duvalschools.org
Website: www.fdlrscrown.org
Address: Child Find -
4124 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Parent Services, Human Resources, and Technology
4124 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Parents, public and private school educators, community agencies and others involved in the education of children with special needs.
Child Find serves primarily children ages 3 through 5.
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: Child Find - conducts developmental screenings and assists in placing children in appropriate educational programs. (See separate listing for Child Find).
Human Resources Development - provides inservice training programs and assistance for personnel serving exceptional students.
Parent Services - assists parents of exceptional students with training opportunities and information about support groups and community resources.
Technology - assists parents and teachers with selection and use of computers, software, and assistive devices for exceptional students.



 
FLORIDA ELKS
CHILDREN’S THERAPY SERVICES



Phone: (904) 808-7141
(800) 523-1673
Population Served: Children who would benefit from physical or occupational therapy who have been unable to receive services elsewhere
Fees: None
Area Served: Florida
Description: This program, sponsored by the Elks of Florida, provides home-based physical and occupational therapy for children. Informed consent is required prior to an evaluation. A physician’s prescription is necessary prior to the initiation of treatment.



 
FLORIDA KIDCARE


Phone: 1-888-540-5437 (toll free)
Fax: 850-224-0615
Website: www.healthykids.org
Address: P.O. Box 980
Tallahssee FL 32302-0980
Population Served: Children from birth through 18 who do not have health insurance
Fees: Monthly premiums range from $0 to $20 per household, based on income
Area Served: State of Florida
Description: Florida KidCare is a State of Florida health insurance program for Florida’s uninsured children. The insurance covers doctor’s visits, hospital care, medicines, lab tests, and other services. Some dental services may be covered. A pregnant mother may apply for her unborn child. Parents may apply for all children in the household including a pregnant teen.

Call the phone number listed above for applications and more information.



 
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE


Phone: 1-800-955-8770 (voice)
1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
Population Served: Individuals who are deaf or those wishing to communicate by telephone with persons who are deaf
Fees: None
Area Served: Florida
Description: The Florida Relay Service (FRS) provides telephone relay service between standard telephone users and text telephone users (TTY/TDD) through a Florida Relay Service operator or Communication Assistant. Communication Assistants provide professional confidential relay services 24 hours a day, every day. For more information or assistance, call FRS Customer Service at 1-800-682-8706(voice), 1-800-682-8786(TTY).



 
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND


Phone: (904) 827-2200
(800) 344-3732 (In-state only)
Fax: (904) 827-2218
Website: www.fsdb.k12.fl.us
Address: 207 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Population Served: Children with sensory loss (hearing and/or vision) ages 3-21 who meet enrollment criteria; outreach services for children birth through age 22 (see separate entry)
Fees: Free to Florida residents; tuition required for non-Florida residents
Area Served: State of Florida
Description: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a public school, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, for students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing or visually impaired. Founded in 1885, the school awards both standard and special diplomas. Graduates attend colleges, universities, and technical training centers and enter a full range of professional careers and trades. See separate entry for Outreach Services.



 
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND - OUTREACH SERVICES
(OSDB)



Phone: 827-2660
Fax: 827-2338
Email: Hollingswoc@FSDB.K12.FL.US
Website: www.rtmcosbd.org
Address: 207 North San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Population Served: Birth to 22 Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired individuals
Fees: None -State discretionary project
Area Served: State of Florida
Description: Assists school district personnel, parents, and other professionals by providing technical assistance, in-service training, consultation, information and referral services on issues related to deafness and blindness across Florida.



 
FLORIDA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY



Phone: (904) 682-4032
Fax: (904) 682-3010
Website: www.ngycp.org/state/fl
Address: 5629 State Road 16 West
Bldg. 3800
Starke, FL 32091
Population Served: At-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 19
Fees: No charge to participants; funded by the Department of Defense and the State of Florida
Area Served: State of Florida
Description: This program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, Clay County District Schools, and the Department of Military Affairs. Its purpose is to empower at-risk youth to become successful, productive citizens. The program is demanding and highly regimented. It consists of a 5-month residential phase and a one year post-residential phase.



 
FULL SERVICE SCHOOLS



Address: Arlington Family Res. Center
Terry Parker High School
8015 Parker School Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 858-1955
Serving Zip Codes 32211, 32277

Beaches Resource Center
Fletcher High School
700 Seagate Avenue
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
(904) 270-8200
Serving Zip Codes 32250, 32233, 32266

Englewood Family Resource Center
Englewood High School
4412 Barnes Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 730-6289
Serving Zip Codes 32207, 32216

Full Service Schools Director
United Way of NE Florida
1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 400
P.O. Box 41428
Jacksonville, FL 32203-1428
(904) 390-3247

Greater Springfield Family Resource Center
Andrew Jackson High School
3816 Main St
Jacksonville, Fl 32206
(904) 359-6250
Serving Zip Code 32206

Paxon Family Resource Center
Annie R. Morgan Elementary School
964 St. Clair Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 381-6073
Serving Zip Codes 32254, 32205
West Jacksonville Elementary School

Ribault Family Resource Center
Ribault High School
3701 Winton Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32208
(904) 390-4019
(904) 924-1684 Fax
Serving Zip Codes 32208, 32209

Sandalwood Family Resource Center
Sandalwood High School
2750 Prom Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Serving Zip Codes 32224, 32225, 32246

Westside Family Resource Center
Oak Hill Elementary School
6910 Daughtry Blvd. S.
Jacksonville, FL. 32210
(904) 390-3284
Serving Zip Codes 32210, 32244


Population Served: Students and families residing or attending schools in Full Service School areas
Fees: All services are free
Area Served: Designated zip codes
Description: Neighborhood based collaboration designed to remove barriers to a child’s academic success. Services vary according to each neighborhood site.
Some services that are offered are:
- behavioral intervention
- individual/ family counseling
- mentoring
- parental skills enhancement
- after school tutoring
- case management
- medical/ health services
- after school activities



 
GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.



Phone: 387-4661
Fax: 384-5753
Website: www.gatewaycommunity.com
Address: 555 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: Adolescents and adults in need of intervention for chemical abuse or dependency
Fees: Cost is determined by sliding scale and is covered by many insurance policies. No one is denied treatment because of inability to pay.
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Gateway Community Services provides prevention, intervention, outpatient, and residential treatment services for alcohol and other drug dependency problems. The comprehensive range of services makes it possible for every person to receive individualized treatment.



 
GIRL SCOUTS OF GATEWAY COUNCIL, INC.
CLASSROOM GIRL SCOUTING



Phone: 388-4653 Ext. 1137
800-347-2688
Fax: 384-1542
Website: www.girlscouts-gateway.org
Address: 1000 Shearer Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Girls in Exceptional Student Education classes,
ages 5 – 18
Fees: $15 annual membership fee; financial assistance available
Area Served: Sixteen Northeast Florida counties, including Clay, Duval, and Nassau
Description: The Classroom Girl Scouting program provides exceptional students the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts during the school day using activities based on the curriculum, with the teacher as a leader. Students receive membership pins and may earn up to four badges per year. The badges are related to subjects covered in the classroom. A one-day day camp with outdoor activities is held in May. Students may participate in other Girl Scout activities with their families.



 
GIRL SCOUTS OF GATEWAY COUNCIL, INC.
SMILE CAMP



Phone: 388-4653
800-347-2688
Fax: 384-1542
Website: www.girlscouts-gateway.org
Address: 1000 Shearer Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Boys and girls with cerebral palsy or other disabilities, ages 4 - 11
Fees: None; transportation provided
Area Served: 16 northeast Florida counties, including Clay, Duval, and Nassau
Description: Smile Camp offers a one-week camp program for children with disabilities. Girls with mild disabilities may be mainstreamed into one of the Girl Scouts Summer Camp programs.



 
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
OF NORTH FLORIDA, INC.



Phone: 384-1361
Fax: 387-3204
Website: www.goodwilljax.org
Address: 4527 Lenox Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Population Served: Youth and adults, ages 18 and older
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: Goodwill of North Florida provides vocational assessments, training, and job placement services. Most participants are referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.



 
GREENWOOD SCHOOL


Phone: 904-726-5000
Fax: 904-726-5056
Email: jsealy@greenwoodjax.org
Website: www.greenwoodjax.org
Address: 9920 Regency Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Population Served: Students in grades 6 - 12 who have average to above average intelligence with learning differences, dyslexia, ADHD, etc.
Fees: Set fee schedule; limited financial assistance, we accept the John McKay and Gardiner scholarships
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: Teachers are trained to use multi-sensory instruction to accomodate different learning styles. Our class size average is 12. Students must meet the states course requirements to earn a standard diploma. Students must exhibit behavior that is conducive to a positive learning environment.



 
GROVE HOUSE OF JACKSONVILLE, INC.


Phone: 730-3811
Fax: 730-0299
Email: jaxgrovehouse@aol.com
Website: www.thegrovehouse.org
Address: 2700 University Boulevard
#A-1
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Duval County and surrounding areas
Description: Grove House, Inc. offers supported living, supported employment, and mental health services to persons with developmental disabilities ages 18 and up. Its programs assist people to live and work as independently as their abilities permit and to be part of their community.



 
HEAD START -
JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE



Phone: 721-9788
Fax: 721-7524
Website: www.jaxul.org/headstart.html
Address: 903 West Union Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: Children ages 3 – 5 from low income families, children with disabilities, and children in foster placement
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive preschool program. Centers are located throughout the county. Some transportation is provided for children living farther than walking distance from a center. Additional services include a parent training program, counseling, a nutritional program, medical and dental care, and developmental screenings.



 
HEAD START
Clay, Duval & Nassau Counties
EPISCOPAL CHILDREN’S SERVICES



Phone: (904) 726-1500 Ext. 282
(800) 238-3463
Fax: (904) 726-1516
Email: jgreen@ecs4kids.org
Address: 8443 Baymeadows Rd., Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children ages 3 - 5 from low income families and/or with disabilities
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker, Bradford, Alachua, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy and Marion
Description: Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive preschool program that provides the following services:
- preschool education
- Health and nutrition services
- services for children with special needs
- social services

Duval County
ECS Northside EHS
1070 W. 18th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-359-2612

ECS Westside EHS
2648 W. 5th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
904-693-5042

Clay County
ECS Middleburg HS/EHS
2506 Blanding Blvd.
Middleburg, FL 32068
904-291-5473

ECS Orange Park HS
15 Belmont Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-213-3071

ECS Green Cove Springs HS/EHS
1107 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
904-529-1150

Nassau County
ECS Callahan HS/EHS
45089 Third Ave.
Callahan, FL 32011
904-879-2811

ECS Fernandina Beach HS
516 S. 10th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-491-3630






 
HEALTHY FAMILIES JACKSONVILLE


Phone: 630-0535
Fax: 630-4983
Email: koroza@coj.net
Address: 1095 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Population Served: Pregnant women or anyone with an infant or child from birth through age 5 who lives in one of the designated zip code areas
Fees: None; funding provided by the Jacksonville Children's Commission, Duval County Health Department, and the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition
Area Served: The following Jacksonville zip code areas:
32202 32216
32204 32217
32205 32218
32206 32225
32207 32244
32208 32246
32209 32254
32210 32277
32211
Description: Healthy Families Jacksonville offers voluntary home visiting by trained family support workers to promote positive parent interaction and child health and development. Families are linked with other agencies as needed. Healthy Family services begin prenatally or at the birth of a baby and continue for up to three to five years depending on the need.



 
HEALTHY START-FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN CLAY COUNTY


Phone: (904) 529-2800
Fax: 9904-529-2828
Website: http://clay.floridahealth.gov
Address: P.O.BOX 578
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Population Served: All pregnant women and children up to age 3 in Clay county
Fees: Healthy Start is a free of cost, voluntary program.
Area Served: Clay County, FL
Description: Healthy Start provides free parenting, childhood development, breastfeeding and tobacco cessation education & more.
*Ages & Stages questionnaires(Developmental screenings)
*linkages to other service providers, resources and referrals
*Prenatal services: pregnancy and child development
*related education, guidance with healthy choices



 
HEALTHY START-NORTHEAST FLORIDA HEALTHY START COALITION



Phone: Duval: (904) 723-5422
Nassau: (904) 548-1810 ext.5244
Fax: Duval: (904) 723-904-723-5433
Website: nefhealthystart.org
Address: 644 Cesery Blvd. Suite 210
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Moms and Dads of children birth to 3 yrs of age.
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker, and St. Johns counties
Description: Healthy Start is a statewide program which aims to reduce infant mortality, reduce the number of low birth weight babies and improve health and developmental outcomes.
Services include:
- healthy pregnancy information
- nutrition and breastfeeding information and support
- Parenting and co parenting information
-fatherhood classes
- case management
- referrals and support services



 
HOPE HAVEN


Phone: 904-346-5100
Fax: 904-346-5111
Email: info@hope-haven.org
Website: www.hope-haven.org
Address: 4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children and young adults with special physical, psychological, and educational challenges; areas of specialization include children with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, autism, Down Syndrome, and other learning disabilities.
Fees: Fees vary depending on service; limited scholarships and financial aid for qualified families. Call for information.
Area Served: Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
Description: Mental health counseling; tutoring; Discovery School (PreK - Grade 1); after school program for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental needs; summer camps; speech, occupational and physical therapy; FAAST - assistive technology and job development



 
HUBBARD HOUSE


Phone: 354-0076
354-3114 (24-Hour Hotline)
1-800-500-1119
354-3958 TDD
Website: www.hubbardhouse.org
Address: P.O. Box 4904
Jacksonville, FL 32201
Population Served: Women, children, and men
Fees: No charge for most services
Area Served: Baker, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: Hubbard House is a full service domestic violence center providing a safe, nonviolent place for women to plan their futures. Services include:
- emergency shelter
- an educational program for children and youth who have observed or experienced abuse
- counseling
- First Step Program for batterers
- support groups at safe, confidential locations
- therapeutic daycare for children
- before and after school care



 
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER
of NORTHEAST FLORIDA (ILRC)



Phone: 904-399-8484
Fax: 904-396-0859
Email: info@theilrc.com
Website: www.theilrc.com
Address: 2709 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: persons with disabilities; all ages
Fees:
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Services include:
-career development
-job placement
-loaned durable medical equipment
-benefits counseling
-free amplied telephones
-sign language interpreting
-youth services
-high school/high tech
-advocacy
-mentoring
-information/ referral
independent living skills trainings



 
IVY LEAGUE ACADEMY


Phone: 779-1770 – Oak Leaf Plantation
619-8797 – San Pablo
Fax: 771-7311 – Oak Leaf Plantation
Email: tdegryse@comcast.net
Website: www.myivyleaguepreschool.com
Address: 7629 Old Middleburg Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32222

2245 Plantation Center Drive, Building 1
Orange Park, FL 32003
Population Served: Birth to age 5 for educational programs; to age 12 for after-school program and summer and vacation camps.
Fees: Fees vary; call for information
Area Served: Clay County and Duval County
Description: Ivy League Academy is an educational preschool program with occupational, speech, and physical therapies available. Full and part-time sessions are available as well as before and after-school care and a summer camp program. The preschool program focuses on language, motor skills, creativity, discovery and curiosity, dramatics, reading, and music. Age appropriate toys, games, and activities facilitate learning while always making learning fun.



 
JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AID, INC.


Phone: 356-8371 ext. 307
(866) 356–8371 toll-free
Fax: 356-8285
Website: www.jaxlegalaid.org
Address: 126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Low income persons
Fees: No fees, although clients are encouraged to reimburse court costs
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: Legal Aid provides civil legal services for low-income people. Services are provided at several locations. Call for information about hours and appointments.

Beaches Resource Center
Fletcher High School
700 Seagate Ave.
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

126 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 356-8371

Clay County
3540 Highway 17 Ste. 101
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: 284-8410 or (866) 284-8410 toll-free

Nassau County
1367 South 18th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32043
(904) 261-0701

St. John’s County
222 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 827-9221 or (877)
827 – 9921 toll-free

Spanish Speakers Hispanic Ministry
Phone: 353-3243






 
JACKSONVILLE CLEFT LIP AND PALATE CLINIC




Phone: 904-633-0942
Fax: 904-633-0944
Email: Lida_Sarnecky@jax.ufl.edu
Website: http://hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics/cleft/
Address: 820 Prudential Drive
Suite 412A
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Infants and children, birth to age 21, who have a cleft lip or palate
Fees: no fee for services
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: We provide diagnostic & medical care for children with cleft lip, cleft palate & craniofacial conditions. We also provide education regarding feeding, surgery and support services. Children are seen by a team of physicians & specialists to ensure all aspects of the condition is addressed.



 
JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM


Phone: 732-4343
Fax: 732-4344
Email: jaxschoolchildrenautism@comcast.net
Website: www.JSAKIDS.org
Address: 9000 Cypress Green Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32207
Population Served: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or other developmental delays between the ages of 3 and 22. Jacksonville School for Autism provides classroom and clinic enrollment for students K-12.
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Northeast Florida including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau & St. Johns Counties
Description: Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA)operates as a not-for-profit private school that provides comprehensive, individualized special education to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). JSA has a beautifl new campus which is centrally located right off I-95 & Baymeadows Rd.JSA is an approved John McKayScholarship School.

Services offered include:

* Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
* Behavioral Intervention and Assessment
* Behavior Supports & Planning
* Board Certification Supervision
* Evidenced-based Parent Training
* General Consultation & Advocacy
* IEP development and teacher training
* Community Supports (schools/home)
* Parent & Sibling Training
* Speech Therapy/Occupational Therapy
* School workshops and training
* Social Groups



 
JACKSONVILLE SPEECH & HEARING CENTER, INC.


Phone: 904-355-3403
Fax: 904-355-4149
Website: www.shcjax.org
Address: 1010 North Davis Street Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Infants to older adults
Fees: Sliding scale, Medicaid, and private insurance
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: The Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center offers the following services:
-audiology - diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aids, and assisted listening devices.
-speech/language pathologhy - diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders.



 
JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND JTA CONNEXION


Phone: 630-3100 - bus information
265-6999 - JTA Connexion for persons with disabilities unable to use fixed route schedules
265-6001 - to request application for JTA Connexion
636-7402 - TDD
Website: www.ridejta.net
Address: 5711 Richard St
Jacksonville, Fl 32216
Population Served: General public including individuals with special needs
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Duval County
Description: JTA Connexion provides service for persons with disabilities or who are unable to use fixed route buses. Eligibility must be established. Call 265-6001 to request an eligibility application or a Rider's Guide.Call the Bus Information number for bus route schedules, bus fare information, route changes, bus stops, special event buses, and shuttle information.



 
JACKSONVILLE YOUTH SANCTUARY


Phone: 389-5231
Fax: 389-7067
Website: www.jaxyouth.org
Address: 1703 Emerson St
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Youth in foster care ages 12 - 17; Targeted Case Management (TCM) services for ages 4 - 18
Fees: Medicaid
Area Served: Statewide for foster care services; Duval County for Targeted Case Management
Description: The mission of the Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary is to provide residential, psychiatric and behavioral health services to youth in residential group homes. Youth are linked to various service agencies in the community. Targeted Case Management provides wrap-around service connections for youth with mental health issues.



 
JERICHO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM


Phone: 744-5110
Fax: 744-3443
Email: jerichoschool@yahoo.com
Website: www.thejerichoschool.org
Address: 1351 Sprinkle Dr
Jacksonville FL 32211
Population Served: Children with autism, developmental disabilities, speech and language impairments or specific learning disabilities
Fees: Call for information; John McKay Scholarship accepted
Description: The Jericho School is a private non-profit school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The school provides individualized instruction that is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (A.B.A.) and B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior (V.B). The Jericho School provides a comprehensive curriculum with emphasis on the acquition of language and communication skills. Although much of the instruction is provided in a 1:1 and 2:1 learning environment, the school also understands the importance of students being able to generalize those skills into the natural environment.



 
JEWISH FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES


Phone: 448-1933
Fax: 448-0349
Email: information@jfcs.org
Website: www.jfcsjax.org
Address: 6261 Dupont Station Court East
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: People of all ages
Fees: Sliding scale
Area Served: Duval County and surrounding area
Description: Jewish Family and Community Services ((JFCS) offers a wide range of services for children and adults. Services include counseling, play therapy, support services for adopted and foster children, a suicide prevention support group for teenagers, emergency groceries and emergency financial assistance for families and individuals experiencing difficult times, and case management services for children who are in foster care.



 
L'ARCHE HARBOR HOUSE


Phone: 721-5992
Fax: 721-2143
Email: info@larchejacksonville.org
Website: www.larchejacksonville.org
Address: 700 Arlington Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Population Served: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabiities
Fees: May be funded through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), medwaiver, or other sources
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: L'Arche Harbor House operates five residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities based on a Christian community model. A day workshop is also offered based on an arts and crafts model.



 
LEARN TO READ, INC.


Phone: 904-238-9000
Fax: 904-630-7162
Email: LEARNTOREAD.JAX@GMAIL.COM
Website: http://www.learntoreadjax.org/
Address: Office: 303 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, Fl 32202
Mailing: P.O.Box 2178 Jacksonville, Fl 32203
Population Served: Adults ages 18 and above
Fees: No fee for tutoring: students pay for materials
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Trained volunteers provide tutoring to individuals who wish to improve their reading skills. The tutoring takes place in public locations such as schools, churches, or libraries.



 
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Phone: 637-0637
Fax: 637-0638
Email: cnorton@lighthousechristianschool.net
Website: www.lighthousechristianschool.net
Address: 1542 Kingsley Ave
Suite 143
Orange Park, Fl 32073
Population Served: Children in grades 1 to 12 including students with learning disabilities
Fees: Set fees; call for information
Area Served: Multiple campuses in Clay and Duval and Nassau Counties
Description: Lighthouse Christian School's program is inclusionary for children with learning difficulties. Class size ranges from 9-13 students in elementary grades. Average class size is 16 students in grades 7-12. Small group and individual tutoring is offered throughout the school day as students' needs dictate.



 
LITTLE STAR CENTER


Phone: 928-0112
Fax: 264-1241
Email: info@littlestarjax.com
Website: www.littlestarjax.com
Address: 11512 Lake Mead Ave.
Suite 801
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children with autism and other developmental delays
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties
Description: Little Star Center is a private, nonprofit school offering an academic year and a summer camp program. Little Star provides a variety of therapies including:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Discrete Trial Training
- Natural Environment Training
- Total Communication
- Picture Exchange system

Supplemental therapies include:
- music therapy
- speech-language therapy
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- sensory therapy



 
MARCH OF DIMES


Phone: 398-2821
Fax: 398-8299
Website: www.marchofdimes.com
Address: 4040 Woodcock Drive suite 147
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: General Public
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, and Union counties
Description: Pregnancy: March of Dimes hopes that every pregnancy is a healthy one and reaches out to moms-to be with local programs that help them before, during and after the pregnancy. Information about nutrition, prenatal care and much more is available at www.marchofdimes.com or by calling the local office.

Educating Moms: New moms and moms-tobe can get valuable information through our website, videos and printed brochures. All information is available in English and Spanish.

Supporting Families: When something goes wrong, the March of Dimes is there to help. We offer information and comfort through our local office and our website. Our online community, www.marchofdimes.com/community, offers a place where families can find information and connect with others who understand the NICU experience.



 
MEDICAID PROGRAM -
Agency for Health Care Administration


Phone: 353-2100
Transportation:
Duval - 265-8935
Clay - 284-5977
Nassau - 261-0700
Address: 921 North Davis St.
Building A, Suite 160
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Low income children and adults who meet eligibility criteria
Fees: $2.00 co-pay for adults
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, and other Northeast Florida counties
Description: Medicaid services include:
- answers to questions about covered services and limitations
- assistance in locating doctors and health care practitioners who accept Medicaid
- assistance with acquiring motorized wheelchairs
- authorization for expanded services for children under age 21
- transportation to medical appointments



 
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER, INC.


Phone: 642-9100
Fax: 641-6529
Address: 11820 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Population Served: Children and adults who have emotional disturbances
Fees: Sliding scale fees for inpatient services only, some private insurance and Medicaid for outpatient services
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: The Mental Health Resource Center provides outpatient psychiatric services for children and adolescents with emotional disturbances and inpatient crisis stabilization for those who pose a danger to themselves or to others. Adolescents must be approved for residential placement and funding by an insurance company or a Case Review Advisory Committee.



 
MICAH'S PLACE, INC.


Phone: 225-9979 or toll free: 1-877-ABUSE88
(24 hour hotlines)
Fax: 225-3116
Email: abuse88@bellsouth.net
Address: P.O. Box 1615
Yulee, FL 32041
Population Served: Victims of domestic violence
Fees: None
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: Micah's Place services include the following:
- assistance with emergency shelter
- court advocacy, including assistance in obtaining an injunction for protection
- personalized safety planning (call the hotline)
- supportive counseling (in person or on the 24-hour hotline)
- weekly adult and child support groups

Services are confidential and free of charge.



 
MORNING STAR SCHOOL


Phone: 721-2144
Fax: 721-1040
Email: officemanager@morningstar-jax.org principal@morningstar-jax.org
Website: www.morningstar-jax.org
Address: 725 Mickler Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Population Served: Children that are Kindergarten thru 12th grade that have learning differences.
Fees: Tuition- K- 8 $9,800 plus fees, 9th - 12th $10,000 plus fees
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: Morning Star School services students with learning differences, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and mild intellectual disabilities.



 
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION


Phone: 296-6799
Fax: 296-8575
Website: www.mdausa.org
Address: 7563 Philips Highway
Building 200, Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children and adults with one of the 40 neuromuscular diseases
Fees: Covered by private insurance and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) funding
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: Upon a doctor's referral, MDA provides diagnostic and evaluative tests, follow-up clinic appointments, assistance toward the purchase of wheelchairs, and free summer camp for MDA children under the age of 21.



 
NAMI FLORIDA INC. - JACKSONVILLE -
National Alliance on Mental Illness


Phone: 904-724-7782
Email: gethelp@namijacksonville.org
Website: namijacksonville.org
Address: P.O. Box 16404
Jacksonville, FL 32245-6404
Population Served: Family and friends of people with mental illness and neurological brain disorders
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: NAMI Jacksonville is part of a national organization whose mission is to support and improve the quality of life for people with mental illnesses and their families through compassion, education, and advocacy. Locally there are weekly meetings covering topics such as resources and how to handle various situations and behavior. The website offers much information and many useful links.



 
NASSAU COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


Phone: (904)548-1800
Outreach Clinics:
Callahan 879-2306
Fernandina 548-1860
Hilliard 845-4761
Yulee 548-1880
Fax: (904)277-7286
Address: P.O. Box 517
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Population Served: All ages
Fees: Sliding scale according to income and family size
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: The Nassau County Health Department provides:
- health screenings for anemia, sickle cell, lead, blood pressure, vision, and hearing
- Healthy Start
- Healthy Families - Nassau
- Medicaid screening
- Pediatric Primary Care Clinic (call local clinic for appointments)
- referral to appropriate specialists or to Children's Medical Services
- Well Child Clinic for routine health supervision including immunizations and physical examinations
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program

The Nassau County Health Department Dental Clinic provides dental services at 479 Felmor Rd., Yulee.
Call 225-2263.



 
NASSAU COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION -
Parent Advisory Council


Phone: 491-9881
Address: 1201 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Population Served: Parents of students in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) as well as agencies and ESE staff
Fees: None
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: The Parent Advisory Council of the Nassau County Public Schools ESE Department is an organization of parents whose mission is to provide assistance to the School District in maximizing educational opportunities for students in ESE programs. The Council:
- acts as a helping hand to parents regarding the admissions and placement process
- acts as a parent support system if problems arise
- provides a help line for questions or concerns
- provides resource information



 
NASSAU COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION


Phone: 491-9881
Fax: 277-9041
Website: www.nassau.k12.fl.us
Address: 1201 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Population Served: Children ages 3 through 21 who have been identified as needing special learning environments, curricula, and methodology
Fees: None
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: The Nassau County School Board provides appropriate educational services and programs for children with special learning needs. Eligibility for specific exceptional student education programs is determined by state and local guidelines.



 
NEMOURS CHILDREN'S CLINIC


Phone: (904)697-3600
(800)767-5437
Fax: (904)697-3699
Website: www.nemours.org and
www.kidshealth.org

Address: 807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children from birth through age 18 who have specialized medical needs
Fees: Most major insurances accepted; Nemours funding available based upon financial need
Area Served: Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
Description: Nemours Children's Clinic is a specialty group practice providing medical care and treatment. Clinics and programs include:
- Allery/Immunology
- Audiology
- BrightStart Dyslexia Initiative (see separate listing)
- CHOMP - Children's Healthy Obesity Management
- Cochlear Implants
- Endocrinology
- Facial Anomalies Program
- Gastroenterology/Nutrition
- Genetics
- Hematology/Oncology
- Infectious Disease
- Neurology
- Ophthalmology
- Orthopedics
- Otolarngology
- Psychiatry and Psychology
- Pulmonology
- Radiology
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Spina Bifida
- Urology

SURPASS - Striving to Unite Resources for Pediatric Autism and Similar Syndromes:
SURPASS provides comprehensive evaluation and therapy services, in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital. For more information call 858-3900.



 
NEMOURS READING BRIGHTSTART!


Phone: 904-697-3118
Fax: 904-697-3172
Website: www.readingbrightstart.org
Address: 10140 Centurion Parkway N. Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children 0-8 yrs. old
Fees: None
Area Served: Focused on early literacy, resources available everywhere.
Description: We have a free website for parents of children 0-5 yrs. of age with tips and activities to build reading readiness skills. We also provide training for early childhood educators and have curricula for infants up to early elementary grades to support language and literacy development for ALL children.



 
NEW HEIGHTS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA



Phone: 904-396-1462
Fax: 904-396-1199
Email: respite: christinam@newheightsnefl.org therapy: rachaels@newheightsfefl.org
Website: newheightsnefl.org
Address: 3311 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Birth - 18 years
Fees: varies
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns
Description: Duval provides respite care only. Therapy services is provided in all 5 counties.
We provide respite services free to children with disabilities in Duval county. We provide therapy services to all 5 counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns. Fees vary for therapy services.



 
NORTH FLORIDA SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION


Phone: 724-8323
Fax: 724-8325
Website: www.northfloridaschool.org
Address: 223 Mill Creek Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Population Served: Students with mild to moderate developmental disabilities, ages 7-22
Fees: Set fee schedule; McKay Scholarships accepted
Area Served: Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: North Florida School of Special Education offers a 6:1 student/teacher ration and provides comprehensive individualized education including academics, social skills instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and vocational training and job placement services.



 
NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC. -
Children's Program


Phone: 781-0600
Fax: 781-0016
Address: 2400 Edgewood Avenue North
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Population Served: Children, adolescents, families
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Children and Adolescents Outpatient Services include psychiatric services, individual and group therapy, intensive therapeutic on-site services, community and school-based services, and community support services.

Adult Services include case management, adult mental health services, day treatment, HIV/AIDS counseling support group, and individual and group therapy.



 
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE FOUNDATION
OF JACKSONVILLE


Phone: 728-7834
888-783-3211
Fax: 888-783-3211
Email: m_w_bennett@msn.com
Website: www.ocfjax.org
Address: 8495 Bluestem Court
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Population Served: Children, teens and adults with OCD and their families
Fees: None
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: The mission of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation is to provide information to the community about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and to provide support to those who suffer from OCD and related illnesses. "MOCCA" support group meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 824 Children's Way.



 
ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER -
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES


Phone: 682-7632
Fax: 682-7636
Address: 1887 Kingsley Avenue
Suite 1800
Orange Park, FL 32073
Fees: Set fee schedule; call for information
Area Served: Clay County and surrounding areas
Description: Rehabilitation services for children include:
- auditory training and speech reading services
- hearing evaluations
- infant hearing screening for all newborns born at the hospital
- physical therapy
- speech and language assessment
- therapy to address articulation, language, swallowing, stuttering, and voice disorders
- sensory integration



 
PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS
OF JACKSONVILLE


Phone: 448-8002
Fax: 448-2808
Address: 2933 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Population Served: At-risk teenage girls
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: PACE Center for Girls is a nonresidential alternative education program serving girls ages 12 - 17. PACE uses a holistic,strength-based approach to respond to the needs of girls. It is recognized as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.



 
PEDIATRIC HEARING PROGRAM -
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER


Phone: 360-7022 Ext. 230
Fax: 798-4546
Address: 910 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Children from birth to 12 years of age
Fees: Set fee schedule
Area Served: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: The Pediatric Hearing Program provides diagnostic audiology services including basic hearing evaluations, immittance, auditory brainstem response evaluations, and otoacoustic emissions.



 
PINE CASTLE, INC.


Phone: 733-2650
Fax: 733-2681
Email: info@pinecastle.org
Website: www.pinecastle.org
Address: 4911 Spring Park Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Adults, age 18 and older, with developmental disabilities
Fees: Funded through the Department of Children and Families/Developmental Services and private pay
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Baker counties
Description: Pine Castle, Inc. offers work-oriented programs for developmentally disabled adults. Training is provided in the areas of work, daily living skills, social skills and recreation, to increase independence in work and community settings. Programs attempt to provide real work situations in a workshop setting and job placement in community settings.



 
PLAY WORKS THERAPIES


Phone: 288-8910
Fax: 288-8912
Email: playworkstx@comcast.net
Address: 12276 San Jose Blvd. #507
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Population Served: Typically and non-typically developing children from 18 months to 6 years of age
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Located in South Mandarin, close to the Julington Creek bridge
Description: Playworks is a developmental program for children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years. The program is taught by both a speech/language pathologist and a cognitive therapist. There is a strong focus on language and social development.



 
PSA Health Care


Phone: (800) 287-9026
(904) 730-2200
Fax: 730-0630
Website: www.psahealthcare.com
Address: 8659 Baypine Road
Building 3, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Infants and children who are considered medically fragile or technology dependent and who require skilled nursing care.
Fees: Medicaid and most private insurances accepted; call for information
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: Providing medical care in home for medically fragile children as ordered by MD and approved by insurance
24 hour coverage available
private pay available



 
QUIGLEY HOUSE


Phone: 1-800-339-5017 / 284-0061
Address: P.O. Box 142
Orange Park, FL 32067
Population Served: Victims of domestic and/or sexual assault
Area Served: Clay County
Description: Quigley House is a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault center providing shelter, counseling, and advocacy services.
Services include:
- cell phone and alarm safety systems
- childhood sexual assault support groups
- children’s counseling
- emergency safe shelter
- individual and group counseling
- parenting and workforce preparation classes
- transitional housing
- 24-hour hotline



 
Resource Materials and Technology Center (RMTC)


Phone: 904-827-2660
Fax: 904-827-2338
Email: Hollingswoc@FSDB.K12.FL.us
Website: www.rmtcosbd.org
Address: 207 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Population Served: Birth to 22 deaf and hard of hearing students in Florida
Fees: none - state discretionary project
Area Served: Statewide
Description: Provides assistance to school district personnel, parents, and other professionals by providing technical assistance, in-service training, consultation, and information and referral services related to educating children who are deaf and hard of hearing in Florida



 
RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES, INC. -
Children's Treatment Services


Phone: 924-1551
Fax: 924-1556
Website: www.rrhs.org
Address: 7240 Lem Turner Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Population Served: Adolescents, 10 - 17
Fees: River Region accepts referrals, from all referral sources, and also provide services to families who come for help without referrals
Area Served: Baker, Clay and Duval counties
Description: River Region is dedicated to providing adolescents and their families with high qualitly intervention and substance abuse treatment services; which includes prevention and working with adolescents on responsible decision-making, job preparedness, problem-solving, peer pressure coping skills, and pro-social skills. Services include screenings and assessments, individual, group and family counseling, aftercare services, drug/alcohol testing, outreach, etc., which are provided to those experiencing co-occuring disorders as well.



 
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF JACKSONVILLE


Phone: 807-HOME(4663)
Fax: 807-4700
Email: mstone@rmhjax.org
Website: www.rmhjax.org
Address: 824 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Families of children under age 18 who are critically ill, chronically ill, or injured
Fees: $10 per night
Area Served: Must live outside the Jacksonville area
Description: The Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville provides temporary lodging and support services (including meals and transportation) for families of children who are critically or chronically ill or injured, while they are being treated at any area hospital or clinic. A social worker or medical provider must call in advance with a referral.



 
SAFE HARBOR BOY'S HOME


Phone: 757-7918
Fax: 757-2504
Email: harbor@boyshome.com
Website: www.boyshome.com
Address: 4772 Safe Harbor Way
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Population Served: Troubled boys, ages 15 - 17
Fees: Set fees, call for information; some scholarship funds available
Area Served: Statewide
Description: Safe Harbor is a residential, educational and vocational facility serving troubled youth. The program utilizes the water and vessels as the residential and educational facility. Boys live aboard vessels, work toward their high-school diploma or GED at the on-site accredited academy, and take part in job-ready vocational classes.



 
SCOTTISH RITE - CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation Services


Phone: 202-4200
Fax: 202-3332
Address: For locations, see separate listing for Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation Services.
Population Served: Any child with a speech and language disorder, ages birth to 16, for whom no insurance, state, or federal funding is available
Fees: Funding assistance provided by the Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida, Inc.
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: This program provides evaluations, individual speech/language therapy sessions, parent training, in-service training for professionals, and coordination of services.



 
SEAMARK RANCH


Phone: 904-288-8885
Fax: 904-288-8875
Email: mail@seamarkranch.com
Website: www.seamarkranch.com
Address: 3631 Seamark Ranch Road
Green Cove Springs, Fl 32043
Fees: There is no charge for admission or restriction on entry to Seamark Ranch on the basis of race, class, religion, or creed. Children whose parents or relatives have the means and are able and willing to rear their children will be ineligible.
Area Served: Our primary geographic focus for the admission of children will be the 5-county Northeast Florida area including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties.
Description: Seamark Ranch, located on a beautiful 468-acre campus in Northeast Florida, seeks to provide a “traditional home” environment where each child can experience the security of boundaries and the acceptance of unconditional love. The Seamark approach is therapy-based and individualized. We strive to heal wounds and help children prosper in faith, in school, and in the community.




 
SEDNET 4
Severely Emotionally Disturbed Network


Phone: 904-336-4400
Fax: 904-336-4403
Email: kathryn.lawrence@oneclay.net
Address: 2306 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Population Served: Students with emotional/behavioral disabilities
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau, Counties
Description: SEDNET is a statewide collaboration whose goal is to link community services for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. There are other SEDNET offices serving all counties in Florida.



 
SHANDS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
REHABILITATION SERVICES


Phone: 244-0411
Fax: 244-9668
Address: Pavillion Building - 1st Floor
555 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Population Served: Individuals from birth through 21 years of age
Fees: Medicaid and most private insurances accepted; call for information
Area Served: Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties
Description: Rehabiltation Services provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, diagnostic evaluations, and treatment.



 
SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN c/o MOROCCO SHRINERS


Phone: 642-5200 Ext. 13
Fax: 642-5203
Email: Recordergay@gmail.com
Website: www.moroccoshrine.org
Address: Morocco Shrine
3800 St. John's Bluff Road S.
Jacksonville, FL 32245
Population Served: Children through age 18 who need orthopedic treatment or treatment for burns
Area Served: Northeast Florida
Description: Contact the Morocco Shrine for specific information regarding referral to the Shriners Hospitals and Burn Centers, evaluation information, and eligibility for services.



 
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


Phone: Southside office:
(877)409-8424

Northside office:
(866)635-0789
Fax: Southside office:
904-296-6521

Northside office
904-714-3808
Website: www.socialsecurity.gov
Address: Southside Office
7185 Bonneval Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Northside Office
1685 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Population Served: Persons with disabilities, all ages
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and Putnam counties
Description: The Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) is a federal program making monthly payments to disabled children and adults who meet financial criteria. Entitlement to SSI automatically entitles applicants to Medicaid in the State of Florida.



 
Special Olympics Florida - Duval County


Phone: 904-307-4221
Fax: 904-241-5241
Email: info@specialolympicsduval.org
Website: SpecialOlympicsduval.org
Address: P. O. Box 49008
Jacksonville, FL 32240
Population Served: Intellectual and developmentally disabled individuals
Fees: none
Area Served: Duval County
Description: We provide year-round sports training and competition to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities between the ages of 8 and 100 years of age at no cost to either the athlete or their family. We also have a young athlete program (YAP) for ages 2 - 7 years of age.



 
SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION
OF JACKSONVILLE (SBAJ)


Phone: 697-3686
Fax: 697-3466
Email: mquinone@nemours.org
Website: www.sbaj.org
Address: 807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Population Served: Children and adults who have spina bifida, their families, medical specialists, and others interested in helping people with spina bifida
Fees: $1Annual dues for members; services not contingent upon payment of dues
Area Served: All areas within 100 miles of Jacksonville
Description: The Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville offers support group meetings, new member visits, monthly family outings, a loan closet of specialized equipment, and a lending library of books and video tapes. Some booklets are available in Spanish. Limited funding is available for supplies provided other sources have been tapped. Fundraisers are held throughout the year with members assisting.



 
STARTING POINT BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (formally SUTTON PLACE)


Phone: Yulee: 225-8280
Hilliard: 845-7777
Fax: Yulee: 225-8232
Hilliard: 875-7621
Email: lpagel@spbh.org
Website: www.spbh.org
Address: 463142 SR 200 West
Yulee, FL 32097

371015 Eastwood Rd.
Hilliard, FL 32046
Population Served: Yulee: Adults and children
Hilliard: Adults (severely & persistenly mentally ill)
Fees: Sliding scales, Medicaid, or private insurance
Area Served: Nassau County
Description: Starting Point (formerly Sutton Place) is a non-profit community agency providing behavioral health services (mental health & substance abuse): including individual, family & group counseling, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, parenting groups, animal assisted therapy, opioid dependence program.



 
TALKING BOOK/SPECIAL NEEDS LIBRARY -
Jacksonville Public Library


Phone: 630-1999
Address: 303 North Laura St. (Main Library)
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Population Served: Any individual with a visual or physical disability
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The Talking Book/Special Needs Library provides recorded books and magazines for those with visual or physical disabilities which would otherwise prevent them from reading regular print material. Services may be provided at the library or by mail. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Sorenson Video Relay Service is available at all library locations for people with hearing loss.



 
TEMPLE SISTERHOOD BRAILLE GROUP -
Congregation Ahavath Chesed


Phone: 904-733-7078
Address: 8727 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Population Served: Anyone requiring Braille materials
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County and other areas on request
Description: The Temple Sisterhood Braille Group is a volunteer organization which transcribes printed materials into Braille. Braille material is thermoformed and spiral bound. Children's books are illustrated by raised thermoform images. The types of materials produced include textbook and literary Braille, books, pamphlets, charts, bus schedules, and menus. Tests may be transcribed on request.



 
THEATREWORKS, INC.


Phone: 353-3500
Fax: 353-3583
Email: jamie@theatreworksjax.com
Website: www.theatreworksjax.com
Address: 630 May Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: Young people and families
Fees: $5.00 - $12.00
Area Served: North Florida and South Georgia
Description: Theatreworks presents national and international theater productions. All shows have an educational format and include study guides to coordinate with the curriculum of public, private, and home-school teachers.



 
Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida,Inc.


Phone: 727-418-0240
Email: director@tsa.fl.org
Website: www.tsa-fl.org
Address: P. O. Box 411416
Melbourne, Fl. 32941
Population Served: All ages of individuals and families with Tourettes
Fees: none, with the exception of some event fees
Area Served: State of Florida
Description: We provide consultation for IEP and 504 plan determination and development in Florida schools. We distribute literature on TS to individuals, schools, and medical professionals. We establish support groups and other individual and parent resources. We hold several annual recreational events including camp activities.



 
UNITED WAY 2-1-1


Phone: 2-1-1
If you are unable to access 2-1-1 in your county, dial one of the numbers listed below:
Duval County:
632-0600
Jacksonville calling area:
632-0600
All other counties:
1-866-318-0211
Population Served: Anyone needing information or referral to health, social, and human services
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, and Suwannee counties
Description: United Way 2-1-1 provides 24 hour/7 days a week free information and referral to community resources and crisis and suicide intervention. Resources include:
- adult, child, and family services
- child/adolescent/adult mental health and substance abuse resources
- financial assistance information
- food, shelter, and clothing
- HIV/AIDS information and testing
- medical needs and assistance
- support groups for people with disabilities
- resources for victims of abuse or crime

United Way 2-1-1 also operates a suicide intervention and prevention help-line accessed by dialing 2-1-1.



 
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA Preschool


Phone: 904-620-2372
Fax: 904-620-2375
Email: mahreen.mian@unf.edu
Website: www.unf.edu/preschool
Address: 1 UNF Drive Building 49
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Population Served: Students, faculty, and the general public with children ages 2.5 - 5, who are able to function in a 1-10 teacher/student ratio
Fees: Set fee schedule; call for information.
Area Served: Duval and surrounding counties
Description: UNF Preschool promotes an atmosphere of creativity, freedom of choice and positive interaction with our staff and children of the University and the community. UNF Preschool is a year round program, nationally accredited by NAEYC, 5 star rated by Guiding Stars of Duval County and the proud recipient of the God Seal of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The center is more that a day care or child care center. It strives to provide high quality education to young children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years old in a safe, culturally diverse and nurturing environment. Various options such as free Voluntary Prekindergarten wrap around and part-time hours are available. We also off various enrichment programs such as Spanish, Music, Dance and Happy Feet, which is a soccer based movement class. UNF Preschool promotes the cognitive, social and emotional, language and physical development of children through high level curricula, assessments and developmentally appropriate practices. The center also serves the University's academic community by allowing faculty members to conduct research. This research is interdisciplinary in nature and involves various University departments and research projects. Furthermore, the Center serves as a pre-internship site for its University students as well as students within its region. During the Summer terms, UNF Preschool continues to focus on the academic enrichment of children alongside an array of fun filled experiences such as water play, picnics, on campus field trips to the TV station, kitchen at the Café and library and mud day. UNF Preschool Alumni 10 years old and younger are welcome to attend during the summer months.



 
VISION IS PRICELESS


Phone: 904-308-2020
Fax: 904-308-2968
Email: nancy@visionispriceless.org
Website: www.visionispriceless.org
Address: 3 Shircliff Way Suite 546
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: Children ages 3-18, and adults
Fees: None
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
Description: - Provide vision screening services to identify eye problems including reduced visual acuity,amblyopia and strabismus, to over 30,000 children ages 3-18 each year. Our screeners go to approximately 450 locations, including preschools, day care centers, indpendent schools, and Head Start centers.
-Provide vision screenings to identify reduced visual acuity, glaucoma, and other issues to over 3000 adults each year.
-Provide free eye exams and glasses for our clients who qualify financially and have no insurance, using a network of volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.



 
VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN -
Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Inc. -
Duval County


Phone: 208-2044
Website: www.elcoduval.org/VPK.asp
Address: 8301 Cypress Plaza Drive
Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Population Served: Children who are 4 years old by September 1 of each school year
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: Florida's Pre-Kindergarten Education Program consists of 3 hours per day of high quality early childhood education. The program is provided at no cost to parents.



 
VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN -
Episcopal Children's Services -
Clay and Nassau Counties


Phone: Clay County:
213-3939
Nassau County:
491-3638
Duval County:
800-238-3463
Fax: 726-1520
Website: www.ecs4kids.org
Address: 8443 Baymeadows Rd., Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Population Served: Children who are 4 years of age by September 1 of each school year
Fees: None
Area Served: Clay, Nassau, and other North Florida counties
Description: Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program provides 4-year-old children with a 3 hour daily high quality early childhood education. The program is funded by the State of Florida, and there is no cost to parents.



 
WE CARE JACKSONVILLE, INC.


Phone: 253-1640
Fax: 253-2457
Email: freddie_webster@doh.state.fl.us
Website: www.dcmsonline.org/wecare.htm
Address: 900 University Blvd. S.
Suite 609
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Population Served: Adults ages 18 - 64
Fees: No fee if income is at or below 200% of poverty level as defined by the Federal Government
Area Served: Duval County
Description: The We Care program is a voluntary health care program which provides free medical treatment (and when necessary, hospitalization) to Duval County persons in need. Referrals are made when necessary to appropriate We Care participating specialists. Call 630-3372 for clinic hours and apppointment information.

Christ the King Clinic
S. Jax Family Health Clinic
1736 University Blvd. S.

City Rescue Mission
426 S. McDuff Ave.
(for Mission Program participants only)

I.M. Sulzbacher Health Center
611 East Adams St.

Legacy of Care Health Clinic
6665 Banbury Rd.

Trinity Rescue Mission
622 W. Union St.

Lake Shore Baptist Medical Mission
2363 Blanding Blvd.

Healing Hands Clinic
5126 Timuquana Rd.

Mission House Clinic
800 Shelter Ave.

Oasis Medical Clinic & Pregnancy Crisis Center
819 Townsend Blvd.
Suite #4

Springfield Medical Clinic at the Help Center
511 West 11th St.

St. Matthew Christian Community Health Clinic
1311 W. 27th St.

Dental Services
768-0237 or
260-4298



 
WEST JACKSONVILLE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER -
Duval County Health Department


Phone: 253-2785
Address: 120 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Population Served: All
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Jacksonville and surrounding areas
Description: West Jacksonville Family Health Center provides full medical care (well care, sick care, immunizations) for children from birth to age 21.



 
WOLFSON CHILDREN'S REHABILITATION SERVICES


Phone: Registration for all clinics:
904-202-1884
Wolfson Children's Hospital Inpatient Program:
904-202-2037
Fax: 904-202-3332
Website: wolfsonchildrens.org/rehab
Address: Outpatient Clinic Locations:

Wolfson Rehab - Beaches
1320 Roberts Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904-627-1480

Wolfson Rehab Downtown (Drew Bradbury Center)
841 Prudential Drive #140
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-346-0394

Wolfson Rehab - Mandarin South
14785 Old St.Augustine Rd., Suite100
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Phone: 904-292-1808

Wolfson Rehab - Clay
1747 Baptist Clay Dr., Suite 100
Fleming Island, FL 32003
Phone: 904-516-1800

Wolfson Rehab - Lake City
164 NW Madison St.
Lake City, FL 32055
386-758-1811

Population Served: Children from birth to age 18
Fees: Most private insurance accepted; also Medicaid, Medipass, and CMS
Area Served: Northeast Florida, South Georgia
Description: Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation Services provides individual comprehensive occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy to children from birth to early adulthood. They also provide special services and programs to include Aquatics, Wheelchair Clinic, Little Bites Feeding Program, Handwriting Club, SpeechEasy Program, splint fabrication, Babies Early Development Program, Cranial Scanning, Orthopedic & Sports Program, Spasticity Clinic and Brachial Plexus Clinic.



 
WORLD OUTREACH, INC.


Phone: 573-1333
Fax: 778-1437
Address: 5042 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Population Served: People in need of basics such as food or clothing, and those in need of medical care who are uninsured
Fees: None
Area Served: Duval County
Description: World Outreach, Inc. sponsors a free medical clinic for the uninsured. Food, clothing, diapers, formula, and other items are available for those in need.



 
YMCA HEARING IMPAIRED CAMP -
YMCA CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS


Phone: 850-926-3361
Fax: 850-926-3624
Email: alfeerreira@campindiansprings.org
Website: www.campindiansprings.org
Address: 2387 Bloxham Cut Off Road
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Population Served: Boys and girls ages 8 to 16 who are hearing-impaired
Fees: Set fee schedule; financial assistance available
Area Served: Southeastern United States
Description: YMCA Camp Indian Springs offers a mainstream overnight camp session for partially hearing, deaf, as well as hearing children and their siblings. Volunteer staff who interpret sign language are present at all times to assist in cabin life and activities which include horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, field sports, campfires, and lots of fun. This is an opportunity for hearing and hearing-impaired campers to interact in an environment that is safe and secure.



 
YMCA OF FLORIDA'S FIRST COAST -
MCARTHUR FAMILY YMCA


Phone: 261-1080
Fax: 261-6003
Email: jstallings@firstcoastymca.org
Website: www.firstcoastymca.org
Address: 1915 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Population Served: School-aged children
Fees: Call for information
Area Served: Fernandina Beach and Yulee
Description: The McArthur Family YMCA's "Pryme Time" program provides before and after school care located at the child's school. Daily activities include homework assistance, healthy snack, character development, youth fitness, creative arts, and many other activities.



 
YOUTH CRISIS CENTER, INC. (YCC)


Phone: Corporate Office:
904-725-6662
Fax: 904-724-8513
Email: cstalnaker@ycc.org
Website: www.ycc.org
Address: YCC - South
3015 Parental Home Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Population Served: Children and adolescents 10-17 years of age who exhibit any type of youth-related problem that disrupts the stability of the family
Fees: No fees
Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties
Description: Residential Crisis Care: short term respite services for youth 10 - 17 years of age who are in crisis due to running away, school-related concerns, ungovernable behaviors, victims of trafficking, and homelessness. Counseling services, recreational activities, and academic instruction are provided. This program is at no cost to families.

Family Link: outpatient counseling services to children 6-11 years of age who are running away, homeless, truant or experiencing school-related concerns, or have ungovernable behaviors. This program is at no cost to families and is provided in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

Outpatient Behavioral Health: mental health counseling and psychiatric care services provided to children ages 3 and up an adults who are experiencing mental health concerns. This provided in Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties. This service accepts FL Medicaid and some commercial insurance; sliding scale provided.

S.N.A.P. (Stop Now and Plan): group instruction to children ages 6 - 11 years of age and their parents/guardians. This program serves children who are exhibiting signs of aggressive and disruptive behaviors at home/school. Groups, child care and meals are provided at no cost.

Touchstone Village: transitional living services for homeless 18 - 24 year olds. Life skills and career development training, mental health counseling, and academic support provided. Efficiency-sized apartments are included. Rent and utilities are a nominal fee.