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Need Help? - Children Experiencing Homelessness

Need Help?

For those actively experiencing homeless in our community, we provide emergency shelter through our “Interfaith Hospitality Network” program. Congregations and organizations provide unoccupied space as a safe, warm place for families to sleep at night.

Day Center

Our Day Center, provides a place for families to meet basic needs including but not limited to,

 

  • Hot meals

  • Showers 

  • Laundry Facilities 

 

The staff and volunteers at the Day Center provide 

 

  • Case management connecting families with financial resources 

  • Job Search Assistance

  • Affordable Housing

  • Education 

  • Mentorship

 

Transportation for families is also provided to and from shelter locations and the Day Center. Below is a list of other resources in our area that may be helpful to you.

Questions about the Day Center?

Community &
Government Resources

Information & Referral

  • 211 – a service of United Way of West Florida
     

  • Opening Doors  
     439-3009

 

Law Enforcement

  • 911
     

  • Escambia County Sherriff’s Office    
    436-9630
     

  • Pensacola Police Department    
    435-1900

 

Crisis Lines

  • Disaster Distress Line  
     

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline    
    800-273-8255
     

  • Runaway Teens Hotline     
    800-786-2929

 

Abuse

  • State-wide Reporting of Abuse      
    800-962-2872
     

  • Domestic Violence:  Favor House  (women & children)
    434-1177
     

  • Child Abuse:  Gulf Coast Kids House      
    595-5800 

Government Assistance

  • Department of Children & Families (DCF)     
    300-43

    Myflorida.com
      - Benefits, Food Stamps
     

  • Department of Economic Opportunity
    CareerSource Escarosa – multiple services   
     
    607-8849

 

Health Services 

  • Community Health of Northwest Florida    
    436-4630

     

  • Department of Health    
    595-6500
     

  • Health and Hope Clinic (for uninsured residents)    
    479-4456
     

  • St. Joseph’s Clinic (for uninsured residents)    
    434-8162

 

Housing - long waitlists but get started!

  • Escambia County Area Housing Commission   
    438-8561
     

  • Escambia County Section 8 Vouchers    
    858-0340
     

  • 90Works (housing + services)     
    909-6757

 

Legal Services

  • Emerald Coast Legal Services    
    432-2336
     

  • Guardian Ad Litem (Child Advocacy)    
    595-3728
     

  • Legal Services of North Florida    
    432-8222

 

Mental Health

 

Shelters

  • Loaves & Fishes (families)     
    438-7616
     

  • Cold Weather – Ensley 1st Baptist (women & children + other services)    
    530-2429
     

  • Waterfront Mission (men)     
    478-4044

 

Showers

 

Transportation

  • Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)    
    595-3228
    goECAT.com
     

  • Medicaid/Medicare (some providers)