Comprehensive list of area organizations offering various services (e.g., behavioral health, housing, clinics, emergency assistance, etc.)
Compiled by the Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless
Legal assistance with mental health issues
AHCA is Florida’s chief health policy and planning entity responsible for Florida’s Medicaid program, the licensure of Florida’s health care facilities, and the sharing of health care data. Florida Health Finder (part of AHCA’s network) offers health education and information to compare and locate health care providers in Florida. To access providers, search Florida Health Finder Facility/Provider Locator:
FloridaHousingSearch.org: A free place to list and find affordable housing in Florida
The FloridaHousingSearch.org website was launched in June of 2006, and is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. The website was developed with support from a number of nonprofit and government organizations in Florida. The housing locator service allows people to locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs. The service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center M-F, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST. Individuals can easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria with special mapping features and receive apartment listings that provide a multitude of important information about each unit. In addition, the site connects people to other housing resources through website links and provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.
United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 Referral is a comprehensive information and referral call center and website for St. Johns, Putnam, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker, Columbia, Suwanee, and Hamilton Counties.
2-1-1 Volusia Flagler/First Call For Help: United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties’ Information and Referral Service was created to give people in need of community services direction, support and a place to call when they don’t know where to turn. The service is free, and confidential. Certified Information & Referral Specialists are available by telephone 24/7, 365 days a year, locally from 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday, with afterhours coverage by 2-1-1 Brevard. Housing Referrals
State and National Resources
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Stay up to date through NAMI Now and NAMI E-News.
NAMI Florida is the state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has its headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. There are 29 affiliates in communities across Florida providing education, advocacy, and support groups for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones. Each affiliate includes family members, friends, professionals, and consumers whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. Affiliates also help members access psychiatric services, treatment, benefits, medication, and housing.
A statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care. We fulfill the critical role of building the capacities for and linking consumer, community and service organizations with health care advocacy. We provide policy education, collaborative networking, training, and communications and organizing tools to the public, allied partners, media, and policy makers.
The SAMH Programis the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders. 904-723-2000 (Northeast Region)
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Click here for the SAMHSA Newsroom.
A national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. Topics covered include Corrections, Courts, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Reentry, Substance Abuse, and Youth.
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Stay informed by subscribing here.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. It is a free service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Click here for information for Patients and Families. Click here to learn how to participate in a clinical trial.