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Hours of Operation:  10:00A.M.-1P.M.


1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month

A.S.S.I.S.T. PROGRAM  

 (Achieving Self Sufficiency Through Integrated Services and Training.) 

PROGRAMS

Areas of Assistance


Basic Necessities
- food, clothing, personal hygiene, household, baby supplies, and guidance through the maze of social services.

Health Care- help determine the status of medical need; refer to medical free clinics, Health Care District, Florida KidCare, Medicaid and disability assistance.

Employment- Unemployment assistance, reemployment assistance, Workforce Alliance information, Job search 

Family Services- Training/education i.e. Nutrition, parenting skills, ESOL and more.

Personalized senior assistance- Case management, assistance navigating social services and public assistance.  


Computers available upon request

Description


The A.S.S.I.S.T. program is for people who find themselves facing unexpected financial hardships due to current economic conditions and require assistance navigating through the maze of available social services while receiving basic necessities such as food, clothing, household and personal hygiene items.Our program will coach members through areas of assistance listed below.  When a member has utilized all aspects of our program they will graduate after an evaluation is complete.



Program Procedures

 
The A.S.S.I.S.T Program allows clients to receive food, clothing, and household items twice a month for a 90 day period. Registered members will be evaluated after 90 days and will determine whether they will be graduated from the program or placed on our Emergency Program. During this time volunteers will work with members to locate other community resources, follow up on Food Stamps status and help the member return to self-sufficiency.



To register applicants are required to provide the following information:


  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Card
  •  Proof of Residence
  • Proof of Income or Poof of government assistance (Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI etc.)


Registered members who have households with five or more people may receive two bags of groceries (upon availability). Proof of household occupants is required


Members must come to the pantry in person in order to receive groceries. If they need someone to pick up groceries for them they must write a letter stating the name of that person and reason for picking up your groceries.