Adult Protective Services
PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS
SERVICES FOR PERSONS AGED 18-59 WITH DISABILITIES
Senior Legal Helpline
The Senior Legal Helpline, provides free legal advice to eligible Florida residents age 60 and older, for civil (not criminal) legal problems.
The helpline also provides:
- solutions to seniors to help them resolve their legal problems
- referrals to state and local regulatory agencies
- help finding legal providers in their communities when necessary.
Help with Housing
Housing counseling agencies offer guidance on homebuying, renting, reverse mortgages and default and foreclosure prevention.
Homelessness & Housing Alliance (HHA) is dedicated to the elimination of homelessness. HHA believes we can create a community without homelessness by investing in long-term and cost-effective solutions that have been proven to prevent and end homelessness.
Who We Are
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.
The SHINE program supports the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ mission by providing free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.
Medicaid Help Line
Help with Home and Roof Repair
Local assistance may be available.
This agency supports sight programs and services. This includes vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. They raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst.
City of Fort Walton Beach Ramps and Roof Repair
Must be a Fort Walton Beach Resident and live within the city limits.
Help with Utilities, Rent and other needs
There are many food banks in the area including those listed to the left.
You can search Google for a list of food pantries near you.
Sharing & Caring
Harvest House Destin
Food for Vets
Okaloosa County Vet Center
Veteran's Crisis Line
Veteran's Crisis Line
Our mission is to overcome and prevent homelessness, poverty and family violence by becoming self-sufficient.
Our vision is to help people move from being in crisis and vulnerable to safe, stable and thriving.
We value everything it takes to be self-sufficient; housing, income, transportation, health, safety and support.