Adult Protective Services

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RESPONSIBILITIES:
PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS
SERVICES FOR PERSONS AGED 18-59 WITH DISABILITIES

1-888-895-7873

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.

1-888-895-7873

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.
http://www.hhalliance.org/contact-us.html

HUD
1-850-244-5886

Homeless Housing
Alliance
1-850-362-7426

Medicare Counseling
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.

Our Mission

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.
http://www.floridashine.org/

SHINE
1-850-244-5886

Medicaid Help Line

https://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/medicaid/florida-medicaid-general.aspx

1-800-303-2422

Help with Home and Roof Repair

Local assistance may be available.

SHIP
1-850-609-7024

Vision Exam/Eyeglasses

This agency supports sight programs and services. This includes vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. They raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst.

Lions Club
1-850-862-2696

City of Fort Walton Beach Ramps and Roof Repair

Must be a Fort Walton Beach Resident and live within the city limits.
https://www.fwb.org/city-clerk

1-850-833-9697

Help with Utilities, Rent and other needs

http://tricountycommunitycouncil.com/

Tri-County Community
Council
(850) 306-1134

Salvation Army
(850) 243-4531

https://ccnwfl.org/

Catholic Charities
(850) 244-2825

Food Pantries

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 ​ ​

Local Churches

Veterans Services
Okaloosa County Vet Center

https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=6139

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255

90Works:

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.
https://90works.org/index.html

90Works

1-855-909-6757



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