(850) 833-9165

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Senior Legal Helpline

1-888-895-7873

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.

https://www.floridalawhelp.org/node/219/florida-senior-legal-helpline

Help with Housing

HUD

1-850-244-5886

Homeless Housing Alliance

1-850-362-7426

Housing counseling agencies offer guidance on homebuying, renting, reverse mortgages and default and foreclosure prevention.

https://www.hud.gov/states/florida/homeownership/hsgcounseling

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

Medicare Counseling

SHINE

1-850-244-5886

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/

Help with Home and Roof Repair

SHIP

1-850-609-7024

Local assistance may be available.

Vision Exam/Eyeglasses

Lions Club

1-850-862-2696

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

https://www.rightservicefl.org/ht/node/16395

City of Fort Walton Beach

Ramps and Roof Repair

1-850-833-9697

Must be a Fort Walton Beach Resident and live within the city limits.

https://www.fwb.org/city-clerk

Help with Utilities, Rent and other needs

Tri-County Community Council

(850) 306-1134

Salvation Army

850.243.4531

Catholic Charities

(850) 244-2825

Food Pantries

Sharing & Caring

Harvest House Destin

Food for Vets

Local Churches

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.

Veterans Services

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255

90Works

1-855-909-6757

Okaloosa County Vet Center

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

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