Assistance Programs

General Assistance

To qualify, applicants must meet financial criteria and provide a physician's statement of inability to work or have a pending application for Social Security Disability. Emergency disaster situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No cash grants are available; bills are paid directly to service providers.

Assistance Offered

  •  Rental Assistance
  • Medical and pharmacy costs
  • Food Assistance
  • Utility payment
  • Personal care items
  • Clothing Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Bayshore Manor Admissions
  • Indigent Burials and Cremations
  • LIHEAP-Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Medical Assistance

Eligibility is based upon the patient's income and assets. Most services require prior approval. Only medically necessary services and those not covered by other State, Federal or private programs will be considered as funds are available.

  • Physician services
  • Prescriptions
  • Inpatient Hospitalization (out of County)
  • Outpatient Services
  • Ambulance
  • Prosthetics
  • Medical Supplies
  • Convalescent Equipment
  • County Assisted Living Facility
  • Medicaid Hospital and Nursing Home
  • Florida Health Care Responsibility Act


Arrangements can be made to transport clients to our office for interviews. Call the Transportation Program at least one day in advance.