Local Resources for People who need help through difficult financial times

Orlando Area United Way 211 Help Line
By calling 211 - residents of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties can apply for aid to pay rent, power bills and groceries.

Catholic Charities
1771 N. Semoran Blvd.
The mission of Catholic Charities of Central Florida is to provide vital social services to paople in need, regardless of their religious, social or economic background, to improve lives of individuals, families and the community.
Programs and Services of Catholic Charities of Central Florida include:
Women, Children and Family Services
Emergency Services
Immigration and Refugee Services
Senior Services
Healthcare Services
Criminal Justice Services

Community Service Center of South Orange County, Inc.
621 Wilks Avenue, Orlando FL 32809
based on a review posted 8/4/2008 by Natalie C. at Yelp:
The Community Service Center of Orange County provides a bevy of helpful services and programs for adults, children and families. More specifically they offer a food pantry, a clothes closet, parenting classes, after school programs for kids, summer camp, emergency assistance, anger management lessons, dance lessons, spiritual worship offerings, among many others.

Heart of Florida United Way
1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando FL 32804
Heart of Florida United Way supports nearly 100 local agencies and nearly 200 health and human service programs that provide critical care and assistance to one in four Central Floridians.
You can check out a list of Available Agencies & Programs if you click on the tab with that title at their website:

The Sharing Center
600 N. Highway 17-92
Suite 158 Longwood, FL 32750
Since 1986, The Sharing Center has worked to prevent homelessness in Seminole County, Florida by assisting low-income families with basic and necessary needs during financial emergencies caused by job loss and health care problems.
http://www.the sharingcenter.org

Salvation Army
416 W. Colonial Drive
Programs include: Men's Shelter, Women and Children's Shelter, Senior Housing, Soup Kitchen, Emergency Assistance, Youth Programs, Senior programs, Day Care and after School Care Assistance, Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Christian Service Center
808 W. Central Blvd, Orlando FL 32805
According to an online Orlando Sentinel article - For 38 years, the center has been home to an emergency food pantry, where 500 pounds of food are distributed daily to hungry Central Florida families.
According to the Charity Navigator website = In addition to food and clothing, Christian Service Center for Central Florida provides rent and utilities to those in immediate need; gasoline vouchers for transportation to and from a job; travel vouchers for emergency cases; employment counseling and referral; drug and alcohol addiction refeeals; phone calls; adult day care programs; after school tutoring; and non-residential mentoring programs such as Fresh Start and Mothers Helping Mothers.