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Services Provided

Ability 1st

1823 Buford Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-575-9621
Fax: 850-575-5740

Ability1st is an independent non-profit, 501(c)(3), community-based, non-residential agency that provides a range of support, advocacy and accessibility services to persons of all ages, with all types of disabilities, throughout a six county area. Direct services to consumers include peer support, independent living skills training, advocacy, linkage with other necessary services, and accessibility services which include ramp building and other home modifications, loans of durable medical equipment, acccessibility surveys and consultation, and provision of disposable medical supplies.

Apalachee Center for Human Services

2634-J Capital Circle N.E
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-523-3333

Apalachee works with persons with severe and persistent mental illness within our community to improve the quality of life for them and their families through the efficient and effective delivery of behavioral healthcare services. Their services include Psychiatric Services, Day Programs, Residential Treatment, Case Management and Counseling.

Aquilina C. Howell Center

3955 West Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Ph: 850-487-3620
Fax: 850-921-4097


ARC Florida

2898 Mahan Dr.
Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-921-0460
Fax: 850-921-0418

ARC/Florida is Floridaís state level affiliated chapter of The Arc, a national association consisting of over 1,000 state and local affiliated members across the country with 100,000 individual members.

ARC Gadsden

1633A High Bridge Road
Quincy, FL 32351
Ph: 850-627-9058
Fax: 850-627-1065


ARC Gateway, Inc.

3916 North 10th Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32503
Ph: 850-434-2638
Fax: 850-438-2180

ARC Gateway is a not for profit service provider that has helped serve people with developmental disabilities since 1954. ARC Gateway provides services which can begin at birth with early intervention and continue throughout an individualís life with programs such as day and vocational programs, community based employment services (job placement and supported employment), personal care, respite, community inclusion, supported living, residential group homes and retirement services.

ARC Gulf County

203 Peters St.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Ph: 850-229-6327


ARC Jackson County

2944 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite A
Marianna, FL 32448
Ph: 850-526-7333
Fax: 850-526-2311


ARC Madison-Jefferson, Inc.

122 S.W. Commerce Dr.
Madison, FL 32341
Ph: 850-973-4614
Fax: 850-973-4334

The Arc Madison-Jefferson County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist persons with disabilities to live and work within their communities consistent with their interests, dignity and self respect. Services and programs provided by Arc Madison-Jefferson County include Homemaker, Companion, In-Home Support, Adult Day Training, Personal Care Assistance, Non-Residential Support, Supported Living Coach and Supported Employment.

Big Bend Jobs & Education Council Workforce Plus

325 John Knox Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-414-6085
Fax: 850-410-2595

Workforce Plus is the workforce development board for Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Together with many community partners, Workforce Plus works to build a better community by linking businesses in need of qualified employees with the people in our community who need and want competitive, career advancing employment. Workforce Plus offers job seekers job searching, employment training, resources, rehabilitation, workshops and childcare

CIL Disability Resource Center

3600 North Pace Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32505
Ph: 850-595-5566
Fax: 850-595-5560

We provide services to people with any type of disability and any age. Loan wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, amplified telephones for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, Speech Impaired, Braille TTY, Hospital Beds, Canes, Crutches, Hoyer Lifts, Transfer Benches, children biofeedback items, toys, Grab Bars, Legal and Information Referrals, employment readiness assistance, Peer Counseling, Video phone.

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.

6800 Forest Hill
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
Ph: 561-966-4288
Fax: 561-641-6619

Promote independence for people with disabilities, advocacy, independent living skills, information and referral, peer support, victim advocacy, assistance with application for public benefits, transportation vouchers, bus passes, loan closet, after school and summer program for teens with disabilities, high school transition services, etc.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Northwest Florida, Inc.

2600 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501
Ph: 850-433-7128
Fax: 850-438-0299

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services serves individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Hearing or Speech Impaired throughout the northwest Florida area. They provide interpreters and interpreter training, specialized equipment, childrenís group activities and American Sign Language classes.

Division of Blind Services

1320 Executive Center Drive
Atkins Building, Room 201
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph: 850-245-0370
Toll Free: 800-672-7038
Fax: 850-245-0386

The Florida Division of Blind Services provides services to persons who are blind or have severe visual impairments and to persons who have disabling conditions that make it difficult to read regular print. Their services include Children and Family Services, Independent Living Services, Transition Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Job Opportunities and Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Check the website for local offices in your county

The Florida Department of Educationís Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is an employment program assisting individuals with disabilities, including Floridians with the most severe disabilities, to pursue meaningful careers commensurate with their abilities and capabilities. Their services include counseling, job coaching, medical services, therapy services, adaptive aids, vocational assessment and training, employment services, supported employment, transition services, referral source and mental health services.

Dyslexia Research Institute

5746 Centerville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-893-2216
Fax: 850-893-2440

The Dyslexia Research Institute (DRI) is a nonprofit organization operating in Tallahassee, Florida. The Institute is dedicated to informing and training professionals and to educating adults and children with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). DRIís services to the Leon county area include a full-time school for children with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD in 1st-12th grades, advocacy and consulting, diagonostic testing, summer school, afterschool reading clinic, adult programs and study strategy tutorials.

Easter Seal Society of North Florida, Inc.

910 Myers Park Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-222-4465
Fax: 850-222-5909

The Easter Seal Society of North Florida provides support for disabled individuals in the areas of information & referral, nutrition, transportation, equipment loans, financial aid, medical supplies, and attendant care. Programs provided include: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, O/P Medical Rehabilitation, Elementary/Secondary Education, Child Day Care, Adult Day Care and Recreation. Services include Screening : LD, Evaluations for PT, OT, speech and hearing, Treatment: medical, PT, OT, skilled nursing, speech, respiratory therapy and therapeutic swimming, as well as educational and vocational and recreational service components.

Exceptional Life Care

3410 se 22nd Ave
Gainesville, FL
Ph: 352-792-4352
Fax: 352-225-3027

Supported living, supported employment, respite, personal car assistance, companion, and elder care.

Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

2475 Apalachee Pky.
Suite #205
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-877-4816

The Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (Florida ARF) is the premier professional industry association for advocacy, information, and networking. Florida ARF is a leader in the initiation of public policy change to promote and protect the interests of individuals with disabilities and the community human service provider organizations, which provide them with quality services.

Florida Consumer Action Council for Mental Health

1317 Winewood Blvd.
Bldg. 1, Room 202
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph: 850-487-1111
Fax: 850-922-2993

Center for Mental Health Services leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disorders.

Florida Council for Community Mental Health, Inc.

316 East Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-224-6048
Fax: 850-224-8837

The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of nearly 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. Council members serve the majority of the adults and children receiving publicly-funded mental health and substance abuse services in Florida.

Florida Development Disabilities Council, Inc.

124 Marriott Dr.
Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-488-4180
Fax: 850-922-6202

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council was established in 1971 to help plan individual and family-centered supports for persons with disabilities in Florida. The Council also guides the development and administration of services for people with developmental disabilities by planning and funding research, innovations, and programs designed to improve the quality of life.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

2214 Tallahassee Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-668-7323
Fax: 850-562-4798

The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association works to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities by providing information and education about the therapeutic value of recreation, promoting leisure activity involvement and developing accessible outdoor facilities and programs.

Florida Impact

345 S Magnolia Dr.
Ste E21
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-309-1488
Fax: 850-309-1489

Florida Impact was founded in 1979 to help reduce poverty and hunger in Florida. They work to secure justice for those whose ecomonic rights have not been realized.

Florida Independent Living Council, Inc.

1018 Thomasville Rd.
Suite 100 A
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Ph: 850-488-5624
Fax: 850-488-5881

Florida Independent Living Councilís goal is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently. The Council is responsible for developing a state plan for independent living and works with its partners Division of Blind Services and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to ensure their goals are met.

Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Education (FIRE)

1286 Cedar Center Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-942-3658
Fax: 850-942-4518

FIRE assists people with vision loss in their pursuit of independence by providing free individual instruction and classes in techniques of daily living (home and personal management), communications, assistive technology including computers, orientation and mobility (moving safely around the home and community), leisure activities, self advocacy, and individual and family adjustment counseling.

Goodwill Career Development Center

3221 E. Business Hwy 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Ph: 850-872-7420

Goodwill Industries Big Bend office located in Panama City offers career development opportunities for people with disabilities including services such as job counseling, evaluation and job placement through certified case managers.

Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc.

300 Mabry St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Ph: 850-576-7145

Goodwill Industries Big Bend has locations in Tallahassee, Thomasville and Panama City. Specific services vary among center. The Tallahassee location offers Leon County Schools Adult & Community Education , a Career Development Center and Computer Training.

Governor's ADA Working Group

4050 Esplanade Way
Suite 160
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ph: 850-487-3423
Fax: 850-414-8908

The Governorís ADA Working Group provides the following services: research and analysis of Supreme Court cases, legislation, policy, and state activities that effect the population of people with disabilities in Florida; training, exhibitions, and presentations on disability related issues; provide legislative proposals to the Governor and staff formulated by the ADA Working Group Board incorporating comment from public hearings and respond to inquiries on disability rights law and provide technical assistance and resources to all facets of the public.

Horizons of Okaloosa County, Inc.

123 Truxton Ave.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Ph: 850-863-1530
Fax: 850-862-4589

Horizons of Okaloosa County provide a bRd. spectrum of services to children and adults who have development disabilities in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Their services include Early Intervention, Childrenís Center, Developmental Day Program, Family Resource Specialist, Supported Employment, Employment Placement Services, Adult Day Training Sites, Residential Services, In-Home Support, and Personal Care.

I Can Grow, Inc.

2035 Palmview Rd.
Cottondale, FL 32431
Ph: 850-352-4879
Fax: 850-352-1091

I Can Grow is a nonprofit Agricultural Program for the developmentally disabled, specializing in Public U-Pick Orchard & Livestock operation. I Can Grow offers school/work incentive programs, vocational training classes and long-term job opportunities.

Independence for the Blind of West Florida, Inc.

1302 Dunmire St.
Pensacola, FL 32504
Ph: 850-477-2663
Fax: 850-479-4025

Independence for the Blind of West Florida (IB West) serves persons who are blind or visually impaired in a ten county area in Northwest Florida. Programs provided by IB West include Independent Living, Computer Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Independence Works, Inc.

902 East Blount Street
Pensacola, FL
Ph: 978-697-5810

Job placement and training services. Services include: resume development, interview training, job development and on the job training. We are also a Ticket to Work provider for vocational rehabilitation.

Lakeview Center, Inc.

1221 W.Lakeview Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Ph: 850-432-1222
Fax: 850-595-1400

Lakeview Center is Pensacola's community mental health center. They provide counseling for stresses of modern living, psychiatric treatment, and substance abuse treatment. Their services include individual, group, and family counseling; community support; crisis services; aftercare; vocational assistance; employee assistance services/programs; and a speakers bureau.

Leon Advocacy and Resource Center, Inc.

1589 Metropolitan Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-422-0355
Fax: 850-422-0824

The Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida is a statewide advocacy organization for persons who are mentally disabled and/or developmentally disabled. The Association provides information and referral on any issue relating to disabilities.

Leon County Human Service Center/DISC Village

3333 West Pensacola St.
Suite 3000
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Ph: 850-575-4388
Fax: 850-575-5960


Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, Inc.

525 E. 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32405
Ph: 850-769-9481
Fax: 850-872-7769

The Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, Inc. provides objective, professional help wth personal problems ranging from family and life adjustment difficulties to stress reactions or mental illnesses.


615 North Bonita Ave.
Rehab Dept.
Panama City, FL 32401
Ph: 850-747-6028
Fax: 850-747-6130


Mental Health Corp. of America

1876-A Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-942-4900
Fax: 850-942-0560


Muscogee Nation of Florida

P.O. Box 3028
Bruce, FL 32455
Ph: 850-835-2078
Fax: 850-835-5691

The Muscogee Nation of Florida are bands of Creek Indians with geographic boundaries across Northwest Florida. Their nonprofit organization seeks to better the economical, educational, cultural and social conditions for the Creek Indian people living in their tribal townships. One of the programs established by the Muscogee Nation of Florida is HIRE POWER, an annual job fair that helps Native Americans with disabilities to secure jobs.

NAMI Florida, Inc.

911 East Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-671-4445
Fax: 850-671-5272
Help Line: 1-877-NAMIFLA

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nationwide nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders

Pensacola Care, Inc.

2115 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Suite 2
Pensacola, FL 32524
Ph: 850-476-6202

Pensacola Care, Inc. provide services and maintains a congregrate living facility providing for all the needs of its residents who were convalescing from the effects of illness and injury, who are confined by reason of the infirmities of age, but not limited to these areas.

Perdido Bay Tribe, Inc.

12533 Polonious Pky.
Pensacola, FL 32506
Ph: 850-492-3593
Fax: 850-492-0058

The Perido Bay Tibe seeks to perserve Creek arts and culture in the Southeast. Perdido Bay Tribe offers support to Native Americans with disabilities by offering job training, educational opportunities and job placement.

Pyramid Inc. Studios

1770 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Ph: 850-513-1733
Fax: 850-513-1799

Pyramid Inc., Studios provides meaningful days to individuals with severe cognitive, physical and behavioral issues. In Tallahassee, their focus is primarily on the arts and is designed to attract participants with a special interest in visual, computer and literary art, dance, and vocal and instrumental music.

Pyramid, Inc.

7309 W. Hwy. 98
Pensacola, FL 32506
Ph: 850-453-3341
Fax: 850-457-9975

Pyramid, Inc in Pensacola serves individuals with severe cognitive, physical and behavioral issues. Their core programs now focus on the visual and performing arts under the direction of degreed instructors.

Pyramid, Inc.

345 South Magnolia Dr., Suite B-11
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-671-1690
Fax: 850-656-0251


Resource Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

2820 Sharer Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Ph/FAX: 850-875-1942

Helping children and adults with communication disorder through a broad rang of services is the mission of the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Services include Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Oral Interpreter Services, Support Groups & Services, Sign Language classes, and Information & Referral Services

Rural Area Disabilities Consultants, Inc.

Route 1 Box 313-C
Blounstown, FL 32424
Ph: 850-575-9621



231 E. Virginia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-224-8718
Fax: 850-224-8571

Shisa, Incorporated is dedicated to identifying, developing, and implementing innovative solutions to societal problems. Their direct services include HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Job Placement for groups with special needs, Consumer Education, Community Development, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Family Support Services, Leadership Development and Citizen Participation.

Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.

110 West Fifth Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Ph: 850-222-2355
Fax: 850-224-5644

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tallahassee serves those persons living with sickle cell anemia. Their direct services include client advocacy, transportation, free sickle cell screenings, education, individual and family counseling, support groups, scholarships, summer camp, financial assistance and job retention and employment counseling.

Sign Language Resource Center

9022 Winged Foot Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Ph: 850-228-5776

Interpreter services. Sign language classes, and oral and deaf blind interpreting.

Sign Language Services

4267 Pt. Milligan Rd.
Quincy, FL 32352
Ph: 850-875-1942

Interpreter services and training programs for individuals who are deaf/deaf-blind.

St. Andrew's Bay Center

1804 Carolina Ave.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Ph: 850-265-2951


Tallahassee Autism Support Coalition

110 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ph: 850-412-0141

Support groups, social get-togethers, other social activities and self-improvement programs

The Division of Blind Services

1185 Dunn Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Ph: 386-254-3800
Fax: 386-239-6107

The Division of Blind Services is Florida's state agency responsible for ensuring that people of all ages in the state who are blind or visually impaired can live independently and achieve their goals.

The Henry & Rilla White Foundation, Inc.

2629 Mitcham Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-922-8375
Fax: 850-488-2071

The purpose of the Foundation is to serve the troubled individuals of Florida. The Foundation provides a range of services to delinquent and dependent youth, as well as youth suffering from the effects of drug abuse and addiction, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional problems. It also provides mental health services to adults who are suffering from mental illness. The primary aim of all Foundation programs is to provide comprehensive and integrated services to youth, adults and their families.

Tri County Transportation

312 N Oklahoma St
Bonifay, FL 32435
Ph: 850-547-3688
Fax: 850-547-2504


Tri-County Community Council, Inc.

302 N. Oklahoma St.
Bonifay, FL 32425
Ph: 850-547-3689
Fax: 850-547-9806

Tri-County Community Council, Inc., is a community action agency developed to create and implement programs to serve the poor and eliminate poverty in Holmes, Washington, Walton, Jackson, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.

United Cerebral Palsy of North Florida

621 Kraft Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
Ph: 904-769-1593

UCP of Florida is a statewide, private, non-profit organization dedicated to expanding services at local affiliates, establishing service facilities in unaffiliated areas, and advocating for all people with disabilities by supporting and facilitating beneficial state and federal legislation. UCP of Florida also provides information and referral for people with disabilities and their families around the state.

United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida

2912 North E St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
Ph: 850-432-1596
Fax: 850-432-1930

United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida serves individuals with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Adult services include day training, community inclusion, supported employment and residential services including group homes, in-home supports and supported independent living. Services for children include early intervention, after school child care, and inclusive child care center for children from birth to school-age and a residential group home. Other services include equipment loan and evaluation, wheelchair clinics, family resource and support services and information and referral.

United Cerebral Palsy of Panama City, Inc.

100 Queens Circle
Panama City, FL 32405


United Cerebral Palsy of Tallahassee

1830 Buford Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-878-0892
Fax: 850-922-1258

United Cerebral Palsy of Tallahassee offers a variety of programs that are designed to cover a wide range of assistance needs and that facilitate increased independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Programs include two adult community centers, job links, community living services, intermediate care facilities for disabled, behavioral analysis and counseling and assistive technology services.

United Cerebral Palsy-Sunrise Community, Inc./Lifelinks

2523 Cathay Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ph: 850-385-0791
Fax: 850-385-5853

The LifeLinks/Cathay Court site emphasizes development of pre-vocational and daily living skills, exercise and fitness, as well as multimedia and computer access using adaptive equipment. Their programs include community education; personal life skills and activities; community projects; movement, exercise and fitness; adult basic education and computer training.

United Way of Florida, Inc.

307 E. 7th Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Ph: 850-488-8287
Fax: 850-681-9137


Walton County ARC

PO Box 813
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Ph: 850-892-5013
Fax: 850-892-7895


Washington/ Holmes ARC

1335 S. Blvd.
Chipley, FL 32428
Ph: 850-638-7517
Fax: 850-638-2977


WAVE The Workshop for Adult Vocational Enrichment

P.O. Box 12721
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Ph: 850-580-3938
Fax: 850-580-0856

The Workshop for Adult Vocational Enrichment provides opportunities for social activities and community involvement for adults and teens with developmental disabilities. Activities are designed to serve a bRd. range of abilities and preferences. Social activities include dances, swim parties, bowling, and hayrides, to name a few. Community involvement focuses on social service activities such as making and delivering baskets filled with personal necessities for nursing home residents who have no families, or participating in local walkathons.

Woodland Hall Academy/ Dyslexia Research Institute

5746 Centerville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Ph: 850-893-2216
Fax: 850-893-2440

The Dyslexia Research Institute operates Woodland Hall Academy and Dyslexia Research Institute Literacy and Life Skills (DRILLS), an adult program, provides parenting information, teacher training, advocacy and consultation, and research and development resources.

This information has been compiled by The Able Trust as a public resource about organizations providing services to Florida citizens with disabilities. The Able Trust does not investigate or endorse any agencies listed above and does not seek to exclude any agency not currently listed. If you are seeking additional information about disability services in Florida, contact the the Clearinghouse on Disability Information at 1-877-232-4968 Toll-free Voice and TTY or

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