Help in Lake County Florida

At United Way of Lake and Sumter, we focus on ensuring that people have access to the resources they need right now, while also working to assist and address the root causes of our communities’ most persistent challenges. Many times a need for one service may prompt or be followed by a need for multiple services. All may be needed for long term stability. For that reason, the following valuable resources in our community are at your disposal. The below categories cover:

 

  • Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, shelters, rent and utility payment assistance
  • Physical and Mental Health Resources: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling
  • Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, education programs
  • Support for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: home-delivered meals, transportation, health care
  • Youth and Child Care Programs: after school programs, summer camps, mentoring, protection services
  • Regional Disaster Preparation

Emergency Assistance

EmergencyPhone
LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES911
Weather Disaster Information(352) 343-9420
Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Line(352) 753-5800
Florida Elder Helpline(800) 963-5337
Florida Abuse Hotline (Child & Elder)(800) 962-2873
Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Line(866) 355-9394
Poison Control(800) 222-1222
Sexual Assault Hotline (Lake & Sumter)(352) 787-1379
The Connection Hotline(800) 884-0585
Veterans Crisis Line(800) 273-8255
American Red Cross - Central Florida Region(407) 894-4141
Emergency Management - Lake County (352) 343-9420
Lake County Fire Department (352) 343-9458

Homeless Assistance

Homless AssistancePhone
Come As You Are Ministries - Leesburg (Drop In Center)*(352) 396-3570
Homeless Student Liaison (Families in Transition) (352) 742-6964 or (352) 742-6967
Find, Feed, Restore - Clermont(866) 236-2983
Forward Paths (352) 408-2307
Leesburg Resource Center*(352) 728-9765
Mid Florida Homeless Coalition for Housing Assessment(352) 860-2308
Mulberry Inn for Women & Children - Clermont(352) 404-6946
New Beginnings of Central Florida - Clermont(352) 404-6946
Open Door - Eustis (Drop In Center)*(352) 589-8157
Samaritan Inn - Leesburg(352) 314-8733
St. Vincent de Paul CARES (VETS ONLY)(727) 313-3614
The Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties(352) 753-5800
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Homeless Hotline(877) 424-3838
VORRH (VETS ONLY)(352) 702-8245
Zero Hour Life Center (disability application assistance)(352) 765-4943
Hope with a Purpose (documentation [IDs for example], food and etc.) (352) 602-4569
House of Elyon Church, Inc(352) 242-1630
Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 483-0434
Central Florida Hope Center (407) 826-1160
Lifepointe Church (352) 357-5640
Public Schools District - Lake County (352) 253-6500
Refuge at Jumper Creek (352) 568-8400
Trinity Assembly of God (352) 787-0996
Concord Rents (407) 741-8600
Davis Companies (352) 472-7773
Flynn Management Corporation (727) 449-1182
Homes in Partnership (407) 886-2451
Housing Authority - City of Eustis (352) 357-4851
Lake North Apartments (352) 753-1882
New Vision for Independence (352) 435-5040
Pepper Tree Apartments (855) 747-6654
Picerne Real Estate Group (407) 772-0200
Raintree Apartments (352) 726-4330
Richman Property Services (813) 262-0401
Saint Paul Catholic Church (352) 787-6354
The Partnership
Refuge at Jumper Creek (352) 568-8400
(352) 702-8245

*Tents & other items when available

 

Financial Assistance

C=Cellphone • M=Mortgage • R=Rent • EA=Energy Assistance • UD=Utility Deposits • RD=Rent Deposits

Financial AssistanceTypePhoneWebsite
ACCESS Florida(866) 762-2237 www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
Assurance WirelessC(888) 321-5880/(888) 898-4888www.assurancewireless.com
Lake Community Action AgencyEA, UD(352) 357-5550/(352) 787-1156
Lake County Housing AuthorityEA, UD(352) 742-6540
SafeLink Cell PhonesC(800) SafeLink/(800) 723-3546www.safelinkwireless.com
St. Vincent de Paul, Eustis/Tavares/UmatillaEA,UD (352) 589-2603
St. Vincent de Paul, Lady Lake/Fruitland Park/Leesburg EA, UD (352) 753-1455
The Salvation Army of Lake & Sumter (Motel vouchers for emergency use only)EA(352) 365-0079
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties R,E(352) 787-7530
United Way of Lake & Sumter MISSION UNITED R,EA (352) 787-7530 ext 242
Mid Florida Community Services R,EA,UD (352) 793-3114
Community Resource Project
Robert and Rene Foundation https://www.robertandrenefoundation.com/

Served Meals

Served MealsAddressHoursPhone
CCC Men's Residence1309 High St., Leesburg, Mon-Sat, 5pm & Sun 1pm(352) 787-9904
Come As You Are Ministries1305 Sunshine Ave. Leesburg, Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat, Bkf 9am, Lunch 12pm (352) 396-3570
First Presbyterian Church of Eustis117 S Center St., Eustis, Fri, 11am (352) 357-2833
First Baptist Church of Leesburg Every day (352) 787-1005
First Baptist Church of UmatillaWed & Sat, 9am-12pm(352) 669-3214
The Salvation Army of Lake & Sumter Counties2605 South Street, LeesburgBreakfast M-W, F, 7:30am(352) 365-0079

Medical/Mental/Dental/Substance Abuse/Recovery

Medical/Mental/Dental/Substance AbusePhone
Be Free Lake Behavioral, Mental, Sub Abuse+ more (352) 383-2099
Christian Care Center(352) 787-8929 or 9904
City of Refuge Men's Recovery(352) 735-2001
Clermont Veterans Clinic(352) 536-8200
Community Health (No Insurance accepted) (352) 314-7400
Community Health Centers of South Lake (407) 905-8827 or (877) 552-4235
Community Medical Care Center(352) 787-8489
Community Primary Health Clinic(352) 589-2501
Cornerstone Hospice (866) 742-6655
Divinely Chosen Services Medicare for Home Care (352) 602-5541
Florida Department of Health in Lake County(352) 589-6424
LifeStream Behavioral Center(352) 793-4126
Quest Diagnostics (352) 435-4000
Hand in Hand Women's Recovery Community(352) 771-2020
St. Luke's Free Medical & Dental (closed Friday) (352) 602-4640
Veterans Clinic, Tavares (352) 253-2900
Vitas Healthcare Hospice Service (407) 907-5592
We Care, Inc., & Lake/Sumter Medical Society(352) 742-0021
Hand in Hand(352) 308-8899
Covering Central Florida Navigators - Health Insurance(877) 564-5031
Miracle of Love - Aids/HIV Programs (407) 843-1760
Greater Clermont Cancer Foundations (352) 435-3202
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (352) 259-2200
Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Central Region (407) 245-0440
ARC - Nature Coast - Disability Services (727) 619 - 0700
ARC - Sunrise of Central Florida - Disability Services (352) 787-3079
Collaborative Corner - Disability Services (407) 900-3409
Kinder Konsulting and Parents Too - Disability Services (407) 657-6692
New Vision for Independence - Disability Services (352) 435-5040
AdventHealth (407) 303-5600
Catholic Charities - Central Florida (407) 658-1818
Leesburg Regional Medical Center (352) 323-5762
New Vision for Independence (352) 435-5040
Orlando Health (352) 787-1324
Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 323-0757
Social Security Administration - Medicaid/Medicare (800) 772-1213
Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 323-0757
Advanced Recovery Systems (844) 924-2498
Central Florida Psychological Consultants (352) 365-2243
Comprehensive Psychological and Assessment Services (352) 508-5399
Cornerstone Centers for Wellbeing (866) 280-9355
Groveland Family and Crisis Counseling (352) 429-5600
Milestone Counseling Center (352) 348-8858
Neumind Wellness Group (352) 394-0573
Heart House Ministries - South Lake Pregnancy and Family Care Center (352) 242-0257
Waterman Village of Mount Dora (352) 383-0051
Alcoholics Anonymous - Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 360-0960
Harmony Hills (352) 269-9113
Victoria's Haven Ministries (352) 223-6693
Saint Timothy Catholic Church - Support Group (352) 753-0989
Waterman Village of Mount Dora - Support Group (352) 383-0051
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Area III
Camp Boggy Creek - Youth Disability Services (352) 483-4200

Food & Clothing

F= Food Services • C= Clothing Services

Food & ClothingTypePhoneWebsite
ACCESS Florida(866) 762-2237www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
Astatula Baptist F, C (352) 742-2221
Benevolence Center (CCC) F, C (352) 314-8733
Beyond the Walls Ministry (Leesburg/Fruitland Park)F (352) 365-2552
Catholic Community of St. Paul F (352) 787-6354
Clermont Baptist F (352) 242-0919
Come As You Are MinistriesF, C (352) 396-3570
Community United Methodist Church F (352) 787-1829
Christian Ministry Worship F (352) 409-4402
The Neighborhood CenterF (352) 429-1200
Family Christian Center Food PantryF (352) 242-1895
First Baptist Church of AltoonaF, C (352) 669-2806
First Baptist Church of Groveland F (352) 429-2651
First Baptist Church of UmatillaF (352) 669-3214
First United Methodist ChurchF, C (352) 343-2761
Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchF (352) 787-3223
Howie Community Church F (352) 324-2639
Joining Hands F (352) 267-2200
Lake Cares, Inc. (Mon-Sat) (9am-1pm)F(352) 383-0100
Lake Cares Mobile Pantry (Howie in the Hills) F (352) 324-2639
Leesburg Food BankF, C (352) 326-5463
Life Church ( House of Hope F (352) 787-7962
Love Extension F (352) 669-1121
New Water Church - Well of HopeF, C (352) 999-1213
North Lake Presbyterian ChurchF (352) 259-0788
Northside F (352) 326-8400
Orange Avenue Church of ChristF(352) 357-6616
Outward Sign Food F (352) 989-4426
Real Life Christian ChurchF (352) 394-3553
Seventh Day Adventist Hilltop Community F (352) 409-5576
St. Vincent De Paul Society of EustisF, C (352) 589-2603
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lady Lake (Lady Lake/Fruitland Park)F (352) 753-1455
South Lake Presbyterian ChurchF (352) 394-2753
Stepping Stone Coalition F (352) 988-7854
The Salvation Army of Lake & Sumter CountiesF (352) 365-0079
Whistling Pine F (352) 589-9622
WIN Ministries F (352) 589-0035
Hope with a PurposeF(352) 602-4569
First Baptist Church of Tavares (352) 343-7131https://www.fbctavares.com/
Advancing the Kingdom Ministry F, C(352) 589-8153http://www.atkministry.org/
Agape Ministry F(352) 357-2351https://agapehouseministry.com/
Anointed Community Services F(352) 404-7898https://anointedcs.org/home.aspx
Central Florida Hope Center F, C(407) 826-1160https://www.cflhope.org/
The Neighborhood Center F(352) 429-1200

http://faithneighborhoodcenter.com/index.html

Farm Share F(305) 246-3276https://www.farmshare.org/
First United Methodist Church of Clermont F(352) 394-2412https://fumc-clermont.org/
Heritage Community Church F(352) 431-3935https://www.heritagecommunity.org/
Lady Lake Church of God (352) 793-3438https://ladylakechurchofgod.org/
Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church F, C(352) 793-3438https://www.lakepanumc.org/
Life Church Assembly of God F(352) 787-7962https://www.lifechurchag.net/
Robert and Rene Foundation 407-670-5671https://www.robertandrenefoundation.com/
Saint Paul Catholic Church F, C(352) 787-6354http://ccstpaul.com/
Southeastern Food Bank F(407) 654-7777https://southeasternfoodbank.com/

Community-Gov’t Services

Community ServicesPhoneWebsite
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (800) 405-1417
Indigent Burial Program(352) 742-6521
Lake County Community Services (352) 742-6501
Lake County Connection (352) 742-2612
Lake County Veteran Services (Lake County Connection)(352) 742-6585
Lake Express (352) 323-5733
Rental Propertieswww.socialserve.com/tenant/Fl
Tax Hardship Program (Lake County Connection)(352) 742-6521
At Your Service Professional Guardians Umatilla (407) 973-3422
Leesburg Resource Center(352) 728-9765
Humane Society - Lake County (352) 742-2686https://www.humanelake.com/
Leesburg Humane Society (352) 742-2686https://www.leesburghumanesociety.com/
Low Cost Animal Hospital
Low Cost Animal Hospitals - Central Florida
Score of Mid Florida (352) 399-0050https://midflorida.score.org/
Tax Collector - Lake County (352) 343-9602https://laketax.com/
West Central Florida Driver Improvement (352) 343-4008https://www.wcfdi.com/
Lake Technical College (352) 589-2250https://www.laketech.org/
City of Mascotte (352) 429-3341https://www.cityofmascotte.com/
City of Clermont (352) 394-4081https://www.clermontfl.gov/
City of Eustis (352) 589-4040https://www.eustis.org/Home
City of Groveland (352) 429-2141http://www.groveland-fl.gov/
City of Leesburg(352) 728-9786https://www.leesburgflorida.gov/
Sheriff's Office - Lake County(352) 343-2101https://lcso.org/
Town of Lady Lake(352) 751-1501https://www.ladylake.org/
Office of the State Attorney - 5th Judicial Circuit (352) 341-6670https://www.sao5.org/
Public Library System - Lake County (352) 253-6180https://www.mylakelibrary.org/
Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213https://www.ssa.gov/
Veterans Service Office - Lake County (352) 742-6585https://lakecountyfl.gov/veterans-services
Sheriff's Office - Lake County (352) 343-2101https://lcso.org/
Supervisor of Elections - Lake County (352) 343-9734https://www.lakevotes.com/
Clerk of the Court - Lake County (352) 742-4100https://www.lakecountyclerk.org/

Employment Services

EmploymentPhoneWebsite
CareerSource Central Florida (352) 360-6280
Christian Care Center Fresh Start (352) 314-8733 (press 1, 6)
Employ Florida Marketplacewww.employflorida.com
Goodwill Industries of Leesburg (352) 323-1847
US. Jobshttp://us.jobs
People Ready of Eustis(352) 589-9111
People Ready of Leesburg(352) 314-2499
People Ready of Clermont(352) 243-1825

Childrens Services

Children's ServicesPhoneWebsite
Department of Children & Families Main Office, Wildwood(352) 330-2177
Early Learning Coalition of Lake County (352) 435-0566
Florida Kid Care(888) 540-5437www.floridakidcare.org
Head Start of Eustis(352) 800-4275
Homeless Student Liaison (Families in Transition)(352) 742-6964/(352) 742-6967
Kid Central (352) 873-6332
Lake County Children's Services(352) 742-6520
Back to School Events - Lake County
Adventure Christian Learning Center (352) 508-5501https://www.adventurechristian.com/learning-center/
Aquarelle Kids Academy (352) 242-6232http://www.aquarellekids.com/ 
Children's House of Learning (352) 343-2555http://childrenshouseoflearning.net/
First United Methodist Church of Clermont (352) 394-2412https://fumc-clermont.org/
Boys and Girls Clubs - Central Florida (407) 841-6855https://www.bgccf.org/
Kids Central (352) 873-6332https://www.kidscentralinc.org/
University of Florida - Lake County Extension (352) 343-4101 ext. 2728https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/who-we-are/
Public School District - Lake County (352) 253-6500https://www.lake.k12.fl.us/
Anointed Community Services (352) 404-7898https://anointedcs.org/home.aspx
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (407) 501-6100https://orlando-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/
Children's Home Society of Florida (352) 732-1355https://chsfl.org/
YMCA of Central Florida (407) 896-6901https://ymcacf.org/locations/downtown/ 
Kids Central (352) 873-6332https://www.kidscentralinc.org/

Elder Services

Elder ServicesPhone
Lake County Elder Affairs(352) 742-6520
Elder Options(800) 963-5337
MFCS Senior Services(352) 326-3370
Waterman Village of Mount Dora(352) 383-0051
Angels Care Home Health (352) 241-7476
Premier Care Homecare (352) 365-7850
Angel Flight Southeast (352) 326-0761
Anointed Community Services (352) 404-7898

United Way of Lake and Sumter updates this list with correct information as often as possible as we seek to minimize the additional phone calls you have to make or frustration you have to feel. If you find any information on this page to be incorrect or need to update your agency’s information, please alert us at info@uwls.org.