Help in Sumter 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) 689-4400
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 - Sumter County (352) 689-4400
Lake and Sumter Emergency Recovery (352) 241-2104
Sumter County Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (352) 689-4400

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 • W=Water

Financial AssistanceTypePhoneWebsite
ACCESS Florida(866) 762-2237 www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
AARP Tax Aide - Lake Panasoffkee Libraryhttp://www.villagestaxaide.com
Mid Florida Community ServicesUD,EA(352) 793-3114
SafeLink Cell PhonesC(800) SafeLink / (800) 723-5465www.safelinkwireless.com
The Salvation Army of Lake & SumterEA,P(352) 568-2284
St. Vincent de Paul ParishR,M,EA(352) 330-0220
St. Vincent de Paul Cares (VETS ONLY)(727) 313-3614
United Way of Lake & Sumter CountiesR,EA(352) 787-7530
United Way of Lake & Sumter MISSION UNITEDR,EA(352) 787-7530 ext 242
Community Resource Project

Served Meals

Served MealsAddressHoursPhone
Wildwood Soup Kitchen 203 Barwick Street, Wildwood Tues, Thurs, Sat, 11am-12:30pm (352) 748-1008
United Methodist Church Bushnell221 W Noble Ave, BushnellWed, 11am – 1pm(352) 793-3221
St. Vincent de Paul Parish210 Wonders Street, WildwoodMon – Sat, 11am – 12:30pm(352) 330-0220

Medical/Mental/Dental/Substance Abuse/Recovery

Medical/Mental/Dental/Substance AbusePhoneWebsite
411 Urgent Care Center (888) 693-2340
AA/NA(352) 793-3438http://www.aalakesumter.com & http://rivercoastareana.org
Alzheimer’s Family Organization(352) 616-0170
Clark Clinic (352) 793-2441
Celebrate Recovery(352) 978-8368
Florida Department of Health in Sumter County(352) 569-3102
Langley Health Services (352) 793-5900
Lazarus Free Medical Clinic (352) 748-4567
LifeStream Behavioral Center (352) 793-4126
Veterans Clinic, The Villages(352) 674-5000
Covering Central Florida Navigators - Health Insurance(877) 564-5031
Miracle of Love - Aids/HIV Programs (407) 843-1760https://miracleofloveinc.org/
American Cancer Society - The Villages Office (352) 350-2273https://www.cancer.org/
Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Central Region (407) 245-0440https://apd.myflorida.com/region/central/
ARC - Sunrise of Central Florida - Disability Services (352) 787-3079https://www.sunrisearc.org/
Collaborative Corner - Disability Services (407) 900-3409https://www.collaborativecorner.org/
Kinder Konsulting and Parents Too - Disability Services (407) 657-6692https://www.kinderkonsulting.com/
New Vision for Independence - Disability Services (352) 435-5040https://newvisionfl.org/
AdventHealth (407) 303-5600https://www.adventhealth.com/
Catholic Charities - Central Florida (407) 658-1818https://cflcc.org/
Orlando Health (352) 787-1324https://www.orlandohealth.com/
The Villages Health (352) 205-4032https://thevillageshealth.com/
Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 323-0757https://www.deafandhearingservices.org/
Social Security Administration - Medicaid/Medicare (800) 772-1213https://www.ssa.gov/
Advanced Recovery Systems (844) 924-2498https://www.advancedrecoverysystems.com/
Central Florida Psychological Consultants (352) 365-2243https://centralfloridapsychology.com/
Comprehensive Psychological and Assessment Services (352) 508-5399https://www.cpascounseling.com/
Conrerstone Centers for Wellbeing (866) 280-9355https://cornerstonecentersforwellbeing.org/
Milestone Counseling Center (352) 348-8858http://www.milestone-counseling.com/
Alcoholics Anonymous - Lake and Sumter Counties (352) 360-0960https://www.aalakesumter.com/
Victoria's Haven Ministries (352) 223-6693https://www.facebook.com/victoriashavenlsbg/about/?ref=page_internal
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Area III
Camp Boggy Creek - Youth Disability Services (352) 483-4200https://www.boggycreek.org/

Food Assistance

Food PhoneLocationHours
ACCESS Florida(866) 762-2237www.myflorida.com/accessflorida
Caring Hands Food Ministry(352) 748-2553 307 Hall St, Wildwood, Tues, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee(352) 793-5510
First Baptist Church of Bushnell @ The Hope Center (352) 793-4612 802 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee 1st & 3rd Wed
Hope Ministries (South Sumter residents)(352) 568-77295260 South US HWY 301, Bushnell 1st & 3rd Wed, 9am-12pm
Mid Florida Community Services- Wildwood(352) 748-3411
Mid Florida Community Services - Lake Pan & Sumterville(352) 793-6111
Mid Florida Community Services- Bushnell(352) 793-5234
Parsons Circle Community Outreach (352) 569-8323
The Salvation Army Lake & Sumter (Emergency food only) (352) 568-2284 870 N. Main Street, Bushnell Mon – Thur, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Wildwood residents only)(352) 748-0778 210 Wonders Street, Wildwood, 2nd & 4th Fri, (and following Mon) 9am-Noon
Seeds of Hope-UMC Wildwood (Wildwood residents only)(352) 748-1275 303 N Old Wire Rd, Wildwood
House of Elyon Church, Inc(352) 242-1630www.elyonhouseofbread.org
Agape Ministry (352) 357-2351320 E. Magnolia Ave, Eustis, Florida 32726
Anointed Community Services (352) 404-7898204 Gadson St, Groveland, FL 34736
Heritage Community Church (352) 431-3935509 W Berckman St, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Lady Lake Church of God (352) 753-3378216 Oak Hill Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church (352) 793-3438589 County Rd 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
Wildwood Food Pantry (352) 748-1275300 Mason St, Wildwood, FL 34785

Community-Gov’t Services

Community ServicesPhoneWebsite
Community Action Team (CAT) Sumterville (352) 636-1045
Community Legal Services of Mid Florida (800) 405-1417
Rental Propertieswww.socialserve.com/tenant/FL
Sumter County Transit(352) 568-6683
Sumter County Veterans Services(352) 689-4400
Wildwood Family Resource Center(352) 748-1354
U.S. Representative Daniel Webster(352) 241-9220www.Webster.House.gov
House of Elyon Church, Inc(352) 242-1630www.elyonhouseofbread.org
Humane Society - Sumter County (352) 793-9117https://yhsspca.org/
Low Cost Animal Hospitals - Central Florida
Sumter County Government https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/
Score of Mid Florida (352) 399-0050https://midflorida.score.org/
Tax Collector - Sumter County (352) 569-6740https://www.sumtertaxcollector.com/
West Central Florida Driver Improvement (352) 343-4008https://www.wcfdi.com/
Lake Technical College (352) 589-2250https://www.laketech.org/
Sheriff's Office - Sumter County (352) 569-1600https://www.sumtercountysheriff.org/
Office of the State Attorney - 5th Judicial (352) 341-6670https://www.sao5.org/contact/index
Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213https://www.ssa.gov/
Veterans Service Office - Sumter County (352) 689-4400https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/96/Veteran-Services
City of Wildwood(352) 330‑1330https://www.wildwood-fl.gov/
Clerk of the Court - Sumter County (352) 569-6600https://www.sumterclerk.com/
Sumter County Government (352) 689-4400https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/
Town of Lady Lake (352) 751-1501https://www.ladylake.org/

Education Services

EducationPhone
Parenting Classes at Church of the Fisherman(352) 793-3438
Parenting Resource Room (Webster Elem.) (352) 793-2828
ESOL at St. Vincent de Paul Parish(352) 330-0220
GED(352) 793-5719 ext. 54200
Goodwill Industries of Leesburg(352) 323-1847
Goodwill Industries of Clermont(352) 404-7799
Sumter County Schools Homeless Liaison(352) 793-2315 ext. 50211/50312

Employment Services

EmploymentPhone
Career Source Central Florida(352) 360-6280 (Lake & Sumter)
Employ FL Marketplacewww.employflorida.com
Goodwill - Leesburg (352) 323-1847
United way of Lake & Sumter MISSION UNITED (352) 787-7530

Childrens Services

Children's ServicesPhoneWebsite
Department of Children & Families(352) 330-2162
Early Learning Coalition of the Nature (352) 793-5430
Florida Kid Care(888) 540-5437www.floridakidcare.org
Head Start Bushnell(352) 793-3737
Healthy Start (352) 569-2998
Healthy Start Immunizations Only(352) 569-3102
Community Action Team (CAT) Sumterville (352) 636-1045
Guardian Ad Litem (352) 569-6980
Back to School Events - Sumter County
Boys and Girls Clubs - Central Florida (407) 841-6855https://www.bgccf.org/
Sumter County Youth Center (352) 330-0067https://www.sumteryouth.com/
Public Schools District - Sumter County (352) 793-2315https://www.sumter.k12.fl.us/
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (407) 501-6100https://orlando-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/
Kids Central (352) 873-6332https://www.kidscentralinc.org/

Elder Services

Elder ServicesPhone
Sumter County Elder Affairs(352) 748-3411
Elder Options(800) 262-2243
MFCS Senior Services(352) 793-6111
U.S. Representative Daniel Webster(352) 241-9220
Angles 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.