Resources

Baker

Baker County Resources

The following online resources are available to Baker County residents. Please take a moment to browse our list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our “Help for Families” and other tabs, as well.

  • Baker County Clerk of the Court: This online resource provides information and assistance with passports, traffic tickets, foreclosures, child support, and other legal issues. You many also download many legal forms, as well.
  • Baker County Property Appraiser’s Office: For questions regarding your property, including possession, taxes, and homestead exemptions, please call 904-284-6305 or 904-269-6305.
  • Baker County Service Center: Food Stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance. For more information, please call 904-259-2206. Physical address is 84 Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063.
  • Baker County Sheriff’s Office: For non-emergencies, please call 904-259-2231. Physical address is located at 1 Sheriff’s Office Drive, Macclenny, FL 32063.
  • Child Support Enforcement: For assistance with locating non-custodial parents, determining paternity, obtaining orders for child support and enforcement. Please call 1-800-622-5437.
  • Council on Aging: Provides transportation to medical appointments, community care and emergency food. Call 904-259-2223 for more information.
  • Episcopal Children’s Services: Child care referrals and assistance in Baker County. For more information, please call 904-259-4225 or 1-800-238-3463.
  • United Way of Northeast Florida: United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and provides assistance to local residents.

Clay

Clay County Resources

The following online resources are available to Clay County residents. Please take a moment to browse our list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our “Help for Families” and other tabs, as well.

  • Child Support Enforcement: For assistance with locating non-custodial parents, determining paternity, obtaining orders for child support and enforcement. Please call 1-800-622-5437. Physical address is 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 215, Orange Park, FL 32003.
  • Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court: This online resource provides information and assistance with passports, traffic tickets, land issues, child support, and other legal issues. You many also download many legal forms, as well.
  • Clay County Council on Aging: The Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) provides adult day programs, structured programs and transportation for seniors. For more information, please call 904-284-5977.
  • Clay County Property Appraiser’s Office: For questions regarding your property, including possession, taxes, and homestead exemptions, please call 904-284-6305 or 904-269-6305.
  • Clay County Sheriff’s Office: For non-emergencies, please call 904-284-7575. Physical address is located at 904 Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
  • Department of Children and Families: Food Stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance. For more information, please call 904-529-1065. Physical address is 1417-3 US 17 South, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
  • Episcopal Children’s Services: Child care referrals and assistance in Clay County. For more information, please call 904-213-3939 or 1-800-238-3463.
  • Legal Aid Association: Provides legal services for low-income individuals. Please call 904-284-8410. Physical address is 3540 Hwy. 17 South, Suite 101, Green Cover Springs, FL 32043.
  • N.E. Florida Community Hospice: Grief counseling for the terminally ill and their families. For additional assistance, please call 904-268-5200.
  • Quigley House: Quigley House is a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault center serving the Clay County area in northeast Florida. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-339-5017.
  • United Way of Northeast Florida: United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and provides assistance to local residents.

Duval

Duval County Resources

The following resources are for Duval County residents. Please take a moment to browse our list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our “Help for Families” and other tabs, as well.

    • Child Support Enforcement: For assistance with locating non-custodial parents, determining paternity, obtaining orders for child support and enforcement. Please call 1-800-622-5437 or 904-723-2000. Physical address is 921 N. Davis Street, Bldg, A, Suite 150, Jacksonville, FL 32209.
    • Department of Children and Families: Food Stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance. For more information, please call 904-723-2000. Physical address is 5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
    • Duval County Clerk of the Courts: This online resource provides information and assistance with domestic relations, family law, mental health, probate, and other legal issues.
    • Duval County Property Appraiser: For questions regarding your property, including possession, taxes, and homestead exemptions, please contact pacustserv@coj.net or call 904-630-2020.
    • Duval County Senior Services: Social service programs for seniors in Duval County. For additional information, please call 904-630-3450.
    • Episcopal Children’s Services: Child care referrals and assistance in Duval County. For more information, please call 904-726-1500 or 1-800-238-3463.
    • Hubbard House: Hubbard House provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. These include emergency shelter, outreach services, batterer intervention, as well as training and education. For immediate assistance, please contact their 24-hour hotline at 904-354-3114.
    • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid: JALA provides legal assistance to low-income residents in Duval County.
    • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: For non-emergencies, please call 904-630-0500. Physical address is 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
    • Legal Services of North Florida: LSNF provides legal representation to low-income individuals and families in civil matters.
    • N.E. Florida Community Hospice: Grief counseling and services for the terminally ill and their families. For additional assistance, please call 904-268-5200.
    • United Way of Northeast Florida: United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and provides assistance to local residents.

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Nassau

Nassau County Resources

The following online resources are available to Nassau County residents. Please take a moment to browse our list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our “Help for Families” and other tabs, as well.

  • Child Support Enforcement: For assistance with locating non-custodial parents, determining paternity, obtaining orders for child support and enforcement. Please call 1-800-622-5437.
  • Council on Aging: Provides transportation to medical appointments, community care and emergency food. Call 904-259-2223 for more information.
  • Episcopal Children’s Services: Child care referrals and assistance in Nassau County. For more information, please call 904-491-3638 or 1-800-238-3463.
  • Family Support Services of North Florida: Services for abused and neglected children, in-home parenting help, money management skills, and referrals for other agencies that may be able to provide assistance. For additional information, please call 904-277-7260.
  • Guardian Ad Litem: Volunteer program that provides free legal representation for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. For more information, please call 904-548-4903.
  • Micah’s Place: Nonprofit domestic violence center serving Nassau County. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-500-1119.
  • Nassau County Clerk of the Court: This online resource provides information and assistance with passports, traffic tickets, foreclosures, child support, and other legal issues.
  • Nassau County Property Appraiser’s Office: For questions regarding your property, including possession, taxes, and homestead exemptions, please call 904-284-6305 or 904-491-7300.
  • Nassau County Service Center: Food Stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance. For more information, please call 866-762-2237.
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Office: For non-emergencies, please call 904-225-5174 or 904-548-4009. Physical address is 76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, FL 32097.
  • United Way of Northeast Florida: United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and provides assistance to local residents.

St. Johns

St. Johns County Resources

The following online resources are available to St. Johns County residents. Please take a moment to browse our list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we encourage you to check out our “Help for Families” and other tabs, as well.

  • Betty Griffin House: Shelter, counseling and transitional support for victims of domestic violence and their minor children. For immediate help, please call 904-824-1555.
  • Child Support Enforcement: For assistance with locating non-custodial parents, determining paternity, obtaining orders for child support and enforcement. Please call 904-823-4255 or 1-800-622-5437.
  • Council on Aging: Provides transportation to medical appointments, community care and emergency food. Call 904-823-4810 for more information.
  • Department of Children and Families: Food Stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance. For more information, please call 904-824-7312.
  • Episcopal Children’s Services: Child care referrals and assistance in St. Johns County. For more information, please call 904-770-2565 or 1-800-238-3463.
  • Guardian Ad Litem: Volunteer program that provides free legal representation for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. For more information, please call 904-827-5628.
  • St. Johns County Clerk of the Court: This online resource provides information and assistance with passports, traffic tickets, foreclosures, child support, and other legal issues.
  • St. Johns County Property Appraiser’s Office: For questions regarding your property, including possession, taxes, and homestead exemptions, please call 904-284-6305 or 904-491-7300.
  • St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office: For non-emergencies, please call 904-824-8304. Physical address is 4015 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
  • St. Johns County Social Services: Assistance with medical bills, rent, utilities and transportation. Call 904-209-6140 for more information.
  • United Way of Northeast Florida: United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and provides assistance to local residents.

Help for Families

Family Resources

The following links may be helpful in dealing with family situations, such as finding adequate child care, reporting abuse, or receiving temporary food or financial assistance. We have also provided links to several Florida Statutes that may help you answer some of the questions you have about your legal rights.

Services

  • Choosing Child Care: Includes a DCF checklist for evaluating child care facilities, a provider search tool, and other resources for parents.
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: A 24-hr hotline that provides information and assistance for victims of domestic violence. Services include: emergency shelter, safety planning, counseling, case management, child assessments, referrals, and education materials for community awareness. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-500-1119.
  • Florida Abuse Hotline: Report suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-962-2873.
  • Florida Crime Victim Services: State Attorney’s website offering multiple resources for victims of crimes. For additional information, please call 1-800-226-6667.
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence: FCADV promotes education, training and advocacy to raise awareness of domestic violence issues.
  • Florida Department of Children and Families: A great resource for information on adoption, child welfare, foster care, mental health and more.
  • Florida Department of Revenue – Child Support: Information for custodial and non-custodial parents,
  • Food Assistance Program: Information on eligibility for food stamps and what is covered under the program. For additional information, please call 1-866-762-2237.
  • Grandparents Rights Organization: National nonprofit organization that supports and educates grandparents who may be threatened with loss of contact or visitation.
  • Medicaid Assistance: Information on Medicaid eligibility and what is covered under the program. For additional information, please call 1-866-762-2237.
  • Temporary Cash Assistance: The TCA program provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18 (or 19, if still a full-time high school student)who meet the eligibility guidelines. For additional information, please call 1-866-762-2237.
  • StartYourRecovery.org: StartYourRecovery.org provides a guide to accredited substance misuse treatment resources in Duval. Using the directory, visitors can learn about the type of treatment that’s right for them and connect with highly trusted support. Each facility is registered with the state and accredited by at least one independent organization or program. You can learn more about our screening process here.
    StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

Statutes

Elder Assistance

Elder Resources

Taking care of a loved one who is aging can be a delicate balancing act. These resources will help you communicate better and provide valuable information to assist you with planning for the future. In addition, we have included several Florida Statutes that may help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities.

Services

  • Aging Life Care Association: Expert assistance for those needing help caring for a family member.
  • Caregiver Media Group: Resources and support for those caring for elderly family members and friends.
  • Caring.com: Information and assistance for locating services for assisted living, independent living, in-home care and support groups.
  • ElderSource: Resources for seniors and caregivers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
  • Elder Law Answers: Online long-term care and planning resource. Includes answers to many questions, such as estate planning, Medicare, retirement, and other issues.
  • Florida Probate Rules: Full listing of rules that govern all probate and guardianship proceedings in Florida.
  • Making Choices: Beginning to Plan for End-of-Life Care (PDF): A great resource for families faced with end-of-life care decisions.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Information on age discrimination, estate planning, abuse and neglect, and other family law issues pertaining to elder care.
  • National Council on Aging: A good resource for caregivers and older adults that includes information about food programs, reverse mortgages, senior centers, and more.
  • Report Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation: A 24-hour hotline available to anyone who witnesses or suspects an elderly person may be being abused or exploited. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-962-2873.

Statutes

Forms

Helpful Forms

The following forms may be helpful to you and your family. Please feel free to download them, if needed. To ensure the forms are suitable for your situation and meet the necessary legal requirements, please speak with an attorney.

  • Designation on Health Care Surrogate (PDF): Legal form that can be used to designate a family member or a friend to provide consent for medical treatment in the event you become incapacitated.
  • Family Law Forms: The Florida Supreme Court Self-Help Center provides many free forms regarding alimony, dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, and other family law issues.
  • Florida Law Help: This online service provides a number of free, self-help automated forms.
  • Free Divorce Forms: FloridaDivorce.com provides several free forms to help you file for divorce in Florida.
  • Guardianship Forms: The Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy & Union Counties) has links to several forms needed to establish guardianship in Florida.
  • Living Will (PDF): A simple form that can be used to express your wishes concerning life-prolonging medical treatments in the event you become incapacitated.
  • Power of Attorney Forms: PowerofAttorney.com offers several Power of Attorney forms, including those related to medical issues, motor vehicles, and real estate.

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Download A Helpful School and Shared Custody Calendar

This 2017-2018 School Calendar shows the important school dates for Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. Also provided are sample calendars offering a practical view of various shared custody schedules.
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