Alachua County Community Resources
Below you will find a variety of resources for Alachua County residents in reference to Covid-19:
The Community Resource Portal for Alachua County provides a variety of helpful resources to residents.
View the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard for the latest statistics. This information is updated daily.
The Alachua County Cares Act website is now live, and residents are encouraged to fill out the application online. The deadline to apply for the Alachua County CARES Act is November 15, 2020. The website and application form are mobile phone friendly. We highly recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions page before filling out your applications. The site features:
- Application instructions
- A frequently asked questions section
- A link to the application
The application process will be opened in phases as follows:
- Individual assistance grants opened on August 4, 2020, at 8 a.m. ($21.1 million)
- Small and medium business grants opened on August 10, 2020 ($15 million)
- Inter-government organization grants opened on August 17, 2020 ($8.3 million)
Ask a question or request assistance from Alachua County.
Catholic Charities food pantry is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is closed on Fridays. Clients can receive a 3-day supply of food once a month. Check them out on Facebook for more information.
Peaceful Paths remains open to serve the community. Their office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can contact them by phone (352) 377-5690 or text (352) 727-0948. They also offer a 24-hour hotline (352) 377-8255. You can also reach them on Facebook.
Central Florida Community Action Agency Offices are currently closed to the public. However, they still remain available to assist clients via an online application process. For access to the FastTrack Online Application link and requirements, please look under the CFCAA homepage under “Agency Updates.”
Partnership for Strong Families' three resource centers in Alachua County are open, but please call before visiting a resource center.
Staff members can assist callers over the phone to best determine how to meet their needs. For patrons who visit in person, PFSF staff are taking additional precautions, including a brief risk screening for patrons before dispensing on-site services, limiting group activities involving more than 10 participants, and changing the format of some services, such as food distribution, to reduce patron contact with one another.
Library Partnership Resource Center, 912 N.E. 16th Ave., Gainesville, 352-334-0160 Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm.
Please call before visiting the resource center. Masks are required.
Here are some featured current services available at the Library Partnership Resource Center:
- CareerSource Services - Available every Tuesday 9am-12pm in November to assist individuals with re-employment and access to all CareerSource services such as COVID-19 related, educational, re-entry, and youth programs
- Toys-for-Tots Verifications - Available every Monday 9:30-12pm and Wednesday 3pm-5pm. Patrons must pre-register online before bringing documents for verification. The last date is November 18th.
- Flu Vaccination Event - Free flu vaccines for all ages available on Friday, November 13th, 1:15pm-4pm in the parking lot
- Ongoing COVID-19 updates.
Cone Park Library Resource Center, 2801 East University Ave., Gainesville, 352-334-0456
Here are some current services available at the Cone Park Library Resource Center:
- Paper unemployment applications and Gainesville Housing Authority applications are available on a grab-and-go basis.
- Online Sign-up or Call-in for Food Distribution - currently available this week until slots are filled. They plan to serve approximately 85 families.
- Call (352) 334-0456 to speak to a person during open business hours. If calling for food do not leave a voicemail. All food provided will be by sign-up only, not first come first served to avoid issues with social distancing.
- Notary and Faxing Services - please call first (352) 334-0456
- Available 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm
- Patrons must have an ID
- Walk up to the glass doors (Resource Center) with all documents ready to be processed.
- COVID-19 Impacted Families and Individuals - Assistance is available for individuals who have lost employment or lost hours due to COVID-19. Families may call (352) 334-0456 to request assistance with resources available through the Resource Center or in the community.
SWAG Family Resource Center, 807 SW 64th Terrace, Gainesville, 352-505-6823