Basic Needs List From United Way

Alachua County Needs List (PDF document) Bradford County Needs List (PDF document)

Whenever you have a problem that has you puzzled, confused, or overwhelmed and you don't know where to turn. United Way staff, agencies and volunteers use a six-month process to determine how investments in United Way are distributed among programs that will help create lasting change in our community. Investments go to programs that help the largest number of the neediest people and show measurable results. More than 70 volunteers and 24 agencies participate in the process.

Please visit the link below to see their current basic needs list for our nearby

Cleaning for a Reason

Applications can be found at:

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment.  All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.  Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.  This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.  It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care.  Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

U.S. Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)


WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Supplemental Security Income


The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

Information on various programs related to applying for social security, retirement, disability benefits, or to apply for your card.

  Voluntary Pre-K Program

FREE VPK is available to all Florida four-year-olds. Your child must be four on or before September 1st of the school year in which they will attend VPK.

ACCESS (Automated Community Connected Education to Economic Self Sufficiency)

The ACCESS Florida Program is responsible for public assistance eligibility determination and ongoing case management of Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance and Medicaid.