Resources from Citrus County regarding addiction services, counseling, health & medical, disaster, housing, food, clothing, family and veteran services.
Alcoholic Anonymous Support Programs
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Nature Coast Intergroup of AA
PO Box 2034 Crystal River, FL 34423
24-hour hotline – 352-621-0599
JESUS IS! Ministries, Inc.
Jesus Is Ministries, Inc. is a 90-day residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation program that has been in operation in the Rural Community of Inglis, Florida since 1979. This ministry takes in adults only from anywhere in the US. And accepts people from all denominations and faiths. At the present time we only have beds for about 60 people at a time, 40 men and 20 women. We have people calling to see if a bed is available constantly.
PO Box 1110
Inglis, Florida 34449-1110
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. They suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work. There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any agency. We offer Programs, support groups and 24 hour helpline.
When you’re or someone you care about and love is hurting or in trouble, you may feel at a loss to know how to help. The Centers offers many options for inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health and addiction recovery support. Diagnosis, medication and counseling services.
3238 South Lecanto Highway Lecanto, FL 34461
(352)628-5020 or hotline- Citrus County: 1-352-726-7155
Good Spirit Foundation
Counseling services are available for individuals, families, and groups. We have two primary counselors with master’s degrees, and several other counselors with training and experience are available on an as-needed and personality/needs match basis. All the counseling is Bible-based and is built on the Gospel is true and the power of God’s Spirit is what really transforms us. You do not have to be a “believer” to receive our counsel, but our counsel will have a basis of “what God says about it.”
5151 E Stokes Ferry Rd.
Hernando, FL 34442
St. Anne’s Counseling Center
As an outreach mission of the Church, St. Anne’s Counseling Center provides a ministry of counseling to help others meet their potential and so to fulfill their destiny as God’s own by loving and respecting themselves and others. We perceive our clients as more than simply an entity or physical life form. They are souls created by God to love and be loved, to live out their lives by making healthy choices responsibly. The character of our counseling reflects our belief in and commitment to a pastorally in-depth therapy that achieves positive change thus bringing about wholeness to the lives of our clients. This systematic view sets the theological and psychological dynamics of the Center’s mission.
9870 W Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429
Assistance with eyeglasses and vision aids for children and adults.
Crystal River- 795-0586
Citrus County Health Department
Clinical and Nutrition Services, Wellness Services, HIV/AIDS, STDs, Tuberculosis, Immunizations, WIC, Women’s Health, Community Health Planning and Statistics, Epidemiology, School Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Infectious Disease Services
3700 West Sovereign Path
Lecanto, FL 34461
Hospice of Citrus County
Hospice goes where the patient is. Whether or not there is an administrative office in your city does not determine the hospice provider’s area of service.
3264 W Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to helping people who face cancer.
2970 University Parkway, Suite104
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone Number: 941-365-2858
Hours: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm (M-F)
American Red Cross-Tampa Bay (Regional Headquarters) for Citrus County
Disaster Relief: Such as a house fire, hurricane, flood, and preparedness education for free. Emergency preparedness presentations for adults and children on the topics of hurricanes, home fires, general preparedness, and Hands-Only CPR. Virtual sessions of some programs are now available online. Emergency health and safety courses like First Aid, CPR/AED, aquatics, and other certification classes.
3310 W. Main St
Tampa, FL 33607
Community Housing Partners of Florida
Provides low cost housing to eligible low-income residents- rental with income restrictions. Free credit counseling and homeownership counseling for low income residents.
Food, Personal hygiene, emergency shelter, case management services
712 S School Ave, Lecanto, FL 34461352-
Citrus Abuse Shelter Association- (CASA)- Domestic Violence Shelter
The Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) is a private, non-profit organization that was incorporated on May 2, 1983. CASA began with local volunteers with a mission to empower victims of domestic violence to become independent.
352-3448111- women only
Citrus County Housing Services
Housing Services is dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of decent, safe, and affordable housing for Citrus County’s low, and very low-income families. This division administers state and federally funded housing programs for home repairs and improvements, provides subsidies to first time home buyers for down payments and closing costs, provides rental assistance, coordinates grant awards to affordable housing developers for new construction of homes for very low income and special needs families, as well as for affordable rental developments, and provides grant subsidies for utility connections and emergency energy assistance- Deposit monies for housing and utilities, energy assistance, home repairs for those who qualify-HUD rental assistance, section-8 clients.
2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct.
Lecanto, Fl. 34461
Phone: (352) 527-7520
FAX: (352) 527-7521
Habitat for Humanity
Builds new housing for low income qualified individuals
The Path of Citrus County
Shelter for men, women and children- case management and employment assistance.
352-527-6500 X 1 – shelter phone- call first for requirements
21 South Malborne Street
Beverly Hills, FL 34446
Citrus United Basket
Annually provide food to over 5000 households financial assistance to approximately 2200 individuals and material assistance to nearly 6000 people; Provide Christmas Dinner to over 2,000 families; Assist individuals entering the work place by providing appropriate clothing and interview guidance; Offer encouragement to people who find themselves without employment, have suffered abuse, or just need help during a crisis.
1201 Parkside Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
Daystar Life Center
Citrus County residents only
Assists with clothing, household items, Prescriptions, food, clothing
6751 W gulf Lake Hwy Crystal River, FL 34429
Food Pantry: Mon- Fri- 9am-1:30pm
Helping Hands of Our Lady Fatima
Assists with food, pharmacy, electric bills, water bills, clothing, household items. Serves Floral City, Hernando and Inverness residents only.
604 US HWY 41S
Inverness, F 34450-
Thrift store hours- Mon – Fri- 10am-3pm
Nature Coast Ministries
Faith-based 501(c)3 organization providing no-cost dental care to the needy of Citrus County Florida.
7655 W Gulf Lake- Crustal River, FL 34429
Food and clothing Pantry
Assists with food and clothing and free dental services
796 South US 19 Crystal River, FL 34429
Meals on Wheels- Citrus County- Senior Services
Meals delivered to elderly aged over 60.
2804 US Hwy 41 Inverness, FL 34450
Women, Infant, Children Food Program -Nutrition Based
3700 W Sovereign Path, Lecanto FL 34461
120 Montgomery Ave Inverness FL 34450
Hours are; Mon through Fri 9am-5pm
We Care Food Pantry
Food is distributed two Saturdays a month- pick up
Also- offer a “Bike to Work” Program- free bikes for those eligible- must call to get details and qualify
9020 W Atlas Dr. Homosassa, FL
Hours: Tues and Thurs from 8 am-10 am- for sign up only
Parent education classes, food pantry, bike to work program, washer/dryer use, clothing, diapers
Computer access and Tent give-away.
2435 N Florida Ave
Hernando, FL 34442
Housing Energy Assistance
Assists with electric bills and various other services for bills. (LIHEAP) assistance
352-527-5915- book for appointments first
No address- must call for assistance
1-855-806-9648- call for emergency appointments
Citrus County Veterans Services
The Foundation’s primary mission is to timely disburse grant assistance from the Foundation’s available funds to honorably discharged veterans or their surviving spouses who are Citrus County residents for short term emergency expenses upon verification of eligibility and need by the Citrus County Veterans Service Office and approval by a majority of the Foundation’s board of directors
P.O. Box 678, Lecanto, Florida 34460- 2065
Pregnancy and Family Life Center
Free pregnancy testing, maternity, infant clothing and layettes- diapers, wipes, USDA food program and counseling.
317 Tompkins St. Inverness, FL 34450
352-228-4999- 9020 W Atlas Dr. Homosassa FL 34448
Life Choice Pregnancy Center
Bible-based counseling and approach to pregnancy and families dealing in crisis pregnancy
Free pregnancy testing, parenting classes, relationship classes, medical care for pregnancy issues
Free food for babies and infants
1300 Hwy 41 North Suite B
Inverness, FL 34450
Childhood Development Services
Head Start, Healthy Families Program, education, job training, school readiness
352-425-6906- Healthy Families Citrus
CDS Citrus Early Head Start – 2435 North Florida Avenue #309
Hernando, FL 34442
Department of Children and Families
TANF services, Food Stamps services, Medicaid
Mid Florida Community Services
Rent, mortgage assistance, weatherization program, budgeting, case management and transportation assistance for low-income families
820 Kennedy Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Mon-Fri by appointment only
One Stop Workforce Connection- CLM- Citrus
Provides public employment assistance, workforce readiness, classes and job training services, resources and referrals for social service programs
683 Adolph Point Lecanto, FL 34461
Open mon -Fri 8am-5pm
Citrus County Bus System
Door to door (call and schedule)- 2 business days ahead
Fixed route – Mon -Fri 8am-5pm