The Gainesville-Alachua area has a range of FREE and reduced cost services for residents. Please browse this list of excellent resources!
If you do not see the resource you need, please see the Alachua County Community Resource and Social Services Guide (2019) for a complete listing.
Houses four walk-in Primary Care Clinics which are dedicated to providing a comfortable atmosphere for women, children, predominantly Spanish speakers and members of the LGBTQ community.
Delivers health care to the medically under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County an average of 5 days a week. The bus contains two exam rooms, a laboratory and a waiting area.
Aims to improve the physical and mental well-being of the homeless and poor by engaging the community. Clinic services are available every Monday and Thursday nights and include: primary medical care, HIV testing and counseling, dental care, clothing, meals, and much more.
Deliver the Dream provides free retreat weekends to families who have a parent or child living with a serious illness or crisis. Families will be involved in structured scheduling and recreation such as art, play and drama based therapies.
Provides parenting education and support, including nutrition, breastfeeding, care coordination and access to prenatal and child healthcare. Also provides safe sex counseling, inter-conceptual counseling and smoking cessation support.
Planned Parenthood is a leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Services include: abortion referrals, birth control, HIV and STD testing, and pregnancy testing and services to women with or without insurance coverage.
Offers medical advice and referrals, physical therapy, dental, counseling, and vision services. Walk-ins welcome for most services, excluding dental. For dental services, register in person Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm.
Haven offers Healing Hearts grief support programs in 18 counties across Florida as a community service. For more information on these programs and services, call 1.844.LIGHTEN (544-4836)
Offers rehabilitative services for adults and youth struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. Services include crisis services, outpatient recovery services, and rehabilitation services with 24-hour care.
Provides access to primary medical, specialty medical, and dental health care to uninsured, low income Alachua County residents. Services are limited by the availability of a volunteer provider. Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Provides clinical and nutrition services, wellness programs, environmental health information, vaccinations, birth/death certificate services, infectious disease services, and many more.
The Alachua County Crisis Center offers 24 hr/day crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County. For more information about services, call 352-264-6785
Provides low-cost dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, fillings, and crowns. The clinic does not offer emergency services for toothaches, extractions, periodontal surgery, orthodontics, or root canals. Medicaid and Medicare recipients are eligible for half-cost services.
A student volunteer organization in UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers free veterinary care to Alachua County residents suffering from terminal or disabling disease. Call for eligibility: (352) 392-2213 ext 5494
A certified domestic violence center serving Alachua, Bradford, and Union county residents. Provides emergency shelter, a 24-hour helpline, counseling services, support groups, and empowerment education programs.
Alachua County Public Schools provide services for adults to continue their education, including GED prep classes, GED test scheduling, adult high schools, adult basic education classes, literacy training, and English classes for people who speak other languages.
Works to advocate for the elderly by providing services that build capacity, maximize independence, and enrich quality of life for seniors. Services include: meal prep and delivery, daycare for Alzheimer patients through Al’z Place, homemaking, and transportation.
Provides services and opportunities to employers and job seekers in the Alachua and Bradford areas. They provide career counseling, workshops, resume and interview assistance, job matching, soft skill training, and supplies for job seekers.
Provides free legal assistance for domestic violence, family law, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other cases. Qualified individuals typically fall below 125% of the federal poverty line, have limited assets, and must be a United States citizen or fall within certain categories of legal resident status.
Aims to empower families with children in the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. They provide case management, housing, food, training, daycare, and educational resources. Requires police clearance including: no outstanding warrants, no sex offender status, etc.
Provides many services to Alachua County residents including: clinical and nutritional services, wellness programs, environmental health information, vaccinations, birth/death certificate services, infectious disease services, and many more.
The Alachua County Housing Authority provides rental subsidies and manages affordable public housing units for low income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Offices are open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday by appointment only.
Their motto is “Reaching People, Helping People.” Provides general, health and wellness, waiver assessments and case management services. Available only for eligible Alachua county residents.
Provides FREE Housecleaning – 1 time per month for 4 months – to any woman undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. To sign up, an online application must be completed.
An all women, non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the Latino/Hispanic culture and art in Gainesville. Services include: networking, naturalization workshops, citizen preparation classes, and a bilingual story time for families.
Referral services for immigrants, policy education on welcoming new immigrants to Gainesville, linkage with faith communities and assistance with learning English.
Offers computers, internet access, printing, copying, faxing, books, games and toys for children, referrals for services, resume and application assistance, community dinners, food pantry, clothing, after school programs and tutoring.
Faxing, job assistance, and social services referrals. Monthly workshops include homework help, youth activities, zumba, notary, health education, one-on-one computer help, and more.
Support the health justice needs of communities, offers linkage to services, trains communities in health education, coordinates health fairs for immigrant communities.
Provides low-cost used clothing, furniture and household items. New items restocked daily, and you never know what you’ll find at the Attic.