Agency Directory

Below are your search results for an agency. This directory is being updated on a continual basis.

Agency
 Achieve Learning Center, The Dual Language Academy
Contact Name
 Jenny Morel
Address
 623 NE 27th Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 620-2555
Email
 N/A
Description
 Preschool, Pre-K (VPK), extended care, foreign language, summer programs, licensed/certified, CDS (Subsidy Program).

Agency
 Ambleside School of Ocala
Contact Name
 Valarie Lacefield
Address
 507 SE Broadway St., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 694-1635
Email
 admin@amblesideocala.com
Description
 A K-7 non-profit school providing education for the academic and character development of children.

Agency
 Arnette House, Inc.
Contact Name
 Sheri Brandies
Address
 2310 N.E. 24th St, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 622-6135 or 622-4432
Email
 mmatthews@arnettehouse.org
Description
 Provides shelter & counseling for at-risk youth ages 8-17; Independent living guidance for young adults ages 18-21 & National Safe Place local coordinator.

Agency
 Bay Area Youth Services, Inc.
Contact Name
 Lindford Delon Hayes
Address
 1107 E. Silver Springs Blvd., #8, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 622-2971
Email
 lindford.hayes@baysflorida.org
Description
 Website: www.baysflorida.org
Contracted provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice providing Intensive Delinquency Diversion Services for high risk youth (arrested first-time offenders).

Agency
 Belleview Playland Learning Center
Contact Name
 Linda Archibald
Address
 7300 S.E. County Hwy C-25, Belleview, FL 34420
Phone
 245-0339
Email
 younmegonefishin@embarqmail.com
Description
 Gold Seal Accredited Center providing Headstart and VPK programs. Transportation to area schools and summer camp available.

Agency
 Best Behavior, LLC
Contact Name
 Jennifer Argus
Address
 3035 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL 34479
Phone
 694-7201
Email
 bestbehavior@aol.com
Description
 Website: www.best-behavior.org
Private practice providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Services include: Functional Behavior Assessments, Board Certified Behavior Analysis, Certified Behavior Assistants, In-Home Supports, Companion Services, Respite Services, Adult Day Training, Parent & Professional Trainings.

Agency
 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid Florida
Contact Name
 John Bonacci, CEO
Address
 1115 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone
 352-375-2525 x15
Email
 john@bbbsmidflorida.org
Description
 Website: bbbsmidflorida.org
The BBBS program is one of the most effective methods of preventing delinquency and encouraging positive development of young people.

Agency
 Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Life Teen
Contact Name
 Life Teen
Address
 5 S.E. 17th St., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 629-8092
Email
 mail@blessedtrinity.org
Description
 Website: www.blessedtrinity.org
Comprehensive youth ministry primarily for Catholic teens.

Agency
 Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County, Inc.
Contact Name
 Jerry Lane
Address
 Physical: 800 S.W. 12th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Mailing: P.O. Box 4109, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 690-7440
Email
 jlane@bgcofmarion.com
Description
 Social, intellectual, cultural, health and physical development to enhance character and self esteem. Educational and fun. Game room, computer lab, academics, sports, arts & crafts.

Agency
 Brothers Keeper
Contact Name
 Steve Hoesterey
Address
 2 S.W. Fort King St., Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 622-3846
Email
 hoesterey@bkocala.org
Description
 Emergency food, clothes, furniture, OEU utility assistance to families with birth certificates for children 17 & under.

Agency
 Camelot Community Care, Inc.
Contact Name
 Mona Terry
Address
 1601 N.E. 25th Ave., Suite 306, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 671-7884 Ext. 3005
Email
 MTerry@camelotcare.com
Description
 Providing intensive behavioral health care and community based care services to children and adolescents, enabling children and families to realize their full potential.

Agency
 Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
Contact Name
 Margie Garlin
Address
 P.O. Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610-0234
Phone
 352-686-1725
Email
 mlgarlin@ufl.edu
Description
 Website: www.card.ufl.edu
All services provided by CARD are FREE. CARD at UF has a small team of professionals serving many children and adults, and we try to provide assistance whenever possible. Our goal is to help 'build capacity' such that individuals learn skills and strategies to help themselves and/or their children.

Agency
 Center for Pastoral Care and Family Development
Contact Name
 Arthur C. Rushlow
Address
 Church of St. George Anglican 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala, FL 34480
Phone
 598-7569
Email
 Revsup1@aol.com
Description
 The Pastoral Counselor works with individuals, couples, families and large groups with a variety of problems and varied venues.

Agency
 Childhood Development Services, Inc.
Contact Name
 Brandi Cooney
Address
 1601 N.E. 25th Ave., Suite 900, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 629-0005
Email
 bcooney@cdsi.org
Description
 CDS...promoting self-sufficiency through free chil care education programs for children birth to 5 years of age; on-the-job training; free or reduced cost health care; subsidized child care for children of teen parents; meal reimbursement for child care providers and professional education courses.

Agency
 Children's Home Society
Contact Name
 Jennifer Anchors
Address
 Mailing: 711 NW 1st St., Gainesville, FL 32601 Physical: 11 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 732-1412 or 1-866-427-5451
Email
 jennifer.anchors@chsfl.org
Description
 Website: www.HelpFloridaChildren.org
Multiple programs and services for the prevention and intervention of child abuse including: Family Team Coaching; HAVEN House; Family Visitation Center; adoption of foster children and TOT Spot Thrift Store (at 710 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601).

Agency
 Children's Medical Services
North Central Region
Contact Name
 Elaine Dal Negro
Address
 3200 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Suite 201
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 369-2621
Email
 Elaine_dalnegro@doh.state.fl.us
Description
 Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/cms/index.html
CMS Network Mission: Champion excellence in the delivery of health care to children with special needs through a comprehensive system of care.

Agency
 Choices, Counseling & Intervention
Contact Name
 Lauri Diamond
Address
 821 N.E. 36th Terrace, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 622-0062
Email
 jewels628@embarqmail.com
Description
 Mental Health Counseling for individuals, families & couples. Anger Management; Substance Abuse; Co-Dependency; Outpatient; Battering Intervention Program & Domestic Violence Counseling.

Agency
 Christian Home and Bible School
Contact Name
 Chuck Shepherd
Address
 301 13th Ave., Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone
 352-383-9906
Email
 chuck.shepherd@chbs.org
Description
 www.chbs.org
Residential child care with private school. Student boarding as well as day students. Providing care for homeless and abused children. Services include food, shelter, clothing, counseling and nurturing with emphasis on values and academics.

Agency
 Chrysalis Counseling Center
Contact Name
 Linda Page
Address
 850 N.E. 36th Terrace, Suite B, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 624-2321
Email
 lindapage@centurylink.net
Description
 Mental health and substance abuse counseling, parenting and anger management classes. Insurance and sliding scale fee accepted. Free self-help group for adults.

Agency
 City of Ocala, Recreation and Parks
Contact Name
 Ire Bethea
Address
 828 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 368-5517
Email
 IBethea@ocalafl.org
Description
 http://recreationandparks.ocalafl.org
The City of Ocala provides service oriented, fiscally prudent, responsible government consistent with the community's values, priorities and expectations for a high quality of life.

Agency
 College of Central Florida
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County (RSVP)
Contact Name
 Dian Booth
Address
 Physical: 3001 S.W. College Road, Bldg. 40-105A, Ocala, FL 34474
Mailing: P.O. Box 1388, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 291-4444
Email
 boothd@cf.edu
Description
 The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites adults 55 and older to use their life experiences and skills to help solve community needs.

Agency
 College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
Contact Name
 LerVerne Jacobs
Address
 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 854-2322 x1681
Email
 jacobsj@cf.edu
Description
 Tutoring for grades 6-12. FCAT remediation. Life skills and college entrance examinations preparation classes.

Agency
 Community Council Against Substance Abuse (CCASA)
Contact Name
 Mike Jordan
Address
 Marion County Children's Alliance, Inc. 3482 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 438-5996
Email
 mcca@mcchildrensalliance.org
Description
 www.occasa.org
Provides a comprehensive approach to solving problems of substance abuse and expanding cooperative efforts among government agencies, private organizations and citizens concerned about drugs and alcohol.

Agency
 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
Contact Name
 Glenn A. Shuman
Address
 2300 SE 17th St.
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 629-0105
Email
 glenns@clsmf.org
Description
 Provides free legal assistance in civil matters to low income persons including legal assitance to disabled children regarding school issues.

Agency
 Community Technical & Adult Education
Contact Name
 Deborah Jenkins
Address
 1014 S.W. 7th Rd., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-7200
Email
 deborah.jenkins@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Website: www.marioncareertraining.com
Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) serves the Marion County area by providing educational and career training opportunities. Community Technical & Adult Education offers twenty in-demand Career and Technical programs as well as an adult literacy program leading to the GED diploma.

Agency
 Concerned Citizens for Chatmire, Inc.
Contact Name
 Barbara Lawrence
Address
 Physical: 19789 S.W. 107th PL, Dunnellon, FL
Mailing: P.O. Box 2371, Dunnellon, FL 34432-2371
Phone
 489-2677
Email
 concerncitzinc@yahoo.com
Description
 Afterschool tutoring; mentoring; adult literacy; community information referrals; summer academic enrichment program.

Agency
 Counseling & Resource Center
Contact Name
 Carolyn West
Address
 2801 S.W. College Rd., Ste. 21, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 861-8044
Email
 N/A
Description
 Providing counseling on a sliding fee scale to adult individuals, children and families who may not be able to afford mental health otherwise.

Agency
 Creative PreSchool of Ocala
Contact Name
 Sherry L. Myatt
Address
 1308 N.E. 8th Street, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 351-2406
Email
 lesa1022@hotmail.com
Description
 Certified VPK provider with morning and afternoon classes.

Agency
 Crossings Treatment Center
Contact Name
 Leslie Ann Medina
Address
 1518 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 867-0948 or 843-4057
Email
 crossings2@earthlink.net
Description
 Services for children and adults include: substance abuse treatment, anger management and drug screenings. For juveniles: domestic violence and retail theft counseling.

Agency
 Debora Boles Family Home Child Care
Contact Name
 Debi Boles
Address
 2725 N.E. 42nd Place, Ocala, FL 34479
Phone
 629-9479
Email
 debi34479@cox.net
Description
 Home child care and learning center.

Agency
 Devereux Kids, Front Porch Training
Contact Name
 Cindy Grimes
Address
 
Phone
 352-454-6830
Email
 cgrimes@devereux.org
Description
 Offering advocacy training and how to keep children safe.

Agency
 Devereux Kids, Marion Oaks
Contact Name
 Lola Gonzalez
Address
 
Phone
 352-361-6050
Email
 lgonzal2@devereux.org
Description
 Information, resource and referral service for families with children in Marion Oaks. Assist families with identifying strengths and resources that they may already possess.

Agency
 Devereux Kids, West Ocala
Contact Name
 Scott Hackmyer
Address
 215 NW Martin Luther King Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 352-732-3300 or 352-598-6705
Email
 shackmye@devereux.org
Description
 Information, resource and referral service for families with children in West Ocala. Assist families with identifying strengths and resources that they may already possess.

Agency
 Discovery Center
Contact Name
 N/A
Address
 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 401-3900
Email
 discovery@ocalafl.org
Description
 Hands-on science and recreational programs for children (ages 2 - 16 yrs.) and summer programs for young people ages 8-12 yrs. There are workshops offered to adults as well.

Agency
 Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Center
Contact Name
 Dr. Judy Wilson or Teresa Pease
Address
 P.O. Box 2193, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 351-4009 & 24 hr. hotline 622-8495/622-5919
Email
 csi.inc@embarqmail.com
Description
 Provides direct victim services and shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence; adult and children services; community education presentations; court advocacy; case management and financial aid.

Agency
 Dunnellon Police Department
Contact Name
 Chief Joanne Black
Address
 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone
 352-465-8510
Email
 jblack@dunnellonpd.org
Description
 Investigate all domestic violence cases, provide intervention when needed, educate the public on domestic violence by providing a dynamic presentation to citizens and police officers.

Agency
 Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (ELCMC)
Contact Name
 Roseann Fricks or Anita Winter
Address
 3304 SE Lake Weir Ave. Ste. 2
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 369-2315
Email
 awinter@elc-marion.org
Description
 Website: www.elc-marion.org
Administrative and service provider for Marion County's School Readiness/Early Learning and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs and the "Success By Six" Parent Education Initiative in partnership with United Way of Marion County.

Agency
 Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.
Contact Name
 Richard Rogers
Address
 
Phone
 352-445-1410
Email
 rrogers@eckerd.org
Description
 Mentoring program designed to help shape the future of youth by matching adult mentors with children of incarcerated parents. Serving youth ages 5-17 having a parent incarcerated in federal or state prison and can be referred to the program by their school, church, therapist, case manager, family member or friend.

Agency
 Everlasting Word of Faith Ministries
Contact Name
 Pastor Freddie Lofton or Aerin Lofton
Address
 4411 NW 60th St., Ocala, FL 34482
Phone
 622-1873
Email
 ewfministries@yahoo.com
Description
 Afterschool academic tutoring during school year/ summer months. Heritage Learning Center offering voluntary pre-k programs to 4 year olds. Tutors and mentors for girls incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center. Also mentors young men at the Marion County Juvenile Correctional facility.

Agency
 Faith and Justice Coalition
Contact Name
 Lt. Marlene Schmidt or Carolyn Fender
Address
 Re-Entry building
Phone
 352-438-5964 or 352-368-3551
Email
 mkovalesky@marionso.com or cfender@marionso.com
Description
 Hours of operation currently weekdays, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Building is physically located on NW 10th St., just past the Juvenile Detention Center.

Agency
 Family Ties Child Center
Contact Name
 2 locations
Address
 5285 S.W. 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 (ages 1-5 yrs.)
3230 S.E. 58th Ave., Ocala, FL 34480 (ages 2-5 yrs.)
Phone
 629-5299/854-3998/694-4554
Email
 N/A
Description
 Structured academics; VPK program; school readiness and ELLM programs along with computer, Spanish and sign language.

Agency
 Family Times Magazine
Contact Name
 Rose Derkay
Address
 3620 NE 8th Place, Suite #3, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 368-4044
Email
 rose@enjoyfamilytimes.com
Description
 Family Times is a local resource filled with informative articles on our area, great reading for everyone in the family. Find Family Times at your local library or Publix. Advertising space available.

Agency
 Florida Department of Children and Families
Financial Support & Welfare Services
Contact Name
 Bill D'Aiuto
Address
 1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Hwy., Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone
 352-330-5500
Email
 william_s_daiuto@dcf.state.fl.us OR teresa_bilenski@dcf.state.fl.us
Description
 Providing financial support and welfare services to adults and children in an effort to provide them with safe and happy homes.

Agency
 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Circuits 5 & 8
Contact Name
 Becky Linn
Address
 3040 NW 10th St., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 620-7405 EXT 227
Email
 becky.linn@djj.state.fl.us
Description
 Oversees a number of federal and state grants for delinquency prevention from the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Agency
 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Youth Probation
Contact Name
 N/A
Address
 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ste. 117, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 732-1279
Email
 joan.croye2@djj.state.fl.us
Description
 Juvenile justice; intake; probation; prevention; detention; commitment; post-release supervision. Supervision of youth placed on probation as they complete their court ordered sanctions.

Agency
 Florida Highway Patrol
Contact Name
 Captain Jeffrey Succi
Address
 600 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 732-1260 EXT 222
Email
 jeffreysucci@flhsmv.gov
Description
 Mentoring and assisting children involved in vehicle crashes.

Agency
 Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Inc.
Contact Name
 Doug Washingtom
Address
 PO Box 10, Inglis FL 34449
Phone
 (352) 447-2259
Email
 DWashington@youthranches.org
Description
 Residential care, family counseling services and camping services.

Agency
 Florida State House of Representatives, 24th District
Contact Name
 Rep. Kurt Kelly
Address
 Send Mail to: Dist. Assistant Jennifer McDougald 315 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 732-1313
Email
 kurt.kelly@myfloridahouse.gov; jennifer.mcdougald@myflordiahouse.gov
Description
 Assist agencies, providers and contituents with legislative issues or state problems and concerns.

Agency
 Florida State Senate, 7th District
Contact Name
 Senator Evelyn Lynn
Address
 Send Mail to: Connie Mullis, Legislative Assistant P.O. Box 3644, Ocala, FL 34468-3644
Office located at City Hall: 151 S.E. Osceola Ave.,3rd Floor, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 694-0160 or 1-866-831-2665
Email
 mullis.connie.S07@flsenate.gov
Description
 Assist agencies, providers and contituents with legislative issues or state problems and concerns.

Agency
 Forensic, Clinical and Business Consulting & Contracting
Contact Name
 Alice-Marie Worthington
Address
 P.O. Box 831066, Ocala, FL 34483
Phone
 (860) 655-7862
Email
 ALICEMARIEWORTHI@hotmail.com
Description
 Forensic child custody evaluations and court assessments, substance abuse and educational assessments. Licensed therapeutic counseling and life skills programs, business assessments & streamlining. Forensic specialization with assessments and psychotherapy; women, children, juveniles and all other adults; groups & trainings. Sliding fee scale, no one refused help.

Agency
 Fort King Presbyterian Church
21st Century Christianity
Contact Name
 Rev. Andy Gans
Address
 13 N.E. 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 694-4121
Email
 fortking@earthlink.net
Description
 Providing youth with support and fellowship. Meets Sunday 5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner provided. Worship Sundays 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.

Agency
 Francis Marion Military Academy
Contact Name
 Martha Cieplinski
Address
 2091 NE 35th Street
Ocala, FL 34479
Phone
 352-291-6600
Email
 martha.cieplinski@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 To provide high school students an opportunity to secure the highest quality education in an environment that embraces core military values.

Agency
 Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Contact Name
 Julie Linhart
Address
 9583 County Rd. CR223, Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone
 800-881-4475 ext 1821 or 813-262-1821
Email
 jlinhart@gswcf.org
Description
 website: www.gswcf.org
Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Serving girls 5-17 years. Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Agency
 Growing Well Family Behavioral Services
Contact Name
 MaryAnn Ellis
Address
 20114 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone
 465-2444
Email
 maryaellis@bellsouth.net
Description
 Website: www.growingwellfbs.com
Licensed school psychologist providing family behavioral and academic consulations with intervention planning and monitoring. Serving all ages. Psychological testing available. ADHD evaluations. Qualified professional tutoring team offering individualized tutoring plans. Approved provider of court-ordered courses related to divorce and time sharing cases.

Agency
 Guardian Ad Litem Program (GAL)
Contact Name
 Marcia Hilty
Address
 223 S.W. Broadway St., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 369-2525
Email
 marcia.hilty@gal.fl.gov
Description
 Provides advocacy for abused and neglected children involved in dependency court preceedings. This is a volunteer based program.

Agency
 Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.
Contact Name
 Brad Nimmo
Address
 P.O. Box 5578, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 351-4663
Email
 Habitatbrad@hotmail.com
Description
 Helping build homes in partnership with families in need. We also have a retail store at 926 NW 27th Avenue, Ocala, FL.

Agency
 Hands of Mercy Everywhere (H.O.M.E.)
Contact Name
 Diane V. Schofield
Address
 6017 S.E. Robinson Rd., Belleview, FL 34420
Phone
 347-4663
Email
 teenmothershome@gmail.com
Description
 Website: teenmothershome.org
Provides 10 pregnant teens and unwed teen mothers (ages 13-19) a place to live and grow with their children emotionally, physically and spiritually during and after their pregnancy.

Agency
 Healthy Families Lake, Sumter and Marion (CHS)
Contact Name
 Dee Dixon
Address
 2091 NE 35th Street
Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 352-732-1355
Email
 dee.dixon@chsfl.org
Description
 A voluntary home-visiting program designed to promote positive parent-child relationships, healthy child growth and development and enhance parents' ability to create a stable and nurturing home environment thereby preventing child abuse and neglect.

Agency
 Homework Haven
Contact Name
 Pam Johnson or Claudia Wilder
Address
 Abiding Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)
HOMEWORK HAVEN
777 SE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34480
Phone
 (352) 390-6982 OR (352) 547-0725
Email
 lambteach@cox.net OR ccdulcinea@aol.com
Description
 Academic support for elementary and middle school students. We provide an alternative and effective learning instruction where students are able to build skills in reading and math, strengthen their sense of self-confidence and learn effective study skills. Our goal is to help your child master the academic skills to give parents and children the tools they need for self confident academic performance.

Agency
 Howard Academy Community Center (HACC)
Contact Name
 H. C. Dupree
Address
 306 N.W. 7th Ave., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 629-7082
Email
 herbert.dupree@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Meeting the social and academic needs of Marion County residents, especially those in West Ocala by offering after-school tutoring and serving as a facility for community meetings.

Agency
 Interfaith Emergency Services
Contact Name
 N/A
Address
 P.O. Box 992, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 629-8868
Email
 
Description
 Food for Kids Backpack program; feeding homeless and needy; clothing and prescriptions.

Agency
 Isaiah Foundation of Marion County, Inc.
Contact Name
 Winnie O'Neill
Address
 P.O. Box 904, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 804-6809
Email
 woneill@isaiahmci.org
Description
 Website: www.isaiahmci.org
Our agency has a program called Respite Care for Special Needs Children and Adults. Caregiver training classes and case management offered.

Agency
 Isaiah's Place
Contact Name
 Penny Phares
Address
 6210 Harmony Lane, Yankeetown, FL 34498
Phone
 (352) 447-1775
Email
 isaiahsplace@bellsouth.net
Description
 website: www.childsplayfoundation.org
Provides child and family counseling (ages 3-11).

Agency
 Jotar Management Services
Contact Name
 Debbie Lloyd
Address
 2603 SW 10th St., Ocala, FL 23371
Phone
 401-0555
Email
 debbielloye@jotar.com
Description
 Providing affordable housing in Ocala, Silver Oaks Village (236-1999); Steeplechase (861-0188); Green Gables (861-6121); Magnolia Walk (291-4925); Blitchton Station (351-4224) and Laurel Park apartments (867-8955).

Agency
 Kids Academy, Inc.
Contact Name
 Carol Irving
Address
 2514 N.E. 12th Ct., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 622-3913
Email
 kidsacademyceo@msn.com
Description
 Licensed; Gold Seal; infants; preschool; before/after care; UVPK provider; summer program; meals; transportation. A safe, clean environment.

Agency
 Kids Central, Inc.
Contact Name
 Cyndi Schuler
Address
 2117 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
Phone
 873-6332
Email
 info@kidscentralinc.org
Description
 Community-based care lead agency for child welfare services. Developing and managing community services and support for children and families in Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties.

Agency
 Kimberly's Cottage (Children's Advocacy Center) & Child Protection Team
Contact Name
 Dawn Westgate
Address
 2131 S.W. 22nd Place, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 873-4739
Email
 Dawnm@kimberlyscottage.org
Description
 Multiple services for children who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. Services are primarily handled on a referral basis.

Agency
 Kiwanis Club of Ocala
Contact Name
 Ray Strickland
Address
 1724 S.E. 17th Ave. Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 352-479-0944
Email
 RStrickland@benefit-advisors.com
Description
 Website: www.marion.k12.fl.us/district/srm/kiwanis
In conjunction with the Marion County School Board sponsors Camp Kiwanis every year for 5 weeks in the summer for needy children. Also organize RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) book give-away program.

Agency
 Lillian Bryant Recreation Center
Contact Name
 Kelvin B. Richardson
Address
 2200 N.W. 17th Place, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 629-8389
Email
 kbrichardson@ocalafl.org
Description
 Community Center providing open recreaction and educational programs to children ages 5-16.

Agency
 Mahogany Revue Research and Development Center (Project Healthy Choices)
Contact Name
 Diane K. McElveen
Address
 903 N.E. Osceola Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 368-1900
Email
 healthychoices@projecthealthychoices.org
Description
 Providing bi-lingual Intervention/Prevention Education and Comprehensive Therapeutic Counseling services for HIV/AIDS and other counseling; special focus on teens & young adults. Facilitate youth conferences that stimulate the inner drive to create and use life survival skill tools.

Agency
 March of Dimes
Contact Name
 Betsy Trent or Amanda Barnard
Address
 3227 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 629-7555
Email
 btrent@marchofdimes.com OR abarnard@marchofdimes.com
Description
 Educational and community service programs to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

Agency
 Marion County 4-H, University of Florida IFAS Extension
Contact Name
 Xiomara Diaz or Meg Brew
Address
 2232 Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 671-8413
Email
 xiomara.diaz@marioncountyfl.org or megan.brew@marioncountyfl.org
Description
 Providing local clubs for kids ages 5-18 to develop life-skills leadership; citizenship; communication skills and self-esteem.

Agency
 Marion County Board of County Commissioners
Contact Name
 5 Commissioners
Address
 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 438-2323
Email
 See Below
Description
 
Mike.Amsden@marioncountyfl.org for District 1


Barbara.Fitos@marioncountyfl.org for District 4

Stan.McClain@marioncountyfl.org for District 3

Jim.Payton@marioncountyfl.org for District 2

Charlie.Stone@marioncountyfl.org for District 5

Agency
 Marion County Community Services
Contact Name
 Cheryl Amey
Address
 3003 S.W. College Rd., Suite 109 Building 42 - Enterprise Center Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 671-8770
Email
 cheryl.amey@marioncountyfl.org
Description
 Website: www.marioncounty.org (Then click on Departments tab; A-Z; Community Services)
SHIP provides zero interest loans to income eligible families for purchase or repair of homes and has mobility ramps & emergency mobile home repairs.

Agency
 Marion County Health Department
BRAZEN
Contact Name
 Rashad Jones
Address
 P.O. Box 2408, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 629-0137
Email
 Rashad_Jones@doh.state.fl.us
Description
 Provides sexual abstinence education covering sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, healthy relationships, dating and resistance training to youth ages 9-18 and parents.

Agency
 Marion County Health Department
Health Clinics
Contact Name
 Carol Jubelirer
Address
 1801 S.E. 32nd Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 629-0137
Email
 carol_jubelirer@doh.state.fl.us
Description
 Primary and episodic pediatric and adult health care, immunizations, communicable disease, STD, HIV/AIDS, family planning, pre-natal care, healthy start, vital statistics, TB, mobile clinics, satellite clinics, dental clinics, environmental health, flu shots, school health, positive youth development and health education.

Agency
 Marion County Health Department
Infection Control/Quality Assurance
Contact Name
 Herman Hale
Address
 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 629-0137 ext 2099
Email
 herman_hale@doh.state.fl.us
Description
 Oversees the infection control and quality assurance programs for the Marion County Health Department.

Agency
 Marion County Homeless Council
Contact Name
 David Fullarton
Address
 Executive Director 1740 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 732-1385
Email
 dave@mchcfl.org
Description
 First Call For Help 8:00 - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Comprehensive information and referral service for health and human services in Marion County.

Agency
 Marion County Judicial Center
Department of Court Alternatives
Contact Name
 Susan Berg or Tom Aemisegger
Address
 110 NW First Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 401-6706
Email
 sberg@circuit5.org OR taemisegger@circuit5.org
Description
 Adult Drug Court; Dependency Drug Court; Juvenile Drug Court and Teen Court.

Agency
 Marion County Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Coalition
Contact Name
 Angie Sweeney
Address
 2631 SE 3rd St. Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 291-8000
Email
 angela.sweeney@marioncountyfl.org
Description
 Offers a fire setter program for children ages 4-16 and their families. Teaches fire safety and the consequences of playing with fire.

Agency
 Marion County Literacy Council
Contact Name
 Karen Hill
Address
 2677 NW 10th St. Unit 1A, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 690-7323
Email
 karen@marionliteracy.org
Description
 Marion County Literacy Council is a group of dedicated volunteers that tutor adult learners. We offer tutoring for the General Education Degree (GED), Adult Basic English (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL).

Agency
 Marion County Public Library System
Children's Services
Contact Name
 Nancy Young
Address
 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 368-4535
Email
 nancy.young@marioncountyfl.org
Description
 Provide convenient access to information, nurture personal growth and lifelong learning, foster a literate community, stimulate and encourage an interest in reading and learning among youth.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Alternative Education
Contact Name
 Dr. Lou Archibald
Address
 1517 S.E. 30th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-6860
Email
 louise.archibald@marion.k12.fl.us; kathy.radcliffe@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Educational services for at-risk youth. Department of Juvenile Justice year round school.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Exceptional Student Education
Contact Name
 Wylene Herring-Cayasso
Address
 1517 S.E. 30th Ave., Suite 2, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-6832
Email
 Wylene.Herring-Cayasso@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Help for parents and children with special needs in the Marion County Public School System.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS/SPRINGS)
Contact Name
 Pamela Connolly
Address
 3881 N.W. 155th St., Reddick, FL 32686-3310
Phone
 591-4300
Email
 pamela.connolly@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Website: www.fdlrssprings.org
Provides training and support to families, educators and service providers working with children with disabilities.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Health Wellness & PE
Contact Name
 Myrna Watkins
Address
 P.O. Box 670
Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 671-6390
Email
 myrna.watkins@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Our goal is to appraise, protect and promote the health status of students in Marion County Public Schools.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Homeless Children
Contact Name
 Suzanne McGuire
Address
 1517 S.E. 30th Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-6847
Email
 suzanne.mcguire@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Website: www.marion.k12.fl.us
Liaison and referral service to homeless children to provide assistance with school enrollment, supplies, clothing and housing. Recruitment of volunteers for the school system. Volunteer applications available online.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Marion Technical Institute (MTI)
Contact Name
 Betty Towry-Hackmyer
Address
 1614 S.E. Fort King St, Ocala, FL 34471-2599
Phone
 671-4765
Email
 betty.hackmyer@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Resource development for educational purposes.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Psychological Services
Contact Name
 Matt Lane
Address
 1517 S.E. 30th Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-6869 (Social Services)
Email
 matthew.lane@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 School psychologists and educational diagnosticians through psychological testing. Assist students and their families to enhance academic performance and social and emotional development.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Public Relation/Television Media Productions
Contact Name
 Kevin Christian
Address
 Physical: 512 S.E. 3rd St., Ocala, FL 34471
Mailing: P.O. Box 670, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 671-7555
Email
 public.relations@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Public Relations is responsible for informing the public and employees about news worthy items.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Safe Schools Program
Contact Name
 Brian Marcum
Address
 Mailing: P.O. Box 670, Ocala, FL 34478-0670
Physical: 1105 S.W. 7th Rd., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-7274
Email
 brian.marcum@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Responsible for the safety and security of Marion County Public Schools.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Social Services & "REACH" Program
Contact Name
 Cathy Trammell
Address
 1517 S.E. 30th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-6872
Email
 catherine.trammell@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 REACH is a 5-week program for children, families and adults providing alternative behavior and coping skills for families under stress.

Agency
 Marion County Public Schools - Young Parent Program
Contact Name
 Tracey Thornhill-Parker
Address
 1014 S.W. 7th Rd., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-7207
Email
 Tracey.Thornhill-Parker@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Drop-Out Prevention alternative educational program for students who have not graduated from high school and are pregnant or parenting. Focus is on parenting classes and academics. Childcare and transportation available.

Agency
 Marion County Sheriff's Office
Watch Command Bureau
Contact Name
 Captain Alicia Walker
Address
 P.O. Box 1987, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 368-6707
Email
 awalker@marionso.com
Description
 Multiple services to children including week-long "Harmony In The Streets" summer camps. Work in Lieu of Arrest Program for first time juvenile misdemeanor offenders, DARE Program, REACT, Safe Kids/Safe Teens and School Resource Officers on school campuses.

Agency
 Munroe Regional Medical Center, Health Resource Line
Contact Name
 Maclyn Walker
Address
 P.O. Box 6000, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 867-8181 (M-F 8:30-5 p.m.) or 800-575-3975
Email
 healthresourceline@mrhs.org
Description
 Website: www.munroeregional.com
Munroe's Health Resource Line provides physician information and referrals, information on health conditions and procedures, registration for Munroe classes, tours and information on health services in the community. A registered nurse will assist those with symptoms in determining the appropriate level of care.

Agency
 Munroe Regional Medical Center, Pastoral Care
Contact Name
 Jessica McCune
Address
 Mailing: P.O. Box 6000, Ocala, FL 34478
Physical: 1500 SW 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 351-7200 EXT 7738
Email
 jessicamccune@mrhs.org
Description
 Website: www.MunroeRegional.com
Health Ministry teaches health advocacy and preventative medicine in the faith community. We take the message of the Alliance to members in the faith community.

Agency
 Munroe Regional Medical Center
Strategic Planning & Marketing
Contact Name
 Mike Robertson
Address
 V.P. Strategic Planning & Marketing
1500 S.W. 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 402-5324
Email
 mikerobertson@MRHS.org
Description
 Website: www.munroeregional.com
A 421-bed acute care hospital with pediatric emergency and pediatric acute services.

Agency
 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Contact Name
 Diana Williams
Address
 President
P.O. Box 5753, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 368-2405
Email
 info@namiocala.org
Description
 Website: www.namiocala.org
Education, advocacy and support for individuals suffering from mental illness and their families or caregivers. Call for information on how we can help. NAMI offers educational programs for family members, caregivers and those diagnosed with a mental illness.

Agency
 New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Children, Inc.
Contact Name
 Allison Seaman
Address
 3035 N.E. Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479
Phone
 401-0980
Email
 nhacademy@embarqmail.com
Description
 A 501(c)(3) non-profit school specializing in educating children with Autism Spectrum and Functional Communication Disorders. K-12th grades, low staff to student ratio, accepting the John McKay Scholarship Program.

Agency
 Ocala Housing Authority
Contact Name
 Gwendolyn Dawson
Address
 Executive Director
1629 NW 4th St., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 369-2936
Email
 ohadawson@aol.com
Description
 Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and by appointment (No website as yet.)
Programs:
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
Public Housing
Market Rate Rental Assistance
Family Self Sufficiency
Homeownership
Section 8 Homeownership
Lease-to-Own
Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention
Hardest Hit Housing
OHA is contracted Oasis Alliance Corp. to provide housing counseling services for homeowners facing foreclosure in the 5th Judicial Circuit who are scheduled for mediation (new law went into effect July 1st for lenders, requiring them to enter into mediation before foreclosing).

Agency
 Ocala Police Department
Crime Prevention
Contact Name
 Corporal Cynthia Barnes
Address
 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 873-2111 or cell 572-1773
Email
 cbarnes@ocalapd.org
Description
 Law enforcement and crime prevention.

Agency
 Ocala Police Department
Victim Advocate Program
Contact Name
 Donna Guinn or Charlene Robinson
Address
 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 369-7139 or 369-7134
Email
 dguinn@ocalapd.org OR crobinson@ocalapd.org
Description
 Provides assistance to victims of crime within the city limits of Ocala. Information on victims' rights and referrals for appropriate services are given. Responds in a 24 hour on-scene capacity to serve victims in crisis.
Services: Community education on crime related topics; Crisis Intervention, Criminal justice support/advocacy; Information & referral; Personal advocacy; Court Assistance, Transportation; Victims compensation and injunction assistance.
Domestic Violence Workshops are provided to the Community as well as Safety Workshops to address elderly issues. The "Assisting the Memory Impaired Program" provides a medic alert bracelet or necklace to identify a person with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairment. We also have a 911 cell phone program for victims and the elderly.

Agency
 Ocala West United Methodist Church
Contact Name
 Carol Mack-Harrell
Address
 9330 S.W. 105 St., Ocala, FL 34481
Phone
 854-9550
Email
 Cmack-harrell@ocalawestumc.com
Description
 Afterschool tutoring: Wednesday (September-May) and Summer Reading Camp in June.

Agency
 PACE Center for Girls of Marion County
Contact Name
 Cathleen Blagay
Address
 Executive Director
1601 N.E. 25th Ave., Suite 302, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 369-0571
Email
 cathleen.blagay@pacecenter.org OR REFERRAL/INTAKE: tamara.byrd@pacecenter.org
Description
 Alternative program serves at-risk girls (ages 12-18) by providing counseling, academic instruction and family services. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Agency
 Parents Helping Parents of Florida, Inc. (PHPF)
Contact Name
 Sylvia James-Miller
Address
 P.O. Box 830802, Ocala, FL 34483-0802
Phone
 687-2257
Email
 phpf2002@embarqmail.com
Description
 Website: http://phpf-fountain.org
Support group for parents of all special needs children; information and direction to resources.

Agency
 Phoenix Rising Ladder to Success Academy
(Project Healthy Choices)
Contact Name
 Diane K. McElveen
Address
 903 NE Osceola Ave.,
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 368-1900
Email
 healthychoices@projecthealthychoices.org
Description
 Alternative education center providing homeschooling co-op services to 9th and 10th graders (next year 11th grade will be added). Our Academy is for those high school students who are having trouble within the traditional school setting. We accept students who have dropped out of school; who are at high risk of dropping out of school and students who have been expelled from Marion County Public Schools. We are for those parents who want a more student centered education for their children. All classes adhere to Florida Department of Education criteria and students earn full high school credits.

Agency
 Poetter & Poetter, PA
Psychology Practice
Contact Name
 Kathy Gentner
Address
 3002 S.E. 1st Ave., #200, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 351-5522
Email
 poetterpa@aol.com
Description
 Clinical psychology practice. Evaulations and treatment of children, adolescents and adults.

Agency
 Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Inc.
Contact Name
 Carole Savage
Address
 Mailing address: Executive Director
P.O. Box 670, Ocala, FL 34478
Physical address: 1239 NW 4th Street, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 671-4167
Email
 Carole.Savage@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 A support organization for Marion County Public Schools, providing programs to enhance local schools. Programs specifically targeting at-risk youth include mentoring/scholarship opportunities for at-risk deserving youth selected in 8th grade through Take Stock In Children and free classroom supplies for teachers to provide to their students through Tools 4 Teaching.

Agency
 Public Policy Institute of Marion County
Contact Name
 Crystal Flynn
Address
 Director
Mailing: P.O. Box 1388, Ocala, FL 34478
Physical: Ewers Century Center-104, 3001 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 291-4433
Email
 flynnc@cf.edu
Description
 Website: http://ppiofmarioncounty.cf.edu
The Public Policy Institute (PPI) of Marion County is a non-profit, non-partisan, citizen-based organization established to provide a careful analysis of the issues and trends that shape public policy. Through research, symposia and policy recomendations, PPI is dedicated to advancing the public interest, building democracy & community and improving the quality of life by involving citizens in the process.

Agency
 RAPHA Counseling Center
Contact Name
 Michael K. Weaver
Address
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor
2609 SW 33 St., Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 861-4481
Email
 michaelkweaver@yahoo.com or mkwz28@gmail.com
Description
 Individual counseling services for people with insurance or ability to pay.

Agency
 Resolution Counseling Center
Contact Name
 Colette Biondi
Address
 850 NE 36 Terrace, Ste. B
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 352-547-0977
Email
 colebio@aol.com
Description
 Individual counseling, couples counseling and family therapy. Sliding scale fee and insurance accepted.

Agency
 Saint John Lutheran School
Contact Name
 Jeff Knutson
Address
 1915 S.E. Lake Weir Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 622-7275
Email
 jeff.knutson@stjohnocala.org
Description
 Website: www.stjohnocala.org
Christian school for children grades PK3-12.

Agency
 Salt Springs Christian Church
Contact Name
 Wanda Norman
Address
 Youth Minister
24571 N.E. Hwy. 316, Salt Springs, FL 32134
Phone
 685-2779
Email
 saltscc@aol.com
Description
 Providing children with spiritual acitvities on Sundays & Wednesdays. Summer Food Service Program.

Agency
 Salvation Army
Contact Name
 Alice Hodgkins
Address
 320 N.W. 1st Ave., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 732-8326
Email
 alice_hodgkins@uss.salvationarmy.org
Description
 Emergency shelter for families with children and single men and women. Transitional housing for families with children. Food & utility assistance, clothing vouchers, furniture vouchers (when available) and Thrift Store. Transitional Housing for veterans.

Agency
 Shepherd's Lighthouse, Inc.
Contact Name
 Yolanda East
Address
 Executive Director
5930 S.E. Robinson Rd., Belleview, FL 34420
Phone
 347-6575
Email
 yeast7306@aol.com; shepherdlight!@aol.com
Description
 Transitional housing program for homeless mothers and children.

Agency
 Shores Assembly of God Church
Contact Name
 Pastor John Delcamp
Address
 206 Midway Rd., Ocala, FL 34472
Phone
 687-0190
Email
 shoresag@hotmail.com
Description
 Afterschool academic & extended care programs for K-6. Daycare, VPK and spring and summer camp programs for K-5. Parenting classes, financial classes and a mentoring & skills training program for ages 16+ in Silver Springs Shores area.

Agency
 Silver River Mentoring & Instruction
Contact Name
 Mike Nebesnyk
Address
 Director
2500 S.E. 44th Ct., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 694-0191
Email
 srmioffice@yahoo.com
Description
 Alternative school for grades 6-12.

Agency
 Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church
Shores Early Education Development Center
Contact Name
 Melanie Davis
Address
 674 Silver Rd., Ocala, FL 34472
Phone
 687-1823
Email
 seedssspc@embarqmail.com
Description
 Preschool and childcare 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for children 1 month to 10 years of age. Academic preschool, VPK provider, elementray tutoring, Lake Weir Middle School tutoring, teen court, juvenille justice, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts/Cub Scouts and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Agency
 Skate Mania
Contact Name
 Ralph Lopez
Address
 Physical Address: 5461 S.E. Maricamp Rd., Ocala, FL 34480
Mailing Address: 5360 NE 1st Lane, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 624-4222
Email
 rlopez100@cox.net
Description
 Free use of skating rink for special, troubled or disadvantaged children. Fundraisers for schools and other organizations.

Agency
 Soul Harvest Ministries
Contact Name
 Estella Ford or Desiree Soto
Address
 416 Cypress Rd., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 680-1240
Email
 soulharvest@aol.com
Description
 Community based services; HIV testing site; food and clothing.

Agency
 State Attorney's Office
Victim Witness Department
Contact Name
 Susan O'Neill
Address
 Victim Witness Counselor
110 NW 1st Ave., Suite 5000
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 352-671-5833
Email
 soneill@jud5.flcourts.org
Description
 The office is in charge of prosecution of criminal cases. The Victim Witness Deparment assists the victim through the system and networks them to services that are needed.

Agency
 Story Book Meadows, Inc.
Contact Name
 Trish Carlo
Address
 13049 NW 97th Place, Ocala, FL 34482
Phone
 351-4746
Email
 storybookmeadows@mindspring.com
Description
 Website: www.storybookmeadows.org
A place where children, teens and adults interact with horses on an emotional level. Equine assisted psychotherapy, life coach, life skills and grief coaching.

Agency
 Strength of the Young, Inc.
Contact Name
 Tristan Kennedy
Address
 Spirit Life Church, 6405 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34480
Mailing: P.O. Box 1377, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 433-1178
Email
 tk@strenthoftheyoung.com
Description
 Website: www.strengthoftheyoung.com
- Elementary through high school mentoring program
- School-wide presentations
- Summer Basketball program

Agency
 Take Stock in Children
Contact Name
 Joanne Halpin Robinson
Address
 Mailing: Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 670, Ocala, FL 34478
Physical: 1239 NW 4th St., Ocala, FL 34475
Phone
 671-4162
Email
 joanne.halpin@marion.k12.fl.us OR carole.savage@marion.k12.fl.us
Description
 Provides college tuition scholarships for low income students. As a part of the program we match volunteer mentors with students. Mentors meet weekly at the student's school. A mentor is a friend, a listener and a role model.

Agency
 Teenage Human Sexuality
Contact Name
 Nancy Storch
Address
 P.O. Box 1622, Silver Springs, FL 34489
Phone
 362-4360
Email
 N/A
Description
 Saturday workshops that focus on creating healthy relationships, hands-on activities explore responsibility for self and define boundaries. Participants learn to think before they choose relationships with others.

Agency
 Tella's Children Preschool, Inc.
Contact Name
 Francisca Fermin
Address
 12124 S.E. HWY 464, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Phone
 288-8585
Email
 compaq220@aol.com
Description
 Transportation to Weirsdale; VPK Provider, ELC voucher, ESOL program, before and afterschool care and tutoring. Ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Agency
 The Centers, Inc.
Contact Name
 Russell Rasco
Address
 CEO
5664 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
Phone
 291-5555
Email
 rrasco@thecenters.us
Description
 Website: www.thecenters.us
We provide a full range of mental health and substance abuse services for children and adults as well as case management services for child welfare.

Agency
 The Vines Hospital
Contact Name
 Steve Shell
Address
 3130 S.W. 27th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 671-3130
Email
 steve.shell@psysolutions.com
Description
 Behavioral health services for individuals ages 6 to 65+.

Agency
 United Way of Marion County
Contact Name
 Maureen Quinlan
Address
 1401 N.E. 2nd St., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 732-9696
Email
 mquinlan@uwmc.org
Description
 U.W. is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good life. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We recruit people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get the job done. We invite you to be part of the change. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Agency
 University of Florida
Child Abuse Prevention Project & Nurturing Program
Contact Name
 Annie McPherson
Address
 1701 S.W. 16th Ave., Bldg. A, Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone
 (352) 334-1330
Email
 mcphea@peds.ufl.edu
Description
 Website: http://capp.peds.ufl.edu
Parent education and support for families involved with the child protective system. Home visits. Referrals are recieved from Kids Central, INC.

Agency
 Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc.
Contact Name
 Doria Paraway
Address
 223 S.W. Broadway St., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 369-2525/ 595-5214
Email
 doriee@windstream.net
Description
 Support group-both financial and moral for the Guardian Ad Litem program of the 5th Judicial Circuit.

Agency
 W.O.C.A. 1370 AM
Contact Name
 Tishia Moeller
Address
 Physical: 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 134, Ocala, FL 34470
Mailing: P.O. Box 1056, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone
 732-8000
Email
 tishia@woca.org
Description
 Local commerical radio.

Agency
 Webster University Worldwide
Contact Name
 Amanda Cebula
Address
 3405 S.W. College Rd, Suite 113, Ocala FL 34474
Phone
 861-9330
Email
 amandacebula01@webster.edu
Description
 Website: www.webster.edu/ocala
Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Human Resouce Management, Master of Arts in Human Resource Development, Master of Arts in Management & Leadership.

Agency
 Women's Pregnancy Center
Contact Name
 Debbie Ferguson
Address
 1701 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 351-1294
Email
 info@womenspregnancycenter.org
Description
 Free pregnancy testing, ultrasound and counseling to women in unplanned pregnancies.

Agency
 Workforce Connection
Contact Name
 Kathleen Woodring or Ruth Hulbert Johnson
Address
 CFCC Enterprise Center, 3003 S.W. College Road, Suite 205, Ocala, FL 34474
or
Ruth Hulbert Johnson
2703 NE 14th St., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 873-7939
Email
 kwoodring@clmworkforce.com or rjohnson@clmworkforce.com
Description
 Employment and training services.

Agency
 YMCA, Black Achievers/Youth Achievers Program
Contact Name
 Narvella Haynes
Address
 3200 S.E. 17th St., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone
 368-9622
Email
 nhaynes@cfymca.org
Description
 Provides homework assitance; cultural awareness; life skills; motivational speakers; academic enrichment; positive opportunities; career awareness; community involvement and much more.

Agency
 Youth Reach
Contact Name
 Lorelei Loudis
Address
 13 N.E. 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34470
Phone
 624-2001
Email
 laloudis@youthreachflorida.com
Description
 Website: www.youthreachflorida.com
Services provided to at-risk, incarcerated, delinquent youth and families.