Resources for Those in Need

ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE CENTERS
Alcohol Service Center 904-355-6947
Alcoholics Anonymous 904-350-0600
Narcotics Anonymous 904-723-5683
River Region 904-899-6300
Gateway 904-387-4661
River Point 904-724-9202
Beaches Recovery (private) (866) 605-0532
VA Detox Program 904-739-2242
Set Free Discipleship Program 904-849-1091 (men)
Salvation Army ARC Program 904-641-2122 #0
City Rescue Mission – (904)520-2321

CLOTHING
Clara White Mission 904-354-4162
Salvation Army 904-356-8641
Presbyterian Clothes Closet 215 North Ocean St. – MWF 8:30am until 50 households served.
Food Pantry M-F 8:30am – 12:30pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm. They close at 4pm Fridays.

MEALS
Clara White Mission 904-354-4162
I.M. Sulzbacher Center 904-359-0457
The Salvation Army 904-356-8641
St. Francis Soup Kitchen 904-356-2902
Mission House 904-241-6767
Potters House International Ministries
5119 Normandy Blvd 904-695-0181
They have Food Pantry and Clothes Closet on Tues and Thurs from 3:30pm-6pm
Daily Manna Serving Center – 2659 Edison Ave, 904-525-1746 Food Pantry. Seniors served Tuesdays 10-12, public served Fridays 10-12.

SHELTERS (SHORT-TERM)
Circle of Love 904-696-3105 (for men only)
I.M. Sulzbacher Center 904-359-0457
City Rescue Mission (Men and Women)
904-301-1211 234 W. State Street
The Salvation Army 904-356-8641
Trinity 904-355-1205
Liberty Center (Women/Children) 904-353-1698
Community Connections (Women/Children) 904-354-6681
Liberty Center (Men) 904-353-0099

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Beaches Emergency Assistance 904-241-2326
Catholic Charities 904-354-3416
City Welfare 904-630-4939
Duval County Health 904-630-3300
Emergency Pregnancy Program 904-308-7510
Hubbard House 904-354-3114
HUD/Federal 904-630-3820
Jewish Family Services 904-448-1933
Legal Aid 904-356-8371
Lutheran Social Services 904-448-5995
Medicaid Information 904-353-2100
Mission House 904-241-6767
North East FL Community Action 904-358-7474
Operation New Hope (felons) (904)354-4673
Quest 904-358-2411
Social Security Administration 904-730-5555
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 904-354-5075
Veteran’s Administration 904-232-2751
Victim Services 904-630-6300
WIC 904-630-3290
Women’s Help Center 904-398-5143

MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE UNINSURED (LOW TO NO COST)
Elizabeth G. Means Center 904-383-1040
Volunteers In Medicine 904-399-2766
Oaks at Durkeeville 904-350-1128
Shands Wellness Clinic 904-924-8846
I.M. Sulzbacher Center 904-359-0457
Mission House 904-241-6767
Legacy of Care 904-745-9333
We Care Clinic 904-674-6450
New Dawn Outreach – Case Management (904) 374-3758 350 E Adams Street
CRRC Community Resource and Referral Clinic (Veterans only) 605 W. Beaver St

FOOD STAMP/MEDICAID
1-866-762-2237
Access Florida Information Line
Southside Office 3738 Beach Blvd.
Northside Office 5000-1 Norwood Ave.904-924-1600
Riverside Office 227 Park St. 904-359-6520
Westside Service Center 7579-6 103rd St 904-573-3972

HOUSING INFORMATION
Jacksonville Housing Authority
1300 Broad St. 904-630-3820

SOBER LIVING HOUSES / ROOMING HOUSES

There are many others, these are the good ones!
Alumni House – (904)534-0835
Alco House – (904)355-1334
Tradition House – (904)384-1839
City House – (904) 359-9375
Home away from Home – (904)329-0249
Jaba Club – (904)398-0295
New Life Recovery Houses (Men Christian) (904) 309-0276
Awakenings House (Women only) (904)710-3844
Oxford Houses – (904) 619-9163
Jax Sober Living (Beaches) – (904) 300-6050

Most of this side is geared towards helping homeless in Downtown Jax find the resources and services they need. WEEKLY / REGULAR EVENTS

Mondays – Acts on the streets – Laundry Ministry – 1 load washed and dried for free at Speed Queen Coin Laundry at 10th & Main. Bagged hot dog dinners served throughout downtown from 6-8 at many spots including The Landing, Hemming Park, Dog Park, Sulzbacher and more.

Wednesdays – Cup of Love – Every Wed. Morning from 8:30-10:00 coffee, food & prayer at St. Phillips Episcopal Church parking lot AND Last Saturday of the Month at City Rescue 313 W Union St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Provides food, coffee, haircuts, clothing and more. 9:00-11:00.

Tuesdays – St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 1924 N. Laura St. Food pantry from 3:15-5:15, followed by hot dinner and short bible study at 5:30. Thursdays – Food pantry 9:30-12:00

Tuesdays and Thursdays – The Café Fellowship at New Dawn Outreach 11:30 – Bible study and lunch 350 E. Adams St

Saturdays – “Cup of Love” Last Saturday each month at 313 W Union St. 9:00-11:00

Saturdays – Harvest Church – Clara White Mission 613 W Ashley St 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month from 2-4. Food, haircuts, clothing and more.

Sundays – Celebration Church – Clara White Mission 613 W Ashley St 2nd and 4th Sundays each month from 2-4. Food, haircuts, bike repair, clothing and more.

STEPS OF ACTION / PREFERRED ORGANIZATIONS

Set Free by the Sea – Men’s discipleship program. Phase 1 is 5 months. May require persistence to get in. No narcotic meds or phones in phase 1. Your job is to get equipped with the word of God. (904)849-1091.

Quest –Good place to start for housing. They do intake / evaluations for many programs. They provide mail services for homeless, as well as help getting ID’s and food stamps. 904-358-2411. Quest is inside Sulzbacher at 611 E Adams

I.M. Sulzbacher Center – 611 E Adams St. This shelter seems to offer the most services. There are medical and dental services on site, housing for men, women and families and also case management. 904-359-0457. Urban Rest Stop open 8-5 Mon-Friday – Showers & laundry

Awakenings House (Women’s) – Awakenings is a women’s halfway/sober living house and discipleship program that is pretty flexible – (904)710-3844

Gateway Detox – 904-387-4661. If you struggle with addiction, Detox may be a good place to start. There are many resources. You may have to be persistent to get in.

Liberty Centers – 4 properties, 3 are HUD subsidized. Also accept VASH, Shelter Plus Care, and Sec. 8 vouchers. Apply at Jacksonville Housing Auth. At 1300 Broad St 2nd floor. Must have photo ID and Social Security Card.

VETERANS – CRRC 605 W. Beaver Street. AMAZING resources ONLY for Veterans. Walk in clinic daily 9-1. Changing Homelessness – Takes applications at Sulzbacher Mon & Tues, also on Wed. 9-12 at Clara White (904)354-1100

Operation New Hope – Program for convicted felons. Provides temporary housing, case management, job training and placement. 1830 Main St N (904)354-4673

THE GOSPEL

Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). This is what we call “The Gospel”, which literally means “Good News”. This good news is that God loves you so much that He made a way not only for you to live for eternity, but for you to have an abundant life of freedom from the bondage of sin in THIS life… ONLY through His son Jesus. Our sin enslaves us, but Jesus came to set the captives FREE! This is only through His free gift of grace and forgiveness that you can’t earn (EPH 2:8-9).

Romans 3:23 – ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:8 – God still loves us. Romans 6:23 – Sin earns death, God gives life. Romans 10:9-10, 13 – Confess your sins, turn from your sins, believe in your heart, Ask Jesus to save you.

God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Regardless of where you are in life or where you have been, God wants to meet you right where you are, if you submit and surrender to him. It is our hope and prayer that if you are lost and don’t know what to do, that you will surrender and make Jesus Lord of your life today! Stop looking at your circumstances and look to and trust in Him and Him ALONE.