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Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., a Community Action Agency, is a robust local force, reaching children, seniors, and families with life-changing services that create pathways to opportunity and prosperity.

For over 50 years, Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., has been dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency for individuals and families through a comprehensive service delivery approach.

MFCS plays an active role in reducing poverty and helping individuals and families become fully self-sufficient.

Mid Florida Community Services Programs

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., operates eight programs across a vast service area that spans from the west coast to the east coast of Florida, totaling over 7,500 square miles.

  • Program support is based on available funding.
  • Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., proudly assists military personnel who have served, or are serving, and their families.

These programs include:

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The goal of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program is to eliminate the barriers that prevent low-income people from moving from poverty to self-sufficiency. The program assists highly motivated individuals seeking new career opportunities to gain the education and job skills needed to secure employment at a sustainable living wage.

Emergency Support Services

Emergency/Support Services for rent or electric assistance is available to low-income individuals and families facing a crisis situation due to a recent job loss or other unexpected circumstances that have negatively impacted the family’s financial stability.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The goal of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program is to prevent interruption of electric and gas service for low-income households, particularly those living with children under 5 years of age, seniors, and disabled individuals.

Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is designed to assist and prevent interruption of electric and gas service for low-income households with at least one member aged sixty (60) or older experiencing a heating or cooling emergency.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to help children develop school readiness and social competency.  Our staff recognizes that you are your child’s first and most important teacher.  As your partner, we will work with you to help your child develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  You are encouraged at all times to participate as an essential member of the Head Start team. We look forward to working with you and your child this year.

Senior Services

MFCS’ Senior Services programs offer a wide array of services designed to support aging seniors in their efforts to live independently in their own homes, improving their ability to function and avoiding costly placement in long term care facilities.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Hernando County is a child-friendly facility that responds to children who are child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, threatened harm, drug-endangerment, mental injury, neglect and witnesses of domestic violence.

Transportation

Trans-Hernando is Hernando County’s designated Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC), providing safe, efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged citizens of Hernando County.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly the elderly, disabled and those with children under age 12, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.

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