Featured Partner Organization of the Quarter
Charlotte County Human Services
Each edition, FPL is proud to feature a partner agency, telling its story and detailing its services on our website. This quarter we feature Charlotte County Human Services, with five divisions representing and providing a unique part of a care continuum for county residents:
For more details on the services provided by Charlotte County Human Services, visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.com/HumanServices.
- Senior Services: Older residents are provided assistance with accessing supportive services, a plan of care, community coordination, and follow-up. Services and specific program eligibility vary. The staff processes the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program for seniors with “urgent” energy needs.
- Family Services: Families receive help with becoming and remaining self-sufficient. Utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is available for eligible households. Family Services also provides community-based restorative youth services and assistance with Florida KidCareTM applications.
- Veterans Services: Veterans and their families receive information and access to programs and services available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The service offered includes help with VA benefits claims, healthcare enrollment, and burial claims.
- Housing Services: The Housing Division serves as liaisons with state and federal housing programs, such as the Neighborhood Stabilization program. All housing programs assist in the replacement and rehabilitation of houses, benefitting low-moderate income families for rental and/or homeownership. The Housing Division also coordinates housing activities through the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program.
- Transit Services: This area manages public transportation programs, such as Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride, offers passengers curb-to-curb service for a minimal fee. Sunshine Ride provides transportation to those physically or mentally disabled, age 60 or older, receiving Medicaid, qualified as low-income, or living in rural areas.