If you are experiencing difficulties making your rental or utility payments there are a number of non-profit organizations that offer assistance. Listed below are some of the ones we know with their contact information. Many get funds at different times and do run out. Therefore, you can expect that you may have to contact numerous agencies before being able to receive assistance. The internet is also a valuable tool in locating other assistance programs.
Ocala, Bellview, Ocklawaha, FL
Central Florida Community Action Agency
410 E Silver Spring Blvd.
Program that provides individuals and families help with paying utility and cooling bills.
Marion County Homeless Council
Rent Assistance Program
Grants and funds from the program can be used by applicants to assist with paying their rent or utility bill payments to stay in their current homes. The funds can even be used to pay for security deposits and other costs to relocate to other rental housing.
Emergency financial assistance in Marion County
Salvation Army of Marion County
Annie W Johnson Senior & Family Center
1991 W Test Court, Dunnellon, FL 34430
City of Ocala Hall
151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Project W.A.R.M (Winter Assistance Relief Measure)
Program offered by the City of Ocala that will allow city utility customers who request assistance with their utility bill to defer 25 percent of their utility bill due to the next month’s payment/bill.
The Center of Hope
320 NW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34475-8800
First Step Food Bank
412 NE 9th St.
Ocala, FL 34475
St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Social Service
11528 S Hwy 301
Bellview, FL 34420
Citra First United Methodist Church
2000 NE 180th
Street Citra, FL 32113
Brother’s Keeper – Marion County Location
2 W Fort King Street
Ocala, FL 34474
Interfaith Emergency Services
435 NW 2nd Street
Ocala, FL 34478-0992
Wings Of Faith Fellowship Church Of God
5066 SE 64th Avenue Road
Ocala, Florida 34472
Community Of Gratitude (Emergency Food Center)
13335 Volkman Avenue Building D
(Behind United Methodist Church On Cr25)
Ocklawaha, Florida 32179
Call the food bank at (352) 288-3499 for intake Get emergency boxes of food, perishable items such as fruits and vegetables, breads, and bags of groceries
Health Department Belleview
7055 SE 110th Street Road
Belleview, FL 34420
Health Department Dunnellon
12013 Mary Street
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Salvation Army *Marion County* Center Of Hope 2901 NW 14th Street 320 NW 1st Avenue (Service Address) Ocala, Florida 34470 (352) 732-8326 The local branch of the national Salvation Army charity. Resources offered include an on-site food pantry and thrift store. Other programs can offer electric bill help, housing and rent assistance, LIHEAP applications, and shelter. Most programs are for families or individuals who are faced with an emergency situation.
300 N Magnolia Ave.
Salvation Army Belleview
6740 Southeast 110th St.
Belleview, FL 34420