Disabilities/Disabled Services

Disabilities/Disabled Services
Item# DisabilitiesServices

Product Description

Disabled Services Division, City of Jacksonville Community Services Department 117 West Duval Street, Suite 205 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Telephone: 630-4940 (Voice) 630-4933 (TDD)

Services: The overall goal of this Division is to improve the quality of life of all people with disabilities by addressing, researching, and attempting to resolve the many barriers that people with disabilities encounter. These barriers include, but are not limited to, transportation, accessibility discrimination, employment, housing, etc. Other objectives shall be: to increase community awareness about the accomplishments and needs of people with disabilities; monitor all Federal and State legislation that relates to disability rights issues, and to advise the Mayor and his staff about necessary City compliance; to suggest and implement ordinances that favorably impact one's equal access and opportunity while changing any City policies that may adversely impact the same; to create an information hub by identifying, and coordinating the various private nonprofit and governmental social service agencies that help people with disabilities; and to provide emergency crisis intervention by helping people with disabilities who have "fallen through the cracks" find the appropriate contacts for services.



Jewish Family and Community Services 6261 Dupont Station Court, East Jacksonville, Florida 32217 Telephone: 448-1933 Fax: 448-0349

Services: Planned Lifetime Assistance Network - PLAN enables individuals to arrange care for the future financial and social needs of aging or disabled loved ones.

Counseling - Quality mental health care covering a wide range of needs is provided by qualified professionals at reasonable rates.

Food Pantry - Non-perishable food is available for short-term assistance to those in need.

Emergency Financial Assistance - This short-term assistance is available to individuals who need help with shelter and utilities.

Life Skills Training - To help people lead productive, self-sufficient lives, the agency offers a life skills training course. Standing Tall empowers individuals by teaching skills ranging from developing a budget to finding a job.

(No charge for Services)



Social Security Administration Web Site: www.ssa.gov

Two locations in Jacksonville:

3733 University Boulevard West Jacksonville, Florida 32217 Telephone: 448-7770 / 730-5555

435 Clark Road Interstate Office Center Jacksonville, Florida 32218 Telephone: 765-7334 1-800-772-1213

Services: Provides monthly payment to workers who become severely disabled before they reach age 65.

SSI - Provides a floor of income for blind people who have little or no income and/or resources.

SSI - Disabled - Provides a floor of income for disabled people who have little or no income.



Vocational Rehabilitation Division - Department of Labor and Education District 3 Program Office 2141 Loch Rane Boulevard, Suite 120 Orange Park, Florida 32073-4240 Telephone: 213-3040 (Voice) 213-3045 (TDD) Contact Person: Linda D. Chandler, District Director

Services: Boulevard, Suite 120 Orange Park, Florida 32073-4240 Telephone: 213-3040 (Voice) 213-3045 (TDD) Contact Person: Linda D. Chandler, District Director

Services:

General Program - this service is available to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining employment. Provides for evaluation, consulting and guidance, physical and psychological restoration, training and job seeking skills, equipment needed for a job, job placement and follow-up to assure satisfactory placement, and post employment services.

Locations:

7451-0011 103rd Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 Telephone: 573-3910

2050 Art Museum Drive Suite 101 Jacksonville, Fl. 32207 Telephone: 348-2770 or 348-2778 or 348-2779 (Voice) 348-2786 (TDD)



Temporary Loan Closet (T.L.C.) 2709 Art Museum Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Telephone: 399-5668 Voice/TDD

Services: The Temporary Loan Closet (T.L.C.) is a cooperative effort of 20 agencies in the Jacksonville community providing First Coast individuals with disabilities, durable medical equipment on a temporary basis at a minimal cost. The Closet stores a large array of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, bathing aids, toileting aids, lifts, hospital beds, and canes. Equipment is issued on a referral basis only, and in most cases, must accompany a physician's prescription. Donations and volunteers are always needed on a regular basis.

General Program - this service is available to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining employment. Provides for evaluation, consulting and guidance, physical and psychological restoration, training and job seeking skills, equipment needed for a job, job placement and follow-up to assure satisfactory placement, and post employment services.

Locations:

7451-0011 103rd Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 Telephone: 573-3910

2050 Art Museum Drive Suite 101 Jacksonville, Fl. 32207 Telephone: 348-2770 or 348-2778 or 348-2779 (Voice) 348-2786 (TDD)

Temporary Loan Closet (T.L.C.) 2709 Art Museum Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Telephone: 399-5668 Voice/TDD

Services: The Temporary Loan Closet (T.L.C.) is a cooperative effort of 20 agencies in the Jacksonville community providing First Coast individuals with disabilities, durable medical equipment on a temporary basis at a minimal cost. The Closet stores a large array of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, bathing aids, toileting aids, lifts, hospital beds, and canes. Equipment is issued on a referral basis only, and in most cases, must accompany a physician's prescription. Donations and volunteers are always needed on a regular basis.