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Family Emergency Services
Phone: 863-294-1939

Our mission, for over 65 years, is to help families and individuals with emergency needs such as food and shelter to improve and/or to maintain quality of life and to provide the resources necessary to ensure self-sufficiency for the future.

First Baptist Church at the Mall Compassion House
Phone: 863-682-0163
1010 East Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL  33801
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:00am – 10:00am
First Baptist Church at the Mall Compassion House
Phone: 863-682-0163
1010 East Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL  33801
Offers a limited selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes which are available to the public during limited hours (Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00am – 10am)
Florida Baptist Childrens Homes
Phone: 863-688-4981

Florida Baptist Children's Homes is a faith-based organization which helps children and families with various services.

Florida Department of Children and Families
Phone: 863-578-1735
Circuit 10
1055 US Hwy 17
Bartow, FL 33830
The Department provides services in the following program areas: Abuse Hotline, Adoption, Adult Services for elderly and disabled, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Care, Developmental Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Financial Assistance
Florida Department of Motor Vehicles
Phone: 863-499-2323
3249 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL  33805
Issues Florida State Driver licenses, administers driving tests, and State Identification cards. Hours: Monday –
Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. A certified birth certificate, U.S. passport, or Social Security card or SSA printout is required, along with proof of local address, for State ID cards.
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 863-701-2470
4237 S. Pipkin Rd.
Lakeland, FL  33903
Cabinet agency created to assist all present and former members of U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents and survivors in preparing claims for and securing such compensation, pension, hospitalization, assisted living and long term care, vocational training and employment assistance. All services rendered by FDVA are without charge to the claimant.
Florida Rural Legal Services
Phone: 863-688-7376
963 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL  33802
Non-profit organization which provides legal assistance to persons with limited income and assets. Services in the following areas are provided free of charge to residents of Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. The Lakeland office handles cases in the following areas: Housing (eviction, water and electric shutoffs, harassments), Public Benefits (food stamps, Medicaid, Wages Program, overpayments), Social Security (overpayments, deductions, SSI and SSD), Employment (decided on an individual basis - wage discrepancies are referred to Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division), Unemployment Compensation, Consumer Affairs, Access to Health Care, Immigration (on a limited basis), Elder Law (for clients over 60 years of age).
Florida Rural Legal Services also administers the Pro Bono Program through the Volunteer Attorney Project. Applicants are screened to insure financial eligibility for free legal assistance and to determine whether the case is meritorious. Types of cases eligible for Pro Bono Program include: Divorce (physical abuse only), Custody (defense of custodial parent only), Adoptions (limited), Guardianship (limited basis),
Probate/Summary of Administration (cases handled on individual basis), Bankruptcy (only if foreclosure is involved), Foreclosure (mortgages), Real Property and Mobile Homes, Consumer, Contracts, Collections.
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