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If you suspect that someone is involved in domestic violence, call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119.

The Florida Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) will open the first Disaster SNAP (or Food for Florida) sites this week and reminds Floridians seeking disaster food assistance of important details prior to visiting a Food for Florida site.

Food for Florida sites will assist individuals and families recovering from Hurricane Irma

The State of Florida, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this week provided $133 million in Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for current food assistance recipients in areas most severely impacted by Hurricane Irma.

DCF Information on Disaster SNAP (Food for Florida) as of September 15, 2017

Applications will be approved based on specific criteria and the need in the community.

Florida is one of the 17 eligible states to apply for the grant. SAMHSA will award grants to up to five states in the fall.

Focused parenting provides the foundation from which children grow.

The program operates jointly between DCF, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Take some simple steps to ensure your family’s safety.


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