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October 3, 2023

On-site D-SNAP Location for Jefferson County Open Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Jefferson County on Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

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October 3, 2023

On-site D-SNAP Location for Madison County Open Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Madison County on Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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October 3, 2023

On-site D-SNAP Location for Taylor County Open Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Taylor County on Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

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September 29, 2023

DCF Highlights More Than 100,000 Crisis Counseling Services Provided on the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Ian

The Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris highlighted the tremendous impact that crisis counseling services and additional mental health resources have had in supporting individuals impacted by Hurricane Ian. Crisis counselors have provided more than 100,000 services to families and individuals over the past year. The Department and our partners quickly deployed crisis counselors into the impacted areas through the Family Resource Support Centers, Disaster Recovery Centers, D-SNAP locations, and even directly into communities where providers went door to door offering services and resources to families in need. 

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September 28, 2023

On-site D-SNAP Location for Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties Open Saturday, September 30 through Monday, October 2

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy counties on Saturday, September 30 through Monday, October 2 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

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September 27, 2023

On-Site D-SNAP Location in Citrus County Open Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Citrus County on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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September 19, 2023

DCF Announces Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in Response to Hurricane Idalia

Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced that the Department will implement the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). D-SNAP provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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August 21, 2023

State Leaders Call for Safety Awareness on Hot Cars

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris, Department of Health Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health Melissa Jordan, Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Taylor Hatch, and Ounce of Prevention Fund President and CEO Jennifer Ohlsen called for a greater awareness of children left in hot cars. In 2023, six children have died in Florida because of being left in a hot car.

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