Support Services

There are many support services available to job seekers receiving public assistance and to low-income workers. Some of these services are available up to two years after giving up cash assistance.  Support services include:

  • Childcare referrals
  • Gas cards
  • Bus passes
  • Tools, equipment, clothing, or uniforms required for work.
  • Dignity Project referrals for free vehicles.

Workers earning under 200-250% of the poverty level may be eligible for support services, funding for training and education*, or even a car from The Dignity Project.  A career manager can help clients determine assistance for which they qualify.  Appointments are not required but may save time.

*Click here for a partial list of authorized training providers and programs of study offered to qualified residents of Alachua and Bradford Counties.  (This was updated 11/2009)  Residents may also attend training at other locations.

State list: www.floridajobs.org/etpl If you are interested in a career in one of the occupations listed and need financial assistance to enroll in required training, please speak with a career manager at a FloridaWorks One-Stop Career Center near you.

To reach a receptionist at a One-Stop Career Centers, please call (352) 955-2245 in Gainesville or (904) 964-8092 in Starke.