The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Central Florida Cares coordinates and manages a network of care, offering resources and assistance for those dealing with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and related issues. Their commitment to community well-being ensures that individuals and families receive the care and support they need for healing and recovery.
Aspire’s New Horizons program offers tailored support and treatment for individuals facing mental health challenges and substance abuse issues. Their expert team is committed to providing compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans to promote health, well-being, and a path toward recovery.
The Brevard Prevention Coalition focuses on reducing substance abuse in the community through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Their resources offer valuable information and assistance to individuals, families, and organizations seeking to understand and address substance use and its impact.
Offers Eating Disorder Treatment for all genders ages 12 and up. For adolescents ages 12-17, they offer partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) levels of care. For adult patients, offer PHP and IOP levels of care, as well as transitional living.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals affected by eating disorders. Offering a helpline, extensive resources, and educational materials, NEDA is a leading advocate in the fight against eating disorders.
Offering a broad array of educational programs, advocacy, and public awareness efforts, NAMI strives to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental health conditions. Their helpline provides free, confidential support, guiding callers through the complexities of mental health challenges and connecting them with local resources.
or call 321-420-4656 It offers a range of counseling, day and night treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, men’s recovery residence programs, support groups, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and more.
Narcotics Anonymous offers a welcoming, anonymous environment where individuals can share their experiences and strengths. This global, community-based organization is committed to helping members achieve and maintain a drug-free lifestyle through a recovery program and mutual support.
Central Florida Cares is dedicated to coordinating and managing effective care for those in need, offering assistance and guidance for individuals and families navigating mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders.
This initiative by the National Institute on Drug Abuse provides engaging, fact-based resources that explain the science behind drug use and its effects, helping young people understand the risks and make smart decisions. The site offers interactive tools, videos, and educational materials to foster awareness and prevention.
This resource provides a safe space for teens and young adults to access information, support, and advocacy. Whether understanding relationship dynamics, seeking advice on handling conflict, or getting help in an abusive situation, Love Is Respect empowers individuals to recognize, understand, and find help for unhealthy relationship patterns.
Offering a range of services from counseling and education to assistance for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, the Women’s Center is a beacon of hope and empowerment. They provide crucial resources and compassionate care, fostering resilience and recovery in adversity.
Kinship Care is the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child. Financial and other assistance may be available to you. Please visit the website and speak with your caseworker about benefits.
PLL is an alternative to a placement and reentry program that is brief, effective, and free to families. The program teaches each youth and their family new skills, building on each member’s strengths. PLL will help caregivers establish “Love and Limits” within their homes. PLL offers support groups, case management, and family coaching.
Free or low-cost health insurance through Florida KidCare. The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized, and full-pay options based on family income and household size.
This department provides critical support in areas such as child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, and assistance for those in economic hardship. Their mission is to partner with local communities to protect the vulnerable and advance personal and family recovery.
This organization provides essential assistance, including food, clothing, and emergency financial aid. They are dedicated to supporting the community through their compassionate services and programs, helping to alleviate the hardships of those facing challenging times, and fostering a stronger, more resilient community.
The Salvation Army plays a pivotal role in community upliftment through its wide range of services, including emergency relief, rehabilitation programs, and support for people experiencing homelessness.
Access nutritional support through SNAP Food Assistance, a program designed to help individuals and families afford healthy food. The program operates Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, offering online and phone application options.
311 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901 Saturday Breakfast 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Cornerstone is committed to serving the community, providing physical nourishment and a space for social connection and support.
110 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901 Monday 2 PM The First Church of Melbourne supports financially The Children’s Hunger Project, the South Brevard Sharing Center, and We Can. Each week, the church asks each person who attends First Church to bring a nonperishable food item for their “We Can” program. Each year, their goal is to donate 10,000 items.
1361 Florida Ave NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 Tuesday-Saturday, 4 PM-6 PM for kids under 18 and seniors 65+ The Evans Center is a local non-profit dedicated to improving community health. They offer a range of valuable food-related resources to support the community. Their facility features the Evans Community Market, a full-service grocery store, and a hot kitchen.
Monday-Friday 9 AM-3 PM The Central Brevard Sharing Center’s food pantry is open to residents of Brevard and Orange counties. Visit their website to check eligibility for their assistance program. They also participate in the TEFAP USDA Food Program during the first week of every month, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with no ID or address proof required.
607 Florida Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922 Sunday 11 AM Every Sunday at 11 AM, they aim to feed 1000 free meals to the community, continuing until meals run out. It’s their way of giving back and supporting those in need.
1046 Dixon Blvd Suite #130, Cocoa, FL 32922 Wednesday-Friday 4 PM-6 PM Cocoa-based Pebbles Catering & Event Design has served the community a healthy, home-cooked dinner from 4–6 PM every Wednesday through Friday for the past month.
The I Choose ME Prevention Initiative
The I Choose ME Prevention Initiative
I Choose ME is dedicated to improving lives. We want to help fix the painful mistake that leads so many youths and families to addiction, overdoses, drug poisoning, and overall sadness. Through inspiration and education, we want to encourage you to channel your energy into everything that shows how amazing you are.
Brevard Prevention Coalition is an ONDCP Drug-Free Communities Coalition. Brevard Prevention Coalition and the I Choose ME initiative are also sponsored in part by Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.