If you are facing a crisis, Insp!re is here to help. We all go through tough times in our life. Below you’ll find several resources for specific challenges. Please call us for more personalized care. We want you to know, you are not alone.

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         JOB HELP

                   Christian HELP, Satellite Office at Insp!re

                    Questions or Appointment: 407.834.4022

                     Appointments at Insp!re: Thursdays & Fridays, 9am-1pm

CHRC offers one on one employment counseling in our offices to work with individuals and determine their employment needs. Each unemployed individual who contacts CHRC for help, completes a skills profile. One of the employment counselors then uses this, along with the client’s résumé, to assess the types of work for which the client is best suited. The counselor provides these job seekers with coaching, assistance with their job search, and then reviews available jobs leads that require this client’s particular skill set. CHRC also offers in-house referrals for other needs such as food and résumé assistance. In addition, they make referrals to partnering agencies for other types of assistance such as clothing and medical needs.

Other Location: 450 Seminola Blvd Casselberry FL 32707

The Orange County Community Action Division: (407) 836-8476

Orlando and Orange County individuals can get access to employ-ability training, vocational training, mentoring, various community services, resume review advice, job search and placement assistance, and computer skills training.

 

COUNSELING

Mark Goldstein, MA — Counseling Pastor

Mark Goldstein is the volunteer Counseling Pastor at Inspire. He holds a BA in Theology and MA in Christian Counseling. He is currently completing a doctorate in that same field of study. As the Counseling Pastor, Mark is available to meet with individuals to help guide them through life’s challenges using biblical principles, wisdom and common sense. Fees for counseling are by donation only. In addition, Mark trains a team of lay counselors to serve at Inspire and in our community.

Professionally, Mark is the President and CEO of the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce and President of On the Mark Consulting, Inc., a relationship-building company where he helps individuals and businesses enhance communication, reduce conflict and increase productivity.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mark’s career began when he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1973. For nearly nine years he served his country while having various tours of duty including Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. While stationed in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, he met and married his wife, Rhonda, and moved to Orlando in 1981. They have been married for 35 years and have two children, Randy and Tamala.

Contact Mark: counseling@goandinspire.com; 407.484.3899

Volunteer Counselors & Life Coaches

Inspire has a team of volunteers gifted, trained and ready to listen, guide and coach you through your difficult time. While not licensed, these counselors employ the Biblical Counseling model that helps individuals cope and wrestle with challenges of life through active listening and questioning.

FINANCIAL

Catholic Charities of Central Florida: 407-658-1818

–Emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills and more.

Christian Service Center: (407) 425-2523; 808 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 

Provides immediate emergency assistance and relief to families and individuals who are faced with an unexpected financial crisis, such as financial assistance, food, clothing or other services that meet immediate pressing needs. FES operates out of all three Christian Service Center locations in Downtown Orlando, West Orange and Winter Park.

Community Service Center: (407) 851-5920

–Many types of emergency assistance and low income assistance to people facing a hardship.

Heart of Florida United Way: (407) 835-0900

–Short and long term rent assistance
–Utility bill assistance
–Security deposit assistance
–Debt and credit card counseling programs
While there are some conditions and income limits, the bottom line is that these government funds should help thousands of local families avoid an eviction, and be able to remain in their housing. Call to find out which local agency to go to apply for aid

Jewish Family Services Of Greater Orlando, Inc.: Orlando (407) 387-5371; 11184 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida 32836 or Winter Park (407) 644-2985; 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL

No matter your religion, this center may be able to help. Programs focus on Orange County Florida residents with a crisis that is also a documented emergency.
–Short-term mortgage assistance
–Rent assistance
–Utility bill assistance in Orlando and Orange County.

Miracle Of Love: (407) 843-1760; 741 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804

Support for people who are HIV positive or who have AIDs. Financial assistance available for qualifying low income people in need of rent/mortgage/utilities or housing assistance.

Orange County Community Action Division: (407) 836-8476

–Utility bill assistance (through Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
–For residents that are 60 years of age or older, apply for additional utility and electric bill assistance through the Elderly Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP)
–Limited financial aid may be offered for bills, medical care, or rent/housing needs

Orange County Government: (407) 836-6500; 2100 East Michigan Street, Health & Family Services Building, Orlando, Florida 32806

One time assistance for rent, electric bills, security deposits or homeless prevention. This is only for very low income qualified families with a crisis. Case management is provided too, such as referrals. If you need a place to live, then loan programs may be in place for rental and deposit costs.

OUC Project Care Case Manager: 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32804

–Emergency Financial Assistance Program (UAP-PC)
–Utility and water bill assistance up to $500
–Help is provided as assistance up to one time in a one-year period

The Salvation Army of Orange County Florida: (407) 295-9311

–Rent help
–Utility bill assistance
–Gasoline vouchers and more

FOOD

Agape Food Bank: (407) 658-1818

Get access to food and groceries if a family member has lost their job or if they are unable to work, when a family is awaiting food stamps or other assistance, or when financial demands on a family make food purchases difficult if not impossible.

 Christian Service Center: (407) 425-2523; 808 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 

Anyone who is hungry can eat for free, no questions asked.  Daily Bread provides a nourishing noontime meal for families and individuals who are hungry six days every week at no cost to the consumer.  Daily Bread kitchens are located at the Christian Service Center’s Downtown Orlando and West Orange locations.

 Church of the Great Commission: (321) 206-4946

Human Crises Center: (407) 521-7750

LEGAL

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Inc.: (407) 841-8310

Offers free legal aid to low income and other struggling individuals with access to free legal programs. One of the services they provide is free legal advice to help stop a foreclosure.

LODGING

Christian Service Center: (407) 425-2523; 808 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 

The Fresh Start program is a short-term residential program designed for rebuilding and restoration in the lives of men who are seeking a new beginning. Fresh Start operates from the Christian Service Center’s Downtown Orlando campus.

Coalition for the Homeless: (407) 426-1250; 639 W Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Interfaith Hospitality Network: (407) 893-4580; 2313 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Orlando Rescue Mission: (407) 423-3596; 410 W Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Women’s Residential and Counseling Center: (407) 425-1076; 107 Hillcrest St, Orlando, FL 32801

MEDICAL

Center for Multicultural Wellness Prevention and Heart & Soul Project: (407) 648-9440; 641 N. Rio Grande, Orlando, FL 32805 

–Housing assistance for people with HIV/AIDS as part of HOPWA.
–Assistance with dental care
–Coordinate mammogram access for uninsured, low income and underinsured women
–Referrals to clinics and affordable medical centers

Community After Hours Health Clinic: (407) 303-7298

Orlando based clinic offers basic primary health care services for uninsured in the area.

Grace Medical Home: (407) 936-2785

Medical / health care clinic

Lazarus Free Medical Clinic: (352) 748-4567

Medical care, health care services, specialty referral services, preventive health education, and promote wellness to low income and disadvantaged migrant workers and the working poor.

Shepherds Hope: (407) 876-6699

Call to find area clinics which provide services to uninsured people who meet poverty guidelines.

St. Luke’s Free Medical & Dental Clinic: (352) 602-4640

For people with no health insurance or limited insurance. The clinic has local healthcare professionals, nurses, volunteers and doctors that bring dental and medical care to the area’s most vulnerable individuals.

St. Thomas Aquinas Free Medical Clinic: (407) 593-1256

Free medical care for the uninsured and working poor.

 OTHER

Catholic Charities of Central Florida–407-658-1818

–Emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills
–Access to referrals, advocacy, food pantry distribution, and in some cases provide short-term case management and other aid.

Christian Service Center: (407) 425-2523; 808 W. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32805 

KidsFOCUS

Provides a safe and healthy learning environment for children in economically challenged families who might not have an after-school alternative, including tutoring, academic monitoring and family assistance.  KidsFOCUS operates from the Christian Service Center’s West Orange campus.

Family & Emergency Services (FES)

Provides immediate emergency assistance and relief to families and individuals who are faced with an unexpected financial crisis, such as financial assistance, food, clothing or other services that meet immediate pressing needs. FES operates out of all three Christian Service Center locations in Downtown Orlando, West Orange and Winter Park.

Daily Bread

Anyone who is hungry can eat for free, no questions asked.  Daily Bread provides a nourishing noontime meal for families and individuals who are hungry six days every week at no cost to the consumer.  Daily Bread kitchens are located at the Christian Service Center’s Downtown Orlando and West Orange locations.

Fresh Start

A short-term residential program designed for rebuilding and restoration in the lives of men who are seeking a new beginning. Fresh Start operates from the Christian Service Center’s Downtown Orlando campus.