Community resources & assistance

Volusia County

Community Assistance

The purpose of the division is to improve the quality of life for Volusia County residents. Staff coordinates and develops the various community services of federal, state and local agencies along with county residents for more efficient utilization and delivery of community resources.

Health Services

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is a partnership between Volusia County Government and the State of Florida. Its mission is to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of Volusia County residents and visitors. The county and the state provide funding and facilities to care for our citizens.

Free or low cost STD testing

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services Division provides U.S. Armed Forces veterans and their dependents assistance in obtaining earned benefits. Veterans are counseled on the rules and regulations governing benefits and providing follow-up action as required.


Florida Department of Children and Families (Access Florida/DCF)

The Department of Children and Families, Economic Self Sufficiency Program has several programs that can help Florida families. They include, Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid and Refugee Assistance. Each of these programs has its own eligibility rules, but you may apply for any (or all) of these programs at one time using the same application.

Reemployment Assistance Service Center

The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary, partial wage replacement benefits to qualified workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. It is funded solely by employers who pay federal and state payroll taxes and is provided at no cost to the workers who receive the benefits.

CONNECT provides online access for claimants to apply for benefits, view and maintain claimant account information, view claim status and payments, view overpayment balance and make payments.

Federal is an online resource to help you find federal benefits you may be eligible for in the United States.

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The Right Service at the Right Time

An online database that provides information to residents looking for assistance with daily needs, housing, healthcare, transportation, and employment. Categorizes services from local non-profit organizations and puts them into an easy to navigate catalog.

Volusia Reads Online Book Club

Volusia County Public Library has partnered with PBC Guru and Freading to create a virtual book club for patrons and the community.

The book for June - July is Before You Found Me by Brooke Beyfuss.

 How far would you go to save a child who isn't even yours? Before You Found Me explores the unlikely bond that develops between two abuse survivors and takes a deep dive into personal sacrifice, morality, and the healing powers of family--both blood and found--from the author of After We Were Stolen.

It's always available for download from Freading.

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