COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR THOSE IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON – ANNUAL HOLIDAY MAGAZINE

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The holidays can be an overwhelming time for us all.

If you are feeling uncertain or alone, please know that you aren’t.

Keys Weekly has compiled a list of community resources to help people in need of food, financial support, domestic violence protection or mental health help. 

SOS MISSION FOOD PANTRY

5640 Maloney Ave.| Stock Island.

For additional locations and distribution schedules visit sosfoundation.org or call 305.292.3013

GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

  • 24-hour suicide and mental health hotline: 305-434-7660, option #8.
  • Guidance/Care Center provides mental health and/or substance abuse help regardless of ability to pay. 
  • Free services for youth and teens are available; no one is turned away for inability to pay.
  • Psychiatrists and case managers speak English and Spanish.
  • (Translation available for Creole, Russian, Czech, Polish). 

Contact: 305-434-7660 option #4

SAMUEL’S HOUSE

Samuel’s House helps women, men and families in need of safe shelter due to domestic violence, substance abuse or incarceration. Samuel’s House offices are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 365 days a year at 1614 Truesdell Court, Unit 3, Key West. Visit samuelshouse.org for more information. Call 305-296-0240 or toll free 855-772-7800. After-hours emergencies: 305-296-0240.

WESLEY HOUSE HOLIDAY HELPERS

Wesley House Family Services helps Keys families provide a magical Christmas for the kids. Contact Wesley House for more information at 305-809-5000 or visit wesleyhouse.org.

KIDS COME FIRST

Kids Come First provides clothing, school supplies and special items that kids’ families can’t afford. There are “closets” established at most schools and additional assistance available. Contact: Roxane Posada at 305-360-1689 or Facebook at KidsComeFirstMonroeCounty.

FL KEYS HEALTHY START COALITION

Can provide diapers, formula, car seats, bike helmets and transportation to prenatal appointments for new and soon-to-be parents in need. Apply online at keyshealthystart.org or call 305.293.8424 for more information.

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