Florida PayMyBills Assistance Program
Low to moderate-income families and individuals that are facing unexpected energy costs or bills can receive help through the Energy Neighbor Fund. All monies are distributed through local social charities as well as service agencies to pay for electricity, gas, cooling, oil or wood expenses and bills. Progress Energy also provides Florida customers other options, such as medical hardships and disconnection moratoriums.
Florida Power & Light Company
The Care to Share Program will offer up to $500 once per year in energy, utility and cooling bill assistance to families and customers who are in an emergency or crisis situation and if the customer is unable to pay their monthly electric bill. Call your local Salvation Army branch. West Volusia County Salvation Army: 1240 S. High Street, Deland, FL 386-738-2406
Duke Energy of Florida:
We know many customers may be facing unusual financial hardships as a result of COVID-19. That’s why we’re suspending disconnections for nonpayment effective March 13, 2020. For more information about Duke Energy’s COVID-19 response, please visit dukeenergyupdates.com.
Food Stamp Program
Helps low-income Florida households to buy nutritious food. A food stamp household is normally a household, or group of people, that live together and that also buy food and prepare meals together.
The Neighborhood Center
434 S Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL 32720
Drive-through food bank Monday – Thursday between 9am and 1pm
Volusia County Schools
Offering breakfast and lunch at the locations listed at the link above to all students beginning March 23 between 10am and 12:30pm. Meals can be picked up through the parent loop drop off (students must be present at the food distribution sites).
Volusia County Florida
Stay informed with the latest public information such as testing, protection, planning and closures throughout the county.
Advent Health Coronavirus Information Line at 877-VIRUSHQ (877-847-8747).
A lot of valuable information may be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 resource site.
The Florida Department of Health
Also has a designated COVID-19 website with additional resources of interest.
Please enter this URL if you are unable to access the “resource site focused on churches”,
Volusia County Human Services
123 W Indiana Ave, Deland, FL 32720
Human Services provides temporary emergency assistance and supportive services to eligible residents of Volusia County.
United Way of Volusia County, Florida
COVID-19 RELIEF FUND. To assist Volusia and Flagler County residents and families who are impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties has launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to aid in recovery efforts. We are working with local partner agencies to distribute emergency funds with the appropriate sense of urgency.
Biblical Guidance/Counseling Help
CALL 911 for emergencies! Non-emergency, call 386.456.5200, ext. 100
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set an appointment for biblical guidance, help and support.
Email email@example.com to submit a prayer request, or to have someone on our team contact you.
Here are two additional places providing assistance during COVID-19. These are provided by the Florida Department of Children & Families: Christy Gillis. If you would like more information on anything related to DCF call Ms. Gillis at (386)214-8648.
VOLUSIA COUNTY COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
Rent and utilities assistance up to 3 months to qualified applicants.
Daytona Beach and Deltona have their own SHIP funds to be accesses. Refer people in those cities to call their City Hall for more information on applying.
Electronic applications can be made at: www.volusia.org/C19RA
VETERAN’S CRISIS LINE (24/7)
CALL: (800)273-8255 option #1
VOTRAN FARES HAVE BEEN WAIVED. PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO ENTER BUSES FROM THE BACK DOOR.