These links are additional community resources:
Lakeland Mom: Community Resources Guide for Lakeland and Polk County
Women's Resource Center
From the About page: "Operating for over 33 years, The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has continued fulfilling their mission to assist families in crisis throughout Polk County.
Independence Program (mentoring, financial literacy, job coaching)
Mental Health Counseling
Emergency Utility Assistance
Housing Assistance (Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing)
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)
From the About page: "Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM) is a volunteer-run health care center that provides free high-quality medical care to the working uninsured of Polk County."
Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE)
From the About page: "Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade. Established in 1983, the primary goal of VISTE is to enable elderly persons to remain safely and independently in their own homes."
The Homeless Coalition of Polk County Florida (HCPC)
From the About page: "The Homeless Coalition of Polk County Florida facilitates the coordination and collaboration among organizations serving the homeless population of Polk County. We are the lead agency for the Lakeland/Winter Haven/Polk County Continuum of Care and facilitate the grant application process through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We manage the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and provide end-user support to Coalition members."
Peace River Center
From the About page: "Our services are person-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based, and culturally responsive. Our commitment to the well-being of our patients extends beyond the services we provide directly. We work in collaboration with other healthcare providers in each community to ensure patients’ total healthcare needs are met."