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Sharing & Caring of Okaloosa County, Inc. - Niceville Sharing & Caring
Niceville, FL 32578
Details: The Niceville Sharing & Caring (S&C) was created in 1989 formed under the umbrella of the Sharing & Caring, Inc. begun in Ft. Walton Beach in 1984. Our mission remains the same - to coordinate community efforts to meet emergency needs of families in the Niceville- Valparaiso-Choctaw Beach area. Our all-volunteer organization is funded by area churches, civic organizations, schools and school service clubs, individuals, and the United Way. Sharing & Caring of Niceville is a food source for the needy. Food is available to anyone in Niceville, Valparaiso, Seminole, and Choctaw Beach who qualifies within our guidelines. A basic menu of food staples is given, usually enough for three days. Clients include the homeless, elderly, jobless, singles, and families. They are often referred to us by churches, other social agencies, or by word of mouth. Trained volunteers interview clients to evaluate the needs of the individual. Sharing & Caring helps families once per year with rent and utilities. We also assist with prescriptions. At the beginning of each school year, Sharing & Caring sponsors a "Tools for School" program where we provide school supplies and, if donations allow, a gift card for clothing. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, Sharing & Caring acts as the coordinating agency and also participates with area churches and civic organizations to provide meals and gifts for families. Through networking, we can often refer a client to needed health care, job opportunities, or other resources within the community. We are a partner site with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for families wishing to apply for food stamps, cash assistance, and/or Medicaid. Assistance is available for those unable to use or without a computer by appointment only. We will fax required documentation to DCF. We are open Monday through Thursday 9 am until 2 pm and Friday from 9 am to noon. Closed on Federal holidays.