Disability Resource Center, Inc.
Serving 8 counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty & Washington
305 W. 5th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Main: 850-769-6890 or 850-769-1513 (TDD)
Fax (850) 769-6891
Provides the following core services, which are available to all persons with disabilities and their families: Advocacy – Educating consumers about the rights of persons with disabilities and assisting individuals in learning laws to self-advocate and working within the system to bring about change. Information & Referral – Provides assistance to other organizations and people with disabilities by allowing persons with disabilities to obtain the correct information and a referral to the needed service provider; Independent Living Skills Training – Focuses on persons with disabilities so they can function in the community and remain independent. Topics include housing issues, health care services, assistive technology, Social Security benefits, transportation issues and voting rights. Peer Counseling – Offers ongoing support/mentoring opportunities to individuals who share like disabilities to support each other with information and experience. Youth Transition – Helps students with disabilities prepare and plan for employment success after high school.
Disability Rights Florida
2473 Care Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308
800-342-0823; 850-488-9071; TDD 800-346-4127; Fax 850-488-8640
To report suspected abuse, call: 800-962-2873
Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Disability Rights
Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that has authority and responsibility under eight federal grants. Our services are free and confidential. Our Mission is to advance the quality
of life, dignity, equality, self-determination, and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities through collaboration, education, advocacy, as well as legal and legislative strategies.
Aging and Adult Services-Serving Disabled Adults
4481 Clinton Street
Provides Adult Protective Services and community care for disabled adults ages 18 through 59 years old. Services are provided through three separate programs: Aged and Disabled Adults, Community Care for Disabled Adults and Home Care for Disabled Adults. Services include homemaker, personal care, meals, and transportation. Aging and Adult Services also provides information on Assisted Living Facilities
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
3635 Webb Rd.
Marianna, FL 32446
Serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities
Jackson County ARC
2944 Pennsylvania Ave
Marianna, FL 32448
Phone 850-526-7333 850-482-4674 EMER 850-526-2311 fax
Assists persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities; includes assistance with supported employment, job placement, adult day training and group homes
432 Magnolia Ave
Panama City, FL (serves Jackson County)
Community based organization providing social services to clients with HIV; support groups for those infected, their families and friends; and awareness education and prevention information.
Fla. Dept. of Children & Family - Adult Services
4481 Clinton Street
Phone 850-718-0529; Emergency 1-800-962-2874
Department of Education - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
4735 Hwy. 90
Provides quality individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment.
Social Security Administration
4125 Jireh Court
Marianna, FL 32448
Jackson County Senior Citizens (Graceville)
5400 Cliff Street
Jackson County Senior Citizens (Marianna)
2931 Optimist Dr
Jackson Co. Cooperative Extension Service
2741 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 3
Phone: 850-482-9620 Fax: 850-482-9287
Serves elderly and low income. Educational information and publications regarding agriculture, family, and consumer sciences, 4-H youth, horticulture, marine sciences, aquaculture, natural resources, energy conservation, water, and recycling