Population & Demographic Specific Resources
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.
Washington County Council on Aging
1348 South Boulevard West
Phone: 850-638-6217 Fax: 850-638-6363
Home delivered meals, congregate meals, information and referral, chore, outreach, respite, nutritional education, homemaker service, health support, education, physical fitness, health screening. Services for individuals 60 years+
ARC of Washington-Holmes Counties
1335 South Blvd.
Chipley, FL 32428
Mission is to focus on levels of support that provide adults with developmental disabilities with a purpose that recognizes individuality and worth and promotes self-determination and community involvement.