ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie County’s Human Services Division would like to remind residents that social services continue to be provided via phone and online.

Staff are available to assist residents with the following services:

· Family Self-Sufficiency Program for residents seeking help reaching their short and long term personal, educational, and professional goals. https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/human-services/family-self-sufficiency.

· Second Chance Education Assistance for students who have 15 classes or less to graduate from IRSC or reinstate their financial aid. Go to > https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/second-chance-education-assistance.

· GED Assistance for students needing assistance with Indian River State College classes or test fees. Got to > https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/human-services/ged-assistance.

· Minor Auto Repair for residents currently employed or seeking employment, attending school or with ongoing medical appointments. Go to > https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/minor-auto-repair-program-1485.

· Obtaining ID and Birth Certificates for employment, medical and/or benefit enrollment. Got to > https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/human-services/id-and-birth-certificate-assistance.

· Employment Support for residents currently employed or have promissory letter of employment needing items such as works boots, training certifications, work uniforms, employment physicals, and more. Go to > https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/community-services/human-services/employment-supports.

· Information, Referral & Benefit enrollment services.

Income eligibility for most services is based on household size and must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. A household is defined as an individual or group of individuals living together as one economic unit regardless of relation. Assistance is based on available funding. Income guidelines below:

Household Size                Income Limit

    1                                   $25,520

    2                                   $34,480

    3                                   $43,400

    4                                   $52,400

    5                                   $61,360

    6                                   $70,320

    7                                   $79,280

    8                                   $88,240

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Limited spots are available. Funds can be used to pay any licensed childcare provider who is willing to work with the program. The cost of childcare cannot exceed $100 per week.

For more information about the programs offered by St. Lucie County Human Services or to submit an online inquiry please www.slchumanservices.org or call 772-462-1777, press 0.

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $815,530.

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