The first of these "DCF and ACCESS Florida" will be held Wednesday, January 27, 10:00am - 11:15am.
Your library has been helping people in your community apply for a variety of services, including food stamps, Medicaid, temporary cash assistance, and refugee assistance through ACCESS Florida for a long time. The declining economy over the past year has dramatically increased the demands on library staff, services, and resources. To help you provide better assistance, representatives from Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) will provide an overview of their services, information about the DCF ACCESS Partnership network, and a tour of the ACCESS Florida Web site. You’ll learn tips to help you more easily maneuver through the ACCESS Florida site and make more accurate referrals to local social service agencies that can provide further assistance to your patrons.
- Cathy Kenyon, ACCESS Community Partner Network Coordinator
- Cheryl Twombly, Community Partner Liaison for DCF Circuit 8 (Alachua, Baker, Levy, Union, Bradford, and Gilchrist counties)
Moderator: Karen Clinton Brown, State Library and Archives of Florida, Office of Community Development firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.245.6633.