Community Resources

For further information contact:
Brett Buell, Development Director,
or Maggie Hannon, Program Director
phone (352) 224-5523

FLCC (Florida Clubhouse Coalition)
The Florida Clubhouse Coalition consists of 11 mental health Clubhouse programs that share a common purpose: to provide adults pursuing mental health recovery with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through friendship, wellness, skill development, community support, education and employment.

Clubhouse International
Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. Each Clubhouse we open reaches +/- 500 people in need!

NAMI Gainesville
NAMI Gainesville is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, support, and advocacy with the goal to empower individuals living with mental illness and their families, and to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Elimination of the stigma attached to mental illness is essential to achieve the goals of empowerment, social inclusion, and recover.

Peer Respite House
Gainesville Peer Respite provides sanctuary and support to those who are experiencing or have experienced overwhelming mental /emotional distress.   We seek to create a community that supports open dialogue, empowerment, self-determination, recovery and wellness.  Our staff members have lived experiences similar to those we serve. Together we hope to create an environment that helps people transform experiences of distress into opportunities for learning and life enhancement.


Eight week course in Gainesville for anyone living with a major mental illness interested in maintaining wellness

Join people like you who are interested in learning about recovery. Gain knowledge and concrete practical skills to manage your life and handle stress. Share common experiences with your peers and learn from each other.

The NAMI Peer-to-Peer Course is a free 8-week course for people living with a major mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It is a university tested evidence-based national educational curriculum.

Click here to learn more on NAMI Gainesville website.

Street Card
Info about free shelters, meals, street laws, etc. in Alachua County
Download card: Alachua Street Card (PDF)
Fun stuff to do in Gainesville and Alachua county
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List of many mental health resources in Alachua County
Click here (on NAMI Gainesville website)

Affordable Medical and Dental Care in Alachua County

mobile outreach clinic

Mobile Outreach Clinic, Free medical services. No insurance needed. Operated by University of Florida physicians. Schedule on Website:

UF Shands Eastside Community Practice, free for people without medical without insurance who will need followups (may be closed to new patients now—check). 410 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville. Phone (352) 265–7015. Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday – Friday. Website:

Helping Hands Clinic for free medical and psychiatric care limited to homeless without insurance. 509 NE 1st St., Gainesville. (352) 519-5542  Website:  This clinic only takes homeless clients without any insurance. No Medicaid no Medicare. Services on Mondays, Wednesdays at GRACE Marketplace, and Thursdays (for women).

The Equal Access Clinic Website: .Phone (352) 327-8005. Free healthcare and other services for the medically underserved in the Gainesville community. Run by University of Florida students from the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health. Clinics offered: Mental Health Clinic, LGBTQ Health Clinic, Women’s Clinic, Eye Clinic, Dental Clinic, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Acorn Clinic Website: The Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs ( “ACORN”) 23320 North State Road 235 Brooker, FL 32622 Low income clinic and family health care Medical clinic: (352) 485-1133 Dental clinic: (352) 485-2772.

RAHMA Mercy Clinic
Primary care for the under-served and uninsured whose income is 200% below the federal poverty level.
Main focus is primary and preventative health care.
Routine Adult Medical Care
General Pediatrics (limited basis)
Speciality Care and Diagnostic Studies through the ‘We Care Network’
Appropriate Referrals for Choices, Medicaid, KidCare and other health insurance options
Appropriate Social Services Referrals including ACCESS
Discounted Lab Services
Located in the Hoda Islamic Academy, 5220 SW 13th St. Phone: (352) 443-5439
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dental at Helping Hands Clinic. Website: Clients are screened at our clinic, then transported by volunteers from Trinity United Methodist Church to ACORN Clinic for treatment.

Needy Meds Program Website: A resource for people who cannot afford medicine or other healthcare costs

Samaritans Clinic
Primary care for for those who cannot afford conventional health care. This group includes but is not limited to the homeless, migrant workers, the disadvantaged, students and the uninsured.
Dental care
Located on the corner of W Newberry Rd and NW 98th St. Please use the west lobby church entrance.
Phone (352) 333-7700 extension 134