The Life Center of Hernando offers Helpful Hints

The Life Center of Hernando Offers Helpful Hints

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Helpful Hints is our way of sharing available resources and their contact information. The Life Center of Hernando has researched a few of those resources. 
Some people are already street wise.
Street Wise

Street Wise

Others need services for the first time in their lives.  When The Life Center opened its doors, our first residents knew more about available services in the community than we did. We have learned a lot. In the process, we compiled information that we think others might find useful. 

The Life Center of Hernando does not claim the information here is up to date or even accurate. We live in a changing world.  We welcome any additions or corrections.
We offer helpful hints

We offer helpful hints

Similar topics have been listed on the same page. There are resources for health matters, pregnancy, babies, education, ID documents, and abuse.  If you can help us improve our information, let us know. 

Over time we hope to add new resources: transportation,  child care, free events and food banks are a few that come to mind. Send your ideas, your testimonies or your frustrations with the system.

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A good place to start is going to   They have a needs library where you can find information on such topics as housing, food, child care and more. Each topic has valuable information, links, and videos about that topic area. Search through their directory or give them a call at 2-1-1. Services are constantly changing, but here is the most up to date list TLC has showing what is available in Hernando County:
daystar lists all food pantries and banks in Hernando County along with the phone number so people can check hours prior to going.
Has phone numbers for:
Kidcare 888-540-5437
For WIC (352-540-6800) the hours are M-F 7:30am-6pm
For WIC you need: Proof of income (salaries, child support, alimony, unemployment). ID
If you are on Medicaid or TCA or Food Assistance you will automatically qualify for WIC
without income verification.
Pregnant or Nursing women need proof of residence and ID for your child.

Mid Florida Community Services: 352-796-1425
Headstart: 888-227-0100
Hernando County Salvation Army Crisis Assistance: 352-666-9009

Assistance with Housing, Utility Bills: LIHEAP

People Helping People
ph: 352-405-1115
Provides Sunday Blessings (free meal)
weekend backpacks full of food

There are 41 programs for rentals and housing assistance:

Florida DCF
*food assistance program
*temporary cash assistance
*Medicare program
Immunizations, dental, medical


The Life center of Hernando and this website do not claim the information on, or referred to, by this site is error free. TLC may link to other organizations to provide additional useful information, but TLC does not endorse any specific products or services provided by public or private organizations.

Additionally, while this website may contain  health information,  it is not designed to offer medical advice.  Talk with your doctor about medical questions you may have.

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The life Center of Hernando, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization registered under s.496.411(3), F.S. A copy of the official registration may be obtained from the division of consumer affairs by calling 1-800-435-7352 Toll-Free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. The Life Center’s registration number in Florida is CH 22951.