Various organizations help women and girls facing specific challenges. Services, therapy, support, and housing are available as appropriate.
Foster mothers and grandmothers of children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges – The Federation of Families of Northeast Florida offers technical assistance, education and advocacy to families.
Girls in juvenile justice system – See the Girl at the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center advances the rights of girls and young women in the justice and child protective systems.
Veterans – Northeast Florida Women Veterans operates a resource center for women who have served on active duty, National Guard or Reserves and their children.
Lesbian, bisexual and transgender adolescents and teens – JASMYN provides safe space, social opportunities, case management, school supports, and operates a drop-in center for LGBT youth ages 13-23.
Survivors of relationship violence – Hubbard House (Jacksonville), Betty Griffin House (St. Johns County), Quigley House (Clay County) help to families experiencing domestic violence.
Low-income women – When a woman does not have enough health insurance to cover sufficient individual therapy, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville offers low-cost counseling.
Survivors of Rape – The Rape Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the 24 Hour Rape Crisis Hotline at 904.721.7273.