Community Resources

Confidential Resources


Alachua County Crisis Center

The Alachua County Crisis Center offers 24 hr/day phone crisis and suicide intervention counseling to all residents in Alachua County.


Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual violence, and personal injury crimes.


Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network

Peaceful Paths is the certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties.  Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, violence prevention programs, and batterer’s intervention programming.

  • Location: 2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone #: 352-377-5690 (Outreach Center and Administrative Offices)
  • Phone #: 352-377-8255 (Helpline)
  • Website:


Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

Meridian provides a variety of treatment and service options catering to a wide range of mental health and substance abuse disorders.  Meridian’s services include crisis services, rehabilitation, outpatient services, outreach, and prevention.

  • Location: There are multiple locations in Alachua, Baker, Braford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union Counties.

    • Phone # (Crisis Line): 352-374-5600, option 1
    • Phone # (Access Center): 352-374-5600
    • Phone # (Toll Free): 1-800-330-5615
    • Website:


UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital

The services at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital include inpatient treatment for detox, substance abuse disorders and addiction, dual diagnosis, psychosis, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.


UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Provides affordable, confidential mental, and behavioral health services.  The clinic provides evaluations and treatments for patients as well as general mental health services for adjustment and phase of life issues, and treatment in specialty areas such as anxiety, depression, and childhood behavior problems.


Village Counseling Center


Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)

A multidisciplinary clinic at the Levin College of Law providing indigent victims of domestic dating and sexual violence with legal representation, mental health counseling and case management needs.


The State Attorney’s Office of Victim Services

Offers a victim/witness program with the following services; information on case status, emotional support, information and referral to community agencies, assistance in filing for crime victim compensation, courtroom orientation and accompaniment, and help preparing a Victim Impact Statement.


Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons (PFLAG)

PFLAG offers support for families, education outreach, safe schools legislation and training resources, and advocacy.  PFLAG also networks with many organizations and resources in order to assist schools as they address issues surrounding harassment, bullying, safe spaces, and LGBT youth.


Private Resources*

The following resources are mandated to report any alleged or disclosed violations of the universities’ sexual-based misconduct & relationship violence policy to the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity.


Three Rivers Legal Services

Free civil legal services to low-income individuals

  • Website:
  • Phone #: 352-372-0519
  • Address: 901 NW 8th Avenue Suite D-5 Gainesville, FL 32608