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KeysHelp.org Community Resource Guide

United Way of Collier and the Keys does not currently provide direct financial assistance to clients, but has compiled the following listing of health and human services resources for Keys residents who need assistance. See links below for downloadable, printable versions available in English, Spanish and Creole, or scroll down to the blue bars for the online version.  

English Resource Guide        Guía de recursos en español          Gid Resous an kreyòl           3 Language Resource Guide

One Page Overview of County Resources

This guide is to help our community find the resources and help they need during times of uncertainty. Resources include childcare, food pantries, rent and utilities assistance, medical and mental healthcare, and more. While we try our best to keep this guide updated, these listing are all subject to change. Please reach out directly to the organization to make sure the resource is still available. 

PROVIDERS:  Updates and additions to this guide should be emailed to us and we will update them as quickly as possible.

SNAP Food Benefits
 
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food benefits and education on food preparation to low-income households. Recipients spend their benefits, provided on an electronic card, to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. If you are experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for these benefits.  Get general information or apply online. 
 
Other Local Food Resources
 

Pantries and Meals, by Day of the Week, as of September 1, 2021

Monday

  • St. Justin the Martyr Church, Pantry, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 105500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo
  • Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, 3rd and 4th Mondays only
  • KAIR, Pantry, 9:00 am – Noon, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2221 Patterson Avenue, Key West
  • SOS, Pantry, 9:30am-6pm, 5640 Maloney Avenue, Key West
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Tuesday

  • Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, Pantry, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier
  • First Baptist Church of Islamorada, Pantry, Meals to Go, and clothing 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 81201 Overseas Highway, Islamorada
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2221 Patterson Avenue, Key West
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry 11am – 2:00 pm, 800 Center Street, Key West 
  • KAIR, Pantry, Noon – 3:00 pm, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon
  • SOS, Pantry, 9:30am-3:30pm, 5640 Maloney Avenue, Key West
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Wednesday

  • First Baptist Church of Key Largo, Pantry, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Samaritan's Suppers 5:00 pm -6:00 pm dine in or take out, 99001 Overseas Highway, Key Largo
  • KAIR, Pantry, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2221 Patterson Avenue, Key West
  • Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, Pantry, 9:00 am – Noon, 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier
  • St. Peter Catholic Church, Pantry, 8:00 - 11:00 am, 31300 Overseas Highway (MM 31.5), Big Pine Key
  • SOS, Pantry, 9:30am-3:30pm, 5640 Maloney Avenue, Key West
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Thursday

  • Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, Pantry & Meals to Go, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier
  • KAIR, Pantry, 9:00 am – Noon, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2221 Patterson Avenue, Key West
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry 11am – 2:00 pm, 800 Center Street, Key West 
  • Big Coppitt First Baptist Church, Pantry, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 200 Avenue F, Big Coppitt Key
  • SOS, Pantry, 9:30am-6pm, 5640 Maloney Avenue, Key West
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon
Friday
  • KAIR, Pantry, 9:00am – Noon, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 2221 Patterson Avenue, Key West
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Saturday

  • MCC Cooking with Love, Grocery Delivery for Homebound, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Delivery throughout Key West
  • FKOC Loaves and Fishes, Pantry 11am – 2:00 pm, 800 Center Street, Key West 
  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Sunday

  • Independence Cay, Soup Kitchen 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 1669 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

 

COVID 19 Health and Safety
 
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face. 
 

Updated CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines 
 

Vaccine Information

 

     


COVID-19 Testing and Next Steps for a Positive Test
 
 
Stay home if you are sick with any symptoms. Maintain social distancing, wear masks and wash hands frequently.  If a known exposure has happened (less than six feet for more than 15 minutes during the course of a day), stay home for 14 days from the last contact.  Testing is recommended if symptoms develop.  Testing too soon will not give an accurate result and does not change the isolation period   

    


Baptist Health

Care on Demand 24/7, offered by Baptist Health. Download the Care On Demand app and see a doctor today.  

Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI)

CHI is now offering  Viral COVID-19 Testing, the Rapid Test for those with symptoms, and the Antibody Test.  For more details see the CHI website's COVID page.
 
Keys AHEC

Keys AHEC is now doing COVID-19 testing for Monroe County School District students and employees. Please call (305) 743-7111 to schedule.  For health centers hours, click here.

Monroe County Health Department

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is offering the many wellness and other services by appointment only until further notice.  For details, go to the Florida Health Monroe County website.
 
Monroe County School District
 
See the school district's COVID-19 Response Information page.  
This information changes quickly.  Although we attempt to keep the information up to date, please be aware that availability is subject to change.
  
Eviction Moratorium
 
The CDC Moratorium has expired and any extension has been blocked by the Supreme Court.

 
Rental Assistance
 
State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities. The money can help landlords and renters who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.  Many programs take applications from both landlords and renters.  Find more details and how to apply at consumerfinance.gov/renthelp.
 
Agencies in Monroe County that MAY have available COVID-19 rental assistance funds include Catholic Charities, FKOC, KAIR, Samuel's House, and  Cornerstone Resource Alliance (CRA). 
 
Cornerstone Resource Alliance is providing rental and utility assistance through a grant from the Monroe County Continuum of Care, for people who have been affected by covid-19. Please contact Case Manager, Mecaya Underwood via email or at 305-797-7691. This program is offered to anyone in Monroe County and is not exclusive to Key West.
 
CentroCampesino is facilitating the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) which is a federally funded program that may be able to help you with rent and/or utilities. US citizenship is not required.  Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), CSBG allocates funding directly to a network of community action agencies that can assist you with various services to help provide you with economic security and stability during these uncertain times. Apply through CentroCampesino, 305-245-7738 or find more information online or by email.
 
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has funds that have been allocated for Floridians with past due rent and or utilities through a program called Our Florida (Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance), for renters/consumers:
  • Visit www.ourflorida.com to see if you qualify
  • Must provide past due notice with account number, along with other information
  • If eligible, funds will go directly to landlord or utility company.