COVID-19 Resources

To Donate: Text I-CARE to (850) 427-5780

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.


Waterfront Rescue Mission: 380 West Herman Street, Pensacola, FL

As of 6/02/20, note new times and services:

  • Day Services for homeless men, women, and children- Showers, hand-washing stations, restrooms, access to on-site clinic, bike repair, mail service, outdoor shelter: 8-11 a.m. M-F, with lunch served at 11 a.m. M-F
  • Overnight shelter for men- limited capacity to allow safety and social distancing, first come/first served basis.  Shelter check in daily 4-6p.
  • Short-term Rescue programs have resumed for Veterans, the chronically homeless, and the working homeless.
  • $10 copay required for guests, with 3 nights free for first-time guests.
  • TB screen and physical required for overnight guests.  Health clinic is on-site M-F.
  • We ask health screening questions for guests staying overnight, and refer for health care providers if concerning symptoms exist.
  • Staff and guests observe recommended practices, including social distancing, personal hygiene, and cleaning protocols.
  • Addiction Recovery Program- suspended.
  • Thrift Stores are open 10a-6p Mon-Sat.


Children's Home Society: 

1300 N Palafox St. Ste 103, Pensacola, FL 32501

(850) 266-2700

Website: Children's Home Society

Currie House Youth Shelter: 

4610 West Fairfield Dr Pensacola, FL 32506

(850) 453-2772

Programs include short-term, residential shelters for runaways and troubled youth, ages 10-17

Website: Lutheran Services Florida

Favor House: 

24 Hour Hotline: (850) 434-6600

Website: Favor House of Northwest Florida

Heavenly Blessings Ministries: Currently not accepting new clients.  

1614 North T Street, Pensacola, FL 32505

(850) 469-0638

Facebook: Heavenly Blessings Ministries Facebook

Loaves and Fishes: Currently not accepting new clients.

257 East Lee Street Pensacola, FL 32501

(850) 438-7616

Website: Loaves and Fishes

Women with Clear Vision: Currently not accepting new clients. 

Takin' To the Streets Homeless Ministry: Closed Suspending all services held on campus through April. 

50 W Johnson Ave, Pensacola, FL 

(850) 476-2221

Website: Ensley First Baptist


Website: Food Distribution   

For a majority of food pantries and food distributions, clients will need to bring:

-A Photo ID 

-Social Security card (for everyone in the household)

-Proof Of Residency

MyEscambia Food Sites

Santa Rosa County Food sites:


Escambia County School Meals

As of April 23rd, all SNAP customers may use their EBT cards to purchase groceries online through Walmart and For more information:


Escambia  -Food for elder adults

Summer Break Spot

Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information.

Website: Summer Break Spot

Meals To Go

Alfred-Washburn Center doors are open. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Services provided hot showers, laundry, possible lunch as supplies last.

How can you help? Become a volunteer.

Survival Food needed: (Vienna sausage, fruit, crackers, water, juice, peanut butter, fruit cups, chips....)

Address: 31 Murphy Ln, Pensacola, FL 32505 Phone: (850) 435-7427

Milton & Pace Pay It Forward: 6606 Elva St, Milton, FL 32570

Feed the homeless and displaced families from 5 to 6 on Tuesday nights at My Father's Arrows thrift store in Milton. At this time, they are serving take home meals only.  

Epps Christian Center · (850) 572-5761 · 2300 N Pace Blvd. Pensacola, Florida 32505 · Open to serve ready bagged lunch to children

Open 12-2 Monday- Friday 

Bright Bridges Ministries: (850) 912-8383 2600 W. Strong St. Pensacola, FL 32505

Serving hot food to go Monday – Friday,10-12 

Ruth’s Kitchen @ 1st United Methodist:  Services have been suspended. ‪

(850) 432-1434‬ 2600 W. Strong St. Pensacola, FL 

Pensacola Caring Hearts

Food Pantry is limited right now because they are having difficulty getting enough food.

They are hoping to begin serving food beginning the 1st Friday in April but they are uncertain if this will happen. 

New Hope Christian Center
Serves hot meals @ Brentwood Park on Thursdays @ 4:00pm and then in front of Loaves & Fishes at 5:00pm. 

Waterfront Rescue Mission: 380 West Herman Street

Lunch: Services have been suspended. 

Loaves and Fishes: 

Breakfast: 7am served at the rear door. 

257 East Lee Street Pensacola, FL 32501

(850) 438-7616

Website: Loaves and Fishes

Food Pantries

Helping Hands for New Hopes CC: (850) 494-1603 3840 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola 

The Salvation Army: (850) 432-1501, 1501 North Q Street, Pensacola 

  • By appointment only, must call between 8:30 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm 

Tender Hearts Caring Hands: (850) 473-4466, 1716 E Olive Road, Pensacola  -  Drive Thru Only!! 

  • MWF 10am – 12pm
  • T/TH   12pm – 2pm

Holy Cross Episcopal:  7979 9th Avenue, Pensacola  

Wednesday 9 am – 11 am. 

New Hope Christian Center: 6508 W Jackson St.

  • Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00 am. 

Health Care


Community Health Northwest Florida

Hope and Health Clinic, 1718 Olive Rd., Pensacola, Florida 32514    Please call for appointment at 850-479-4456

Mon: 8 am - 12:30 pm, Tues: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5 pm - 8 am, Wed: 8:30 am - 12 pm, Thurs: 5 pm - 8 pm, Fri: 8:30 am - 12 pm 

 Community Health Pediatrics located at 470 South Highway 29, Unit B, in Cantonment (opened today, 03/31/2020). The drive-through clinic will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

  Mental Health Resources responding to COVD-19

  • Lighthouse health plan members can call about telehealthoptions
  • Crisis text line (text) “gulf” 741741
  • Partners for a healthy baby 1-800-985-5990(text)TalkWithUs 66746-24/7 and bilingual
  • NAMI Pensacola Help Line 1-800-950-6264
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-959-5990

833-848-1762-24/7 free bilingual helpline for all Floridians 

suicide prevention and covid-19 resources:

Free reusable cloth masks are available to Escambia County citizens at the following locations while supplies last:

§  Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road

§  Molino Branch Library 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays

§  Century Branch Library 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday  through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays

§  Pensacola Library  2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays

§  Tryon Branch Library 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays

§  Genealogy Branch Library 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays

§  Southwest Branch Library 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

§  Brownsville Community Center 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

§  Ebonwood Community Center 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Escambia County Area Transit: 🚌 Beginning Monday, April 6, ECAT, to support the county’s efforts to address the COVID-19 virus, will temporarily suspend fare collection for passengers of ECAT bus services. In addition, bus passengers will be instructed to enter and exit through the rear doors only and sit behind the accessibility-reserved seating area. Escambia County is expected to receive over $10.3 million dollars of the (CARES) Act federal funding for capital and operational expenses during COVID-19 for local transit services.

Florida Department of Children and Families

The above website includes information and updates about our program. Please check it frequently for additional updates and changes that are being made during this pandemic and to connect with important resources.

ELC of Santa Rosa County: 

We are currently open but our offices are closed to the public. We are able to assist families via phone, email or through our online portal.

Services:  Childcare resource and referral and childcare eligibility services

Our office hours are Mon-Thurs 8-5 and Fri 8-12.  

Address: 6460 Justice Ave. Milton, FL 

Contact information: (850) 983-5313, website:, Facebook:

Legal Services

The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee (850-222-3292; and Legal Services of North Florida (850-385-9007; may be contacted for legal advice during this difficult time.

If you need FREE internet for your child to participate in distance learning through Escambia County(Florida) School District call COX at  1-800-234-3993. 

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center at Pensacola State College:

The EOC Team is working remotely and prepared to serve interested individuals who are interested in attending any eligible college, university or technical career center and are looking for guidance and assistance in related decision-making and processes. 

We are offering services remotely via telephone and video conferencing technologies 

We provide FREE assistance with college admissions guidance and processes; financial aid counseling and processes, including guidance with Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) completion; and other general educational and career guidance. _

Address:_We have offices on Pensacola State College Campuses located in Pensacola, Milton, and Warrington_

Phone Number:_Pensacola Campus - 850-484-1962; Milton Campus - 850-484-4455; Warrington Campus - 850-484-2357_

Hours/Days of Operation:_EOC staff will be available from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (Summer hours TBD) __



Financial Assistance/News

03/30/2020: Gulf Power Bill Relief

Gulf Power suspends disconnections through the end of March

ECUA Suspending the Discontinuation of Services for Non-Payment

Pensacola Energy suspends service disconnections through March 31

United Ministries

Office closed effective Monday, March 23. United Ministries staff will continue to monitor client requests and referrals. Clients in need of assistance may submit a web request at

Tender Hearts Caring Hands: (850) 473-4466, 1716 E Olive Road, Pensacola 

We have ceased all financial assistance at this time except for case by case emergencies. 

 Interfaith Ministries: Rent, Mortgage, Utilities, Medications

Call (850) 934-8385; leave message; Interfaith will return call and set up phone interview

4435 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL  

Website: Interfaith Ministries

Salvation Army:  Due to the current severity of COVID-19, we are only assisting families and individuals BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  They will have to call our office at 850-432-1501.

We continue to have the same hours of operation Monday- Friday 8:30-4:00. However, this may change at any given time.   We will return phone calls and request in the order that they are received.   

As of now, we are able to offer assistance in the following ways: 

Services:  Food Pantry, Electric, Water, Gas 

1501 North Q St. Pensacola, FL  

Office: (850) 432-1501 


Services: We are still providing RRH, HP, and Rapid Resolution services. If any veterans are presenting homeless or on the verge of homelessness, please contact Kenny. 850-619-5899

Website: 90Works

Samaritan Hands: remains closed through April 30. We will be reaccessing things at that time to see if we need to be closed further.

In the meantime, we have donated 1/2 the food in our food pantry and all of our food for the month of April to Manna to help them. 

Street address: 511 Tarragona St.

Phone number: 438-8907…



The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) will move bus routes to a modified schedule starting on Monday, March 23, 2020 to mitigate potential spread of #COVID19👀 Read the details at