Family Self-Sufficiency Program


The goal of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program is to eliminate the barriers that prevent low-income people from moving from poverty to self-sufficiency. The program assists highly motivated individuals seeking new career opportunities to gain the education and job skills needed to secure employment at a sustainable living wage.  


Who is Eligible:

This program seeks highly motivated applicants currently living in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter or Citrus counties. Total household income must be less than 125% of the federal poverty level. 


Services Available: 

The Family Self- Sufficiency Programs provides assistance with tuition, job training, books and other educational supplies. Other supportive services may also be available to assist individuals with rent/mortgage, child care, utility bills, car repairs, basic medical care and/or other basic needs that create barriers to successfully completing the program.



The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is supported with funding from the Community Services Block Grant ( CSBG), which is distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).


Contact Information: 

By Appointment Only.  Appointments may be scheduled by calling MFCS’ toll free number at 844-873-3185.

Documents needed for assistance include:

  • Valid Identification;
  • Social Security Cards (required for all household members);
  • Proof of Income;
  • SNAP (food stamp) Award Letter; and,
  • Lease (if applicable).


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Service Locations:

Hernando, Pasco, Sumter and Citrus Counties.


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Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. gave me hope that I could finally finish. My Case Manger is amazing, the most devoted and caring person I have ever met. Mid Florida Community Services did much more then give me financial help; they gave me the tools to accomplish my goals. I have one more class next semester to complete my Associated Degree, and then I will be registering for my Bachelor of Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant.



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First in my family ...

With the support from Mid Florida Community Services, I have the opportunity to achieve my goals. I now have the world at my fingertips. I intend to take advantage of every opportunity that I can to learn something new and exciting.  I am currently taking pre-requisites for the RN program and plan to graduate in 2017. Thank you very much for allowing me the opportunity to accomplish my dreams.

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I obtained a job almost immediately ...

MFCS provided tuition assistance for a Certified Nursing Assistant Program and paid for the State examination and background check.  After passing the State exam, she secured a position as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local health care facility.  "With help from the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, I earned my Certified Nursing Assistant License and obtained a job almost immediately."


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I am able to work in a field that I love ...

I was an unemployed college student without any training or job skills. I received assistance from MFCS in obtaining my Certified Nurses Assistant at a local health care facility.  Because of MFCS I am able to work in a field that i love while continuing to pursue my education.  I am succeeding and enjoying a new quality of life.


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I could finally become a Registered Nurse...

MFCS could help me get my State Nursing license so that I could finally become a Registered Nurse.  They also assisted my brother with training for his electrician license.  They helped us to achieve what would have taken us years to accomplish.  My brother and I am closer to achieving our goals thanks to MFCS Family Self-Sufficiency Program.  Thank you for everything you have done for us.


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It has changed my outlook on life...

I took the GED exam but failed.  My Case Manager told me to never give up.  So I took it again and passed!  It has changed my outlook on life and the way I view myself. I am now planning to enter a job training program.  I now know that with a lot of hard work, if i set my mind to getting things done, dreams can be accomplished.


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The Family Self-Sufficiency Program has changed my life in so many ways...

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program has changed my life in so many ways.  I completed a Pharmacy Technician training program and passed my State Licensing exam.  I am now working full time at a nationally-owned pharmacy and have decided to go to college and complete a degree in Pharmacology.


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