Health and Human Services

News & Announcements

Independent Agency Funding Program – The SJC Health and Human Services Independent Agency Funding Program is a reimbursement program that aims to provide social services to St. Johns County residents in need. The funding will provide necessary financial assistance to non-profit agencies that serve eligible county residents. Approximately $1,500,000.00 is anticipated to be awarded under this funding application process, pending BCC budget approval. For more information, visit the Independent Agency Funding Program webpage.

Our Department

The Board of County Commissioners funds the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department, which offers social support and assistance to needy members of the community.

Our Divisions

Family Integrity Program (Community Based Care Division) provides foster and adoption services through a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Social Services assists clients by connecting them with a wide variety of resources to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health status of citizens.

Housing and Community Development is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation, and administration of affordable housing programs, initiatives and policies in St. Johns County.

Health and Human Services Advisory Council

The volunteer Health and Human Services Advisory Council advises the Board of County Commissioners on health, mental health, substance abuse and social matters. They also review funding applications for local independent agencies that provide services to St. Johns County residents and make recommendations to the County Commission.

St. Johns County Health Department

Additionally, the County Commission supports the St. Johns County Health Department, an agency of the Florida Department of Health. The Health Department provides a wide array of services including certain Medical Services, Health Education, Public Health Mobile Center, Nutrition Counseling, Environmental Health, and Children's Services.

Community Notices

Americans with Disabilities Act – In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, St. Johns County shall make available free sign language interperter services and other appropriate aids and services to customers or companions who are deaf or hard of hearing and request them. To request services, please call our office at (904) 209-6080. For questions in reference to Title II Procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the St Johns County Compliance Officer, Katie Diaz at (904) 209-0650. For more information, please see Health and Human Services Auxiliary Aids Plan for Persons with Disabilities and Limited-English Proficiency and Auxiliary Aids Plan for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.