Community Stabilization Program
The Alachua County Community Stabilization Division is divided into
two programs: the Community Self-Sufficiency Program (CSSP) and the
Community Sustainability Program (CSP).
Community Self-Sufficiency Program (CSSP)
The Community Self-Sufficiency Program (CSSP) is designed to break the cycle of poverty and
improve the quality of life of those citizens in need of supportive services.
The CSSP provides support and guidance to the clients receiving services from
divisions within Alachua County Department of Community Support Services and
other County Departments.
Through various community partnerships with businesses,
faith based organizations, educational institutions and other social service
providers, the program links clients with appropriate resources. Common issues clients are assisted with
include: job referral and employment services, GED preparation and exam, and assistance applying for Food Stamps, Social Security Disability,
and housing referrals.
Community Sustainability Program (CSP)
Community Sustainability Program (CSP) is responsible for identifying at risk
communities and assisting them in becoming independent and sustainable.
The program administers and assists with
Medical Respite Care through a contract with St. Francis House, support to various
Homeless and Hungry Initiatives, and a partnership with the Santa Fe College
Adult Education Career Pathway Steering Committee.
Additionally, staff serve as a liaison to the
Empowerment Center Citizens Work Group and Empowerment Center Oversight
Advisory Board. These two boards provide
oversight related to Alachua County’s involvement and coordination with the
City of Gainesville for the Grace Marketplace homeless assistance center and
Dignity Village homeless encampment.
To reduce the cycle of dependency and provide services and resources vital for economically disadvantaged persons and communities to become self-sufficient.
- Marie Small
- Program Manager
- John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
- 218 SE 24th Street
- Gainesville, FL 32641
- TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.