General Update:

As the situation with the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, CIL Disability Resource Center is committed to developing ways to provide services for people with disabilities in the safest, most efficient manner possible. We understand there are needs in our community that are not being met and we are working to close that gap.

CILDRC staff will be contacting all current and former consumers over the next days and weeks to check in, provide information and help connect resources so that people with disabilities can get what they need. We are keenly aware of the challenges faced by many who lack access to food, medications, medical equipment and other life sustaining necessities.

If your situation is such that you do not need assistance and you do not need to hear from us, please reply to "I AM OKAY." Please include your name and phone number when you reply.

In the meantime, the CILDRC Staff will continue our current operating method of not meeting with consumers in our office. We will be managing day to day activities by appointment and remotely during our normal business hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can reach us by calling 850-595-5566 or by email

We will do everything we can to assist individuals with urgent matters in a timely manner. Thank you everyone for helping our communities stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Target and Southeastern Grocers (Winn Dixie) Caught Doing Good in the Community

Target has announced that stores will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns . Please visit  to find your local store opening time . Full announcement here:

Winn Dixie made a similar announcement to designate a special shopping hour dedicated to seniors and high-risk customers from 8 – 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, in all stores. Full announcement here:

As a courtesy,if you don't identify with these groups, please refrain from shopping during the hours listed for each store.
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