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Neighborhood Center for Families (NCF)

Neighborhood Center for Families

Neighborhood Center for Families

Neighborhood Center for Families is a collaborative of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, various Not-for-Profit organizations, Orange County Public Schools, and other government agencies providing free services to the communities throughout Orange County Florida.   

Funded by the Citizens’ Commission for Children (CCC) in Orange County, the Neighborhood Centers for Families (NCF) are available to all qualifying Orange County residents. Services are provided to residents in 13 locations throughout Orange County.

Neighborhood Centers for Families are in the following areas:

  1. Apopka/Zellwood
  2. Bithlo/Christmas
  3. Eatonville
  4. Englewood
  5. Ivey Lane
  6. Lake Weston
  7. Oak Ridge
  8. Pine Hills
  9. Taft
  10. Tangelo Park
  11. Union Park
  12. West Orange
  13. Winter Park

Some services are for adults and some are for children, to qualify, you and your family must be a current Orange County Florida resident. Programs, services, and activities are offered to create smart children, strong families, and healthier communities.

Each NCF is uniquely designed to address the needs of the surrounding community. All services are offered free of charge and typically include employment assistance, counseling, academic enrichment activities, computer labs, and health services. 

The overall goal of the program is to provide services that respond to the needs of children and families in the home, school, and community.  In some schools, the NCF nurse may provide health screenings, health education, immunizations, fluoride treatment, referrals, family counseling and/or follow up on student medical conditions. An annual health fair is also coordinated with the assistance of other agencies.

In the home setting services are provided through nursing assessment of individual and family needs, prevention and control of communicable diseases, maternal and child health assessments and education, health information and counseling.  In the community services are provided through health screenings, immunizations, flu, and pneumonia vaccines; and some our senior services (blood sugar checks and blood pressure checks), health education and health counseling are also part of their management.  Home visits are performed upon request or referral from individuals in the community, the schools, or other collaborative partners.

The Health Department assigned 5 nurses to support the following schools through the school year:

Bithlo/Christmas
18510 Madison Ave. 
Orlando, Florida 32820 
(407) 254-9400

  • Columbia Elementary
  • East Lake Elementary
  • Wedgefield K-8
  • Corner Lake Middle
  • East River High

Engelwood
5985 La Costa Dr. Portable #1
Orlando, Florida 32807
407-751-7906

  • Engelwood Elementary
  • Roberto Clemente Middle

Taft 
9500 South Orange Ave
Orlando, Florida 32824
(407) 254-1960

  • Cypress Park Elementary
  • Durance Elementary
  • Weatherbee Elementary
  • Meadow Woods Middle
  • Cypress Creek High
Pine Hills
2804 Belco Drive
Pine Hills, Florida 32818
(407) 294-3519
  • Mollie Ray Elementary
  • Pine Hills Elementary
  • Evans High

Union Park
9645 East Colonial Dr. Suite 100
Orlando, Florida 32817
(407) 207-1684

  • Bonneville Elementary
  • Union Park Elementary
  • Union Park Middle