Local Organizations:

Hernando Beach South Property Owner's Association (you are right here with us) (Newsletter: Pelican Briefs)
Hernando Beach Property Association (Newsletter : The BeachComber)
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Hernando Beach Yacht Club and Hernando Beach Club
Hernando Area Boat Club

Hernando Beach' volunteer fire department (always looking for volunteers in any age)
Police substation
Full time marine patrols.

Coastal Hernando Business Association, Hernando Beach members listed below: Meetings Frist Mondays 6:00

Further Hernando County Non Profit Organizations

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

Hernando Computer Club, www.hcc.org

The Mother's Club of Hernando County is a group of local Moms who gather to form friendships for us and our children; as well as promote a strong sense of community through interaction and support of outreach events and local based charities. The Club revolves around our monthly calendar
which is packed with activities for children of all ages as well as outings for our Moms. There are field trips, play groups, arts & crafts, and many other family oriented activities to enjoy each month. Join us for some fun and friendships in this remarkable journey called Motherhood. Our monthly business meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, 7:30 pm, at the St. Frances Cabrini Church, Mariner Blvd.. For more info call Michelle (352) 683-3101 OR Susie (352) 754-5116

Adult Family Caregivers Association of Florida - Hernando County Chapter

The Adult Family Caregivers Association is a non-profit organization compiled of Caregivers through out Hernando County promote Adult Family Care Homes, but also are here for any caregiver or family member seeking advice or help with a Loved one in need of care. We hold meetings every third Monday of the month at the Hernando Blood Bank on the second floor at 3 PM. We have speakers who come out to talk and are also in the process of having educational classes held can also provide a list of Licensed AFCH's in Hernando County. Contact Jeanine or Troy at 352-683-6251 or call 352-688-2789 and ask for Frank. We can also be reached at this email address: afcaf@hotmail.com

The Silent Survival Signals

We need your support. The silent survival signals program is an important program for children and adults to learn family safety. The possibility of a child disappearing haunts parents every 37 seconds! We have published a new scenario (published in English and Spanish) illustrating how the Silent Survival Signals program is executed in "4-Steps from Victim to Recovery" to summon HELP when involved in any personal crime, when a person can't run or shout. We are asking people in every community in America to HELP! The program is being introduced to all Florida schools, churches, sheriff, police, hospitals, clerks of circuit courts, and other organizations. Please join us in educating our community by making a small donation and/or volunteering. Call us at 352-686-0780 or visit our office by appointment at 4038 Commercial Way.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a nonprofit agency which has been serving the children of Hernando County for the past three years. Children ages 5-12 from single parent households are matched with adult volunteers from the community who have been carefully screened by our agency. The one on one relationship which develops provides the child with an adult role model as well as support and encouragement. The goals of our program are to raise self-esteem, prevent delinquency and children become productive members of society. We have many boys on our waiting list who eagerly await a Big Brother. These boys need a role model and companionship. If you would like to help[, please call and us how to become a "Big Pal". We need you, the children need you, so please contact us at 597-5656 and ask for Gina or Linda. Thank you for your help.

United Way of Hernando County

United Way of Hernando County supports 22 local agencies that provide a wide range of services to residents of Hernando County. Its mission is "to increase the capacity of people to help one another through a coordinated community-wide effort". Monies raised in Hernando County stay in the county to assist the residents of Hernando. Contributions can be made at: 4040 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Fl 34606. Please call to see how we can designate your contribution to an agency of your choice. FREE "Quick Guides" (a listing of services in Hernando County) are available at the office or by calling (352) 688-2026. Contributions are tax deductible.

First Call For HELP

First Call For HELP, is a FREE information and referral service. It maintains a comprehensive listing of not-for-profit agencies and programs in Hernando County. Its purpose is to link individuals with needs, problems, or questions with the organizations, agencies, or programs which may be able to assist them. Calls are received anonymously and confidentially. The services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 5:00. Telephone (352) 684-CARE. A Directory of Services is also available for purchase and can be obtained by calling a the same telephone number. The Directory contains over 80 agencies and about 230 programs. The charge of the Directory is $15.00 plus applicable sales tax.

The Dawn Center

The Dawn Center urges everyone to participate in the Roast of Commissioner Pat Novy at the Elk's Lodge 14494 Hwy. 50 on Sunday December 5 at 5 PM. Proceeds for the event with benefit this center to prevent domestic violence. The cost is $15 for a turkey or ham dinner. There will be door prizes, silent auction of specialty baskets from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and a live auction of a night on the town with Ms. Novy. The auction includes a limo to Colonial House in Inverness, dinner and drinks. The event is sponsored by the Retired Officers Association and the retired federal employees.