Special Needs Shelter Application

Special needs shelters provide more care than a general shelter, but they do not provide the same level of care found in a medical facility. To the extent possible, these specialized shelters provide a safe environment and basic assistance to maintain your level of health. It is important to note that not every person with a disability needs to evacuate to a special needs shelter. In fact, some people with disabilities can be safely accommodated in general population shelters. Persons eligible for special needs shelters have a physical or mental condition that requires limited medical and/or nursing assistance that cannot be provided in a general population shelter.

Guidelines for admittance to special needs shelters are set by the Florida Department of Health.

Online Application 

Paper applications available by emailing Planning Coordinator James Wolfhope at jwolfhope@highlandsfl.gov