OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida non-profit is trying to grow its services amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
What You Need To Know
Access Community Awareness Center helps families in need
It helps those get food stamps and get Medicaid
But the center wants to branch out
Access Community Awareness Center helps families in need apply for food stamps and get Medicaid among other things and it wants to open an office in Kissimmee.
It is currently only working out of an Orlando church but stated the need is demanding that it branches out.
Rafael Lopez, a retired doctor from Puerto Rico, started the organization after hitting rock bottom.
“I slept on the streets, I ate food from the trash cans … After being a millionaire, I lost every penny I had. And I became a homeless … That’s why I started creating this idea to participate and help others,” he said.
If you’d like to help Access Community Awareness Center expand to Osceola County, check out its website to find out how you can get involved.