Social Services

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Funding

The majority of the funding for Monroe County Social Services comes from county taxpayers and federal and state sources. All of this department’s services are under the direction of the county administrator and Board of County Commissioners.

Services

Services are mostly for elderly, disabled, and indigent clients, with information and referrals given to other agencies. Some emergency assistance is available on a very limited basis to those who meet the requirements.

Programs

Boards

The Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities holds meetings every other month at alternating sites in the Upper Keys, Middle Keys, and Lower Keys. 

The Older American Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month (excluding July, August, and September) at the Monroe County Marathon Library, 3251 Overseas Highway, Marathon.

Bayshore Manor Assisted Living Facility

Bayshore Manor is a multipurpose assisted-living facility operated by Monroe County and licensed by the Agency For Health Care Administration Opens a New Window. It is primarily designed as a residential facility for the elderly residents of Monroe County. It also operates an adult daytime respite program for families whose elderly relatives require non-medical supervision during the day.

Dade-Monroe Express Bus

The Dade-Monroe Express bus route has now been extended to Marathon, with scheduled stops in Key Largo (Mile Marker (MM) 98), Tavernier (MM 90), Islamorada (MM 74), and Marathon (MM 50).