Branches was established in 1973 as the urban and social justice agency of what is now the South East District of the United Methodist Church. Branches’ mission is to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial wellness services in partnership with our communities.

Free individual program assistance

Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S. Federal Government
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Recipients can be paid half of what they were earning while working full-time. The maximum benefit from the State of Florida is $275 per week for a maximum of 39 weeks

Free business program assistance

Short-Time Compensation Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Partial re-employment check to assist full-time employees whose hours and pay have been reduced