Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity & Inclusion remains committed to serving the community during this period; we have prepared a list of resources for small businesses to easily access.

Mission: To ensure equal opportunity/equal access to employment, housing, public accommodations and credit within the Gainesville city limits without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, color, age, disability or gender identity, and to work to ensure the city’s workforce is diverse and well trained.

COVID-19 Related: If you need unemployment assistance, please contact the Department of Economic Assistance. You may request assistance on their website or contact the office directly by calling 1-800-204-2418 or 1-800-681-8102.

If you have questions regarding the new laws involving Paid Time Off (PTO) under the Family First Corona Virus Response Act please contact the Department of Labor District Office at 866-487-9243 (toll-free) or visit

Office of Equity & Inclusion is exited to partner with CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc., this organization is available for virtual sessions!

Is social isolation getting you and your child down? Need someone consistent to talk to? Dealing with conflict and issues or rebellious behavior, running away, or struggling to enforce virtual school boundaries and/or expectations?

Family Action Counseling at CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services is accepting new clients, aged 6-17 and their family members for free virtual counseling.

To learn mare or to match with one of our qualified counselors, call 352-244-0628, ext. 3822 or visit our website:

CDS is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit social services agency that has provided services in North Central Florida for over 40 years. 

While CDS’s many individual programs serve a wide variety of community needs, they all fall under the umbrella of the organization’s mission statement, “Strengthening Communities by Building Strong Families.” We target familial strength through prevention, counseling, and youth shelters.




Office of Equity & Inclusion

Department Head:
Teneeshia Marshall
Phone: 352-334-5051
Fax: 352-334-2088
P.O. Box 490
Station 52
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