The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners, through its Social Services Program provides limited assistance to eligible residents of Osceola County. All funding for programs provided by Social Services are funded by property taxes. No programs are funded by the extra penny sales tax collected in Osceola County.
Indigent Burial / Cremation Program
Osceola County Housing and Community Services administers the indigent burial and cremation program for deceased persons who died within the geographical boundaries of Osceola County. Payment for indigent burial, cremation and transportation to the Veteran National Cemetery in Bushnell Florida, will be made only if there are absolutely no other resources available to cover these costs. The county will cover the cost of cremation, and burial will be provided for unclaimed bodies or any other situation, in a case by case basis.
These Funeral Homes are under contract with the County:
New Horizon Funeral Home Chapel & Cremation
821 13th Street
Saint Cloud, FL, 34769
Applicants requesting assistance must:
- Call a funeral home from the list provided above
- Must have a referral from one of the funeral homes listed above
- Deceased must have died in Osceola County.
- The deceased cannot have any form of life insurance or assets.
- Family may have proof of hardship.
Limited Case Management
Osceola County residents who have applied to the Osceola County Social Services Program for assistance will receive an overall evaluation of their needs. Their needs will be realistically matched-up to all available resources including those in-house and with a maximum participation and cooperation by the client. Social Services will try to avail the client to those other agencies and their services.