Gadsden County Agencies


2-1-1 Big Bend – provides- 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals.

A Better Body – provides life skills for making smart and healthy choices about drugs, alcohol, smoking, bullying, STDS, and more.

Ability 1st – provides assistance to persons with disabilities.

Alzheimer’s Project – provides a full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups.

American Red Cross – provides assistance in disasters, health, safety, and military services personnel emergencies among others.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend – provides surplus food to the needy through 12 nonprofit agencies.

Big Bend Cares – provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Big Bend Hospice – provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters – provides caring mentors to children facing dangerous risk factors.

Boy Scouts – provides youth leadership development and prevention programs.

Boys and Girls Club – provides activities and education for local youth.

Brehon Institute for Family Services – provides shelter for homeless, pregnant women and services for at-risk families.

Capital Area Community Action – provides opportunities for local residents to participate in the program Getting Ahead/Staying Ahead which focuses on what people in poverty need to do to change.

Capital City Youth Services – provides counseling services to youth and their families.

Catholic Charities – provides the elderly, disabled and families with children with emergency assistance to support their basic needs.

Children’s Home Society – provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services, child abuse issues and intervention services for infants and toddlers through their Early Steps program.

Early Learning Coalition – provides quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents.

Elder Care Services – provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with Godly character.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association – features both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.

Gadsden Arts Center – provides studio art and art appreciation in its Art Reach Program for children in grades K-12.

Legal Services of North Florida – provides services emphasizing preservation of the home, support for families and improved outcomes for children in addition to promoting employment, safety and security and economic security and health.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend – provides assistance to individuals who are visually impaired or blind by regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life.

Living Stones International – coordinates services for children of inmates including qualified bonding visits, targeted case management, and referral services within the community.

Office of Public Guardian – serves people who have been determined by the court to be incapable of managing their lives safely and responsibly and there is no one else who can do it for them.

Refuge House – provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Sickle Cell Foundation – provides direct services to people with Sickle Cell issues. Educational programs are provided at monthly health fairs.

The Kearney Center – Comprehensive Emergency Service Center – provides services for residents at (The Shelter) in Tallahassee where they receive food, clothing, personal hygiene items, crisis Intervention, medical assistance and medications.

We Care Network (Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc) – provides specialty medical and dental care to low-Income uninsured patients.