Gadsden County Agencies

 

2-1-1 Big Bend provides- 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals. In 2014-15, 329 callers received assistance.

A Better Body provides life skills for making smart and healthy choices about drugs, alcohol, smoking, bullying, STDS, and more. 50 middle/ high school students participated.

Ability 1st provides assistance to persons with disabilities. 82 clients received services, including construction of 12 ramps.

Alzheimer’s Project provides a full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups. 383 local clients were served.

American Red Cross provides assistance in disasters, health, safety, and military services personnel emergencies among others. Over 98 clients received services following a disaster.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. In 2014-15, 6,350 residents were fed through food distribution centers and such programs as the Backpacks for children and the Senior Grocery program.

Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. 114 clients received direct services.

Big Bend Hospice provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services. 391 individuals and families were served.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides caring mentors to children facing dangerous risk factors. Children and mentors meet a least two times monthly for a minimum of four hours collectively. 21 children participated.

Boy Scouts provides youth leadership development and prevention programs. 98 youth participated in these programs

Boys and Girls Club provides activities and education for local youth. 273 youth participated in high quality programing after the school day ended and all day during the summer.

Brehon provides shelter for homeless, pregnant women and services for at-risk families. 480 clients were served.

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. Ten (10) residents participated.

Capital City Youth Services provides counseling services to youth and their families. In 2014-15, 84 youth and their families received services.

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. 84 children were served in the Early Steps Program.

Early Learning Coalition provides quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents. 954 children received services last year.

Elder Care Services provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. Seventy volunteers worked with 170 clients.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with Godly character. 373 middle and secondary students participated.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association features both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. 17 residents participated in the FDOA event.

Gadsden Arts Center provides studio art and art appreciation in it’s Art Reach Program for children in grades K-12. 5,600 students were served in school year 2014-15.

Girl Scouts provides programs encouraging healthy lifestyles and camp experiences. 158 girls participated.

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. 369 clients were served.

Living Stones International coordinates services for children of inmates including qualified bonding visits, targeted case management, and referral services within the community. 28 children and families received services.

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. Nine (9) clients were served.

Refuge House provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. A total of 737 clients received counseling, legal assistance or safe shelter from abuse.

Sickle Cell Foundation provides direct services to people with Sickle Cell issues. Educational programs were provided at monthly health fairs. Booklets and pamphlets were available to the public. 228 clients received direct services.

The Shelter provides services for residents at the Kearney Center (The Shelter) in Tallahassee where they receive food, clothing, personal hygiene items, crisis Intervention, medical assistance and medications. 149 Gadsden residents received services in 2014-15.

We Care Network (Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc) provides specialty medical and dental care to low-Income uninsured patients. 198 residents were served in 2014-15.