Jefferson County Agencies

 

2-1-1 Big Bend provides 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals. 223 callers received assistance.

Ability 1st provides assistance to persons with disabilities. 26 clients received services including construction of three ramps, six shower chairs, eight Tub Transfer Benches and four received disposable medical supplies.

Alzheimer’s Project provides a full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups. 51 local clients were served.

American Red Cross provides disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services. Over 27 clients received services following a disaster and installed 276 free smoke alarms.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend  provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. In 2016-17, 223,199 pounds of food were distributed to children, seniors and families.

Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. 980 clients received direct services.

Big Bend Hospice provided patient/family hospice care and bereavement services. 257 individuals and families were served here.

Boy Scouts provided youth leadership development and prevention programs. 18 youth participated in these programs.

Capital Area Community Action provides its Getting Ahead/Staying Ahead training program to low income families who have made the decision to learn how to become financially secure. 13 clients were served.

Capital City Youth Services provides free counseling services to at-risk youth and their families through CCYS’s non-residential counseling program. 23 youth and families were served last year.

Children’s Home Society provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services and child abuse. 77 children were served in the Early Steps Program and/or VOCA (Victims of Crime Acts).

Early Learning Coalition provided quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents. 287 children received services last year.

Elder Care Services provided the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. 23 clients were served.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes provided a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character. 250 middle and secondary students participated.

Jefferson Senior Center provides congregate meals, educational programs, health services, exercise activities, Bingo and other games. 95 clients received services.

KIDS Incorporated provides services for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years in its Early Head Start Program. 74 children were served.

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. 93 clients were served.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend serves people who are legally blind or have an eye disease that will lead to blindness live independently in their own homes and communities. 15 clients were served.

Office of the 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. 9 clients were served.

Refuge House  provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. 17 clients received emergency service.

Sickle Cell Foundation  provides direct services to people with Sickle Cell Disease, as well as educational programs and materials at monthly health fairs to citizens. 523 clients were served.

We Care Network – Capital Medical Society Foundation  provides specialty medical and dental care to low-income uninsured patients. 138 residents were served in 2016-17.