Liberty County Agencies
2-1-1 Big Bend – provides 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention counseling, human services information and referrals. They received 124 calls from liberty county residents and provided appropriate referrals for service.
American Red Cross – provides disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services programs. Eight (8) families received direct services after a disaster such as a house fire or flooding. Local residents received educational services for hurricane preparation.
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend – provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. These food supplies provided 116,400 meals.
Big Bend Cares – provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Seven (7) residents received services.
Big Bend Hospice – provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services.
45 individuals and families were served here.
Boy Scouts – provides youth leadership development and prevention programs.
55 youth participated in these programs.
Boys and Girls Club of Tabula Rasa – provides activities and education for local youth. Over 150 youth participated.
Capital Area Community Action – One resident participated in the Getting Ahead Finance Training Program.
Children’s Home Society – provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services and child abuse. This new agency, funded for the first time in 2016, provided services to 25 Liberty County residents.
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend – provides quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents. 71 children received services last year.
Elder Care Services – provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. 11 seniors were served.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes – provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character. 155 middle and secondary students participated.
Legal Services of North Florida – although it is a newly funded agency for Liberty County, it provided legal services to 21 residents in 2016.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend – serves individuals who are visually impaired or blind to assist them in regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life. It provided services to 11 residents.
Office of the Public Guardian – provides quality guardianship services to vulnerable adults adjudicated incapacitated who have no resources to obtain a guardian otherwise.
Four (4) clients were served.
Refuge House – outreach services include individual and group counseling in offices and at community locations crisis intervention including a 24-hour crisis hotline, injunction assistance and advocacy. 2 residents received service this last year.