TAYLOR COUNTY AGENCIES
2-1-1 Big Bend – provides 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals.
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 disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services. During the Hermine disaster, bulk items such as rakes, shovels, gloves, etc.as well as clean-up kits were provided to residents. Additionally meals and snacks were delivered to residents in the Steinhatchee and beaches areas following Hermine.
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend – provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. They delivered enough food through their four partner agencies (Community Church of Perry, First Baptist Church of Perry, Sowers of the Seed, and the Taylor County Leadership Council) to provide meals to Taylor County residents.
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.
Boy Scouts – provides youth leadership development and prevention programs.
Boys and Girls Club – provides after school and summer services/programs for its members which include homework help; sports; fitness and recreation; career, health and life skills; and character and leadership training and more.
Brehon Institute for Family Services – provides shelter for homeless pregnant women and services for at-risk families.
Capital City Youth Services – provides counseling services to youth and their families.
Children’s Home Society – provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services and child abuse.
Early Learning Coalition – provides quality child-care including assistance with tuition for low-income working parents.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes – provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend – serves individuals who are visually Impaired or blind by assisting them in regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life. Eight (8) clients were served.
Needy School Children Fund – provides such basic items as clothing, shoes, food, medicine, etc. as well as basic school supplies. 218 school children were assisted through this program.
Refuge House – provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Taylor County 4-H Foundation – provides nutritionally approved weekend meals for needy students K-12. Each backpack is filled with food for a family of four.
Taylor County Leadership Council – operates a Second Harvest food pantry including USDA Commodities at the Jerkins Community Center. In addition to food, families may also receive clothing. This “Brown Bag” mobile pantry serves additional individuals, especially the elderly, who live at Stonegate and Southern Villas
Taylor County Senior Services – provides meals and other related services to senior citizens in need.