Wakulla County Agencies

 

2-1-1 Big Bend – provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals.
In 2016-17, 437 callers received assistance.

Ability 1st – provides assistance to persons with disabilities. 57 clients received services, including construction of
five (5) ramps.

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

American Red Cross – provides disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services. Over 480 clients received services following a disaster.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend – provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. In 2016-17, 287,000 meals were distributed.

Big Bend Cares – provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
1,841 clients received direct services.

Big Bend Hospice – provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services. 525 individuals and families were served here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters – provides caring mentors to children facing dangerous risk factors. Children and mentors meet at least twice monthly for a minimum of four hours collectively. Eight (8) children participated.

Boy Scouts – provides youth leadership development and prevention programs. 159 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. Five (5) clients participated in 2016-17.

Capital City Youth Services – provides counseling services. In 2016-17, 154 youth and their families were served.

Children’s Home Society – provides comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services and child abuse. 86 children were served in the Early Steps and/or VOCA (Victims of Crime Acts) Programs.

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

Elder Care Services – provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. Nineteen (19) clients were served.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character. 509 middle and secondary students participated.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association – provides both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.
21 clients 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. 154 clients were served.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend – provides assistance to individuals who are visually impaired or blind by regaining, maintaining or increasing their independence in life.  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. Six (6) clients were served.

Refuge House – provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. 59 clients received emergency service. 

The Shelter – provides emergency shelter for residents at the Kearney Center (The Shelter) In Tallahassee where they receive food, clothing, personal hygiene Items, crisis Intervention, and medical assistance. 15 Wakulla County residents received services in 2016-17.

Wakulla Senior Citizens Council – provides congregate and home delivered meals as well as many other services such as case management and units for Emergency Alert Systems. 121 clients were served.

We Care Network – Capital Medical Society Foundation – provides specialty medical and dental care to low-income uninsured patients. 246 residents were served in 2016-17.