Wakulla County Agencies

 

2-1-1 Big Bend provides 24 hr. crisis hotline, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals. In 2014/15, 187 callers received assistance.

Ability 1st provides assistance to persons with disabilities. 22 clients received services, including construction of 3 ramps.

Alzheimer’s Project provides a full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups. 187 local clients were served.

American Red Cross provides disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, and military services. Over 37 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, 351,369 pounds of food equivalent to 292,808 meals were distributed.

Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. 30 clients received direct services.

Big Bend Hospice provides patient/family hospice care and bereavement services. 359 individuals and families were served here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides caring mentors to children facing dangerous risk factors. Children and mentors meat at least twice monthly for a minimum of four hours collectively. 10 children participated.

Boy Scouts provides youth leadership development and prevention programs. 196 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. 4 clients participated in 2014/15.

Capital City Youth Services provides counseling services. In 2014/15, 12 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. 169 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. 52 children received services last year.

Elder Care Services provides the Senior Volunteer Program offering individuals 55+ opportunities to become involved in community work. 8 clients were served.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides a powerful, positive and effective program to produce tomorrow’s leaders with great, Godly character. 554 middle and secondary students participated.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association provides both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. 32 clients were served.

Girl Scouts provides programs encouraging healthy lifestyles and camp experiences. 62 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. 213 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. 7 clients were served.

Refuge House provides assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and a 24-hour crisis hotline. 117 clients received emergency service.

Special Olympics Wakulla County provides persons with intellectual disabilities opportunities to participate and compete in sports activities. 55 individuals participated.

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. 86 Wakulla County residents received services in 2014/15.

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. 28,000 meals were served.

We Care Network – Capital Medical Society Foundation provides specialty medical and dental care to low-income uninsured patients. 79 residents were served in 2014-15.