Agencies

Certified Agency Agency Description Telephone Website or Email
2-1-1 Big Bend 24-hour crisis, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals 211 or 877.211.7005 outside of the Big Bend www.211BigBend.org
Ability 1st Assistance to persons with disabilities 850.575.9621 www.ability1st.info
A Life Recovery Center Drug-and-alcohol treatment programs 850.224.9991 alrc1@msn.com
Alzheimer’s Project Full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups 850.386.2778 www.alzheimersproject.org
American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter Disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, and youth services 850.878.6080 http://www.redcross.org/fl/Tallahassee
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies 850.562.3033 www.fightinghunger.org
Big Bend Cares Provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS 850.656.2437 www.bigbendcares.org
Big Bend Homeless Coalition Provides resources to people experiencing homelessness, and vulnerable and at-risk individuals 850.576.5566 www.bigbendhc.org
Big Bend Hospice Compassionate care to individuals with a life-limiting illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one 850.878.5310 www.bigbendhospice.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend Provides quality role models to children whose circumstances demonstrate the need for additional adult support 850.386.6002 www.bigbendmentoring.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend Activities and education for local youth 850.656.8100 www.bgcbb.org
Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee Outreach program for males 7-18 with a focus on academic excellence, values, music, and brotherhood 850.528.2403 fsufamu@yahoo.com
Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council Youth leadership development and prevention programs 850.576.4146 www.suwanneeriver.net
Brehon Institute for Family Services Shelter for homeless pregnant women, and in-home support services for at-risk families 850.656.7110 www.brehoninstitute.org
Capital Area Community Action Agency Primary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for financial independence 850.222.2043 www.cacaainc.org
Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition Information for pregnant women and children under the age of three 850.488.0288 www.capitalareahealthystart.org
Capital City Youth Services Providing counseling, shelter and support services to children and their families 850.576.6000 www.ccys.org
Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care Network To provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need in our community through donation of specialty medical and dental care 850.877.9018 capmed.org
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida Family assistance program 850.222.2180 www.catholiccharitiesnwfl.org
Children’s Home Society of Florida, North Central Division Comprehensive services for children and families including adoption, crisis pregnancy services, and child abuse 850.921.0772 www.chsfl.org
Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services Early intervention, education, childcare, and therapy services for very young children 850.921.5437 dhcpam@earthlink.net
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region Quality childcare, provide tuition for low-income working parents 850-385-0504 www.elcbigbend.org
ECHO Outreach Ministries Provides holistic services that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment of people in crisis or poverty 850.224.3246 www.echotally.org
Elder Care Services Comprehensive programs for senior citizens in need 850.921.5554 http://eldercarebigbend.org/
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend Medical treatment, support groups and community education 850.222.1777 epilepsyassoc@embarqmail.com
Florida Disabled Outdoor Association Enriches lives of people with disabilities through inclusive recreational activites 850.201.2944 www.fdoa.org/
KIDS Incorporated of the Big Bend Family-oriented early childhood services 850.414.9800 www.kidsincorporated.org
Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association Civil legal services for low-income persons 850.222.3292 www.legalaidtallahassee.org/
Legal Services of North Florida Legal assistance and counsel for low-income persons 850.385.9007 www.lsnf.org
Lighthouse of the Big Bend Training for individuals with vision loss to empower them in their pursuit of independence 850.942.3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org
Literacy Volunteers of Leon County Adult tutoring in reading, writing and speaking 850.606.2644 www.literacyvolunteersleon.org
Neighborhood Medical Center
Indigent healthcare, education and service to homeless 850.224.2469 www.nhsclinic.org/wp
Office of the Public Guardian Provides guardianship services to vulnerable or incapacitated adults who have no resources to obtain a guardian to safeguard their civil rights 850.487.4609 www.bigbendopg.org
PACE Center for Girls Promotes and enables young women to further their education, build self-esteem, and develop personal, social and family relationship skills 850.241-0241 www.pacecenter.org
Refuge House Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline 850.922.6062 www.refugehouse.com
The Shelter Lodging, food, clothing, and other social services to the homeless 850.224.9055 www.tallahasseeleonshelter.com
Special Olympics of Leon County Olympic-style sports training, athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities 850.487.9855 www.sofl-leon.org
Turn About Family-oriented prevention, intervention and treatment for kids, teens and young adults addressing behavior, substance abuse, victimization, and mental health 850.671.1920 www.turnabout.org