2021-2023 Program Partners

Program Partner Program Partner 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
Ability 1st A community-based organization offering support services, advocacy, and information to empower people with disabilities to live independently. 850.575.9621 ability1st.info
American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter Provides disaster relief and health and safety training throughout the region 850.878.6080 https://www.redcross.org/local/florida/north-florida.html
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies 850.562.3033 fightinghunger.org
AMI Kids  Provides services for youth based around education, child welfare, and juvenile justice 850.627.1844 amikids.org
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity Connecting families in need with permanent housing 850.574.2288 bigbendhabitat.org
Big Bend Homeless Coalition Provides resources to people experiencing homelessness, and vulnerable and at-risk individuals 850.576.5566 bigbendhc.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 bigbendmentoring.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend Provides children the resources and development programs they need to graduate high school on time and with a plan for their future 850.656.8100 bgcbb.org
Boys and Girls Club North Central Florida Offering a full range of academic learning with a particular emphasis on STEM activities 850.584.8448 bgcperry.com
Brehon Institute for Family Services Shelter for homeless pregnant women, and in-home support services for at-risk families 850.656.7110 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 capitalareacommunityactionagency.com/
Capital Medical Society Foundation Provides access to specialty medical and dental healthcare for the vulnerable, low-income, and uninsured 850.877.9018 capmed.org
Carrabelle Food Pantry Distributes food to those in need in Carrabelle 612-209-1025 carrabellefp@gmail.com
Capital City Youth Services Providing counseling, shelter, and support services to children and their families 850.576.6000 ccys.org
CESC – The Kearney Center Provides housing and healthcare resources to address homelessness 850.792.9000 kearneycenter.org/
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region Provides tuition assistance for low-income working parents and administers the VPK program 850.385.0504 elcbigbend.org/

ECHO Outreach Ministries

Provides holistic services that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment of people in crisis or poverty 850.224.3246 echotlh.org/
Elder Care Services Comprehensive programs for senior citizens in need 850.921.5554 eldercarebigbend.org/
Jefferson County Senior Center Provides comprehensive programs to seniors in need 850.342.0271 aaanf.org/leadAgency_Jefferson
Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend Family-oriented early childhood services 850.414.9800 kidsincorporated.org
Lighthouse of the Big Bend Training for individuals with vision loss to empower them in their pursuit of independence 850.942.3658 lighthousebigbend.org
Pace Center for Girls Promotes ad enable young women to further their education, build self-esteem, and develop personal, social and family relationship skills 850.241.0241 pacecenter.org
Refuge House Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline 850.584.8808 refugehouse.com
Senior Citizens Council of Madison County Provides comprehensive programs to seniors in need. 850.973.4241 madisonseniors.net
Southern Scholarship Foundation Students are provided rent-free housing, including food security and free mental health counseling 850.222.3833 southernscholarship.org
Taylor County 4-H Foundation Backpack food program that provides nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals 850.838.3508 sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/taylor/?topic=4-h-and-youth
Taylor County Senior Citizens Center Provides comprehensive programs to seniors in need 850.584.4924 https://www.advantageaging.org/programs/
The Salvation Army Provides disaster, financial, and youth services to families in need 850.222.0304 salvationarmyflorida.org/tallahassee
Wakulla Senior Citizens Center Provides comprehensive programs to seniors in need 850.926.7414 https://www.wakullaseniorcenter.com/