2019-2022 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 redcross.org/fl/Tallahasse
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies 850.562.3033 fightinghunger.org
AMI Kids Gadsden 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 – Gadsden 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 Clubs – North Central Florida Provide a structured, viable, and caring after school and summer facility for children 850.584.8448 bgcperry.com
Boys and Girls Club Tabula Rasa Provides successful re-entry services to youth by introducing them to Boys & Girls Club programming while in all five of Twin Oaks residential facilities 850.643.6139 bgcbb.org
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/
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 Lodging, food, clothing, and other social services to the homeless 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 850.921.555 eldercarebigbend.org/
Jefferson County Senior Center Provides nutrition and support services 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
Legal Services of North Florida Legal assistance and counsel for low-income persons 850.385.9007 lsnf.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
Needy School Children Fund To provide immediate and direct services to families and children who are in need of items such as clothing, shoes, coats, food, medicine, enrichment activities and college testing fees 850.838.2530 x 2115 taylor.k12.fl.us
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 Focuses on quality of care for the elderly population while delivery preventive services that will sustain their dignity, health, and well-being 850.973.4241 madisonseniors.net
Taylor County Extension 4-H Helping youth develop leadership skill and self-esteem 850.838.3508 sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/taylor
Taylor County Senior Citizens Center Provides nutrition and support services to seniors in need 850.584.4924 aaanf.org/leadAgency_Taylor
The Learning Pavilion Early intervention, education, childcare, and therapy services for very young children 850.921.5437 thelearningpavilion.org
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  wakullaseniorcitizens.com