Home Grown Resources

Community Resources

The agencies below provide various assistance programs to work with those in the community to meet various financial, housing, food, payment assistance, and emotional needs.

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Certified AgencyAgency DescriptionContact
2-1-1 Big Bend24-hour crisis, suicide prevention, human services information and referralswww.211BigBend.org
211 or 877.211.7005 outside of the Big Bend
AARPMutual aid opportunities during COVID-19. Weekly Teletown Hall each Thursday from 1-2:30 pm with national experts to talk about COVID-19.855-274-9507
https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/
Ability 1stAssistance to persons with disabilitieswww.ability1st.info
850.575.9621
Advantage Aging SolutionsSenior or caregiver related resource connections; Medicare benefit assistance through SHINE; Medicaid application assistance; Elder Abuse Prevention resource information/training.850-488-0055
Helpline: 1-800-963-5337
African-American Alzheimer's Caregiving Trainings and Support (ACTS2)Faith-based, skills-building and support program for African-American Caregivers via Phone.1-866-778-2724
https://www.acts2project.org/about.html
A Life Recovery CenterDrug-and-alcohol treatment programs850.224.9991
alrc1@msn.com
Alzheimer's Association24/7 helpline for persons living with Alzheimer's. Website with tips for caregivers. Virtual Caregiver College and virtual Brain Bus. Community Resource Finder.1-800-272-3900
alz.org
https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/
Program Manager: Audrey Coachman, adcoachman@alz.org
Alzheimer's ProjectSocial workers on call to answer questions, provide support, and make referrals. Telephone respite to engage person living with dementia. Facebook Support Group. Virtual "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" class.850-386-2778
https://www.alzheimersproject.org/
Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlzProjOnlineSupportGroup/
American Red Cross, Capital Area ChapterDisaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, and youth serviceswww.redcross.org/fl/Tallahassee
850.878.6080
America’s Second Harvest of the Big BendProvides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencieswww.fightinghunger.org
850.562.3033
Archbold Northside Center for Bevahioral HealthOffers impatient behavioral healthcare for adults and seniors in Thomasville.800-238-8661
Big Bend AHECRegister for virtual tobacco cessation classes via Zoom.850-224-9340
Big Bend HospiceStill admitting new residents. Bereavement services are being provided via telephone. Staff limited to nurses and nursing aides. Volunteers are making phone calls to patients and families to check-in.850-878-5310
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big BendProvides quality role models to children whose circumstances demonstrate the need for additional adult supportwww.bigbendmentoring.org
850.386.6002
Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area CouncilYouth leadership development and prevention programswww.suwanneeriver.net
850.576.4146
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big BendActivities and education for local youthwww.bgcbb.org
850.656.8100
Boys’ Choir of TallahasseeOutreach program for males 7-18 with a focus on academic excellence, values, music, and brotherhood850.528.2403
fsufamu@yahoo.com
Capital Area Community Action AgencyPrimary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for financial independencewww.cacaainc.org
850.222.2043
Capital City Youth ServicesProviding counseling, shelter and support services to children and their familieswww.ccys.org
850.576.6000
Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care NetworkTo provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need in our community through donation of specialty medical and dental carewww.capmed.org
850.877.9018
CareerSourceComprehensive employment and workforce serviceswww.careersourcecapitalregion.com
850.922.0023
Catholic Charities of Northwest FloridaFamily assistance programwww.rightservicefl.org/node/20083
850.222.2180
Capital Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health LineBehavioral health outpatient services.850-325-5750
Crisis CounselorNationwide crisis counselor.Text HOME to 741741
Covenant CareAll services are still available. Volunteers are making phone calls to patients and families to check-in. Providing support to other organizations that may need help or volunteers.850-575-4998
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend RegionQuality childcare, provide tuition for low-income working parentswww.elcbigbend.org
850-385-0504
ECHO Outreach MinistriesProvides holistic services that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment of people in crisis or povertywww.rightservicefl.org/node/17223
850.224.3246
Elder Care ServicesComprehensive programs for senior citizens in needwww.ecsbigbend.org
850.921.5554
Elder Care ServicesDirect calls for meals, shopping, problem resolution, and telephone reassurance programs. Elder Care Services' Emergency Food Pantry- Accepting donations.Ed Gines: (850) 245-5907
Florida Department of HealthCOVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7- 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.govhttp://www.floridahealth.gov/
Florida Veterans FoundationReferral services and resource center. Make donations to help empower Veterans to stay home and on top of rent and utilities.www.HelpFLVets.org
FL Crisis line: 1-844-693-5838
National Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255
Homeless Hotline: 1-877-424-3838
Friendly VoicesAllows people to request a call from a volunteer to just chat and connect.1-888-281-0145
https://aarpmutualaid.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
FSU Institute for Successful LongevityISL is providing some 'senior-friendly' illustrated step-by-step instruction documents for Zoom use on our web site.https://isl.fsu.edu/article/isl-launches-zoom-initiative-help-older-adults-fight-social-isolation
Golden Age at HomeProviding Registered Nurse Facilitation of Telehealth appointments for seniors who require assistance with technology at home. We perform a basic assessment prior to the appointment and advocate for the client during the call.850-879-9483
www.goldenageathome.com
Institute on Aging Friendship Line24-hour toll-free friendship and crisis line for for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. For lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults.800-971-0016
https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
KIDS Incorporated of the Big BendFamily-oriented early childhood serviceswww.kidsincorporated.org
850.414.9800
Legal Aid FoundationCivil legal services for low-income personswww.legalaidtallahassee.org/
850.222.3292
Legal Services of North FloridaLegal assistance and counsel for low-income personswww.lsnf.org
850.385.9007
Lighthouse of the Big BendTraining for individuals with vision loss to empower them in their pursuit of independencewww.lighthousebigbend.org
850.942.3658
Lutheran services FL (LSF) Health Systems, Inc.Statewide 24/7 mental health crisis line.(877) 229-9098
PACE Center for GirlsPromotes and enables young women to further their education, build self-esteem, and develop personal, social and family relationship skillswww.pacecenter.org
850.241-0241
Refuge HouseAssistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotlinewww.refugehouse.com
850.922.6062
Scent Evidence K9A team to provide support for Law Enforcement and other First Responders. Just Nosey Enough: Campaign Providing tips for caregivers on how to keep loved ones safe from wandering and what to do if the person does go missing.850-272-6950
https://scentevidencek9.com/just-nosey-enough/.
The ShelterLodging, food, clothing, and other social services to the homelesswww.tallahasseeleonshelter.com
850.224.9055
Suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-TALK
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare - Memory Disorder ClinicTelehealth options for appointments. Social workers on call to answer questions, provide support, and make referrals.850-431-5002
Tallahassee Senior CenterWellness Checks on all senior center visitors from the past three months. Online Lifelong Learning Classes, Exercise and Art can be found at https://www.talgov.com/seniors/seniorservices.aspx(850) 891-4000
https://www.tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org/
Tally AngelsVolunteer-run, informal organization running errands for those who are unable to or scared to leave their house. Recipient pays cost of what’s being delivered, with no additional delivery fee. Accept cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, Cash App. Leon and Gadsden Counties ONLY.850-583-0230
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/angelstally/
United Partners for Human ServicesEducate, support and advocate for public and not-for-profit human service agencies of the Big Bend. Great starting point for members to find a wide array of public services.www.uphsfl.org
850-296-8330
United Way of the Big BendUWBB leads collective action to create a community of healthy babies, successful students, responsible adults, and active seniors.www.uwbb.org
850.414.0844
UpslideA connection focused call center for seniors and especially helpful for those in Long Term Care settings. UPSLIDE Program continues to meet online.850-891-4066
850-491-4066
Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A.Elder law services still being provided including advanced planning assistance.850-385-1246
WhatsAppOnline meetings and video conferencing.https://www.whatsapp.com/
WherebyOnline meetings and video conferencing.https://whereby.com/
ZoomOnline meetings and video conferencing.https://zoom.us/

FLAG Credit Union is providing this information as a potential resource to those in need. This listing does not constitute an endorsement by FLAG Credit Union. The assistance provided by each entity is the responsibility of the specific agency.

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