Get involved with local nonprofit agencies and help address the needs of the Tallahassee community
Are you passionate about a specific community need but don’t know which agencies in Tallahassee address that need? Do you want to know more about the needs of our local community and find a place where you can make a positive difference?
The Center for Leadership & Service has compiled lists of local nonprofit agencies that address specific needs or serve specific populations. Take a look at the links below to find the local nonprofit agencies that address the needs that you care most about.
If you find an agency that you are interested in getting involved with, please follow the link to the agency’s website to find the most current and accurate opportunities to be involved. Find out all you can about the agency before making contact.
Ability First, The Center for Independent Living of North Florida, Inc. – Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, is a community-based non profit organization that provides services to persons with varying disabilities. Ability1st serves Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties. Ability1st is part of a nation-wide network, founded by Ed Roberts and other disability advocates in the 70’s. Robert’s spearheaded the Independent Living Movement based on independence, integration, and removal of architectural & attitudinal barriers for all.
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities – The Advocacy Center is the Protection and Advocacy program for Florida. Headquartered in Tallahassee, the Advocacy Center also has offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. The Advocacy Center has some advocates, who are knowledgeable in special education law and has had some attorneys working in this area.
Camp Boggy Creek – To foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.
Disability Rights Florida – To advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination, and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities through collaboration, education, advocacy, as well as legal and legislative strategies.
Dyslexia Research Institute – Since 1975, the goal of the Dyslexia Research Institute, Inc. has been to change the perception of learning differences, specifically in the area of dyslexia and attention deficit hyper activity disorders (ADHD). With proper recognition and intervention, dyslexics and individuals with ADHD become successful individuals using their talents and skills to enrich our society.
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, Inc. – Florida Disabled Outdoors Association enriches lives through accessible, inclusive recreation for all.
Gretchen Everhart School – We believe that educational programming should be designed to meet the needs of each student as an individual, rather than trying to fit the student into already established programs.
Leon Advocacy and Resource Center – LARC delivers its services based on each individual’s needs and life wishes. Every attempt is made to break through the “one-size-fits-all” method of programming to offer individualized lifestyle and service selection. The foundation for this approach is based on the fundamental belief in the self-worth of every person.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend- Vision Loss – The mission of Lighthouse of the Big Bend is to enhance the lives of individuals who live with vision loss in the Big Bend area through direct services, community engagement, and education.
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Families are at the heart of MDA's mission. We wake up every morning to create more hope and answers for families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. We do this by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for kids and adults from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Pediatria Kids– Pediatria Healthcare provides innovative and superior health care services for medically complex children across a comprehensive continuum of care.
Progressive Pediatric Development Center – Progressive Pediatric encompasses three entities with a focus on the individual child and all services necessary for success. We serve ALL children - with and without special needs.
Pyramid, Inc. – We exist to meet the needs of people who are developmentally disabled. We care about the people we serve, our employees, and each other. We provide uncompromised service. We believe in what we do. We make a difference.
Special Olympics Leon County – The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Student Disability Resource Center – Collaborate with and empower Florida State University students to create an accessible and inclusive environment by identifying, minimizing, and where possible, eliminating barriers to equal access while encouraging equal participation for students with disabilities.
The Arc of Florida – “Working with local, state, and national partners, The Arc of Florida advocates for local chapters, public policies, and high quality supports for people with developmental and other disabilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community.”
Workshop For Adult Vocational Enrichment, Inc. (WAVE) – To provide in a structured and compassionate community-based environment, meaningful opportunities for services, support and social activities to those who have intellectual disabilities and special needs so that they may thrive in life, work and leisure.
Animal & Environmental Services
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park – Maclay Gardens has something for everyone! This 1,184 acre state park showcases one man's passion for beauty- the spectacular gardens which are its centerpiece. Nestled in the gardens is the historic Maclay House, open January through April at the height of the blooming season.
Animal Aid Society – Our mission is to reduce the overpopulation of domestic pets until we reach our goal of eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable pets.
Be The Solution – To educate Tallahassee area residents about the need for spay and neuter surgeries and to give financial assistance to residents who otherwise cannot afford the surgery cost to prevent pet overpopulation and ultimately euthanasia.
Big Bend Coastal Conservatory – The BBCC’s mission statement: to conserve the natural coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Big Bend of Florida for present and future generations. The BBCC’s goals are to effectively manage and improve our coast, gulf waters and our ocean a better place for our forthcoming generations than when the resource was passed on to us. The mechanism to accomplish this goal has many complex and competing issues.
Birdsong Nature Center – Birdsong Nature Center is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded on April 23, 1986. Our mission is to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of nature and its interrelationships.
Damayan, Inc. – Damayan is a small non-profit made up of gardeners, students, educators, and volunteers in Tallahassee, Florida who want to enhance the quality of life in our community by teaching people how to grow their own food.
Florida Caverns State Park – More than 6,000 volunteers contribute to the work force of the Florida Park Service. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to the success of the Florida Park Service. The volunteers have many of the same responsibilities and privileges as staff. Some volunteers come and go during special events and some live at the park, acting as camp hosts or cave guides. Anything from electrical work, maintenance, research, administration, interpretation or work with our citizen support organization is welcome and appreciated. The Park Service is a family of individuals who love and care this Florida landmark and it shows in the work they do.
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Service – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.
Florida Dept. of Agriculture - Division of Forestry – The Florida Forest Service (FFS) consists of more than 1,250 dedicated employees with the mission to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, ensuring that they are available for future generations.
Florida Natural Areas Inventory – The mission of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory is to collect, interpret, and disseminate ecological information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity. FNAI's database and expertise facilitate environmentally sound planning and natural resource management to protect the plants, animals, and communities that represent Florida's natural heritage.
Florida Park Service - Friends of Wakulla Springs – Members of Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park learn what’s happening at the park and participate in the protection and improvement of its natural and cultural resources. In the past 22 years, we supported the acquisition of more land to protect the aquifer; we’ve written grants that conserved precious artwork in the lodge that opened in 1937 and replaced the lodge roof, remodeled the ticket office to include interpretive exhibits, landscaped and cleaned up trails.
Florida Trail Association, Apalachee Chapter – We are a local chapter of the Florida Trail Association, based in and around the Tallahassee region, where you’ll find some of the finest hiking in all of Florida. We have monthly programs on hiking and other outdoor topics, build and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking trails, and lead hikes, paddles and other activities. C’mon out and take a hike with us!
Florida Wildlife Federation – The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. The "Goal" of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.
FSU Sustainable Campus – The FSU Sustainable Campus program seeks to have our campus serve as a living model of sustainability, providing learning experiences that students, faculty and staff may develop, apply and practice at FSU and in their extended communities. Our mission is to promote a culture of sustainable living in an open forum and to promote the practice of resource conservation at FSU and within the campus community that by so doing promotes the university's positive impact upon the local and global environment.
Gadsden County Humane Society – The Gadsden County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to rescue and shelter abused, neglected, and homeless animals, work toward the solution of overpopulation of animals, support the improvement of all anti-cruelty and animal-control laws, promote foster adoption programs, promote proper care and placement of animals, and educate the public on the humane treatment of animals.
Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. – Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (GCWS) was formed in 1988 by a small group of volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of our native wildlife. Our primary mission is to rehabilitate the sick, displaced, injured and orphaned native wildlife in Tallahassee and nearby surrounding areas and ultimately return them to the wild. We achieve this mission with a network of volunteers dedicated to giving these animals a second chance and provide educational programs to the community.
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory – Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory’s mission is to further through study, research, publication, teaching and public display the knowledge of marine biology; to promote protection of marine life and the marine environment; to collect, classify and disseminate marine biological specimens.
Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful – Keep Tallahassee Beautiful is a non-profit volunteer-based organization committed to keeping our community beautiful. We are based in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. We’re a volunteer-based organization that takes personal responsibility toward Tallahassee’s environment. KTB is dedicated to keeping our community litter-free and educated about recycling, solid waste, and our environment.
Leon County Humane Society – Rescue, Rehabilitate & Educate; Fostering a Kinder Community for People and Their Pets.
The Leon County Humane Society is Tallahassee's largest no kill, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving Tallahassee's homeless pets by educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet overpopulation through programs like Spay/Neuter, Rescue Ride, and Humane Education. Because we are a no-kill organization, we are also a “limited intake” shelter.
National Park Service - Southeast Archeological Center – The mission of the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) is to provide the best archeological and collections management assistance possible to national parks and partners. This is achieved by conducting and disseminating high-quality anthropological research and interpretation, based on cutting edge, multidisciplinary methods, technologies, and science. SEAC maintains impeccable ethical standards by reporting timely research findings to park managers, the public, and professional audiences.
Paws of Wakulla, Inc. formerly CHAT – Our mission is to prevent cruelty and improve the health, safety and well-being of dogs and cats in Wakulla County.
Pets Ad Litem (PAL) – Pets Ad Litem, Inc. is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals. PAL's goals include enhancing public awareness of responsible pet ownership, offering legal assistance to state and local governments on animal law issues, providing legal representation for the interests of animals in legal proceedings, and protecting the rights and promoting the best interest of animals.
Sharing Tree – The Sharing Tree is a company driven by volunteers. Under the direction of founder and CEO Carly Sinnadurai, a modest staff of three and more than volunteers have developed a beautiful place to learn art, share art and buy art.
St. Francis Wildlife Hospital – The St. Francis Wildlife Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife in north Florida through the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and through public education.
St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge – The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will be a model for conserving the natural diversity of plants and animals, preserving cultural resources, and providing opportunities for research, environmental education, and quality outdoor recreation. The refuge will link other north Florida wild lands with vital habitat for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and resident wildlife, and it will protect the rich resources of Apalachee Bay. Conservation of the natural health and beauty of the refuge is our promise to the community and future generations.
Sustainable Tallahassee, Inc. – Sustainable Tallahassee is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental, economic, and social sustainability in our Tallahassee regional area through education and collaboration. We are especially involved in the areas of Energy, Transportation, Water, Waste, and Local Food - for today and for future generations.
Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy – The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.
Tallahassee Museum – The Mission of the Tallahassee Museum is to promote knowledge and understanding of the Big Bend’s cultural history and natural environment, inspiring people to enrich their lives and build a better community.
Tallahassee Parks and Recreation (various locations) – The City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department (PRNA) has launched a park volunteer program, known as Volunteers In Parks or "VIP". With the diversity of projects, tasks and programs that PRNA oversees, there is no limit to the volunteer opportunities, no matter what a person's skill set, trade or interests. Volunteers are needed who can provide maintenance assistance in the form of general clean-up, such as picking up litter, painting, weeding and minor planting; provide direct monetary assistance for facility enhancements; look out for vandalism and maintenance issues and report such items to the department, and provide input to the Department on park development and programs.
Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center – We rely on our wonderful adult & student volunteers to help with many aspects of our shelter operations and we could not do all the good things we do without them. All volunteers are required to commit to a regular schedule of at least one, 2-hour shift per week.
The Nature Conservancy - Tallahassee Office – Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.
USFS Apalachicola National Forest – We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Arts & Culture
621 Gallery – A non-profit arts exhibition and programs space, offering progressive and innovative contemporary art, events and programs for all. 621 Gallery is committed to bringing contemporary art, artists, ideas, and programs to the North Florida and South Georgia region. Monthly program offerings include monthly educational programming for children and adults, monthly literary readings, musical, theatrical and dance performances, as well as participation several times a year in outdoor festivals at Railroad Square Art Park.
African Caribbean Dance Theatre Inc. – The African Caribbean Dance Theatre (ACDT) is a nonprofit youth and adult cultural education organization based in Tallahassee. Its mission is to provide participants a program that ensures a high level of self-respect, self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline, community and cultural pride through African dance and drumming traditions. By consistent participation in the program, ACDT aims to transform the individual through its weekly year-round program activities, and enrich its other audience members via workshops, performances and the annual Florida African Dance Festival (FADF).
Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts – The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is a premier regional arts center located in downtown Valdosta, GA, offering a wide variety of art experiences to citizens of Valdosta, Lowndes and surrounding Georgia counties, and North Florida. The six light-filled galleries offer a diverse selection of works by regional and national artists in approximately thirty exhibits annually.
Asian Coalition of Tallahassee – Aims to unite various Asian communities within the Tallahassee area and promote and share our rich Asian cultural heritage with the local community through community activity involvement and cultural events. To achieve this, ACT launched "Experience Asia" which has experienced meteoric rise to become a major annual event in Tallahassee. Further, ACT aims to enhance social and economic ties with the community at large. Through these, ACT hopes to raise Asian awareness within the community to foster a better understanding between Asians and other cultures.
Bainbridge Little Theater – BLT is a non-profit organization for the development of interest in drama as an educational and entertainment medium for the public as well as a source of experience and pleasure for those participating actively in the work. The object of this organization is to promote better drama, to extend cultural and entertainment opportunities to the community and to instruct interested persons in dramatic techniques. Bainbridge Little Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions (above and beyond regular ticket price per play) at the Sustaining Patron level and above are tax deductible. Four plays per season ticket.
Challenger Learning Center – The Challenger Center will be the symbol of our nation’s continuing support of space exploration and an affirmation of our faith in the future. It will re-energize our country’s commitment to educational excellence and increase scientific literacy among our people.
Dixie Theatre – To establish and maintain live theatre as an integral part of individual and community life, to use the Theatre facility as a center of entertainment, culture, and education, and to provide a forum for addressing issues of universal interest and importance.
Florida Historic Capitol & Legislative Research Center – The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.
FSU Museum of Fine Arts – The mission of the Museum is twofold: to enrich the university and the community by exhibiting works of art which expand the understanding of art today and of the past and to serve as a teaching instrument for art instruction, particularly by holding exhibitions of informational value to students and the general public and by providing student artists with an arena to exhibit their work.
Gadsden Arts Center – The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum’s mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual arts to improve the quality of life in Gadsden County and the region. The organization works to enhance arts education, provide cultural opportunities, and stimulate economic growth in the community.
Goodwood Museum & Gardens – Goodwood Museum & Gardens connects our community as a setting where we preserve and share our history, enjoy the arts, and celebrate significant events in our lives.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience – Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." -GENERAL OF THE ARMY DOUGLAS MACARTHUR Founded in 1997 by the late Dr. William Oldson, the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience strives to preserve the photographs, letters, and artifacts of service members and their families.
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts – LeMoyne was founded in 1963 by four community leaders: Mary Metzke, Clifton Lewis, June Strauss, and Nanette Fisher. Their goal was the establishment of a fine art gallery and venue for art education activities for the citizens of North Florida. Rich in history, LeMoyne is housed in a restored 1854 Antebellum home that serves as a beautiful visual arts gallery for changing local, regional and national exhibitions. The LeMoyne complex encompasses half a city block (1.1 acres) and includes another historic property (c.1904); an education building for year-round art classes; and a lush sculpture garden.
Meek-Eaton Black Archives and Museum – In 1971, the Florida Legislature mandated the creation of a repository to “serve the state by collecting and preserving source material on and about African Americans from ancient to present times.” This mandate gave birth to what would later become the Black Archives Research Center and Museum. The center was founded in 1976 by Florida A&M University history professor, Dr. James N. Eaton. It officially opened in historic Carnegie Library on FAMU’s campus. Since that time, the Black Archives has served as a research center for individuals of various ages, ethnicities, and interests. By functioning both as a repository for archival records and a museum for historical regalia, the center continues to render academic support to educational institutions, civic, political, religious and social groups, as well as, public and private businesses throughout Florida and the nation.
Mickee Faust – The mission of the Mickee Faust Club is to give the people of Tallahassee, Florida an alternative venue and voice. Professionals and novices work together to create theater, radio and video of their own making. Together they promote the presence of that original, alternative, creative voice locally, nationally and internationally.
Mission San Luis – At Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum walk the plaza where the Apalachee played their traditional ball games centuries ago. Visit the most important structure in the Apalachee village, the council house, and also stop at the home of the Spanish Deputy Governor. Pay respects at the Franciscan church and at the friary where the clergy lived. Hear the ring of the blacksmith's hammer at the forge and encounter a soldier on guard at the Castillo de San Luis, the Mission's fort. Then explore the gallery where 300-year-old artifacts excavated from on site are on display.
Museum of Florida History – Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage. As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events. Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments.
Opening Nights Performing Arts – Opening Nights Performing Arts is the professional performing arts presenter of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. ONPA presents world-class performances and educational events in music, dance, theatre, film, spoken word, and the fine arts in Florida's capital city and beyond. The mission of Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University is to engage our university, local, and global communities in creative experiences.
Pebble Hill Plantation – A visit to Pebble Hill is sure to result in an awe-inspiring and memorable experience for all who enter the plantation’s gates. Open to the public, this house museum is rich in both history & art. Come, enjoy, and share in the plantation's serenity.
Public Broadcast Center- WFSU – WFSU Public Media enriches lives and cultivates diverse perspectives by connecting our community through content and services that inform, educate, and entertain.
Riley House Museum – The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996, the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.
San Marcos de Apalache Historic Park – The many different flags flying over San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park welcome visitors to the park and demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the Spanish explorers to the present day. The history of this National Landmark dates back to 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men; however, the first fort was not built until 1679. Andrew Jackson occupied the fort for a brief time in the early 1800s. The US Navy started building a Marine Hospital in the early 1850's to treat sailors with yellow fever. During the American Civil War, Confederates took control of the Fort and renamed it Fort Ward.
Tallahassee Civic Chorale – The Tallahassee Civic Chorale serves the Tallahassee/Leon County community by presenting high quality choral programs and entertainment to increase the quality of life to the citizens of the city, county and surrounding area.
Tallahassee Film Festival, Inc. – Tallahassee Film Festival Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Tallahassee, Florida. Through our annual festival and year-round slate of cultural events, we seek to present a world-class celebration of the arts and cinema that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.
Tallahassee Museum – The Mission of the Tallahassee Museum is to promote knowledge and understanding of the Big Bend’s cultural history and natural environment, inspiring people to enrich their lives and build a better community.
Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. – Here at the Tallahassee Trust, we are a small non-profit with a big vision for preservation in Tallahassee. We are dedicated to the preservation of our historic and cultural resources and to providing opportunities for the community to learn about and enjoy our local history and heritage.
Theatre Tallahassee – Theatre Tallahassee is a U.S. 501c3 Not-for-profit Organization run by a dedicated staff and an ever growing pool of volunteers. Our aim is to educate and entertain the community, providing a place for everyone to perform and participate in live theatre.
Community Safety & Government Services
American Red Cross - Capital Area Chapter – The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. As part of the Red Cross mission, the Capital Area Chapter develops and maintains local disaster plans and identifies adequate resources to ensure human needs within the Big Bend community (Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties) are appropriately met. Throughout the year the Capital Area Chapter conducts numerous disaster training courses and planning and preparedness exercises as part of that mission.
Bradfordville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department – The Bradfordville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates in northeast Leon County. We provide emergency medical and fire service to the residents outside of the City limits within our defined territory. Our primary response areas include Killearn Lakes, Killearn Acres, Lakeshore, and Golden Eagle. We serve as support to the Tallahassee Fire Department and the Leon County EMS.
Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department – The Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department is located in the eastern central section of Leon County, Florida. As a not-for-profit and entirely volunteer department we provide fire suppression and emergency medical services for a territory of approximately 76 square miles and over 7,600 homes.
Florida Department of Corrections – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, approximately 98,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. Our mission is to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care, creating a safe and professional environment with the outcome of reduced victimization, safer communities and an emphasis on the premium of life.
Florida Department of Revenue - Human Resources – To serve citizens with respect, concern and professionalism; To make complying with tax and child support laws easy and understandable; To administer the laws fairly and consistently; and To provide excellent service efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.
Florida House of Representatives (Internship Program) – The Legislative Intern Program provides college graduates & graduate students with training in the legislative process and public policy making. Participants are assigned to House committees and subcommittees, and leadership offices. Under the guidance of senior House staff, assignments may include research, bill drafting and analysis, oversight activities, and other tasks relating to policy or fiscal areas.
Florida PIRG – Florida PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.
Florida Public Defender Association, Inc. – To secure an equitable justice system and ensure high quality legal representation for people facing loss of liberty.
FSU Emergency Management – The responsibility of the Emergency Management section within FSU Public Safety is to ensure that Florida State University (FSU) is prepared to respond to, prevent, recover from, and mitigate against the effects of a wide variety of disasters that could adversely affect the health, safety, and/or general welfare of its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and families. The Emergency Management program is designed to provide the structure and guidance for the development of a hierarchy of programs for preparation, mitigation, planning, and recovery from disasters.
Guardian Ad Litem Program – Advocating for the child's best interest is our only interest. With the support of individuals, businesses and organizations in the community, our program: recruits attorneys and non-lawyers to serve as guardian ad litem advocates who protect the rights of and advocate for the best interests of a child involved in a dependency court proceeding; ensures the immediate financial, health, educational and social needs are being met; and hosts a variety of community outreach to promote awareness.
James Madison Institute – Providing Guidance Through Research and Education. Through a comprehensive effort that couples academically-sound research with widespread education outreach, JMI provides information and ideas that guide policymakers and fuel public policy debates across Florida from the halls of the state Capitol to the homes of Floridians.
Juvenile Services Civil Citation Program – Our vision is a community where individuals and families can live healthy, safe and productive lives. The primary mission of DISC Village is to promote the well-being of individuals, families and those with whom they are closely associated who are adversely affected by alcohol and other drug abuse, crime, behavioral problems and mental health disorders.
Legal Services of North Florida – The mission of Legal Services of North Florida is “To provide an opportunity for justice for eligible residents through representation conducted efficiently and comparable in quality to that of the private bar, and through other forms of legal assistance designed to provide a full range of civil legal services to those in need.
Leon County Emergency Management – The Division of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management activities, services, and programs within the county and serves as liaison to the Florida Division of Emergency Management and other local emergency management agencies and organizations.
Leon County Facilities Management – The mission of the Facilities Management Division is to serve the citizens of Leon County and occupants of County facilities; through the provision of professional operations and repair & maintenance services; in order to provide clean, safe and fully-functional County facilities.
Leon County Minority Business Enterprise – The Office of Economic Vitality’s Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Division is committed to communicating the City of Tallahassee and Leon County procurement and contracting opportunities, enhancing business relationships, and increasing participation opportunities for certified minority, women, and small business enterprises.
Leon County Sheriff's Office – The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking motivated individuals with an interest in criminal justice to participate in the Sheriff’s Office internship and citizen volunteer program. Besides gaining knowledgeable experience, the student will pave the way for possible job opportunities. Our internship program provides the criminal justice and or social work student with a hands-on introduction to the diverse and fascinating aspects of a local law enforcement agency that serves the state capital and more than 250,000 citizens.
Leon County Teen Court Program – Striving to help juvenile offenders take responsibility for their actions, increase awareness of the law and promote community involvement by providing volunteer opportunities to both youth and adults.
Leon County Veteran Services – The Leon County Division of Veteran Services mission is to assist Veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits earned through honorable military service and to advocate for Veteran's interests in the community.
Office of Public Guardian, Inc. – The Office of Public Guardian, Inc., (OPG) serves adults with mental and/or physical disabilities as their court-appointed legal guardian when they are incapable of managing some or all of their affairs. The Office of Public Guardian, Inc., was established to act as a substitute decision-maker for those persons in the Big Bend Area who are functionally impaired to the extent that they require the protection of court intervention. The OPG provides quality public assistance in the form of guardianship services to vulnerable adults adjudicated incapacitated who have no family, friends, or resources to obtain a private guardian.
Office of the Attorney General – Interning or Volunteering for the Office of the Attorney General affords students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a legal, law enforcement, criminal justice, victim services, or technology field and offers students a chance to perform meaningful work toward the completion of their degree.
State Board of Administration – The State Board of Administration (SBA) was created by the Florida Constitution and is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees (Trustees), comprised of the Governor as Chair, the Chief Financial Officer and the Attorney General.
State Library of Florida – Provide information to the state government of Florida. Collect and preserve the published history of Florida.
The State Library, as part of the Division of Library and Information Services, has the privilege of serving as the information provider for state agency employees and the Florida Legislature and legislative staff. Section 257.04(4), Florida Statutes, states that the Division “shall maintain and provide research and information services for all state agencies.
Tallahassee Police Department – The Tallahassee Police Department has a distinguished 170 year history of fighting crime and being a leader in innovative police services. Today, TPD leads the way in many areas. We are recognized nationally as being the third longest accredited law enforcement agency in the country and for our programs developed to provide public safety services equally to all and to protect all citizens' civil rights. Whether its routine patrol services, forensic science services, traffic safety enforcement, or implementing new technologies, the men and women who work for you at the Tallahassee Police Department have one purpose; making Tallahassee a safe place to live, work, and play.
The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association – For any family, basic survival depends on the ability to stay in a home, to secure food and other necessities, and to provide a safe and stable environment for children. Families with challenges in these areas may be torn apart or driven into poverty, with children often suffering the most. And without money to afford legal help, low-income citizens do not have equal access to justice.
To The Village Square, Inc. – The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.
Visit Tallahassee – Located in the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts and history meets nature, a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city’s inviting hospitality.
VolunteerLEON - Leon County Volunteer Center – To empower citizens to answer local needs through volunteerism community engagement.
Crisis & Counseling
2-1-1 Big Bend – To provide assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info.
Brehon Institute for Family Services – Brehon’s mission is to improve the lives of children and their families by providing services that promote healthy babies and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc. – Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive, seamless system of services and resources to reduce the detrimental effects of poverty, empower low-income citizens with skills and motivation to become self-sufficient, and improve the overall quality of their lives, and our community.
Chelsea House – To Rescue, Redeem, Rebuild, Restore, and Resend the hopeless, homeless, hurting, unused, and underused in the spirit of the good Samaritan as depicted in Luke 10.
DISC Village Prevention Services Unit – Our vision is a community where individuals and families can live healthy, safe and productive lives. The primary mission of DISC Village is to promote the well-being of individuals, families and those with whom they are closely associated who are adversely affected by alcohol and other drug abuse, crime, behavioral problems and mental health disorders.
Good News Outreach – We are a faith-based organization that strives to reduce hunger, homelessness, and isolation by providing food, shelter, and social interaction through collaborative efforts within the Tallahassee community.
International Rescue Mission – The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
Kearney Center/Shelter - Comprehensive Emergency Services – The Kearney Center is a 24-hour comprehensive emergency service center that serves as a point of entry into assistance by coordinating services and responding to immediate needs of individuals and families until appropriate permanent housing can be arranged. Our mission is to reduce homelessness by providing a safe environment that promotes dignity and respect for individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Lee's Place – To provide quality therapy to adults, children, and families, regardless of their financial circumstances, who are coping with loss, trauma, or life changing experiences, while offering specialized training and education to the community.
Mothers in Crisis – MomsEveryday.com is here to make Mom’s life easier. We accomplish this with the help of a variety of news sources, community journalists, and comments and suggestions from Moms like you. Some of the fantastic products and services featured on our site are sponsored by advertisers. Some of the comments and opinions expressed on this site do not reflect those of Gray Television, MomsEveryday.com, or its partners. We hope you find that some of our information will make your life easier!
Planned Parenthood – The mission of Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is to provide comprehensive sexual health care through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy. We do so by understanding and responding to the needs of those seeking our services, and by protecting and respecting the essential privacy rights, dignity and culture of each individual.
Pregnancy Help and Information Center (PHI Center) – The Pregnancy Help and Information Center offers services to women who believe they might be pregnant, those who are pregnant, and those with young children. We assist both mothers and fathers during pregnancy and after the birth of their child in obtaining the emotional and physical necessities for their family. All PHI Center services are free and confidential, regardless of your age, race, or religion.
Refuge House – The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy.
Ronald McDonald House – At Ronald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc., it is our mission to create find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Salvation Army – The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of God, and our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Victim Advocate Program (FSU) – FSU recognizes that the university campus is a community of its own and that it holds a responsibility to that community. Victims in any community should have access to appropriate and compassionate support for their needs as well as access to advocates in legal and educational processes. Florida State University established the Victim Advocate Program to provide those services.
Elder Care Services
Alzheimer's Project, Inc. – Alzheimer's Project, Inc. (AP) exists to provide comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers in the Big Bend area.
Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by grants and private donations. Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is dedicated to providing relief to the caregivers of persons suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or other memory impairments. ALL services available to the caregivers are provided FREE of charge. The goal of Alzheimer's Project, Inc. is to keep caregivers healthier, both physically and emotionally, to prolong the abilities of caregivers, and to delay institutionalization of the patients.
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida – The mission of the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. is to plan, coordinate, and advocate for programs and services which promote the independence, dignity, health, and well being of seniors and caregivers.
Broadview Assisted Living – At Broadview Assisted Living at Tallahassee, we go to great lengths to keep families involved in the care of their parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters. Regular family meetings and responsive communication with family members and Broadview Assisted Living at Tallahassee staff is the key to ensuring the highest quality of care for our residents.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs – To help Florida's elders remain healthy, safe, and independent.
Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Founded on “Good Samaritan” principles, Miracle Hill offers careful supervision for citizens who are in need of long term care nursing services and/or skilled rehabilitative services.
Tallahassee Senior Center – The Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation, established in 1980, is an independent, private nonprofit that exists to support the programs, services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services, a division of the City of Tallahassee Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs.
Woodmont Retirement Community – Privately owned, Pacifica strives to create a lifestyle of independence, security and peace of mind for each individual and their family. We do what we love and what we truly believe in – provide compassionate, personalized care services that ensure dignity and respect. Our dedicated, professional team supports each resident and goes above and beyond to help them feel at home.
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend – Second Harvest of the Big Bend is the food bank that distributes millions of pounds of food every year to hungry families in the 11-county region of the Big Bend. Our mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.
Elder Care Services - Meals on Wheels – Elder Care Services is the unquestioned leader in advocating for and serving a wide spectrum of seniors in the Big Bend area. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their caretakers. For over 45 years, providing compassionate home-based care has been a cornerstone of our mission.
Florida Impact – Florida Impact is dedicated to securing economic justice in Florida by reducing hunger and poverty.
We mobilize communities to increase access to federal food, nutrition, and other economic support programs.
FSU Food Pantry – "The Dean of Students Department supports the holistic development of students through advocacy, empowerment, leadership, accountability, and community. It does this by supporting the University's academic mission and by providing services, advocacy, and crisis management for all students through creative problem-solving, accessibility, and accountability."
Grace Mission Church – Grace Mission helps reach those who are often forgotten in society: the homeless, poor, underemployed, addicted, people with AIDs, ... Whether through our feeding program, worship services, outreaches, afterschool program, Bible Study, and many others, we try to extend "grace upon grace" to all people. We welcome you to become a part of this vital ministry!
American Cancer Society, Big Bend Unit – The American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
American Heart Association-Greater Southeast – To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
American Lung Association - Big Bend Region – The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more than 110 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.
Apalachee Center, Inc. – It is the mission of Apalachee Center, Inc. to empower persons served to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families through the provision of quality behavioral health care with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence and safety.
Big Bend Cares – Big Bend Cares provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, serving Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Franklin, Taylor, and Wakulla Counties.
Big Bend Hospice – The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to provide compassionate care to individuals with a life limiting illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one.
Bond Community Health Center, Inc. – Our mission is to improve the physical, spiritual, psychosocial, and psychological well-being of the residents of Leon and surrounding counties by providing access to the highest quality comprehensive family health services with particular concern for lower socioeconomic groups, regardless of their ability to pay.
Capital Regional Medical Center – Capital Regional Medical Center has been serving the Big Bend community for more than 30 years and is an HCA-owned facility. As a fully-accredited healthcare facility, we strive to provide the latest in state-of-the art technologies and best practices to our community. With more than 1100 employees and 500 physicians our number one priority is to exceed our patients’ expectations with the highest quality and most compassionate care.
Clare Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Care – The Clare Bridge concept was created over 30 years ago and has evolved by continually embracing the latest research in dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia and their families. Today, Brookdale is the leading provider of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the United States.
Consulate Health Care – Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. We offer services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Consulate Health Care began as a small provider in Cheswick, PA with a strong focus on patient needs. We haven’t waivered from that focus, which has strengthened our family and allows us to sustain jobs in many communities, create rigorous systems of care and deploy technology that makes it easier to understand patient needs. Even as we’ve grown to become the sixth-largest provider in the nation and the largest in the Sunshine State, it’s the little things we do while fulfilling our mission statement of "Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands" that really make the difference. From visiting with our patients while they eat, to pulling up the sheets to just the right height, our employees care for patients like family, not because it’s their job, but because it’s their calling.
Epilepsy Association Of The Big Bend – ABB provides various services to children and adults who have epilepsy and live in Florida. Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and who needs the program’s services can apply to be a client.
Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline (211 Big Bend) – The Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline is the statewide resource for HIV/AIDS-related information, community referrals and supportive telephone counseling. Callers receive information on HIV and AIDS related issues including locations of testing sites and program services in Florida.
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association – The FOMA was organized for the purposes of advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine; extending the benefits of scientific advancement to the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of human ailments; and promoting closer relationships between the osteopathic profession, FOMA members, and other groups dedicated to improved health care.
FSU Health Promotions – To promote, restore and maintain health and wellness for the FSU campus community.
Heritage Health Care Center – Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee is a place to get better, a place for living. As a 180-bed skilled nursing center, and a proud member of the Consulate Health Care family, our culture creates a community where Consulate staff cares for patients and residents like family, not because it's their job, but because it's their calling. We are Ambassadors of Care.
Leon County Health Department – We continue our mission to "promote health, prevent disease," through our four locations: Roberts and Stevens, Richardson-Lewis also known as "Southside", Environmental Healt, and Molar Express (Dental)
Lincoln Neighborhood Medical Center – The mission of Neighborhood Medical Center is to serve those in need by providing and facilitating access to care and by enhancing the health of individuals through education, prevention and outreach. At Neighborhood Medical Center, we are committed to serving our patients with respect and compassion.
March of Dimes - Northwest Florida Chapter – Its original mission accomplished, the foundation turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI Florida's Mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy.
One Blood – To enhance the health and well-being of others through our work with blood and stem cell products and by facilitating scientific research.
Parkinson's Outreach Association – Our mission is to promote awareness for Parkinson’s disease and provide local support, information, education, and advocacy for people in our community affected by Parkinson’s disease, including their caregivers, family, and friends.
Shisa, Inc. – The vision of Shisa, Inc. is to lead the nation in providing innovative solutions to societal problems. In this way, Shisa exemplifies the best of private/public partnership. Among our values are: safety and security, performance and excellence, mutual respect and positive regard, accountability and cost effectiveness, diversity, community involvement, and team work.
Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc – To enable individuals with sickle cell anemia to live lives to the extent possible unhampered and uncompromised by their sickle cell conditions.
To increase the knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease as a health problem through professional standards of administration, health care, public relations and fundraising.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital – Transforming care. Advancing health. Improving Lives.
Westminster Oaks - Health Center – We create and preserve excellent residential and health care communities promoting wellbeing and encouraging active and healthy lifestyle choices.
Woman's Pregnancy Center, A – A Women's Pregnancy Center has been serving the Tallahassee area since 1985. They provide free and confidential pregnancy-related services.
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity – Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition – Our mission is to end homelessness in the Big Bend through leadership, education, advocacy, and the provision of quality services.
Boys Town North Florida – Changing the way America cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind, and spirit.
Children's Home Society of Florida-North Central Division – Building bridges to success for children. CHS leads the way in developing and delivering solutions that drastically change life trajectories for children and families.
Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) – ECHO is a Christian human-service agency providing emergency resources and family support services to people in need in the Big Bend area.
Florida Baptist Children's Homes – Our mission is to provide Christ-centered services to children and families in need.Our vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of One More Child.
Going Places - Capital City Youth Services – The Going Places Street Outreach Program offers services and resources to remove youth from the street and put them on the road to self-sufficiency. If you’re a youth who’s facing a difficult journey, we can help move you in a safe, positive direction. If you are not able to enter a shelter or return home, we will create a customized plan to help you survive on the streets. If you’re a provider and need additional resources to assist a youth in need, the Going Places Street Outreach is the right choice for you.
Habitat for Humanity - FSU – Habitat for Humanity at FSU is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating substandard housing and making decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity at FSU participates in many different types of events.
Lighthouse Children's Home – The Lighthouse Children's Home is located in Tallahassee, Florida and has been ministering to children and their families since 1977. The Lighthouse is a Christian residential home for teen girls ages 13-16 (some exceptions) who are at risk, having discipline or related problems in their home, failing grades in school, problems with the law, and those who have no home and family to care for them.
Lutheran Social Services of North Florida – At Lutheran Social Services of North Florida (LSSNF) our mission is to develop, fund, implement, and administer programs to address the unmet social service needs of the low-income residents in our community. Lutheran Social Service of North Florida serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Family Tree Community Center – The mission of The Family Tree is to provide services that promote the well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, and to provide a place where everyone is welcome. This will be accomplished in part by providing a safe place for LGBT community life, providing services that promote well being, building bridges to other communities and groups, and advocating for LGBT issues and rights.
FSU Pride Student Union – Pride Student Union’s mission is to provide services and programs to address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at Florida State University and to increase the awareness of issues pertinent to them. Through empowerment, advocacy, and the building of community, Pride Student Union attempts to create a safe, supportive, and healthy environment for all students regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Transgender Tallahassee – Transgender Tallahassee is an organization founded to support those who believe in their right to self identify, this without regard for the rigid societal norms that inhibit the fullest expression of each individuals gender self. This support extends to those who challenge the idea of gender as binary, thus opening minds to a world of endless possibilities.
Language & Literacy
Adult and Community Education - Leon County Schools – The mission of Adult & Community Education (ACE) is to provide educational opportunities, enabling adult learners 16 years and older to become responsible, independent contributors in the community in which they live and work.
Children's Communication Center – To increase awareness and understanding of communication development and disorders AND provide high quality, well managed, and professional Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services with an emphasis on early identification and intervention of communicative needs.
FAMU - Learning Development and Evaluation Center – The Center for Disability Access and Resources at Florida A&M University provide supportive services to students with disabilities to enhance their skills for personal, academic and professional growth. The mission of the CEDAR, is to provide enriching support programs, services, and reasonable accommodations to FAMU students with disabilities. Our mission is to also foster a sense of empowerment in students with disabilities by educating them about their legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed choices, be critical thinkers, and self-advocates. Our goal is to ensure students with disabilities have access to the same programs, opportunities, and activities available to all FAMU students.
FSU Center for Intensive English Studies – We foster excellence in all areas of teaching and learning English as a Second Language and serve as a leader among intensive English programs worldwide.
Literacy Volunteers of Leon County – Every person in Leon County will have the literacy skills needed to independently pursue life goals, support one’s family and actively participate in the community.
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC)/Migrant Education – To provide a continuum of shared services that elevate student achievement throughout all Consortium school districts.
Vista America Reads – Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) is a network of college and university presidents and their institutions, who affirm the value of local partnerships and engagement pedagogies as contributors to a quality education that yields civic minded career-ready graduates.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition - Advocates for Veteran Housing – Our mission is to end homelessness in the Big Bend through leadership, education, advocacy, and the provision of quality services.
Florida Veterans Foundation, Inc. – FVF is passionate about serving Florida Veterans and their families. We are so committed to this mission, that over 90% of all financial support goes back into the pockets of our heroes.
FSU Student Veterans Center – To become a national beacon of veteran support and success is the guiding principle of the Veterans Alliance, which encompasses Florida State University initiatives that ease the transition from military service to campus life, foster a community of past, present and future veterans, raise awareness of veterans issues among campus and local communities, and support student veterans through graduation and into rewarding careers and graduate-education programs.
Youth Education & Development
Apalachee Elementary School – The mission of Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts is to empower the students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens by enabling them to be self-directed and self-sufficient individuals in a constantly changing world. Students are enthusiastic and engaged in a dynamic, creative program. They develop through the study of core curriculum and dance, drama, visual art and music.
Apalachee Ridge Technology Learning Center – Here at the Youth Leaders Coalition, we aim to create student leaders that are well rounded, politically aware, career and service oriented, courteous, and fight for social justice. We also strive to arm our mentees with practical life skills such as how to create a resume, managing finances, practicing professionalism, having exceptional scholarship and of course, serving others in their community. We believe that with the right resources and guidance, ANY child can create a positive future.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend – Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Boy Scouts of America, Suwanee River Area Council – The Boy Scouts of America strives to instill in young people the principles of integrity, character, responsibility, and leadership – preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. The Suwannee River Area Council's goal is to provide a quality, dynamic program of learning and adventure that builds well-rounded young people.
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the needs of thousands of children and teenagers in the Big Bend area. The programs we implement to fulfill our mission help us work toward our number one goal, which is for every single one of our members to graduate high school on time with a plan for his or her future. We recognize that high school graduation starts in Kindergarten, so we work equally with Club members of all ages to ensure they are being promoted to the next grade in school year after year.
Boys' Choir of Tallahassee – The Boys Choir of Tallahassee is a social service program for males who come from public and private schools throughout the Tallahassee area. The Boys Choir of Tallahassee continues to prepare young men for the twenty-first century through music, discipline, and academic excellence. The program focuses its efforts on counseling and tutoring choir members.
Capital City Youth Services – CCYS works to ensure family preservation, homelessness prevention, delinquency prevention, and dependency prevention. Our goal is to alleviate the immediate problems of youth during crisis situations and ultimately strengthen family relationships.
Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement – The mission of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement is to contribute to the successful retention and graduation of undergraduate students who have been disadvantaged by virtue of economic or educational circumstances.
Center for Prevention and Early Intervention – Our vision is that one day all children will be healthy, equipped to learn, and nurtured to develop their full potential. Our purpose is to implement this vision by investigating what interventions are most effective, translating the related research findings into public policy and programs, and evaluating the impact on children, families and communities. Our specialization focuses on infants and toddlers in the areas of school readiness, infant mental health, home visiting and quality childcare practices.
Child Advocates II of Tallahassee – Serving Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties in northwest Florida, the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is part of a statewide coalition of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children. Our mission is simple: advocating for the child's best interest is our only interest.
Communities in Schools – CIS is a private, nonprofit organization that connects resources from public and private sectors with at-risk students. We utilize the power of partnerships to serve students, schools and communities.
Cornerstone Learning Community – We are a private school with a public mission. This means we treat parents as partners, teachers as leaders, and students as individuals. We aim to be a model for what schools can be, both in terms of engagement with the broader community and in cultivating professionalism in the education field.
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend – Provide leadership and advocacy that builds a community where all children are prepared for success in school.
First Presbyterian Preschool – First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee is a downtown congregation called to glorify and enjoy God as we worship through the Word and Sacraments, make disciples, nurture faith, serve neighbors, and strive for justice.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – To increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.
FSU Child Development Programs – We care for and nurture young children of student parents so they may pursue their studies knowing their children are in a safe environment that promotes life-long learning. We capture and extend children's natural eagerness to learn so that it is not lost or dampened by drill, rote or other mind-numbing practices. For young adult students, we provide an extension of the classroom that allows hands-on, learning opportunities to develop professionally.
Ghazvini Learning Center - Success Academy – Our mission at The Success Academy is to create a unique and adaptable educational environment that will meet student needs and aspirations, allowing students to excel in the curriculum at an accelerated pace and to recover from academic deficiencies. We strive to assist students in reaching their highest potential and achieving the goal of earning high school diplomas. We will create partnerships between students, parents, community and the school. Through open lines of communication, we will promote the development of a community of life-long learners ready to be successful both academically and professionally.
Girl Scout Council of Apalachee Bend, Inc. – Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Grace Mission Church – Grace Mission helps reach those who are often forgotten in society: the homeless, poor, underemployed, addicted, people with AIDs, Whether through our feeding program, worship services, outreaches, afterschool program, Bible Study, and many others, we try to extend "grace upon grace" to all people. We welcome you to become a part of this vital ministry!
Kids, Inc. – Kids Incorporated is the only community-based organization providing quality, comprehensive services and shaping futures of at-risk families with children ages 0-3 and pregnant women in Jefferson, Leon & Madison counties, Florida.Supporting and educating families with young children through quality early learning, health & family services.
Lawrence-Gregory Community Center at Dade Street – The Lawrence-Gregory Community Center is one of the oldest community centers in the Parks and Recreation system. Housing a gymnasium, meeting and activity rooms, it was opened in 1959, and continues to be an important community hub. The Center was renamed in 2002 in honor of Mr. James Lawrence, retired Recreation Superintendent, and Beulah Gregory, the first Supervisor of the facility. In 2008, the building received a complete renovation.
Leon County 4-H – UF/IFAS Leon Extension is a federal, state, and county partnership throughout Florida, with the mission to improve our lives by developing knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The partnership includes Florida Cooperative Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida (UF), Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and the Leon County Extension Service.
Oasis Center for Women and Girls – Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through celebration and support. The Oasis Center was created to be a community resource center for women and girls to come together, dream, achieve, and thrive.
One Church, One Child of Florida, Inc. – OCOC operates statewide in Florida and is a private, non-profit, faith-based organization that provides adoption related services and works in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families and churches. One Church One Child also collaborates with the Community Based Care Lead Agencies and their provider agencies in recruiting and referring families interested in adopting children from Florida's Foster Care System. Note: One Church One Child is not currently a licensed child placement agency.
P.A.C.E. Center for Girls – PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity, and grace.
Smith-Williams Service Center – Smith-Williams Service Center’s goals and objective are to provide comprehensive and challenging intergenerational programs and services such as seminars, workshops, physical fitness wellness, arts & craft, musicals, socials, outings, academic activities, enrichment that improve and strengthen the youth, teens, adults, and seniors quality of life. Smith-Williams Service Center provides units of service to numerous of citizens throughout the City of Tallahassee. The center continues to expand and is a catalyst in providing intergenerational programs and services.
Tallahassee Marine Institute (AMI) – AMIkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids' mission is to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
Tallahassee Urban League, Inc. – The Tallahassee Urban League, Inc. (TUL) provides outreach services to disenfranchised citizens in Florida’s capital region. Our mission is to enable African-Americans and other minority groups to realize their full human potential and secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
Youth Mentoring/Leon County Schools – Youth Programs makes a wonderful difference in the lives of students in grades K-12 served by Leon County Schools. All mentors gain valuable experiences, including interacting with children, providing a much-needed service in schools and after-school programs, and learning and applying tutoring skills in reading, writing, math and science.
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