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Housing & Emergency Assistance for Veterans

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-V.A. Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) is a collaborative program between HUD and V.A. that combines HUD housing vouchers with V.A. supportive services to help veterans who are homeless as well as their families find and sustain permanent housing. Phone: 850-521-5700

Advocates for Veteran Housing (SSVF Program; Big Bend Homeless Coalition): Federally funded case management, homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing program for qualified, low income veterans. Phone: 850-597-5595 or 850-201-9474

Home Front (Big Bend Homeless Coalition): Apartment complex housing for up to 50 formerly homeless veterans. Supportive services available through the V.A. and other community groups. Must apply through the V.A. Address: 1602 Stuckey Ave. Phone: 850-574-8000

PROJECT: VetRelief: When dealing with a life emergency, PROJECT: VetRelief supports our service members and their families with immediate financial assistance. The funds they provide are not a loan. By providing this temporary relief, they seek to deter the possibility of homelessness, malnutrition, loss of basic utilities, termination of employment, or deteriorating health and get them back on their feet. Phone: 407-270-9204

Direct Emergency Assistance Program: A Leon County Government program designed to meet the emergency needs of its residents by providing financial assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. Phone: 850-606-1900

Capital Area Community Action Agency: Offers, among other programs, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization, and energy-related minor home repairs. Address: 309 Office Plaza Drive. Phone: 850- 222-2043

Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities helps in emergencies with basic needs such as financial, food, prescription, housing, and utilities. They prioritize and assist potential clients according to immediacy of need, families with children, expectant mothers, homeless, and individuals lacking immediate necessities. Address: 1380 Blountstown Hwy. Phone: 850-222-2180

Salvation Army: Provides utility assistance on a case-by-case basis and when funding is available. Utility assistance cannot be provided on a walk-in basis. To make a request, call 850-222-0304.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Westgate (a program of Connectin Everyone with Second Chances): Westgate operates two studio apartment buildings (108 units) and eight homes (100 units) with options for permanent supportive housing. This low-barrier, low-cost housing serves adults who may be in need of a second chance. Phone: 850-574-0624

Home Plate/A Place Called Home (Big Bend Homeless Coalition/Ability 1st): Scattered apartments available for chronically homeless individuals who have a disability. Must be actively working with a case manager. The referral must be completed by a case manager. Phone: 576-5566 or 575-9621

Home Place at Balkin (Big Bend Homeless Coalition): Permanent housing for persons with disabilities. Efficiency apartments for $425/month (approximately 1 mile from a bus line). Address: 1800 Balkin Rd. Phone: 575-2868

Maryland Oaks Crossing (Good News Outreach): Housing for single parents with children. Rent ranges from $525 for 2 bedroom and $625 for 3 bedroom. Will accept Section 8 vouchers. Come into the office to apply. 3103 Bicycle Rd. Phone: 504-0500

Mission Oaks Apartments (Good News Outreach): Furnished three bedroom apartments for single men. Includes a private locking room with full use of all common areas. Room rent ranges from $325-$450 (including all utilities, with cable). $100 deposit required. Please call or email for availability. No background checks required. Address: 2929 Mission Rd. Phone: 850-727-4987 

Tallahassee Housing Authority Public Housing & Section 8: Federally funded housing program with monthly rent based on total income. Some apartment complexes with rental subsidy built-in, in addition to housing vouchers when available (must get on the waiting list for both). Please call or visit the website to check on the waiting list. Address: 2940 Grady Rd. Phone: 850-385-6126

French Quarter (Lutheran Social Services): Permanent housing for formerly homeless individuals with disabilities. Phone: 850-575-4309

Emergency Shelter

The Kearney Center (a program of Connecting Everyone with Second Chances): The Kearney Center offers food, shelter, health, and community services to adult homeless persons. Proof of residence in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, or Franklin counties required. Phone: 850-792-9000 

The Dwellings (a program of Connecting Everyone with Second Chances): The Dwellings is a tiny house community that provides sustainable housing solutions for individuals who are financially, socially, or institutionally disadvantaged. This revolutionary housing model is a low-cost, low-barrier housing alternative that includes supportive services and a community center with dining hall, greenhouse, wood shop, and much more.

Capital City Youth Services Emergency & Transitional Shelter: 24-hour short term residential program for runaway and homeless youth ages 10 to 17 and transitional housing for youth in crisis. Address: 2407 Roberts Ave. Phone: 850-576-6000

Family Emergency Shelter at HOPE Community (Big Bend Homeless Coalition): Emergency shelter for families. Address: 2729 W. Pensacola St. Phone: 850-576-5566

Transitional Housing

Brehon House: Housing and support for homeless, pregnant women ages 18 or older. Can have one child, who is three years old or younger. Address: 1315 Linda Ann Dr. Phone: 850-656-7110

Chelsea House (Good Samaritan Network): Faith-based transitional facility for single women. Call for referral and intake. Phone: 850-933-1449 or 850-329-7512

ECHO, Inc. Family Services: Transitional housing with supportive services for families with children. Must be referred by an existing case manager. Call for information. Address: 1707 S. Gadsden St. Phone: 850-224-3246

HOPE Community (Big Bend Homeless Coalition): Six-month transitional housing program for homeless families and single women (no longer taking men). Screening open at the Homeless Coalition on Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and at the Kearney Center on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Call for more information. Address: 2729 W. Pensacola St. Phone: 850-576-5566

Inn Between Program (Lutheran Social Services): Transitional housing for families with children; can stay up to 24 months. Scattered sites throughout Tallahassee. Must be referred by a case manager. Phone: 850-575-4309

Refuge House: Emergency shelter, transitional housing, rape crisis, and overall support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence survivors. 24-hour hotline: 1-800-500-1119 or 850-681-2111

Capital City Youth Services Emergency and Transitional Shelter: 24-hour short term residential program for runaway and homeless youth ages 10 to17 and transitional housing for youth in crisis. Address: 2407 Roberts Ave. Phone: 850-576-6000

Veterans Village: A six-month transitional housing program for homeless veterans (no longer than 24 months). Must qualify for V.A. medical services. Address: 1280 Kissimmee St. Phone: 850-575-3140

City Walk Urban Mission Transition Home: For men who desire to make the transition from incarceration back into the community. Serves a variety of men, including individuals required to register for sexual offenses. Phone: 850-528-3909

Making Miracles Group Home: Transitional home for homeless, pregnant young women and teens. Call for more details. Phone: 850-523-7886 and 850-727-3304

Drop-in Centers

Kearney Center for Comprehensive Emergency Services: Case management and services available from community providers. Laundry services, storage, phone and computer access, HIV testing, education classes, and medical services are also available. Address: 2650 Municipal Way. Phone: 850-792-9000

Going Places Street Outreach Drop-In Center (CCYS facility): Assistance with employment, food, and independent living skills. Shower and laundry facility available. Must be under 21 years of age. Address: Railroad Square. Phone: 850-274-8689 or 850-294-6044

Good Samaritan Chapel and Resource Center: Music, a message of hope, dinner, clothing, groceries, counseling, and accepting requests for various types of assistance. Various times and locations. Phone: 850-556-5202

Medical Care

V.A. Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic: The Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, dental, surgical, psychiatric, nursing, and ancillary services. This clinic serves acute and chronically ill eligible veterans. An eligibility application can be completed in person, by mail, or online. Address: 2181 East Orange Ave. Phone: 800-541-8387 or 850-878-0191

Vets Center: Provides readjustment counseling and bereavement counseling to veterans and their family members with a goal of a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Address: 2002 Old St. Augustine Rd. Phone: 850-942-8810 or 877-927-8387

The Apalachee Center: For over half a century, Apalachee Center has been dedicated to helping the individuals and families of North Florida succeed in recovering from emotional, psychiatric, and substance abuse crises. Address: 2634 Capital Cir NE. Phone: 850-523-3333

Capital Regional Behavioral Health Center: The Behavioral Health Center at Capital Regional provides both inpatient and outpatient services. 

  • Inpatient services are available at 2626 Capital Medical Blvd. Phone: 850-325-5757
  • Outpatient services are available at 2770 Capital Medical Blvd., Suite 105. Phone: 850-325-5000

Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center: The Tallahassee Memorial Behavioral Health Center provides both inpatient and outpatient services. Address: 1616 Physicians Dr. Phone: 850-431-1155

Adaptability, Accessibility and Home Improvement

Ability 1st: Utilizes community volunteers to construct wheelchair access ramps for persons with physical disabilities. Address: 1823 Buford Ct. Phone: 850-575-9621

Graceful Solutions: Provides housing rehabilitation to veterans in need or their surviving spouses based on income and to correct a problem. Assistance is also provided for accessibility needs for the physically disabled. 

Food, Clothing and Household Resources

The Kearney Center: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided Monday-Friday. Brunch and dinner is served on Saturday and Sunday. You do not have to stay there to eat but registration is required. Address: 2650 Municipal Way. Phone: 850-792-9000 

Grace Mission: Meals provided intermittently throughout the week. Address: 305 W. Brevard St. Phone: 850-224-3817 

DCF ACCESS Florida Program: SNAP/Food Stamps, temporary cash assistance, temporary assistance for needy families, and Medicaid eligibility. Phone: 866-762-2237 

Salvation Army: Food pantry and clothing vouchers that provide food, clothing, personal hygiene, and house hold items. Other assistance available depending on funds. Open Monday-Thursday from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thrift Store located at 2410 Allen Rd. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Phone: 850-222-0304 

ECHO Outreach Ministries Emergency Resources Program: Food pantry, clothing vouchers, household items, seasonal items (fans, heaters, coats), and furniture. Must present a photo ID. Address: 1701 S. Gadsden St. Phone: 850-224-3246 

Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities helps in emergencies with basic needs such as financial, food, prescription, housing, and utilities. Address: 1380 Blountstown Hwy. Phone: 850-222-2180 

City Walk Urban Mission Thrift Store: Provides clothubg and housewares in exchange for vouchers from local agencies. Food once a month.Address: 1351 Thomasville Rd. Phone: 850-528-3909 

Maranatha SDA Church: Food and clothing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month from 6-7 p.m. Address: 3121 Jim Lee Rd. Phone: 850-878-7780 

Jacob Chapel Baptist Church: Food and clothing pantry available Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m.  Address: 2333 Lake Bradford Rd. Phone: 850-574-3150 

Redeemer’s Storehouse-Lake Jackson United Methodist Church: Food Pantry, quarterly hygiene/personal items. Third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Address: 4423 N. Monroe St. Phone: 850-562-1759 

Calvary United Methodist Church: Free clothing every Monday and the second Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Address: 2145 W. Pensacola St. Phone: 850-576-3124

Legal Services

Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP): The MVAP program was created by the Florida Attorney General's Office to help educate military members and veterans on the types of scams that target their communities, what they can do to protect themselves, and how they can help protect others by reporting scams and deceptive business practices. In addition, members of the MVAP team work directly with military service members and veterans who have been targeted, or their representatives, to help resolve their consumer protection related issues or find other outside assistance, if necessary. 

If you are aware of a scam targeting our service members or veterans, or you have been affected by a scam or deceptive business practice, please file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General or call the consumer protection division. Phone: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226)

Legal Services of North Florida: Provides free legal representation to low income individuals and people with civil legal problems. Includes issues related to landlord/tenant law, disability claims, back tax assistance, and more. Please call for appointment. Address: 2119 Delta Blvd. Phone: 850-385-9007

Educational and Employment Services

Leon County Schools Families In Transition (F.I.T.): Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every school district must designate a liaison for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of identification is to offer appropriate services to the family, child, or youth. The liaison provides assistance with school enrollment, transportation, and support for homeless youth in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Address: 3955 West Pensacola St. Phone: 850-561-8370

Leon County Adult and Community Education (ACE): GED preparation and testing. Address: 283 Trojan Trail. Phone: 850-922-5343

Kearney Center for Comprehensive Emergency Services: GED preparation course available onsite. Address: 2650 Municipal Way. Phone: 850-792-9000

Catholic Charities: Provides free money management and budgeting classes by appointment only. Address: 1380 Blountstown Hwy. Phone: 850-222-2180

Institutions of Higher Learning

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Military & Veteran Affairs: The Veterans Center provides a broad range of student services and resources in one convenient location focused on the special needs of today’s military veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. Address: 640 Gamble Street, Suite 2. Phone: 850-412-5843

Florida State University Student Veterans Center: Provides support to Florida State University students who are veterans, veteran dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets. Address: A4300 University Center, 282 Champions Way. Phone: 850-644-9562

Tallahassee Community College Veterans Affairs: The Office of Veterans Affairs provides specialized services to help students navigate state and federal education benefit programs. Address: TCC Main Campus Computer Technology (CT) Building, 2nd Floor, Room 206. Phone: 850-201-8406.

Employment Resources

CareerSource Capital Region: CareerSource Capital Region provides comprehensive employment and workforce services. Address: 2601 Blair Stone Road, Building C, Suite 200. Phone: 850-922-0023

Employ Florida Vets: Florida's online source for veterans' employment and employer recruitment information.

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