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Explore our collection of resources to fit your needs right here in our community.

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

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2-1-1 Big Bend

24-hour crisis, suicide prevention, human services information and referrals
211 or 877.211.7005 outside of the Big Bend


Mutual aid opportunities during COVID-19. Weekly Teletown Hall each Thursday from 1-2:30 pm with national experts to talk about COVID-19.

Ability 1st

Assistance to persons with disabilities

Advantage Aging Solutions

Senior or caregiver related resource connections; Medicare benefit assistance through SHINE; Medicaid application assistance; Elder Abuse Prevention resource information/training.

African-American Alzheimer's Caregiving Trainings and Support (ACTS2)

Faith-based, skills-building and support program for African-American Caregivers via Phone.

A Life Recovery Center

Drug-and-alcohol treatment programs

Alzheimer's Association

24/7 helpline for persons living with Alzheimer's. Website with tips for caregivers. Virtual Caregiver College and virtual Brain Bus. Community Resource Finder.

Alzheimer's Project

Social workers on call to answer questions, provide support, and make referrals. Telephone respite to engage person living with dementia. Facebook Support Group. Virtual "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" class.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies

Archbold Northside Center for Bevahioral Health

Offers impatient behavioral healthcare for adults and seniors in Thomasville.

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Beach Care Services

Emergency assistance with rent payments, utilities, transportation, prescriptions, food, clothing, employment information and a variety of other needs to benefit people living and working in the Panama City Beach area.

Big Bend AHEC

Register for virtual tobacco cessation classes via Zoom.

Big Bend Hospice

Still admitting new residents. Bereavement services are being provided via telephone. Staff limited to nurses and nursing aides. Volunteers are making phone calls to patients and families to check-in.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend

Provides quality role models to children whose circumstances demonstrate the need for additional adult support

Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council

Youth leadership development and prevention programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend

Activities and education for local youth

Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee

Outreach program for males 7-18 with a focus on academic excellence, values, music, and brotherhood

Capital Area Community Action Agency

Primary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for financial independence

Capital City Youth Services

Providing counseling, shelter and support services to children and their families

Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care Network

To provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need in our community through donation of specialty medical and dental care

CareerSource - Gulf Coast

Comprehensive employment and workforce services

CareerSource - Capital Region

Comprehensive employment and workforce services

Capital Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Line

Behavioral health outpatient services.

Crisis Counselor

Nationwide crisis counselor.

Covenant Care

All services are still available. Volunteers are making phone calls to patients and families to check-in. Providing support to other organizations that may need help or volunteers.

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A guide to the regulations and financial assistance for Alzheimer's and dementia care available in Florida.

Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region

Quality childcare, provide tuition for low-income working parents

Elder Care Services

Direct calls for meals, shopping, problem resolution, and telephone reassurance programs. Elder Care Services' Emergency Food Pantry- Accepting donations.

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Florida Department of Health

COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7- 1-866-779-6121 or email

Florida Veterans Foundation

Referral services and resource center. Make donations to help empower Veterans to stay home and on top of rent and utilities.

Friendly Voices

Allows people to request a call from a volunteer to just chat and connect.

FSU Institute for Successful Longevity

ISL is providing some 'senior-friendly' illustrated step-by-step instruction documents for Zoom use on our web site.

Golden Age at Home

Providing Registered Nurse Facilitation of Telehealth appointments for seniors who require assistance with technology at home. We perform a basic assessment prior to the appointment and advocate for the client during the call.

Goodwill - Big Bend

American nonprofit 501 organization that provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who have barriers to their employment.

Institute on Aging Friendship Line

24-hour toll-free friendship and crisis line for for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. For lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults.

KIDS Incorporated of the Big Bend

Family-oriented early childhood services

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Legal Aid Foundation

Civil legal services for low-income persons

Legal Services of North Florida

Legal assistance and counsel for low-income persons

Lighthouse of the Big Bend

Training for individuals with vision loss to empower them in their pursuit of independence

Lutheran services FL (LSF) Health Systems, Inc.

Statewide 24/7 mental health crisis line.

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PACE Center for Girls

Promotes and enables young women to further their education, build self-esteem, and develop personal, social and family relationship skills

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Refuge House

Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline

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Scent Evidence K9

A team to provide support for Law Enforcement and other First Responders. Just Nosey Enough: Campaign Providing tips for caregivers on how to keep loved ones safe from wandering and what to do if the person does go missing.

The Shelter

Lodging, food, clothing, and other social services to the homeless

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare - Memory Disorder Clinic

Telehealth options for appointments. Social workers on call to answer questions, provide support, and make referrals.

Tallahassee Senior Center

Wellness Checks on all senior center visitors from the past three months. Online Lifelong Learning Classes, Exercise and Art can be found at

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United Partners for Human Services

Educate, support and advocate for public and not-for-profit human service agencies of the Big Bend. Great starting point for members to find a wide array of public services.

United Way of the Big Bend

UWBB leads collective action to create a community of healthy babies, successful students, responsible adults, and active seniors.


A connection focused call center for seniors and especially helpful for those in Long Term Care settings. UPSLIDE Program continues to meet online.

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Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A.

Elder law services still being provided including advanced planning assistance.

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

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