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Interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team?

Join the CESC, Inc. team! CESC, Inc. offers comprehensive emergency services for individuals in housing crisis. CESC, Inc. operates The Kearney Center, Westgate, and the upcoming Dwellings (Tiny Houses) community to provide pathways out of homelessness in the Big Bend area.

CESC, Inc. is looking for a Data Manager to ensure the accurate and timely entry and maintenance of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) as it used with CESC, Inc. programs. This positionalso works closely with the management teams at each CESC, Inc. project to produce timely ad-hoc reports, achieve strong data quality, and develop incentivized staff data specialist training programs.

The Data Manager will also work with program managers to develop and implement protocols for collecting exit and follow-up data on individuals leaving CESC, Inc. programs.

If you have background in data management and interest in working with people and developing program policies, we are looking for you!

See full job description here.


A number of months ago, Dr. Katie Flannigan with FSU’s Sports Medicine program arranged for the Kearney Center to receive a grant for a DERO Fixit Bike Repair Station which was installed in front of the Center. This repair station for bikes has received a great deal of attention and use since its installation; Donnell is no exception. As a resident of the Kearney Center, Donnell had a great need of personal transportation to access employment opportunities, and to visit friends and family. He has taken bicycle parts from the “grave yard” and built himself a functional and reliable bicycle in his spare time.

“This is the greatest invention. It has everything you need to repair and rebuild a bicycle. I am so thankful this was available for me to use,” said Donnell. Many other residents take advantage of this repair station to adjust and maintain their bikes. The Kearney Center greatly appreciates the efforts of Dr. Flannigan and her school for providing this opportunity for all the residents of the Center. THANK YOU!


Thank You, Yellow Cab!

December 20, 2016

On December 15th, 2016, Beth Phillips and Michele Burt came in to speak at the last networking meeting of the year at our center. They informed us of their involvement in Medicaid’s Access to Care medical transportation program, and are returning to the networking meeting on Thursday, January 12th, from 11:30 to 12:30 to speak […]

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Christmas Charity Concert at Maranatha Seven-Day Adventist Church

December 7, 2016

Join us this holiday season for glad tidings, good music, and a good cause! Maranatha Seven-Day Adventist Church is hosting a Christmas Charity Concert to Benefit the Kearney Center. The concert is featuring Jamarien Moore, Jacquell “The Apostle” Lawson, Robert Fennell and Company, Natalie Word, Anita Franklin, and more on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 5:00pm […]

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The Shelter Band Plays a Fundraising Show to Benefit the Kearney Center

October 31, 2016

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 12th through November 20th. In honor of this national week of awareness, the Shelter Band is playing a benefit show for the Kearney Center on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 8pm. Click the link to listen to the band play! Tickets are $10 at the door, and […]

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Capital City Youth Services hosts Second Annual Sleep-Out for Homeless Youth

October 31, 2016

Join us and our community partners Capital City Youth Services and the Big Bend Homeless Coalition on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 for the second annual Sleep Out and Community Dinner and Discussion, to learn about the issue of youth homelessness and how it affects our community. Dinner and discussion will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, […]

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Alternative Christmas Market at John Wesley United Methodist Church

October 27, 2016

Join us at John Wesley United Methodist Church at 1689 Old Saint Augustine Road, in Tallahassee, FL, for the 30th Annual Alternative Christmas Market! The event will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9am to 4pm, as well as on Sunday, December 4th from 1pm to 4pm. The suggested donation is one canned food […]

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Housing Forum To Focus On Neediest Residents

July 16, 2016

For people hanging onto the lower rungs of society, getting into safe and affordable housing is the first step up toward stability and security. But for thousands of people in Leon County, that kind of housing doesn’t exist. Local officials and civic leaders are hoping to change that. About 65 people are meeting Friday to […]

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Shelter Board Votes To Merge With Kearney Center

February 29, 2016

In a unanimous vote, representatives from The Shelter and The Kearney Center announced today their intention to merge the two organizations in order to strengthen future operations. Within 60 days, The Shelter will complete the transition and operate under CESC Inc. (Comprehensive Emergency Services Center), the legal entity of The Kearney Center, with a continued […]

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Comprehensive Emergency Services Center Grand Opening, April 2nd

March 30, 2015

The Comprehensive Emergency Services Center invites you to join us for the Grand Opening Ceremony! WHEN: Thursday April 2, 11:00AM – 1:00PM WHERE: 2650 Municipal Way We are especially pleased to invite you, a long time supporter of The Shelter, to be part of the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Comprehensive Emergency Services Center! This […]

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