In the News

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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St Johns Episcopal Collects Supplies

July 8, 2014

The Shelter is the July Mission of the Month at St Johns Episcopal. On July 6th, Shelter Director Jacob Reiter spoke with the congregation about The Shelter’s operations and plans for the new Comprehensive Emergency Services Center. The Shelter Band played uplifting music while everyone enjoyed red, white and blue parfaits and muffins! Everyone had […]

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Tallahassee Jewish Federation Teen Philanthropy Provides Grant to The Shelter

May 9, 2014

This year, 12 local high school students, who serve as the Tallahassee Jewish Federation (TJF) Teen Philanthropy Initiative’s Teen Board, awarded grants totaling $12,500 to six organizations that provide important services to individuals in need. Locally, the Teen Board invited the Big Bend Homeless Coalition and The Shelter to apply for a grant. The teens […]

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A Night at the Opera

April 7, 2014

Every week The Shelter has music therapy sessions for the residents. At the end of a session a few weeks ago, DeVane suggested the idea of going to the opera to other residents and volunteers. We got asked about the opera, which was surprising to me at first,” said Anna Marie Friars, a Florida State […]

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Opening Comments at CESC Groundbreaking – February 19, 2014

March 3, 2014

Ground Breaking Speech February 19 2014 given by Deborah Holt, Chairman of the Board, Tallahassee Leon Shelter Good Morning, County Executive…. Mayor Marks, Commissioners and invited guests. Today we celebrate a remarkable achievement, the culmination of 12 months of planning. That word planning is so bland. We forget that it encompasses weeks and days and […]

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Comprehensive Emergency Services Center

February 12, 2014
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City OKs land lease deal for new homeless shelter

December 12, 2013
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New Shelter Director Takes Office

August 23, 2013

For immediate release: The board of directors of the Tallahassee-Leon Shelter last night at a regular meeting elected Jacob Reiter to lead the homeless center’s efforts to build a 21st century emergency intake program. The Shelter is the only facility of its kind between Jacksonville and Panama City. Although various other agencies offer services for […]

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September Wish List

August 21, 2013

During their stay at The Shelter, residents are provided with toiletries and other essential needs. These items are supplied entirely through donations received from individuals and groups in our community. If you would like to contribute to our effort to ensure that every resident’s basic needs can be met each night, please see our current […]

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A Daughter Hoping to Reunite with her Father

August 21, 2013

A Shelter Success Story from Jacob Reiter, Acting Director, The Shelter On November 6th, 2012, I answered a call at The Shelter from a concerned women living in New York looking for her father. She told me she loved him very much and had been looking for him for the past 17 years and been […]

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