The Kearney Center partners with over 50 agencies and organizations in our community to meet our clients’ diverse needs. Some of the agencies include:
- Ability 1st recognizes a person’s ability first, above all else. They work closely with clients who are experiencing a disability, and can assist them with obtaining a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair, as well as assist them in applying for benefits.
- Access Wireless
- ALSCO generously donates their cleaning services daily.
- Apalachee Center, Inc. assists those who are struggling with a mental illness. The Apalachee Center Homelessnes Project works specifically with those that are not insured, and that are experiencing homelessness.
- Area Health Education Center runs a program called iQuit. iQuit is a smoking cessasion course where clients are given coping mechanism and smoking cessasion tools like patches and gum.
- Assurance Wireless
- Bicycle House is a Tallahassee non-profit that assists our clients in obtaining and building bicycles. They are also known to fix wheelchairs and walkers with wheel or brake issues.
- Big Bend Homeless Coalition (BBHC) works closely with the Kearney Center; both agencies are under the Big Bend Continum of Care (CoC). BBHC also has the following groups working out of our center
- Advocates for Veteran Housing comes in with a Veteran’s Center representative to get clients who served in the military into housing.
- HOPE Community‘s case managers work closely with our case managers, as we often share mutual clients. While the Kearney Center does accept expecting mothers, we refer them to HOPE for overnight services once the child is born.
- Big Bend Area Health Education Center (AHEC) – promotes a tobacco free lifestyle by providing educational materials and an onsite class, Tools to Quit.
- BowStern Marketing Communications– generously donates marketing and communications services.
- Capital City Youth Services, Inc. comes to our center to pick up clients between the ages of 18 and 21, and take them to their facility. They provide meal services, clothing resources, counseling, and more, all while being able to drop our clients back off before curfew.
- Career Source Capital Region assists our clients in building resumes and finding employment.
- Department of Children and Families assists our clients in signing up for EBT benefits.
- DISC Village
- Dodstone Architects
- Drug Information Service Center (DISC) Village helps those clients of ours struggling with addictions. They provide services that range from prevention and intervention, to residential treatment. They assist those persons whom are addicted, and whom are in the criminal justice system.
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s Department of Social Work provides a plethora of wonderful interns to our case management department during the school year.
- The Florida State University:
- College of Social Work provides a myriad of interns to our case management department during the school year. They also play a main role in the maintenance of our community garden.
- College of Education’s Sports Management Department comes in multiple times a week to play basketball and Wii Sports with our clients during the semester.
- Community Ambassadors Program bring in extra help to our staff in many different fields, as does their Work Study program.
- Good News Outreach provides services through programs such as their elder services, food ministries, Maryland Oaks Crossing (family low income housing) and Mercy House. For more information, click the link at the beginning of this blurb!
- Good Samaritan Network provides services over many different programs. They run the Good Samaritan Inn, Chelsea House, chapel outreach, the Good Samaritan Super Thrift Store (located at 2810 Sharer Rd, Suite 30), Good Samaritan Contract Services (850) 297-1113), and much more.
- Grace Mission provides church services at The Kearney Center, transportation for Sunday morning service, and weekly sandwich deliveries.
- H3lp Florida
- Legal Services
- Neighborhood Medical Center comes by the center in their van to pick up clients at the center, take them to their medical appointments, and bring them all back, all before lunch time!
- Refuge House helps the Kearney Center get victims of domestic violence out of harm’s way. They provide individual counseling upon prior notice.
- Tallahassee Veteran’s Administration provides assistance to veterans experiencing homelessness, with the help of Advocates for Veteran Housing and Family Endeavors. Thank you for getting our veterans into homes!
- TC Federal Bank
- Unhoused Humanity helps those who need housing. They work closely with our case management department to help people out of homelessness.
- United Healthcare
- United Way of the Big Bend– serves as a trusted strategic leader and convener for identifying and addressing the needs of those living in poverty and the working poor. The United Way supports Kearney Center clients from Wakulla and Gadsden counties.
- Well Care provides the means for clients to get insurance in Florida. They are at our center Mondays through Fridays in the morning.
Thank you to all of our partnering agencies! Without you, we would not be able to do what we do!