The Kearney Center News
Director of Health Services
This position performs the basic function to be responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the CESC Health Services program (Three departments: Evening Clinic, Dental Office, TMH Telemedicine) in accordance with mission, policies and procedures established by CESC, Inc and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Ensures the availability and smooth operation of onsite services to provide client support and meet health needs, while creating a safe and confidential environment promoting dignity and respect.
Interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team? Join the Kearney Center team!
The Kearney Center offers comprehensive emergency services for individuals in housing crisis. We are looking for a Case Manager to provide compassionate, client centered services with a focus on helping clients move to more stable housing options. If you have a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and a commitment to helping them find housing, we are looking for you!
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Click here to learn more.
Former FAMU football player Sharard Shabazz organizes donation collections benefitting Kearney Center.
Kearney Center client earns CDL from Tallahassee Community College’s Workforce Development Division.
2018 kicked off with a blizzard and snow in Tallahassee. The cold weather also brought in additional clients and those in need of a warm place to stay. The Huffington Post mentioned us in their article showcasing the frigid weather. Check it out here!
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As a severe winter storm that could possibly bring snow to the capital city approaches, the areas’s only homeless shelter is already seeing an increase in people seeking refuge from the cold. The Kearney Center is asking for donations … read more
In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 11-19), The Kearney Center hosted a cook-off to raise money for the region’s only emergency homeless shelter. Local community volunteers Jon Brown, Tom Derzypolski, Ann Howard and Matt Thompson went head-to-head in a cooking competition, which took place at The Garden at Township this morning. Each cook prepared a three-course meal that was judged by a panel of three clients from The Kearney Center who also volunteer in the center’s kitchen. After preparing an appetizer of avocado and pickled pigs feet, a salmon and asparagus entrée and a chocolate and strawberry dessert, Derzypolski was crowned top banana.
Join us and our community partners Capital City Youth Services and the Big Bend Homeless Coalition on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 for the third annual Sleep Out and Community Dinner and Discussion, to learn about the issue of youth homelessness and how it affects our community. For one night, we ask community leaders to give up the comfort of their home to sleep outside.
The event kicks off with light appetizers and entertainment at Fifth & Thomas from 6:30pm-8:00pm before the Sleep Out main event at 8:30pm. Attendees must be 18 years of age and older in order to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit CCYS, the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, and The Kearney Center. Join in on this impactful event by emailing email@example.com or filling out the form here.
See you there!
Four local celebrities will face off in a cooking competition during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week to raise money for The Kearney Center. Participants will each make a three-course meal, but there is a catch to the competition. Each cook can only use ingredients and tools from his or her personal pantry. Pantries will be stocked through donations made online at KearneyCenter.org/Cook-Off, where donors can purchase items ranging from spatulas to steak for the cook of their choosing. All dishes will be judged by a panel of clients from The Kearney Center.
As the only emergency shelter between Pensacola and Gainesville, Tallahassee’s The Kearney Center serves clients from across the Big Bend, providing them with warm showers, food and a safe place to sleep. However, the center’s staff say their mission goes beyond these basics. As they work to make homelessness in our area rare, brief and non-recurring, they help clients address the root causes of homelessness. For many who seek help at The Kearney Center, this means finding employment.