FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2019
|Kearney Center Communications
DMS Leadership Support Tallahassee Kearney Center by Donating Time and Supplies to Support Big Bend Homeless
~ DMS Staff Donate Time and More Than 10,000 Items to Kearney Center~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Today, the leadership team from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) joined staff from Tallahassee’s Kearney Center to complete site maintenance and sort more than 10,000 items donated by DMS staff to support the Tallahassee Kearney Center’s mission of assisting individuals experiencing homelessness and economic hardship.
“The Kearney Center is so grateful to DMS for their service and donations. Strong community partnerships help ensure that we can make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring,” said Monique Ellsworth, CEO of CESC, Inc.
“At DMS, we serve those who serve and our mission extends to those organizations in our communities doing great work,” said DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter. “It was an honor to help the Kearney Center give a hand up to people in the Big Bend who need a safe place to sleep, a warm meal and an opportunity to become self-sufficient.”
About The Kearney Center
The Kearney Center is a 24-hour inclusive emergency service center that provides first response to immediate needs of individuals and families until suitable permanent housing can be arranged. The Kearney Center is one entity under the nonprofit Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC, Inc.), which serves clients who come from eight counties across the Big Bend. The center provides overnight shelter administering the most basic needs, such as warm showers, hot meals and clean clothes. They also provide daytime services connecting clients with case management, housing programs and a variety of social service agencies. For more information please visit kearneycenter.org.