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Mental Health Resources

Apalachee Center

Jefferson County



Care management services

Psychiatric evaluation and treatment

Psychosocial rehabilitation

Adult and children services


Jason Foundation

Provides various resources for both parents and students about the warning signs of youth suicide.


National Alliance on Mental Illness Florida

Provides various information regarding:

  • Substance abuse

  • Suicide awareness

  • Treatment

  • Substance abuse treatment providers


Mental Health Chatbot

Tess supports students by listening to their concerns and delivers psychoeducational content and mental health coping techniques. Chatting with Tess is stigma-free and she provides unbiased emotional support on demand.


Drug Rehab

This website provides information to parents and teens about substance abuse and exploring treatment options based on factual resources.


2-1-1 Big Bend

Call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance; available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and our services are free.


Teen prescription drug misuse can often fly under the radar of adults. We created this guide to educate people on ways to help identify, and more importantly, prevent, teens from misusing prescription medications. Topics covered include:

  • Facts about teen drug misuse and teen drug use statistics

  • Teen prescription drug misuse mental and physical symptoms

  • Scripts and conversation starters for parents on talking to their teen about drug use


Social Media &Cyberbullying

In years past, school bullies carried out their hazing on the playground. As many other activities have modernized and made their way online, bullies have increasingly begun utilizing the Internet to torment their victims. Social media and cyberbullying are now taking their toll on tweens and teens nationwide. Cutter Law can help parents, educators, and social media users understand the impact of cyberbullying and the legal recourse available to victims.


Provides various information regarding mental health, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, etc. It also informs people how to support and cope with trauma. Resources available in Spanish.



The objective of RehabSpot is to provide the necessary tools and information to help individuals and families in the community.



A guide on navigating mental health care with and without insurance.


Healthcare Resources

for Veterans

Resources, including healthcare options, non-profit organizations, specialized programs, veteran support groups, and VA resources, to help our brave heroes find the help and support they deserve.


Counseling Services

Community Wellness Counseling & Support Services (CWCSS)



CWCSS provides insurance-based individual, group, and family therapy for emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders that includes assessment, consultation, and treatment. Therapists develop individualized treatment plans that fit the specific need of each client, assisting the household in improving outcomes. CWCSS is a Medicaid and Medicare provider.


Camelot Community Care (CCC)



CCC serves children and adolescents ages 4-17 experiencing behavioral, emotional, or mental health issues in the greater Tallahassee area. Services include strength-based treatment planning and interventions specific to the child and family’s needs. If necessary, psychiatric evaluations and medication management are available. CCC has a Treatment Foster Care program that provides 24-hour support to adults who care for foster children in the area who require therapeutic services in a more structured environment. CCC is a Medicaid and Medicare provider only. *** All CCC services are currently being provided via telehealth.***


Capital City Youth Services (CCYS)



CCYS’ SNAP is program with a 13-week group curriculum for children aged 6-11. The youth go through the program in one group while their parent/guardian participates in their own group. It        is designed to address issues such as anger management, conflict resolution, parenting skills, emotion regulation, healthy communication, etc. There is also a “SNAP in schools” version where the facilitators come to the school and deliver a version of the curriculum to the classroom as a whole with the teacher being a co-facilitator. 


Project 10 Transition Education Network

Jefferson County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.


Apalachee Center Community Action Team


CAT is an intensive community-based service for youths aged 11-21 and their families who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder or substance diagnosis along with another qualifying characteristic. CAT is a voluntary service that emphasizes family and youth perspectives in treatment that seeks to build natural supports, connect the family with community resources, and individualize treatment to the specific strengths and needs of the family.


Crisis Resources

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

1-800-273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Anyone who is experiencing emotional distress or in a suicidal crisis can call the hotline number at any time.


Apalachee Center CAT Response Crisis Hotline


The purpose of the crisis line is to prevent youths from being unnecessarily removed from their home resulting from a mental health or substance use crisis. It should be used for crisis situations only. True medical or psychiatric emergencies requiring immediate medical attention call 911.


The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


A 24/7 hotline for anyone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or may need a safe space to talk.


Apalachee Center Mobile Response Team (MRTs)



Provides 24/7 on-call crisis intervention services. The mobile response teams provide services via phone consultations and on-site response by clinicians.


CCYS Crisis Shelter

850-576-6000, option 1


CCYS offers a crisis shelter for youth aged 10-17 in Tallahassee. It is a “time out” program for youth who may be experiencing a myriad of issues ranging from anger management, domestic violence, sibling rivalry, school-related issues, trauma, etc.




Florida Relay 711 or TTY 1-800-955-8771

For anyone experiencing abuse.


Domestic Violence Hotline


or TTY 1-800-621-4202


Food & Clothing Resources

Second Harvest of the Big Bend

4446 Entrepot Boulevard




If you need immediate food assistance, please call United Way’s 2-1-1 Big Bend. 211 Big Bend provides free and confidential information, 24 hours a day/7days a week, and can also help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Eagles Wings Food Pantry

First Presbyterian Church

290 E Dogwood St


1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 7am – 9am

A New Day Initiative

1599 Waukeenah Hwy


4th Saturday of the month, 9am – 10am

Jefferson Senior

Citizen's Center

1155 N. Jefferson St


3rd or 4th week monthly, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Christ Episcopal Church

425 N Cherry St #2001


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Clothed with Joy



Clothed With Joy is a shop located in downtown Monticello that provides new and quality used clothing and shoes to Jefferson County children and teens in need, free of charge. Please call to schedule an appointment and accompany your child with an adult family member when you come. If you have questions or would like to make an appointment please call 850-997-4525 and someone will return your call. All services are confidential.

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