Mental Health 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tallahassee
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
1155 N. Jefferson St
3rd or 4th week monthly, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
425 N Cherry St #2001
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.