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Below is a partial list of community resources in the Florida Big Bend you may find helpful, listed alphabetically by organization name. FIRE cannot endorse the services of any program or business listed here. Updated 9/3/08


2-1-1 Big Bend, Post Office Box 10950, Tallahassee, FL, 32302, 24-Hour Hotline: "2-1-1" or (850) 617-6333
or toll-free: 1(877)211-7005, Admin phone: (850) 617-6348, http://www.211bigbend.org/

411 Directory Assistance (Free):
1-800-411-SAVE (7283)
1-800-411-METRO (6387)
1-800-FREE-411 and the number is 1-800-373-3411
1-800-466-4411 (Google Businesses)

AAA Checkers Cab of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL, (850) 386-6666

AARP, East Tallahassee Chapter 3996, 1511 Bowman Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 891-4017

AARP, Leon County Chapter 376, 1400 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 891-4000

Abbey Eye Institute, 23 North Madison St, Quincy, FL, 32351, (850) 627-3600

Ability First, 1823 Buford Ct, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 575-9621, ability1st@ability1st.info

ACCESS (Association for Creating Community Equality for Seminole Students), 874 Traditions Way,
108 Student Services Building, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4167, (850) 980-0398, accessfsu@gmail.com, http://www.fsu.edu/~activity/access/index.html

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, 2671 Executive Center Circle W, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 488-9071, info@advocacycenter.org

Alpha Eye Institute, 2160 N.E. Capital Circle, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 385-0033

Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, 2414 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 488-0055, aaanf@elderaffairs.org

Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 878-5310, pmezzina@juno.com

Big Bend Transit, 2201 Eisenhower, Tallahassee, FL, 32310, (850) 574-6064

Blink - Inspiring, challenging and changing lives through education, technology and motivation, 3014 Fermanagh Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309, (850) 668-5333, takeablink@embarqmail.com, www.takeablink.com

Bond Community Health Center, 710 W Orange Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32314, (850) 576-4073

Capital Area Community Action Agency, 309 Office Plaza Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 222-2043, pat.hall@cacaainc.org

Capital Regional Medical Center, Senior Program, 2626 Capital Medical Blvd, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 325-5116, nancy.spears@hcahealthcare.com

Catholic Social Services, 855 W Carolina St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 222-2180

CHP Eye Care Centers, 2140 Centerville Place, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 383-3322

Community Action Agency, Project Share, 309 Office Plaza Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 222-2043, monya.newmyer@cacaainc.org

Continuum Care, 1026 E. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Crooms Transportation, 133 Hwy 98, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, (850) 653-2270, crooms@digitalexp.com

DCF Aging & Adult Services, Madison/Taylor Co, 1001 S Range St, Madison, FL, 32340, (850) 973-5112

DCF Aging & Adult Services, Wakulla, Fr, Lib Co., 411 Hwy 98W, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, (850) 663-7508

DCF Aging and Adult Services, 2383 Phillips Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 488-0160

DCF Aging and Adult Services Gadsden Co., 1236 Azalea Cir, Chattahoochee, FL, 32324, (850) 487-2271

Deaf Communications Interpreter and Sign Language Classes, Carol Ross,
Quincy, FL  32352, (850) 875-1942, americansignlanguage@hotmail.com

Diabetes & You, Closing the Gap, 438 West Brevard St, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 224-8404, daytalk@aol.com

Diabetes Center, TMH, 1981-2 Capital Circle, NE, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 431-5403

Dial-A-Ride Transportation, 555 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 891-5199

Directory Assistance (Free):
1-800-411-SAVE (7283)
1-800-411-METRO (6387)
1-800-FREE-411 and the number is 1-800-373-3411
1-800-466-4411 (Google Businesses)

Discount Cab Transportation (850) 264-3418

Division of Blind Services, District 2, 1320 Executive
Ctr Dr. Atkins Bldg #201, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, (850) 245-0370

Easter Seal Society of North Florida; Benefits, Planning, Assistance & Outreach Program, 910 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, (850) 222-4465

ECHO Outreach Ministries, 702 W Madison St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 224-3246, echo@nettally.com

Elder Affairs Helpline, AAANF, 2414 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (800) 963-5337, aaanf@elderaffairs.org

Elder Care Services, 2518 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 921-5554, williamsf@ecsbigbend.org

Eye Associates of South Georgia, 783 Lakes Blvd, Lake Park, FL, 31636, (229) 557-4114

Eye Associates of Tallahassee, FL, 2020 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 878-6161, http://www.eyeassociates-tlh.com/about.html

FAMU , Foote-Hilyer Administration Bldg, S Adams, Tallahassee, FL, 32307-3200, (850) 599-3000

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST), 325 John Knox Rd, Bldg B, Tallahassee, FL, 32303-4151, (850) 487-3278, faast@faast.org, www.faast.org

Florida Department of Elder Affairs, 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-7000, (850) 414-2000, information@elderaffairs.org

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, 124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 922-5366, RubenB@FDDC.ORG

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc, 1820 E Park Ave. Suite 101, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (800) 222-3448, Jforstall@ftri.org

Franklin Co Senior Citizens Council, 201 NW Avenue F, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, (850) 697-3760

FSU Program in Visual Impairment, 205 Stone Bldg, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4459, (850) 644-4880, jonesl@coe.fsu.edu

FSU Student Disability Resource Center, 108 Student Services Bldg, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4167, (850) 644-9566, sdrc@admin.fsu.edu , http://www.disabilitycenter.fsu.edu/

Gadsden Senior Citizen's Council, 79 LeSalle Leffall Dr., Quincy, FL, 32351, (850) 627-9758

Gambro Healthcare, 2410 S Adams, Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Gentiva Health Services, 3035 Eliza Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32308

Georgia Belle Apartments, 301 E Caroline St., Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 224-8027

Good News Outreach Elder Services, 242 Lafayette Circle, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 412-0016, gno@nettally.com

Goodwill Industries, 300 Mabry St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 576-7145, daustin@goodwillbigbend.com

Green Meadows Apartments, 944 Strong Rd. Unit 38, Quincy, FL, 32351, (850) 875-3596

Gretchen Everhart School, 2750 Mission Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 488-5785, GESWeb@netscape.net, http://www.everhart.leon.k12.fl.us/

Griffin Heights Apartments, 1010 Basin St., Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 224-1314

Insight Support Group, 1043 Winfield Forest Dr., Tallahassee, FL, 32317, (850) 942-7483, deloresmarie@comcast.net

Jamestown Wood Apartments, 3150 Windsong Dr., Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 386-3006

Jefferson Senior Citizen's Center, 1155 N Jefferson St, Tallahassee, FL, 32344, (850) 342-0242, krebsb@elderaffairs.org

Lake Ella Manor, 1433 N Adams St, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 224-1341

Leon Co. Program for Adults with Disabilities, 283 Trojan Trail, Tallahassee, FL, 32311, (850) 922-5343, Sehrtv@ACE-Leon.org

Leon County Public Library, 200 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 487-2665 - Kathy Fawcett, http://www.co.leon.fl.us/library/

Liberty Co. Senior Citizens Association, 15629 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL, 32321, (850) 643-5613

Lively Vocational Technical School, 500 N Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32310, (850) 487-7555

Mabry Villiage Apartments, 317 Mabry St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 576-1188

Magnifiers & More, Tallahassee Eye Center, 2858 Mahan Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL 32308, (850) 671-3936

Magnifying Center, 8084 N. Davis Hwy. Suite G-1, Pensacola, FL, 32514, (850) 473-8081

Medicaid Services (Area 2 Healthcare Administration), 2727 Mahan Dr, Bldg 2, 3rd Floor, Mailcode 42, Tallahassee, FL, 32308 (850) 487-4294

Medicare Services (Social Security Office), Tallahassee, FL, (850) 942-8978, (800) 772-1213, http://www.socialsecurity.gov

Miccosukee Hills Apartments, 3201 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 878-5844

Neighborhood Health Services, 438 W Brevard, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 224-2469, mwnzeribre@nettally.com

Octopus Club Support Group, 1286 Cedar Center Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 942-3658

Partners In Communication, PO Box 15454, Tallahassee, FL, 32317, (850) 942-6882, REQUESTPIC@aol.com

Project Insight, (800) 267-4448, projectinsight@fcb.org

Radio Reading Service, Public Broadcast Center, 1600 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee, FL, 32310, (850) 487-3086, reading@wfsu.org, http://wfsu.org/radio/reading/index.php

ReadThisToMe free reading service, phone 1 (877) 333-8847; fax: 1 (877) 333-8848; http://www.readthistome.org/

Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter, 187 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee FL, 32301, (850) 878-6080, arc-disasterservices@tallytown.com, http://www.tallytown.com/redcross/

Saint Vincent de Paul Society, 4409 Blountstown Hwy, Tallahassee, FL, 32304, (850) 576-6099

Senior Center of Tallahassee, FL, 1400 N Monroe, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 891-4000

Senior Citizens Council of Madison Co, 400 SW Rutledge St, Madison, FL, 32340, (850) 973-4241

Sessaly Rose Transit Company, 1839 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL, 32301, (850) 222-8232, sessaly-rosetrans@aol.com

Smith-Williams Service Center, 2295 Pasco St., Tallahassee, FL, 32310, (850) 891-1860

South East Eye Specialist, 2535 Capital Medical Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 877-7337

Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St East, Palmetto, FL, 34221, (941) 729-5665, info@guidedogs.org

Southern Vitreoretinal Associates, 2439 Care Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 942-6700

TABI (Tallahassee Area Blindness Issues) Email Listserv, to subscribe email tabi-subscribe@topica.com, http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI

Talking Book Library, (800) 226-6075, opac_librarian@dbs.doe.state.fl.us, http://www.klas.com/talkingbooks/florida

Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32304-2895, (850) 201-8555, tccpres@tcc.fl.edu

Tallahassee Lions Club, PO Box 133, Tallahassee, FL, 32302, joedavis@wdigitech.com, http://www.tallahassee.lionwap.org/


Taylor Co Senior Services, 800 W Ash St, Perry, FL, 32347, (850) 584-4924

TMH, Home Health Care Department, 1660 N Monroe St, Ste 12, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 431-6800

Toll-Free Directory Assistance:
1-800-411-SAVE (7283)
1-800-411-METRO (6387)
1-800-FREE-411 and the number is 1-800-373-3411

Total Home Care Solutions, 1891-10 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee FL 32308, (850) 219-0202 (pharmacy delivers)

Transportation Disadvantaged Commission, 2740 Center View Dr, Ste 1A, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0450, (850) 410-5700

Veteran's Administration of Leon County, 918 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32310, (850) 488-8462

Voter's Registration, Leon County Courthouse, 301 N. Monroe Street, Suite 301, Tallahassee, FL 32301, (850) 488-1350

Wakulla Senior Citizens Council, 33 Michael Dr, Crawfordville, FL, 32327, (850) 926-7145

Westminster Oaks, 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32308, (850) 878-1136

Woodmont, 3207 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, (850) 562-4123

Yellow Cab, 3941 W Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 580-8080

For free services, please call FIRE at (850) 942-3658 or toll-free at (888) 827-6033. You can also email FIRE at fireinformation@earthlink.net