youth sheltered by CCYS Emergency Shelter last year


youth and families provided with crisis counseling


youth provided prevention and intervention services

Our Mission

CCYS works to ensure family preservation, homelessness prevention, delinquency prevention, and dependency prevention. Our goal is to alleviate the immediate problems of youth during crisis situations and ultimately strengthen family relationships.

Sleep Out CCYS

Sleep Out is a joint effort between three non-profits in the Tallahassee area focused on ending homelessness. They are Big Bend Homeless Coalition (BBHC), Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) & Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC). All three are front line, homeless service agencies that provide emergency shelter, case management, basic needs, and supportive services to help our neighbors move into stable housing.

Our Programs

Short-term residential program and emergency shelter; 24-hour supervison. Includes counseling for youth and their families.

Emergency Shelter

Non-residential counseling and early intervention for youth and families. Family, individual, and group counseling.


A homelike environment to help youth transition into adulthood. Provides wrap around support for chronically homeless youth. Provides services for runaway or homeless youth, and/or has an absence of parental/guardian support.

Youth Services

Serves youth under the age of 22. Connects youth to resources and services through Drop-In Center and street-outreach. Supportive and non-judgmental support to help homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Supportive and non-judgmental advice and guidance with goals and problems.

Youth Services

Family focused intervention program focus on youth exhibiting anti-social or aggressive behavior. Parent and youth workshops to teach flexibility, emotional control, and problem solving skills. Weekly meetings for 13 weeks.

Youth Services

Family Services

Available to any youth who has or is thinking about running away from home. Youth can access safety and CCYS through local businesses and partner agencies displaying the Safe Place Sign. Text the word “SAFE” and Tallahassee, FL to 69866 to get immediate help and find the closest Safe Place.

Youth Services

Sleep Out CCYS

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Sponsor Sleep Out

Browse our sponsor packages to represent your business at Sleep Out and make an impact on homelessness in Tallahassee.

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Attend Sleep Out

Put together a team! Challenge your friends, family, co-workers, or boss to give up the comforts of home for one night with you!

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Nightcap Reception

Join us the night of the Sleep Out at The Edison 6-8P for a community gathering. Light appetizers and entertainment will be provided.

Get in touch

    Contact info

    General Information

    Tel: 850-576-6000

    Mailing Address
    2407 Roberts Ave Tallahassee, FL 32310

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