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Our Mission

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to ensuring homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring in the Tallahassee area. We execute this mission through a variety of projects – each with their own intention and purpose.

Sleep Out CESC

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

The Kearney Center provides emergency and immediate services to those experiencing homelessness. From free shelter to an onsite clinic, this state-of-the-art facility is the first step in helping stabilize someone who is experiencing homelessness. Support services such as GED classes, prayer groups, and workforce training are also available at this facility via partnering agencies.

Emergency Shelter

The Dwellings is Florida’s first tiny home community working to help end homelessness. Constructed to accommodate low-to-moderate-income individuals, this community provides impeccable and beautifully crafted tiny homes with amenities including a garden, dining hall and walking trails to assist residents through their journey of independence while capitalizing on the natural beauty of the grounds.

Tiny Community

Through CESC Health Services, we are able to provide a holistic approach to healthcare for individuals in our community who have always been underserved and misunderstood. To set clients up for success, CESC Health Services provides residents of The Dwellings, Westgate, and The Kearney Center long-term, continuous medical and dental care.

Health Services

Westgate is a low-cost, low-barrier housing solution for individuals who have previously experienced or are on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness. This program offers a variety of housing options and scalable payments to fit an individual’s specific need and circumstance.

Transitional Housing

Sleep Out CESC

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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.

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    Mailing Address
    325 John Knox Road, Bldg A
    Tallahassee, Florida 32303

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