Young people with no stable families will soon have a new place to come home to in Southwest Tallahassee. Capital City Youth Services broke ground on a long-term shelter for teenagers on Thursday.
Capital City Youth Services already operates the only emergency shelter for troubled young people in the Big Bend region. The new six-bed shelter, on Roberts Avenue, will offer teens in crisis a place where they can stay long-term. Youth Services CEO Kevin Priest says, 16- to 18-year-olds can live at the shelter for up to 18 months.