Kearney Center

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Just like the people who suffer from it, the reasons for homelessness in the Big Bend are complicated. What ultimately stays constant is that diverse groups of individuals are stuck in unstable situations.

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A fire started in the Kearney Center’s women’s wing on Sunday night was quickly put out by its overhead sprinkler system. The Center is now finding alternate sleeping arrangements for its female clients.

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The first new homes of a “tiny house community” are now open to Leon County residents in need of adequate housing. “The Dwellings” is seen as the first of its kind in the country.

Tom Flanigan

Collegetown’s Garden at Township was the site for a celebrity chef cook-off on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  The event was a fundraiser for Tallahassee’s Kearney Center for the Homeless.

Managers of Tallahassee’s Kearney Center are sheltering up to 400 Big Bend homeless residents per night and expecting 20 to 50 more as Hurricane Irma approaches.

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A plan to redevelop the site of the old shelter on Tennessee Street will get a hearing tonight. The proposal could transform an entire city block that has struggled for years.

Are you ready to take the plunge and go “Over the Edge?” Local officials and community leaders are encouraging area residents to participate in a Tallahassee fundraising event to help highlight local re-entry efforts for released inmates.

A proposed Tiny House community for low income, and homeless residents is getting push back in Fort Braden.
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A plan to create a tiny home community for low-income and formerly homeless people is being met with suspicion and skepticism from residents of Fort Braden. a big concern about the plan is that it will bring the troubles of the new Kearney Center to the area.

Tallahassee’s cold night shelters will remain open Tuesday night. Officials predict they’ll have to re-open them over the next few months, as the temperature continues to drop.

The city opened a new homeless shelter on Municipal Way last spring, leaving behind the downtown location that served the community for decades. The new Kearney Center brings together housing, social services and healthcare all under the same roof. But some say the new facility is bringing old problems to a new location.

Matthew Seeger

A much-anticipated facility to aid Tallahassee’s homeless population had its ribbon cutting ceremony today. The shelter is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.