One-Stop Service Shop for Griffin Heights Neighborhood

Jul 22, 2019

Saturday, July 20 was the Griffin Heights Neighborhood Community Day. It was a chance for area residents to connect with any number of community service organizations.

Griffin Heights neighbors were checking out the various service provider booths during the event.
Credit Tom Flanigan

The Griffin Middle School Gym was wall-to-wall with information booths and interested folks checking them out. There were several first responder agencies, including the Tallahassee Police Department and its Interim Chief Steve Outlaw.

"Policing to us is relationships," he said. "And so this allows us to make those connections. You set the tone today for what you may need tomorrow."

Legal Services of North Florida had a booth as well. Staff member Moira Capstick said a volunteer lawyer was on hand to help with any number of civil legal matters.

"Family law, divorces, child custody, housing related issues like landlord/tenant and real property issues," she said, ticking off a long list.

Meanwhile, the Farm Share organization was handing out free and fresh produce in the school's cafeteria.