Leon County area transitional housing and shelters.

Transitional housing programs and other services can help the homeless and poor families in Tallahassee Florida region, including the counties of Leon, Franklin, Madison, and nearby towns. Qualified residents can receive a room or temporary apartment to stay in. A number of other assistance programs are provided as well to those staying in a transitional housing or temporary unit, such as help in finding a job or a free meal.

Resources are offered in the entire region. Individuals that can apply include families from Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, and Taylor County. While the demand for low income and short term housing is very high, it is available in some situations. Some of the programs focus on single parents, veterans, or the disabled while some housing is available for anyone who qualified based on income.

As part of this program, you can also get help in finding and paying for a new home or apartment in the Tallahassee region or a nearby county. Or clients can get information on resources such as section 8 housing vouchers or government subsidized units.

Big Bend Homeless Coalition, HOPE Community
2729 W Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Telephone - (850) 576-5566
They offer several different components, including the following. HOPE Community can offer short term transitional housing for women, men and families for up to 6 months. Veterans can receive referrals to permanent supportive housing. Those at risk of eviction/homeless may receive information on rent assistance. Another option is the Home Plate/A Place Called Home, which is for the disabled in Leon County. Free meals are served too.

Brehon Institute
Location is 1315 Linda Ann Dr.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone - (850) 671-5255
Low income, transitional housing for homeless pregnant women. Also offers pre and postnatal education, case management, career counseling and infant care training.




ChristTown Ministries, Inc.
Address is 2121 W Jefferson St.
Quincy, Florida 32351
Main phone number is (850) 509-9061
Residency program and housing only for men battling a substance abuse issue. Free meals, clothing, job placement, continuing education, and rehabilitation is offered.

Connections Church
826 Amy St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32305
The church and its staff are focused on helping homeless people transition to stability and a new home. It offers both emergency shelter and transitional housing. Referrals and information is also offered on government aid and other services. Free meals, food, job referrals and more is available too.

DISC Village, Salvita
2967 Natural Bridge Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32305
(850) 922-2360

ECHO, Family Services Program
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone number is (850) 878-1722
The center offers short term transitional housing for homeless families. Other supportive services can help people find a job and get stabilized. Locate low income, permanent housing in Leon County and programs that can help pay the rent, such as HUD subsidized program and vouchers. Life skills classes and case management is provided too.

Frenchtown Outreach Center, Beauty for Ashes
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
For intake dial (850) 222-5151
Both transitional housing and a residential program is offered for those addressing substance abuse issues. Also works with non-profits such as Apalachee Center as well as the Refuge House.

Good News Outreach, Mercy House
Location is 323 Macon Rd
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Main phone number is (850) 412-0016




Good News Outreach - Mission Oaks Apartments
Main address is 2929 Mission Rd
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Dial (850) 727-4987 for intake.
Offers free transitional housing for men recently released from prison,  job placement assistance, room, board, and more.

Good Samaritan Network, Care Tallahassee
PO Box 10547
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Offers transitional and temporary lodging/home for families and men at risk of homelessness. A job and/or volunteer work is needed. A thrift store is on site too.

Chelsea House - Good Samaritan Network
Main address is 489 John Knox Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 329-7512
The charity runs a faith-based transitional housing program for women and maybe their children too.

3203 Westgate Ct
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 273-2294

Hope House Rescue Mission
2302 West Tennessee St
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Dial the center at (850) 504-0160
Transitional housing is offered for homeless men. It will also help them obtain employment or education and provide other support too.

CARE Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 597-8163

Catholic Charities Emergency Services
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Dial the center at (850)222-2180
Shelter, food, financial aid and low income housing solutions are offered.

Life Recovery Center, A (ALRC)
Location is 449 W Georgia St
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Main phone number is (850) 224-9991





Lutheran Social Services, Inn Between Housing
606 W 4th Ave, Ste 11
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Call (850) 575-4309 for intake.
Low cost transitional housing includes low cost rent units, utilities and case management services for homeless families with children. The family needs to be working toward stability as well over the long term.

Making Miracles Group Home
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
The non-profit runs a transitional housing for pregnant women and those with a child under one year of age. Clients need to work towards meeting goals, becoming self-sufficient and more.

Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse, Inc.
Main address is 20 Church Rd
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Call the center at (850) 926-3281
Runs emergency homeless shelter and transitional housing. Appointments and intake may be needed as well from residents.

Main address is 418 West Virginia St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Call the center at (850) 224-4227
The location services as a halfway house for female offenders. They can also gain employment training skills and help in finding stable employment.

Tallahassee Veterans Village
Location is 1280 Kissimmee St
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 575-3140
This is a two year transitional housing program for veterans and men and women who are/were in the military. Assistance includes housing, health services, training, counseling and employment assistance, and education.

The Shelter
Tallahassee, FL 32315

Teen Challenge, Tallahassee Men's Center
4141 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Main telephone is (850) 385-8336

Twin Oaks Transitional Home
2636 Mitcham Dr
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
This is a faith based organization offering emergency shelter and transitional housing to homeless women and children.

USVA, Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic, Homeless Outreach Project
Location is 1615 Mahan Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 521-5767
The non-profit identifies and assists ex-military members, homeless veterans and their families with ongoing support and follow-up. This includes information and referral services, small household items, help with accessing VA health care, clothing, and free emergency food. It arranges for transitional housing, shelter, and helping in finding supportive permanent housing throughout Big Bend area, surrounding counties, and services even cross over into South Georgia.


By Jon McNamara

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