Important Links and Resources

Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County → (850) 875-7200

Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County- WIC Women, Infants, and Children → (850) 875-7200

Food Assistance Program and Temporary Aid for Needy Families at the Florida Department of Children Gadsden County – Gadsden County ACCESS → (850) 762-2237

American Second Harvest of the Big Bend – List of Food Bank Agencies →

Big Bend Transit (Gadsden County) → (850) 627-9958

Gadsden County Express – Commuter Services of North Florida → (888) 454-RIDE (7433)

Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region → (850) 627-2924

FSU Early Head Start in Gadsden County → (850) 922-1330

Gadsden County School District → (850) 627-9651

Gadsden County School District - Head Start → (850) 627-3861 Ext. 1715 or 1702

Gadsden County School District – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters → (850) 627-3861 Ext. 1723

Healthy Families Gadsden/Leon → (850) 320-6144

Florida Healthy Start in Gadsden County →

Gadsden County Nurse-Family Partnership → (850) 662-1061

Gadsden Community Health Council →

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau →

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Schedule →

Abuse Hotline
The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of known or suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and reports of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. To make a report you can:

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Refuge House
Our 24-hour hotlines provide crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive counseling, referrals and screening for shelter. Advocates assist victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, prostitution and human trafficking. The hotline program is staffed by trained advocates and volunteers who all maintain your confidentiality. To contact Refuge House:

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2-1-1 Big Bend
Community resources and additional hotline and helplines.

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Gadsden County Sheriff’s Department (850) 627-9233)

PAEC Migrant Education (850) 627-0347