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Recent News

Human Services Needs Assessment Underway

1/2/2019

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee have jointly partnered with the Center for Health Equity (CHE) to conduct a community human services needs assessment. Over the next several months, CHE will work with local human services partners to identify the greatest areas of human services needs in Tallahassee-Leon County.

The primary purpose of the assessment is to evaluate the Community Human Services Partnership (CHSP) program. Since 1997, CHSP has served as a joint initiative of the County and City for the planning and funding of human services in the community. Human service agencies and their programs are funded in 10 CHSP categories, which have been in place for over 20 years.

The results of the needs assessment will include recommendations for changes to the existing CHSP funding categories and their respective funding allocations. In addition, the study will recommend potential uniform outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of programs funded through CHSP and establish a process to continually realign funding to meet changing community needs and desired community outcomes.

The assessment has commenced and will continue through summer 2019. As part of the needs assessment, CHE will conduct extensive outreach, including focus groups, interviews and a telephone survey, to gather feedback from the community.

A final report will be presented to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Tallahassee Commission in fall 2019. 


Funded Agencies

The Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services, Inc.

The Learning Pavilion is a non-profit preschool focused on creating an inclusive environment that promotes growth and development for children with special needs. TLP has served children and their families for 30 years and is a leader in early education and intervention with an innovative campus specifically designed to maximize each child’s development. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and acceptance of children with special needs and their families.

Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition

The goal of Capital Area Healthy Start is to reduce infant mortality, reduce the number of low birth weight babies, and improve health and development outcomes. Healthy Start does what ever is needed to assure a stable environment is in place before the baby arrives. Home visitors work with the family until the baby turns three.

Good News Outreach

Good News Outreach, Inc. is a faith-based organization that strives to reduce hunger, homelessness, and isolation by providing food, shelter, and social interaction through collaborative efforts within the Tallahassee community. Good News is a volunteer driven organization that provides direct client services to the community through six programs dedicated to providing food, material assistance, and affordable housing to persons and families of low income.