By: Bailey Myers
March 13th, 2014
Tallahassee FL- Video games, clothes, and showers are just a few of the things being provided to homeless teens at the brand new Drop In Center Tallahassee.
Today marked the grand opening for the center, located off of Monroe Street. At-risk youth from ages 11 to 21 can come to the center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to grab a meal and learn more about the resources the Big Bend can offer them.
We spoke with one of the coordinators with 'Capital City Youth Services' who says the center is a step towards getting kids off the streets. "The main goal of this facility is to give kids a break from being on the street. It is a place to be safe, to feel comfortable and to just be a kid. But it is also a place to get resources," Mike Mincy of CCYS told us.
Everything is free. At risk youths in need of a shower, laundry, new clothes, or any other essentials can come to the Drop In Center and pick something up while also learning about community resources. Mincy told us they work off of donations so if anyone has any hygiene products, clothes, camping gear, shoes, really anything to donate they will make sure it goes to someone in need.