Street Outreach

The Ability1st Street Outreach Program provides services to those who are unsheltered and living with disabilities in Leon and Gadsden counties. Our coordinators engage people living in encampments, parks, and other areas to distribute food and supplies; provide crisis counseling and independent living skills training; with the ultimate goal of placing them in permanent housing.

During the previous year, our coordinators, working in conjunction with other human services organizations, provided services to more than 300 unsheltered individuals. In addition, more than 85 were moved from the streets and camps into permanent housing - with a warm bed of their own.

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Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides services to persons with varying disabilities. Ability1st serves Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties.