Happy Holidays from CESC The Kearney Center!

Thank you for making this year brighter for community members in need. We are grateful to have your support and look forward to what's to come in 2023.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous new year! 


Communities throughout the country recognize December 21—the first day of Winter, the longest night of the year—to honor those who have died while experiencing homelessness. In collaboration with Big Bend Continuum of Care, we will host a gathering at The Kearney Center to honor our friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away in 2022 while experiencing homelessness and those who dedicated their lives to advocating for them. 


For more information, please contact Big Bend Continuum of Care at 850.792.5015 or [email protected]

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Gift Urgently Needed Items

We're in need of the items listed below to support our clients at every stage of their journey to self-sufficiency.

You can help meet the needs of community members experiencing homelessness this holiday season by dropping off donations at The Kearney Center or purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List.

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Serve a Meal in 2023!

How will you make an impact in 2023?

At The Kearney Center you can help prepare and serve a warm meal to over 320 people experiencing homelessness in the new year.

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End of Year Reminders

All gifts must be postmarked or received by December 31, 2022, to count toward the 2022 tax year.

  • If making a gift of appreciated stock, please allow sufficient time for the gift to be received by CESC in order to be processed before December 31st.
  • Checks sent via U.S. Postal Service or carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL must be postmarked on or before December 31st.
  • QCDs from your IRA must be received by December 31st.
  • Wire transfers and credit card payments must be received by December 31st.

If any gifts are received after these IRS-regulated deadlines, then they will count towards your 2023 tax year. Please contact Katherine Del Signore at [email protected] should you have any questions or need transfer information.

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Client Success

Thomas is housed!

Thomas came to The Kearney Center after mental health struggles led him to homelessness. In addition to receiving food and shelter, he was connected to The Apalachee Center’s mental health counseling services. Thomas enjoyed the companionship and support he received at The Kearney Center. His Housing Navigator said, “The smile that came upon his face when he received the keys to his new home is unforgettable.” Thomas is living on his own again and receiving ongoing mental health support. 

Larry is housed!

Larry needed help securing a place to live after temporarily staying with a family member. Despite his disability becoming worse, he was determined to live independently. With the help and care of The Kearney Center, Larry was connected with the help he needed to live on his own again. We’re proud to see Larry shine in his new apartment!

Make a donation to help clients like Thomas and Larry move out of homelessness!

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Employee Spotlight

Vincent Pollock

Direct Care Supervisor

Vincent is the definition of a dedicated hard worker. He takes on every task with determination and resourcefulness. Vincent represents our organization’s values every day and serves as an excellent role model for his direct reports. We can always count on him to go the extra mile for our staff and clients. Way to go, Vincent!

We're Hiring!

Employment Opportunities

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Human Resources Coordinator!

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CESC, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization focused on a comprehensive approach to making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Registration number ch 48430. CESC, Inc. receives 100% of each contribution. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352)