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Latest News
CESC to Receive $1.5 Million from State of Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed off on a $109.9 billion state budget, which included Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) for $1.5 million.
CESC Receives $10K and Forms Partnership with Big Bend AHEC to Promote Tabacco-Free Living 
It's a pleasure to announce Big Bend AHEC has partnered with The Kearney Center to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for our clients by providing educational materials and an on-site class, Tools to Quit. Together we will aim to reduce tobacco use rates amongst our clients, and in turn, prevent illness, death, and economic cost resulting from tobacco use.  
Bond Community Health Center and Students from FSU College of Medicine Partner with CESC's Outreach Program Kearney on the Go!
The Kearney Center outreach team has been visiting homeless encampments in partnership with Bond Community Health Center and local medical students to provide care and spread awareness about our comprehensive emergency services.
Gabriel, our Outreach Specialist, shared, “Everyone was happy to meet with us and the medical students were great at engaging and making people feel heard, valued, and respected.”
Grounded by Gratitude
Dear Friend,

I’m overjoyed to see the strides CESC has made with the help of our community. New partnerships with local organizations and over a 50% increase in State funding from years prior are two recent wins that will provide additional support for our comprehensive approach to ending homelessness. 

When we put in the effort to lift those who are often underserved and overlooked, we are caring for both the individual and the whole community as a whole.

I welcome you to get more involved by visiting our website, to help change the life of someone in need.


Samantha Vance, CEO
The Kearney Center
CESC Health Services
CESC Health Services Update
Volunteer Dentists in Action
Nine clients were freed from toothache pain thanks to volunteer dentists from the NAK Dental Group!

Thank you for providing over $11k worth of free dental care to our clients in one day, Dr. Nathan Kupperman, Dr. Toby Thomson, Dr. Andrew Sadek, and Andrea Cromartie, RDH.

Vaccine Incentive Program
CESC Health Services continues to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to adults and children in the community with a $50 incentive pay.

Those interested can receive a vaccine at The Kearney Center Monday-Friday after 1:30 pm. Please contact if you have any questions.
Client Success
Edward moved into housing!
Edward became homeless due to health issues that kept him from staying employed. Over the past few months, he has worked with our Case Management team to secure housing. We are proud of his strength and resilience.
Moises moved into housing!

After being released from prison in February, Moises became homeless and started to reevaluate his life goals. His time at the Kearney Center helped him focus on finding permanent housing. He is proud to have a new place to call home!
Get Involved
Volunteer With Us!
Volunteering at The Kearney Center means offering a helping hand so we can provide the most basic needs to our clients.

From serving meals to hosting donation drives, there are many ways individuals and groups can volunteer with our organization.
Survival Kit Supply Needs
In addition to providing shelter intake and referrals to local resources, our outreach team distributes survival kits like the one pictured.

Please consider donating bug spray, sunscreen, tents, razors, deodorant, large black trash bags, or travel first aid kits to support our outreach efforts.
Employee of the Week
Latoya Young
Case Manager
Latoya is a dedicated member of the case management team. She is set to house her first client this month! Latoya works with each of her clients trying to brainstorm the most appropriate care plan to fit their needs. She is mindful of every client's background and ensures they have control over their housing plans. We appreciate Latoya's hard work and dedication to our mission!
We're Hiring!
Employment Opportunities
Join our team! We're hiring for various full-time, part-time, and internship-level roles:

Food Service Director
Direct Care Specialists
Case Manager
Paid Outreach Intern

Do you or someone you know need Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)?

Call our ERA Hotline at 850-296-2098

The Kearney Center | Website
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)