Shelter and Crisis

American Red Cross

American Red Cross provides disaster relief, support to military families, and blood drives, among many other things.

Boys Town of North Florida

Boys Town helps to​ give at-risk children and families the love, support and education they need to succeed.

Capital City Youth Services

CCYS works to alleviate the immediate problems of youth during runaway or other crisis situations, reunite runaway, transient and other youth in crisis with their families, strengthen family relationships, help parents and youth decide on future courses of action, prevent juvenile crime, and prevent domestic violence and abuse (often minimizing or eliminating the necessity of out-of-family home placement for children and youth).

Children’s Home Society

Children’s Home Society offers counseling and other family services in order to assist children who are struggling to cope or work through a crisis.

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes

An organization dedicated to helping children and families live in safe and stable conditions.

Florida Network of Youth and Family Services

Provides information and referrals related to CINS (Children in Need of Services) and FINS (Families in Need of Services). The agency offers referrals to families and children who need services to improve children’s behaviors such as being habitually truant, a runaway, makes threats and/or will not follow any directions and is beyond parental control. Funded by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and overseen by the Network, there are local programs to help families get services.

Good News Outreach

A faith-based organization that strives to reduce hunger, homelessness, and isolation by providing food, shelter, and social interaction through collaborative efforts within parts of the North Florida area.

Kids Get a Plan

Kids Get a Plan is sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and is a collection of age-appropriate books and games that teach kids what to do in the case of disaster.

Madison County Emergency Management

“Their mission is “”to provide a comprehensive Emergency Management Program which coordinates people and resources to protect lives, property and the environment within Madison County by using an all hazards approach of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for disaster and emergencies.””

Ready.gov Kids

A FEMA run site that provides parents and kids the information they need in case of disaster, whether it be a hurricane, fire, or anything else.