Introducing the First Beginnings Project

First Beginnings (graphic of house)

The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is pleased to announce an exciting new project that will make a difference in the lives of young adults in the Big Bend region.

First Beginnings provides assistance to youth in or aging out of foster care who are venturing out on their own for the first time.

With no existing resources to provide household essentials like furniture, linens and kitchenware, many youth move into their first place without those items and end up sleeping on an air mattress.

First Beginnings bridges that gap with the help of businesses and individuals in the community plus the project's three founding sponsors: Child Advocates II, Inc., the Tallahassee Chapter of Florida Youth SHINE and Storage Center at SouthWood.

In addition to providing normalcy to these youth, First Beginnings will see that they get started off on the right foot and without debt.

You can visit our new First Beginnings project page at for complete details, including how it works and the ways that you or your business can contribute.

We are very proud to launch this new project and hope that you will join us in ensuring that youth have not just a place to live, but a place to call home.

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