Our Residents

We measure our success by the success of our residents. Take a look into some of the lives we’re changing daily:

Bryan Handyside

As a Tallahassee local, Bryan has achieved three degrees from Florida State University, and is looking to obtain his fourth. Bryan stayed with us at The Kearney Center and read about The Dwellings through the Tallahassee Democrat. He heard that The Dwellings helps people get back on their feet, and explained that this was “one of the things I was really looking forward to.” Today, Bryan is focused on achieving a degree in the medical field and wants “to do something more positive and helpful for the Tallahassee community.”

Tammy Metcalf

Tammy is a licensed attorney and long-time supporter of CESC. After experiencing a few hardships, our staff connected Tammy with social services to get back on her feet. Today, Tammy lives in her very own tiny-home at The Dwellings and works for the City of Tallahassee. She continues to grow and achieve independence while raising her puppy, Chocolat.

Russell Wallace

Russell, who heard about The Dwellings while he was living at our Westgate community, was looking forward to living in his own place – a place he could call home. We asked what he liked most about The Dwellings, and he told us that he loved that the setting was full of nature. Russell calls himself “a sharing person” and is excited to be a part of a community he can share his time and energy with.

William Wolfe

Outside of the house, William spends his days at work – as a pilot. When asked to describe The Dwellings in his own words, William explained our community as being “as close to luxury on a budget as you can get.” Likewise, he explained that he looked around for about a year, and it was a rude awakening to realize how pricey it is to live in Tallahassee and how hard it is to find affordable housing. He goes on to explain, “there are some areas I've lived in where I don’t feel safe. Here there's a real opportunity to be a community member and a good neighbor."

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