Since its inception in 1978, the organization has changed the lives of hundreds of families in the Big Bend area. Since 1992 Brehon has welcomed over 500 homeless, pregnant women and children to Brehon House. Here they can complete their education, receive job training, and learn to care for themselves and their children. In 1999 we began offering the Healthy Families Gadsden program that serves 150 families annually; and in 2001 Brehon began offer the Health Families Leon program that serves 92 families each year. Project S.A.F.E. (Support and Family Education) is provided in Madison and Taylor counties to 70 families yearly. All of Brehon's services are voluntary and are provided at no cost to the families.
Every $1 spent on prenatal care saves $3 in short-term hospital costs. Prevention of a single low birth weigh infant saves between $14,000 and $30,000 in associated health care costs.
Brehon Institute for Family Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that is dedicated to improving the lives of children through the Florida Panhandle. Presently, four counties are being served: Leon, Gadsden, Madison and Taylor.
Board of Directors
Akin Akinyemi, President
Max Schilling, Vice President
Mara Rumana, Treasurer
Stephen Austin, Secretary
Dr. Cal Melton, D.C.