Our Partner Agencies
FY2013-2014 COMMUNITY CARE FUND
HELPING CHILDREN & YOUTH SUCCEED
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
Comprehensive Mentoring Program
Provides one-on-one mentors to children in high-risk categories.
Boy Scouts of America — Gulf Ridge Council
Works with at-risk, male youth in East Pasco County.
Boy Scouts of America — West Central Florida Council
Prepares our male youth to be effective citizens in the West Pasco community.
Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay
727-842-5673 West Pasco
352-583-2994 East Pasco
Youth Development Services
Offers an affordable, accessible after school program to youth ages 5 to 18.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Girl Scouting in Pasco County
Girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential, relate to others, develop values to guide their actions and sound decisions, and contribute to society through leadership skills.
YMCA of the Suncoast— James P. Gills Branch
SPLASH Swim Lessons
Free Begin-to-Swim program for children ages 4-12 to introduce and develop water safety and swimming skills. Focuses on basic swimming skills, water and boating safety..
Tampa Bay YMCA — East Pasco Branch
Youth and Senior Programming
Youth sports programs for ages 3-14 and a teen leadership program for middle and high school students providing them with an opportunity to build social skills through community service. Seniors have access to quality health and wellness sessions.
SUPPORTING VULNERABLE & AGING POPULATIONS
Children’s Assistance Program (CAP)
Operates a bereavement camp for Pasco children to express their feelings of loss with other children and caring adults in a safe, nurturing environment.
Bethany Family Apartments, Dade City, and Women & Children’s Shelter, Hudson
Provide comprehensive supportive services to homeless
families with disabilities leading to self-sufficiency and independent living in permanent housing.
CARES — Community Aging & Retirement
Elderly CHORE Program & Elderly Homemaker Program
Provides services to the elderly that would not be accomplished otherwise. Includes heavy household tasks, yard work, lifting or moving heavy furniture and essential errands needed to ensure the safety and well-being of the senior. Elderly Homemaker Program Assists elderly individuals in remaining in their homes by providing services such as cleaning, meal preparation and assistance with budgeting.
ASSISTING PEOPLE IN CRISIS
American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter
(Disaster Services 24-hour phone line)
Emergency Disaster Relief Services
Responds to local emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
Domestic Violence Long-Term Stabilization Program
Helps victims of domestic violence and their children who are in need of legal assistance and long-term stability.
BayCare Behavioral Healthcare
Medical Outpatient Services
Provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services to persons with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Sunrise of Pasco County
Outreach Program & Shelter Operations
Provides individual counseling and support groups for victims of domestic violence at various confidential sites throughout East Pasco. Provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their children in confidential locations.
Youth & Family Alternatives, Inc.
727-835-4166 or toll-free 1-800-226-7187
Runaway Alternatives Project (RAP)
RAP House serves runaway and homeless youth, ages 10-17, in need of a short-term, out-of-home placement due to a disruptive and/or violent family environment, a short-term respite or crisis placement due to family conflict, and emergency shelter due to foster placement disruption.
STRENGTHENING & SUPPORTING FAMILIES
Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc.
Health Clinic Operations
Delivers healthcare, including general medical, dental, women’s health, pulmonary/asthma, and diabetic education to those uninsured Pasco County adults (Ages 18-65) who fall between the cracks—those with no health insurance who do not qualify for Medicaid. Patients must pre-qualify.
Center for Independence, Inc.
Adult Day Training (East and West) & Schrader Group Home
Provides persons with developmental disabilities an opportunity to develop and enhance self-sufficiency, adaptive and social skills. Provides meaningful day time activities and opportunities to enrich lives through a range of educational opportunities. Schrader Group Home provides a residential living environment for individuals with developmental disabilities in order to maintain their participation in the community after leaving a parent’s home or a state institution.
Job Development Program
Provides job counseling and skills training for individuals looking for jobs, and works with area employers to place qualified applicants, all at no charge.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.
Signing for Everyday Living & FTRI Outreach Program
Provides programs and services to promote empowerment, access, education and independence to hearing and speech impaired Pasco residents. Offers hearing screenings, American Sign Language classes, interpreting and equipment training and distribution. FTRI Outreach Program distributes free phones with design features for the hearing impaired to improve their quality of life.
Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
Independent Living Skills Program
Lighthouse provides persons with visual impairment the skills needed to achieve maximum independence through numerous free programs and services. The Independent Living Skills Program offers instructional services and hands-on practice of adaptive daily living skills to maximize home and personal management.
Suncoast Epilepsy Association
Epilepsy Case Management Program
Provides neurological and diagnostic referrals, epilepsy counseling and education, information, advocacy, support groups, vocational services and limited dental and psychological referrals for individuals affected by epilepsy and other seizure disorders.