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Our Partner Agencies

FY2013-2014 COMMUNITY CARE FUND

HELPING CHILDREN & YOUTH SUCCEED


Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
888-293-2535

Comprehensive Mentoring Program
Provides one-on-one mentors to children in high-risk categories.
www.bbbsfl.org


Boy ScoutsBoy Scouts of America — Gulf Ridge Council
813-872-2691

Works with at-risk, male youth in East Pasco County.
www.gulfridgecouncil.org


wcfcbsaBoy Scouts of America — West Central Florida Council
727-391-3800

Scouting Program
Prepares our male youth to be effective citizens in the West Pasco community.
www.wcfcbsa.org


Boys Girls ClubBoys & 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.
www.bgctampa.org


Girl ScoutsGirl Scouts of West Central Florida
800-881-4475

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.
www.gswcf.org


YMCAYMCA of the Suncoast— James P. Gills Branch
727-375-9622

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..

www.ymcasuncoast.org


ymcaTampa Bay YMCA — East Pasco Branch
813-780-9622

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.
www.tampaymca.org


SUPPORTING VULNERABLE & AGING POPULATIONS


HospiceHPH Hospice
866-940-0962

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.
www.hph-hospice.org


Catholic CharietiesCatholic Charities
352-523-6958

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.
www.ccdosp.com


CaresCARES — Community Aging & Retirement Services
727-862-9291

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.
www.caresfl.org


ASSISTING PEOPLE IN CRISIS


Red CrossAmerican Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter
1-877-741-1444
(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.
www.redcross.org/fl/tampa-bay


Bay Area Legal ServicesBay Area Legal Services, Inc.
800-625-2257

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.
www.bals.org


BCHSBayCare Behavioral Healthcare
866-762-1743

Medical Outpatient Services
Provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services to persons with substance abuse and mental health issues.
www.baycare.org


SunriseSunrise of Pasco County
352-521-3120

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.
www.sunrisepasco.org


Youth Family ServicesYouth & 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.
www.yfainc.org


STRENGTHENING & SUPPORTING FAMILIES


Good SamaritanGood Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc.
727-848-7789

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.
www.goodsamclinic.org


PROMOTING SELF-SUFFICIENCY


The CenterCenter for Independence, Inc.
727-376-2777

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.
www.thecenterforindependence.org


ConnectionsConnections
727-849-4724

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.
www.connectionsjobdevelopment.org


DeafDeaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.
866-685-9477

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.
www.deafhhsfla.org


LighthouseLighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
866-962-5254

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.
www.lvib.org


SEASuncoast Epilepsy Association
727-375-7774

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.
www.suncoastEpilepsy.org



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