Our Partner Agencies

FY2016-2017 COMMUNITY CARE FUND

HELPING CHILDREN & YOUTH SUCCEED

Big 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 Scouts of America — Greater Tampa Bay Area Council
813-872-2691

Works with at-risk, male youth in East  & West Pasco County.

www.tampabayscouting.org

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.

www.bgctampa.org

Girl 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

YMCA

YMCA 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

Tampa 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

Catholic 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

CARES — 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

American 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 Services

Bay 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

BayCare 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

Sunrise 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 Alternatives, Inc.
727-835-4166
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

Ace Opportunities- Ace Opportunities Supportive Housing

Ace Opportunities provides structured supportive housing that will enable homeless female and males with a history of substance abuse to become productive, responsible and to make a successful transition into permanent housing. Ace provides a daily case management program. Goal setting, nutrition, hygiene, exercise, budgeting and other life skills will be presented. Drug and alcohol abstinence is required, as will participation in self help recovery programs. Education, job skills, employment will be targeted. Weekly GED tutoring will be provided. Ace will also partner with a LMHC and CAP who will provide both individual and group mental health and substance abuse counseling on a weekly basis to those individuals identified during intake assessment. Ace will also assist the clients in securing identification, disability income, social services, attending to health concerns, coping and decision making skills and attending to house responsibilities.

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly- Feeding Pasco’s Elderly

Acutely aware of the constant need to serve the home-bound seniors of Pasco County on the Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Div. waiting list, concerned citizens formed Feeding Pasco’s Elderly as an advocate to those seniors still waiting for a meal. The mission of Feeding Pasco’s Elderly is to support closing the gap for seniors that are still food insecure by working collaboratively with community agencies and citizens in raising the funds needed to increase services provided in Pasco County.

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly aims to ensure that no senior in Pasco County feels the anxiety that comes with hunger and the reality for so many seniors that with age comes limited access to providing life sustaining nutrition for them.  Funds will be used toward the procurement and delivery of meals for seniors in Pasco County through the current system of services provided by Pasco County’s Elderly Nutrition Division.

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Metropolitan Ministries- Miracles for Pasco Housing

Metropolitan Ministries (MM) received funding for wrap around services for families and single women to be provided in our new Emergency Shelter/Supported Housing facility in Pasco County, Florida. The MM supported housing program goal is to help homeless families and single women reach housing stabilization and self-sufficiency by providing supported housing and core supportive services. MM’s new supported housing facility opened in December 2015 and consists of 12 private units with a bathroom to accommodate 33 families and 9 single women annually.   Services include: housing access, laundry facilities, meals, clothing, case management, connection to community resources and employment services.   Children attend school or are enrolled in child care.  Staff works with individuals to stabilize their lives by providing supportive/wraparound services with an end goal of client self-sufficiency and placement in affordable housing.

Restored Hope of Dade City- Financial Services (Housing Stability)

The goal is to provide financial assistance (rent, utilities, and food) to families and individuals in East Pasco County to prevent homelessness to the at risk population.

Salvation Army- Center of Hope (Food)

Residents experiencing a crisis or instability have access to a safety net to regain self-sufficiency (programs include housing programs and those aimed at reducing food insecurity)

The Volunteer Way- Food for All

Food for All is a program that involves given food to homeless and low income children, seniors, adults and families in Pasco County through The Volunteer Way (TVW) Mobile Pantry and The Volunteer Way (TVW) Food Pantry.

Early Learning Coalition of Pasco/Hernando- Financial Assistance for Families (Childcare Working Families)

The average cost of full-time childcare for one child consumes as much as 60% of parents’ salaries and wages. Many families find it problematic to afford childcare and must choose between working in our community or staying at home with their children. The Coalition’s School Readiness funds pay a large portion of these substantial childcare costs to help income eligible families maintain employment to support their families. Over 3,900 children, aged birth to 5-years, are enrolled in the School Readiness program; and therefore, provided the tools necessary to be successful in elementary school and beyond.  Not only does the Coalition supply these children with an opportunity that their parents may not have been able to afford, but because of our assistance, parents are able to continue working and/or further their education.   The Coalition enables approximately 3,600 parents to return to work or school based on the minimum hours needed to be eligible for our financial assistance and on the current minimum wage of $8.05 per hour, and in turn, puts an additional $30,139,200.00 back into our community.

One Community Now- Bridges out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty community support program provides a family of concepts, workshops, and products to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.   Funds will be used toward the development of a 2 day workshop to teach our community the concepts of the Bridges Out of Poverty principles.  This will follow up with the “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World” to help individual learn basic financial principles to help them move out of poverty.

PACE Center for Girls- Ready for Life Transition Program

Our girls come from situations that will negatively impact their ability to become successful adults.  In 2015, 65% of our girls came from homes considered low to extremely low income as determined by HUD guidelines. In that same year, only 47% of the girls’ mothers were employed and only 55% of their fathers were employed. Twenty-five percent of our girls had a seriously ill parent, 64% had a parent or sibling in prison or on probation, and 41% had a parent with a diagnosed mental illness. Our girls have also been victims of trauma with 35% having been physically abused, 25% having been sexually abused and 22% having been raped.  Multiple studies have shown that coming from homes that are at or close to the poverty level, parents with disabilities and/or in the judicial system, and being a victim of trauma are all factors that carry lifelong, negative impact on economic stability.

PACE currently offers counseling and academic services to help girls begin to cope with and overcome their family concerns, the effects of trauma, and the poor choices many of them have already made. While we address future goals and help girls acquire the skills they will need to help them become successful adults, this information and support is integrated into their counseling and academic goals.  The funding allows us to hire a part time counselor dedicated to providing classes on adult life skills including employment and financial planning.

Pasco Kids First- Strengthening Families Financially

Grand funding will provide the resources for families who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed) qualified with the tools needed in order to improve their self sufficiency including employment, education becoming more financially secure to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty and child abuse and neglect.

PROMOTING SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Arc Nature Coast
727-848-7789

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.thearc-naturecoast.org

Connections
727-376-2777

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

Deaf & 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

Lighthouse 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

Suncoast 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

Our Partner Agencies

FY2016-2017 TARGETED FUND

Volunteer Way
727-815-0433

The Volunteer Way has been distributing food free of charges for over 25 years.
Our mission is to assist people caught in poverty. As responsible and caring people, we will aid in their struggle to overcome poverty and become productive citizens of the community.

thevolunteerway.org

PACE Center for Girls Pasco
727-849-1901

PACE Center for Girls
PACE Pasco serves local girls in the areas of academic improvement, social services, and transition support. The target population for PACE Pasco is at-risk girls between ages 11 to 17 who may benefit from a more personalized and supportive educational environment.

www.pacecenter.org/locations/pasco

Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando
727-233-8291

School Readiness Program Plan
Creating a supportive network to build the necessary foundation for our children to be successful in school and life.

www.phelc.org

Ace Opportunities- Ace Opportunities Supportive Housing
727-776-5336

Ace Opportunities provides structured supportive housing that will enable homeless female and males with a history of substance abuse to become productive, responsible and to make a successful transition into permanent housing. Ace provides a daily case management program. Goal setting, nutrition, hygiene, exercise, budgeting and other life skills will be presented. Drug and alcohol abstinence is required, as will participation in self help recovery programs. Education, job skills, employment will be targeted. Weekly GED tutoring will be provided. Ace will also partner with a LMHC and CAP who will provide both individual and group mental health and substance abuse counseling on a weekly basis to those individuals identified during intake assessment. Ace will also assist the clients in securing identification, disability income, social services, attending to health concerns, coping and decision making skills and attending to house responsibilities.

www.aceopportunities.org

Pasco Kids First
727-845-8080

Children’s Advocacy Center
We believe our community is strengthened when our kids are supported and nurtured by the family with whom they live. Parents and others raising children need to have the tools needed to successfully guide the lives of those kids so that they can live happy, productive lives. We also strongly believe that children have an absolute right to grow up in a safe environment that meets at a minimum their basic needs for adequate food, safe shelter and positive adult support.

www.pascokidsfirst.org

Salvation Army
727-815-8539

Doing the most good in Pasco County
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human need in His name without discrimination.

www.salvationarmyflorida.org/westpasco/

Restored Hope
352-437-4815

Bringing HELP and HOPE To Those In Need In East Pasco
Restored Hope is a faith-based organization that encourages cooperation between churches, humanitarian organizations and businesses to empower and provide resources to the disabled, elderly and impoverished in East Pasco County and surrounding areas. The goal is not to duplicate services offered by other non-profits, but rather to fill in the gaps needed to help the homeless and at-risk.

restoredhopefl.org

One Community Now
727-375-8801

One Community Now, Inc. is a 501c3 faith based community organization with the goal of bringing the local churches, businesses and organizations together to help meet the un-met and under-met needs within Pasco community.

www.onecommunitynow.com

Metropolitan Ministries- Miracles for Pasco Housing

Metropolitan Ministries (MM) received funding for wrap around services for families and single women to be provided in our new Emergency Shelter/Supported Housing facility in Pasco County, Florida. The MM supported housing program goal is to help homeless families and single women reach housing stabilization and self-sufficiency by providing supported housing and core supportive services. MM’s new supported housing facility opened in December 2015 and consists of 12 private units with a bathroom to accommodate 33 families and 9 single women annually.   Services include: housing access, laundry facilities, meals, clothing, case management, connection to community resources and employment services.   Children attend school or are enrolled in child care.  Staff works with individuals to stabilize their lives by providing supportive/wraparound services with an end goal of client self-sufficiency and placement in affordable housing.

www.metromin.org

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly

Acutely aware of the constant need to serve the home-bound seniors of Pasco County on the Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Div. waiting list, concerned citizens formed Feeding Pasco’s Elderly as an advocate to those seniors still waiting for a meal. The mission of Feeding Pasco’s Elderly is to support closing the gap for seniors that are still food insecure by working collaboratively with community agencies and citizens in raising the funds needed to increase services provided in Pasco County.

Feeding Pasco’s Elderly aims to ensure that no senior in Pasco County feels the anxiety that comes with hunger and the reality for so many seniors that with age comes limited access to providing life sustaining nutrition for them.  Funds will be used toward the procurement and delivery of meals for seniors in Pasco County through the current system of services provided by Pasco County’s Elderly Nutrition Division.

feedingpasco.com