Catholic Charities

Mission Statement:

Catholic Charities serves with charity and compassion to promote the sanctity and dignity of all people with God. As a member of Church, Catholic Charities offers hope by helping those in need and unites with others in service.

Value Statement:

Catholic Charities makes a Commitment to Serve all people with Respect, Compassion and Cooperation in the spirit of a unifying God.


Catholic Charities was created as a non-profit corporation in June 1968, when the Diocese of St. Petersburg was established. From 1945 to 1968, services were provided in the area under the auspices of the Diocese of St. Augustine as the Tampa Office for Charity. The agency serves all residents of Citrus, Hernando Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties regardless of race, creed, gender, national origin, handicapping condition or socio-economic status.

Over the past 61 years, Catholic Charities has provided strategic alliances, advocacy and a broad array of social services designed to provide support and preserve families and promote self-sufficiency and social justice. Since it’s beginning, Catholic Charities has provided a broad array of social services designed to support and preserve families and promote self-sufficiency and social justice. Today, Catholic Charities operates both Life and Shelter Ministries under the Diocesan “Ministries of Mercy”. Life Ministry services include: Adoption, Counseling, Family Outreach and Support, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration, Pregnancy and Parenting Support/Pregnancy Plus Medical and Respite. Shelter Ministry services include: Bethany Family Apartments, HIV/AIDS, HUD 202 and San Jose Mission. The agency supports these services through a variety of revenue sources including local, state and federal governmental funds, United Way, Diocese of St. Petersburg, contributions and program fees.

Contact InformationEdit

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pinellas CountyEdit

Pinellas County Center – Jeff Forbes Building

Address: 1213 16th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: (727) 893-1313

Fax: (727) 893-9543


Hillsborough CountyEdit

Hillsborough Center

Address: 2021 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33612

Phone: (813) 631-4370

Fax: (813) 631-4395


Apollo Beach Office - South Hillsborough Commerce Center

Address: 300 Frandorson Circle, Suite 100 Apollo Beach, Florida 33572

Phone: (813) 671-5250

Fax: (813) 671-5248

Bethany Family ApartmentsEdit

We provide comprehensive supportive services to homeless families with disabilities leading to self-sufficiency and independent living in permanent housing.

Eligibility Requirements: Homeless families with disabilities in need of supportive services and housing to achieve self-sufficiency and independent living in permanent housing. Families must earn less than 50% median income for the Tampa Bay Area for their household size.

Area Served: Pasco County

Contact: Tomi Steinruck - Housing Manager/Life Coach

Telephone: (352) 523-6958