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Francis House is a non-profit, day respite center designed to respond with compassion and justice to the spiritual, emotional, educational, and physical well-being of individuals and families infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. Francis House is committed to providing the best possible services and strives to enlighten lives with positive change. All services offered are free of charge.

Address:

4703 North Florida Avenue

Tampa, FL 33603-3734

Tel: (813) 237-3066

Website: www.francishouse.org

Services & Information: Edit

Lunch: Offered daily at 12:00pm (Friday's at 12:30pm). Often the only full meal that clients receive.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling: Offered on a daily basis by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Masters Level Social Worker, and a Certified Addictions Specialist. Please call for an appointment.

Case Management: Offered on a daily basis to those clients that qualify. Case management offers clients assistance in obtaining housing, medical care, medications, and other quality of life needs.

Recreational Therapy: Francis House provides many different recreational activities including weekly Bowling at Pinchasers. Wednesday's at 1pm.

Food Pantry: Funded through the Fred B. Sieber Foundation, the food pantry provides clients an opportunity to recieve non perishable food and hygiene products. Clients participating regularly in Francis House programs earn on average enough "Francis House Dollars" to purchase $75 worth of groceries each month.

Francis House Dollars: Earned by clients by participating in Francis House programs and volunteering at our facility. This program has helped improve the self esteem and self worth of clients by giving them a sense of accomplishment.

Emergency Assistance: A once in a lifetime assistance to help clients with rent, utilities, medical bills and other quality of life expenses. Must be referred by their case manager.

HIV Education Classes: HIV Education is offered to local community groups, other non profit organizations, and any other community entity. Classes are scheduled on a limited basis. Please call (813) 237-3066 to check availability.

HIV Testing: Free, confidential OraSure testing. Please call for an appointment.

Support Groups: Edit

Daily support groups offer clients an opportunity to discuss and address a variety of topics, issues, and concerns dealing with their HIV status or other life concerns.

Emotional Awareness: Monday's at 11am and 2pm.

Spanish Support Group: Tuesday's at 10am.

Relapse Prevention: Tuesday's at 11am and 2pm.

Spirituality: Wednesday's at 11am.

Topic of the Day: Thursday's at 11am and 2pm.

Better Together: Thursday's at 7pm.

Men's Group / Women's Group: Friday's at 11:30am.

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