A compilation initiated by The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County This guide is intended to help case managers and others assisting the homeless in Hillsborough County access the resources that are available to them.


Emergency Shelters

Any facility, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the Homeless

1.Christlike Ministries

3011 Orient Rd.

Tampa, FL 33619-1911

Tel: (813) 623-1099

Fax: (813) 623-1039


Information: Accepts Sex Offenders, but not able to accept Sexual Predators. Facility has 35 beds. Ministry provides a 1 year program; guests must pay $85 week when they begin working. 6:30pm curfew daily, sign in-out system is mandatory

Population: Men, Ex-Offenders

Eligibility: $300 entry fee, $85 per week once employment is obtained.

2.Hillsborough County Children’s Services

Administrative Offices

3110 Clay Mangum Lane

Tampa, FL  33618

Tel: (813) 264-3821

Fax: (813) 264-3874


Information: Provides several services for children. Initial Program is for 12 weeks can re-enroll after 30 days


Population:Families with Children 7-17

Eligibility:Free to Hillsborough County Residents.

3.Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc.

801 E. St. Clair St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 415-3586


Information: 3 free nights of shelter when beds available

Population: Men and Women

To apply for shelter, go on our website at At the top of the home page, please click on the tab "Need Shelter". Fill in the short application and send. Intake Specialist will get back by 5pm. We do intakes Monday - Friday, but not weekends or holidays. We do not take walk-ins.

4.Mission for Men (New Beginnings)

901 E.Seward St

Tampa,Fl. 33604

Tel: (813) 863-3921


Information: There are 30 beds in this facility. We work with Temp services and private companies to assist our clients

in finding meaningful employement. Christ centered homeless recovery program

Population: Men Only

Eligibility: $90 per week

5 New Beginnings of Tampa, Hope house for women

901 E. Seward St.

Tampa, FL 33604

Tel: (813) 863-5640

or : (813) 347-1199

Information: There are 10 beds in this facility,

Population: Women Only

Eligibility: $375 per month. same benefits as mens program.

6.Mary & Martha House

Unpublished Address

Tel:(813) 641-7027

Fax: (813) 641-3918


Information:Facility has 17 emergency beds and 14 transitional beds.Clients provide their own food.

Population:Women or women and their children

7.Metropolitan Ministries

2301 N. Tampa St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 209-1200

Fax: (813) 209-1002


Information: Facility can accommodate up to 41 families. Metro Ministries can give hotel vouchers for 3-5 days at no charge. Vouchers for up to 14 days will be available through 12/31/09. Special Assistance Programs are available.Assistance with Florida ID’s takes place every Tuesday.

Population:Men,Women and families.

8.River of Grace

2801 N. Tampa St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 274-3081


Information: A valid ID is required. There are 43 beds at this location. Check-in is between 5:30-7:30 pm, and a hot meal if provided. Wake up is 3:30 am, and people are given a breakfast and bag lunch and must leave by 4:30 am. The ministry also offers a couple of counseling programs.


Eligibility:$10 per night

9.Red Shield Lodge/Emergency Shelter - Salvation Army

1514 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 221-4440

Information: Facility has 104 male beds and 23 female beds. Check-in is at 4 p.m. daily. People can stay for up to 5 nights for free; after 5 nights, there is a charge of $10 per night. Homeless individuals can stay at the Lodge for a total of 45 days in a calendar year. The Red Shield Lodge provides each person with a bed, linens, a locker and three meals each day. Support and referral services are available to those who wish to use them. Homeless men and women committed to regaining their independence and living self-sufficiently can move from the emergency shelter into one of thier Transitional Living Programs.

Population:Men and Women

Eligibility:$10 per night

10.The Spring

Tel: (813) 247-7233

Fax: (813) 247-2930

Information: 95 bed Emergency shelter and supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless as a result of domestic violence. Length of stay is limited to six weeks. Will accept men on a limited basis.

Population:Women and children

Safe Haven

A residential program that serves hard-to-reach homeless persons who have severe mental illness, are on the streets and have been unable or unwilling to participate in supportive services.

1.Safe Place/Transitional Housing - Mental Health Care Inc‎‎

2015 Central Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 272-2168

Information/Eligibility: Men and Women over the age of 18 (no families). Services are available to those who are considered homeless by HUD standards. Applicants must have severe and persistent mental illness.

Population: Men and Women (no Families)

Transitional Housing

One type of supportive housing used to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing; basically it is housing in which homeless persons live for up to 24 months and receive supportive service that enable them to live independently. The supportive service may be provided by the organization managing the housing or coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies.

1. ACTS/Agency for Community Treatment Services

4403 W DR Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33614

Tel: (813) 879-1649

Fax: (813) 871-2313


Information/Eligibility: 30 Transitional Units. Several services are provided; call for intake screening.

Population: Men and Women

Eligibility: By Referral

2. Alpha House of Tampa

201 S. Tampania Ave.

Tampa, FL 33609 Tel: (813) 875-2024

Fax: (813) 876-0657


Information/Eligibility: This program provides continuing shelter and support for mothers who do not have a safe place to go upon completion of the maternity program. Three houses (housing up to 8 women and their babies at one time) and eight 2-bedroom apartments (housing 8-16 women and their children) provide an opportunity to receive services and support during the transition back into the community and self-sufficiency. In some cases, families live with us for up to two years. During this time, mothers continue to advance their education and truly prepare for promising lives.Potential clients will need to schedule an intake assessment to be evaluated for criteria and appropriateness to enter the program.  A move in date will be established once a bed is available.

Population: Women and Newborns

Eligibility: Met Federal Guidelines

3. Amen Outreach Ministries

P.O. Box 4472

Tampa, FL 33677 Eligibility: Referral

Tel: (813) 935-7333

Fax: (813) 935-7344


Information/Eligibility: Referral based homeless recovery program for women and women with children. Facility has 6 Beds. First stay allows up to 30 days, with possible extension as determined on a case by case basis. Also offer other services such as tutoring, spiritual counseling, parenting classes, some case management, etc..

4. Catholic Charities Mercy House

10049 N Florida Ave

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 375-3933

Fax: (813) 375-3937


Information/Eligibility: Must be HIV positive, and have proof of status (lab report). Women, or women with children, or families are accepted, if married. There are four apartments with beds at this facility and 12 room transitional housing. Residents will pay a fee, based on income. Catholic Charities offers a wide variety of services, call for more information.

Population: Women and Children

5. The DACCO (Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Inc.)‎‎

Administration Office

4422 E. Columbus Dr.

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 621-8781 x 226 or (813) 984-1818

Fax: (813) 630-0082


Information/Eligibility: Must be an adult and diagnosed as in need of substance abuse treatment. Apartment units are available to rent to adults who have successfully completed a treatment program. Duplex housing is also available to women undergoing treatment who have small children; children may live with mom in duplex. This supportive environment allows individuals the opportunity to reintegrate back into the community at large while providing recovery support services and a community network. Clients are subject to qualify for healthcare, bus passes, direct transportation, employment assistance, and other resources.

Substance Abuse

1. Center for Manifestations

3713 30th St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 241-6919

Fax: (813) 248-5535


Information/Eligibility: This is a faith-based ministry which offers several services to the homeless. Their transitional living facility has 3 bedroom/1 bathroom shared housing. This ministry tries to accommodate those who are currently living there by accepting incoming applicants based on the current housing situation (i.e. if there is a non-substance abuser, the other rooms will be held for other non-substance abusers). There is only one room that is potentially suited for a mother and child. The center also provides other services such as spiritual counseling, transportation, haircuts etc.. Call for information on other services.

Population: Women and small child

Eligibility: must be employed

2. Mary & Martha House

Unpublished Address

Tel: (813) 641-7027

Fax: (813) 541-1810


Information/Eligibility: Women and women and their children. Facility has 14 Transitional Beds.

Population: Women and Children

3. Faith House (New Beginnings)

1604 Bouganvillea St.

Tampa,FL. 33612

Tel: (813) 244-4355

Fax: (813) 558-9832


Information/Eligibility: Women 18 years and older. $250 entrance fee, $150 a week after that. Women must be employed or employable within 30 days, and have no history of extreme violence. There are a total of 9 beds at this location.

Population: Women

4. Hope House- Men's Transitional Housing Program

1514 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL. 33602

Tel: (813) 226-0055. ext. 35

Information/Eligibility: Hope House is a two-year housing program with 43 units for homeless men who are working to transition into productive and self-sufficient members of society. The men living in Hope House are provided with access to the same programs and services offered to families living in Hospitality House. Each resident receives three meals a day, quality donated clothing, a semi-private room, weekly counseling, skills training and job placement assistance.

Population: Men

5. The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.

P.O. Box 4772

Tampa, FL 33677

Tel: (813) 210-0438

Fax: (813) 975-9247


Information/Eligibility: Individuals and families facing homelessness as a result of domestic violence. Clients can stay up to 24 months. The charge is 30% of income.

Population: Women and children

11. Turning Hearts Ministries

3303 Paris St. West

Tampa, FL 33614

Tel: (813) 877-7549

Fax: (813)908-1161


Information/Eligibility: Men only. Housing provided for men transitioning from homelessness to self sufficiency. Services teach men coping skills that will assist them in the process of total recovery spiritually, socially, emotionally and financially.

Population: Men

6.Women's Resource Center of Tampa

217 Kingsway Rd Brandon, FL 33510

Tel: (813) 661-3696 ext 242


Information/Eligibility: Provide full case management for individuals or families who are eligible (call for eligibility information). No sexual offenders accepted. They also assist with acquiring resources and give referrals for emergency food, clothes, finances, employment, childcare, and legal services.

Population: Women and families

7. Hospitality House- The Salvation Army‎‎

Tel: (813) 226-0055, ext. 297


Information/Eligibility: For up to two years, women and children (boys must be under 13) may live at the Hospitality House where they are provided with three meals a day, their own semi-private room, quality donated clothing for school and job interviews, weekly counseling, skills training, self-help programs, and job placement assistance. Complimentary daycare is provided for mothers with young children.

Population: Women

Eligibility: must have income

8. Mission for Men (New Beginnings)

1402 E. Chilkoot St.

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 244-4355

Fax: (813) 558-9832


Information: Men 18 years and older. $250 entrance fee, $150 a week after that. Men must be employed or employable within 30 days, and have no history of extreme violence. There are a total of 9 beds at this location.

Population: Men

9. Aged out of Foster Care

1409 E. Seneca Ave. Tampa, FL. 33612

Tel: (813) 843-1390


Information: Facility has 11 beds. Applicants must be coming directly out of Foster Care.

Population: Males 18-24 out of foster care

Eligibility: Must be in School

Permanent Supportive Housing

Housing for formally homeless persons whose rent is subsidized through funding received from HUD.

1. Metropolitan Ministries- Uplift U

Waters Avenue

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813)209-1053

Fax: (813) 209-1002


Information/Eligibility: Families must meet McKinney Vento definition of Homeless Must have an expected monthly income of at least two times rent for the 12-months comprising the lease term Income must be less than 50% of Area Median Income, (re-evaluated annually). The initiative is open to families who have graduated from the Ministries’ self-sufficiency program, Uplift U®, graduates of other transitional housing program for families, as well as any currently homeless family which can meet the income guidelines. All residents will be paired with family mentors to help families achieve full self-sufficiency.

Population: Families

Eligibility: Financial

2. Catholic Charities

Tel: 727-893-1314 – X265

Fax: 727-893-1307


Information: Bethlehem Housing, Blessed Sacrament Manor, Casa Santa Cruz, Casa Miguel and Patrician Arms, HUD 202 Apartment Communities, provide housing for the very-low and extremely-low income Elderly. The HUD 202 Apartments are for those over the age of 62. They provide one-bedroom, unfurnished apartments with a large living room/dining area combination, full size kitchen that includes stove and refrigerator, bedroom and bath. Each apartment has a smoke detector, emergency pull cords in the bath and bedroom and grab bars in the bath/shower areas. 5% of the apartments are specially equipped for those needing the accessible features for mobility, sight or hearing impairments. Each apartment controls their own heat and air-conditioning unit for their personal comfort.

Population: Over 62 years old

3.The DACCO (Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Inc.)


4422 E. Columbus Dr.

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 984-1818


Information: DACCO has a few different programs for people with substance abuse problems. Individuals can live in these units while they are enrolled in treatment programs. There are programs for men, women, women with children, and families. There are also several other services offered. Call for more information.

4. Mental Health Care, Inc.

5707 North 22nd St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813)272-2244

Information: MHC has a few housing programs, depending on an individuals needs and eligibility. Call for more information.

5. Plant City Housing Authority

1306 Larrick Ln.

Plant City, FL 22562

Tel: (813) 752-0569

Fax: (813) 754-2163

Information: PCHA has two permanent housing programs (Section 8 and Public Housing). Call for current information and eligibility.

6. Friendship Palms Permanent Supportive Housing Program

1304-1314 W. Waters Avenue

Tampa, FL 33604

Tel: (813) 933-9020


Information: Each resident holds a rental agreement for a private, secured bedroom and shares a bathroom, kitchen, and living area with a roommate. Residents take an active role in their apartment community. The Tenants' Council provides an opportunity for all residents to have a voice in the decision-making at the apartment complex. Residents participate in electing a representative to serve on the Project Return Board Program Committee. Services include Personal Service Planning, service coordination and planning with other community resources, home visits and care calls, medication supervision and symptom reduction, assistance with residency and money management issues, On-call crisis support, peer network and support, and Individualized services are developed as needed for each resident.

7. Tampa Housing Authority

1529 West Main Street

Tampa, Florida 33607

Tel: (813)-253-0551


Information: The Housing Authority of Tampa owns and manages eighteen public housing developments throughout the City of Tampa, Florida. Of the eighteen developments, two are designated as elderly only and the remaining ones are designated as family developments. The Public Housing Program consists of more than 3,219 housing units providing affordable housing to more than 7,000 low-income families and citizens in Tampa, Florida. Downloadable applications can be found at the website.

8. Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc.

10015 N 9th St

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 352-7856

Fax: (813) 269-1511


Information: Provides affordable, supported housing and to promote the development and social needs of the male homeless veteran population. Liberty Manor has established long-term objectives which are designed to attribute to self-sufficiency, by reintegrating veterans into meaningful employment opportunities and providing them with some of the basic, fundamental needs that are necessary to meet the objectives established. Location is convenient to the James Hailey VA Hospital. The Liberty Manor is open from 8am-6pm. The fee is $500, including utilities. There is no maximum length of stay.

Population: Veterans

9. Homes for Homeless Children Inc.

8741 Ashworth Dr.

Tampa, FL. 33647

Tel: 813-431-1888

Information: This organization assists with homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. It’s primary target is households with children (chronically homeless and families on at risk for homelessness). Call for more information.

Affordable Housing

Housing is considered affordable when a person/household spends 30 percent or less of their annual income on housing costs. For renters, this includes rent and utility cost; for homeowners it includes mortgage, interest, insurance and utilities.

1. Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc

5002 South Bridge St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 831-6988


Information/Eligibility: HUD-based apartments in Tampa for people with extremely low income that are on disability or seniors over the age of 62 also with extremely low income. There are income limits, and applicants are subject to criminal background screening.

2. Tampa Housing Authority

1529 West Main Street

Tampa, Florida 33607

Tel: (813)-253-0551


Information: The Housing Authority of Tampa owns and manages eighteen public housing developments throughout the City of Tampa, Florida. Of the eighteen developments, two are designated as elderly only and the remaining ones are designated as family developments. The Public Housing Program consists of more than 3,219 housing units providing affordable housing to more than 7,000 low-income families and citizens in Tampa, Florida. Downloadable applications can be found at the website.

3. Florida Housing Search

Tel: (877) 428-8844


Information: A website directory of affordable housing options in Florida. Assisted living facilities are also listed.


1. Bay Area Legal Service:

Riverbrook Professional Center

829 W. Dr. M.L.K. Blvd., Suite 200

Tampa, FL 33603

Tel: 813-232-1343


Information/Eligibility: Call to make an appointment and client will be screened for eligibility at that time. In most cases, the client must meet financial eligibility guidelines

701 Tillman Place, Suite 300

Plant City, FL 33566

Tel: (813) 752-1335


Information/Eligibility: Call to make an appointment and client will be screened for eligibility at that time. In most cases, the client must meet financial eligibility guidelines

18238 US 301 South

P.O. Box 249

Tel: (813) 634-6044


Information/Eligibility: Call to make an appointment and client will be screened for eligibility at that time. In most cases, the client must meet financial eligibility guidelines

2. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc

18240 US Highway 301 S

Wimauma, FL 33598

Tel: (813) 633-1548


Information/Eligibility: Two lawyers and support staff provide pro bono help with civil issues including domestic violence, employer issues, landlord problems, and contract review and offer guidance to community organizations.

3. Hillsborough County Public Defender

700 E. Twiggs St., 5th Floor Tampa,
FL 33602

Tel: (813) 272-5980 Website:

Information/Eligibility: The Public Defender represents citizens for a fee that cannot afford a private attorney.

4. Catania & Catania, P.A.

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 2400

101 East Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 222-8545

Law firm providing a wide range of legal services, including helping those with limited budgets.


5. Williams Law, P.A.

1715 W Cleveland Street

Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: (813) 288-4999


Information/Eligibility: The Williams Law, P.A. is a local Tampa law firm representing victims of personal injury and insurance-related issues. You will never have to pay our firm any upfront money or out of pocket costs in order to represent you; we work on a contingency fee basis. We want to be your stronghold during the most difficult time of your life.

6. MattLaw

304 S Plant Ave

Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: (813) 222-2222


MattLaw is a personal injury law firm near downtown Tampa that helps protect victims who have been injured by the negligence of another. There is no cost for representation by MattLaw unless we are able to make a financial recovery for you. This means if no recovery is made, you do not owe us a penny. We are here to protect your rights and get you the help you need.


1. Ambulance, Police, Fire/Rescue

Tel: 911

2. Non-Emergency Dispatch

411 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 231-6130


3. Memorial Hospital

2901 Swann Ave.

Tampa, FL 33609-4057

Tel: (813) 873-6400

Fax: (813) 873-6494


4. St. Joseph’s Hospital

3001 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd.

Tampa, FL

Tel: (813) 870-4000


5. Tampa General Hospital

1 Tampa General Circle

Tampa, FL 33613

Tel: (813) 844-7100


6. Florida KidCare

Tel: (888) 540-5437



To qualify for premium assistance, a child must:

• Be under age 19

• Be uninsured

• Meet income eligibility requirements

• Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen

• Not be eligible for Medicaid

• Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance

• Not be in a public institution

There is no charge for Medicaid for children (KidCare Medicaid). For other Florida KidCare programs, monthly premiums depend on your household’s size and income. Most families pay $15 or $20 a month. If you need to pay more, Florida KidCare will let you know. You may have to pay small charges or co-payments for some services.

7. Hillsborough County HealthCare

Tel: (813) 272-5555


Information/Eligibility: To enroll, applicants must go to an enrollment site (as listed on the webpage) to meet with a case manager. When applicants go to the enrollment site to file an application, they will need to bring the following information with them:

• Proof of monthly income, such as a pay stub or letter from Social Security or the Veteran’s Administration, for every member of your household. • A Social Security card for every member of your household.

• Two residency documents proving that you live in Hillsborough County.

• Proof of assets, such as a bank or credit union statement.

• Any insurance policies you have with loan value.

• Documentation of U.S. citizenship or proof of legal resident status in the U.S.

8. Lifecare of Brandon

122 N Moon Ave

Brandon, FL 33510

Tel: (813) 654-0491


Information/Eligibility: Lifecare helps women who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy and educates them on the options available to them, as well as offering other services pertaining to pregnancy. They also offer education and information for men.

9. Medicaid

Tel: (866) 762-2237


Information/Eligibility: Detailed information on Medicaid can be found at the AccessFlorida website

10. Suncoast Health Centers

2814 14th Ave. SE

Ruskin, FL 33570

Tel: (813) 349-7800


508 N. Maryland Ave.

Plant City, Florida 33566

Tel: (813) 349-7600


13110 Elk Mountain Drive

Riverview, Florida 33569

Tel: (813) 349-7567


11. Plant City Health Center

302 N. Michigan Ave.

Plant City, FL 33563

Tel: (813) 307-8057

12. Downtown Health Center

1105 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 307-8000


13. Family Medical Center, Genesis Clinic

5802 N. 30th St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 236-5200‎

14. Francis House

4703 N. Florida Ave

Tampa, FL 33603

Tel: (813) 307-3066


Information/Eligibility: 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. All services offered are free of charge. HIV testing is available by appointment only. Case management offered, as well as group therapy sessions and education classes about HIV.

15. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

12902 Magnolia Drive (USF)

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (888) 663-3488


16. Judeo-Christian Health Center

4118 N. Mac Dill Ave.

Tampa, FL 33607

Tel: (813) 870-0395 x 22

Fax: (813) 879-3149


Information/Eligibility: Provide health care for residents of Hillsborough County with limited income who do not qualify for other health care coverage including Hillsborough HealthCare Program, Medicare and Medicaid, and cannot afford to purchase health care coverage privately. Clients must have income that falls between 100% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Residents of Hillsborough County can come to the Clinic Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to qualify on a first come, first served basis. Please bring the following documentation:

• Proof of monthly income, such as a pay stub or letter from Social Security or the Veteran’s Administration, for every member of your household. The following items are acceptable forms of income: wages, tips, money earned through self-employment less business costs, and other types of income such as Social Security/Railroad Retirement and/or Disability, VA income, pensions, Civil Service, unemployment, child support, alimony, dividends, interest income, stipends, money from another person, annuity income, rental income, workers' compensation, estate/trust income, public assistance, and grants, scholarships, and student loans less tuition, books, fees, and other school-related costs. Income from odd jobs, day labor, temp pools, babysitting, house cleaning, flea market sales, lawn mowing etc. is also counted.

• Identification in the form of driver’s license, residency card, passport, etc.

• Verification of residence in Hillsborough County.

17. Lee Davis Health Center

3402 N 22nd St.

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 272-6240

Fax: (813) 247-5591


18. North Hillsborough Health Center

9827 N. Sheldon Rd.

Tampa, FL 33635

Tel: (813) 307-8053


Information/Eligibility: This center provides child health, family planning, immunizations, maternity services, and WIC. Call for more information.

19. Peter Davis Health Clinic‎‎

1401 E. 22nd Ave.

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 248-6263

20. Sulfur Springs Health Clinic

8605 N. Mitchell Ave

Tampa, FL 33604

Tel: (813) 307-8054


Information/Eligibility: This clinic offers child health, children immunizations, family planning, maternity services, and WIC assistance.

21. Sulfur Springs Tuberculosis Center

8515 N. Mitchell Ave.

Tampa, FL 33604

Tel: (813) 307-8047


Information/Eligibility: This clinic offers specialty services to people with Tuberculosis.

22. Tampa Family Health Center

Tel: (813) 866-0930


Information/Eligibility: There are several clinic locations in Tampa that offer a variety of services.

23. THAP

5508 N 50th St., Suite 1A

Tampa, FL 33610-4804

Tel: (813) 626-492

Fax: (813) 626-9695

Information/Eligibility: THAP provides case management, education, prevention, and intervention to those who are infected with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C.


1. Job Helpline

Tel: (813) 272-697


Information: Online website lists current openings.

2. The Centre for Women

305 S Hyde Park Ave

Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: (813) 251-8437

Fax: (813) 251-1288



• Employment Counseling

• Job Referral & Placement

• Resume Assistance & Interviewing Techniques

• Personal & Professional Development Workshops

Information/Eligibility: There are two programs available; one program only assists women 18 years and older who have never been married; the other assists women and men 35 years and older who are divorced, separated, widowed, or caring for a disabled family member. Call for more information.

3. WorkForce Tampa

9215 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 930-7400


Information/Eligibility: Adults 18 and older are eligible for career preparation and referral services.

4. Workforce Brandon

9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 121

Tampa, FL 33619

Tel: (813) 930-7832


Information/Eligibility: Career preparation and referrals. Anyone 18 and older is eligible for these services. Applicants can post a resume and search for jobs on the website, and must visit the website and fill out information prior to speaking to an employment councilor.

6. Workforce Plant City

HCC Campus 2001 E. Cherry St.

Plant City, FL 33563

Tel: (813) 930-7880


Services: Career preparation and referrals

Information/Eligibility: Adults 18 and older are eligible for career preparation and referral services.

Mental health services

Services provided to members of the homeless community who have medically diagnosed mental illnesses.

1. Mental Health Care Inc

5707 North 22nd St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 272-2244

Information: Provides comprehensive mental health services. Call for more information.

2. Northside Mental Health Center

12512 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 977-8700


Information: Short term residential services, case management, counseling, crisis stabilization, and other services. Call for more information.


Veteran services

Services provided specifically for veterans who have served in the United States military.

1. ATHENA Program- Tampa Crossroads Inc.‎

5120 N. Nebraska Ave

Tampa, FL 33603

Tel: (813) 228-9226

Fax: (813) 228-7469


Information/Eligibility: Located in Ybor City. Athena program houses female veterans who are homeless as a result of substance abuse and mental illness, PTSD, sexual abuse and trauma, physical disability, domestic violence, or due to a lack of transferable employment skills after discharge from the armed forces. The ATHENA Program is the only transitional housing program within the State of Florida specifically designed to address the unique needs of homeless female veterans.

The ATHENA participants are provided safe housing for up to 24 months. During this time, these female veterans will participate in individual and group counseling weekly and learn the life skills they will need to support permanent, independent living and leave the life of homelessness behind them forever. Additional groups offered at the ATHENA Program include marriage and family counseling, relationship groups, meditation groups, exercise activities, nutrition classes, parenting classes, budgeting classes, cooking classes, and appreciation of the arts classes.

2. Hillsborough County Homeless Veterans:

10770 North 46th Street, Suite A-400

Tampa, Florida 33617

Tel: (813) 979-3559 or (813) 979-3556


Information/Eligibility: This program serves homeless veterans, or veterans who are at high risk of being homeless. Information, evaluations, crisis intervention, referrals for VAH Treatment, VA Benefits, community resources and supported services by HCHV Counselors to help veterans access housing and maintain stability, increasing quality of life and independent living. Eligibility:

• Veterans with an Honorable or General Discharge

• Veterans with a service period after September 1980 must have served at least two years of honorable service.

• Veterans who meet definition of homeless.

• Veterans with psychiatric, drug, or alcohol abuse or physical problems.

• Veterans motivated to receive treatment and supported services.

3.Volunteers of America

1205 E. 8th Ave.

Tampa, FL 33605

Tel: (813) 282-1525

Fax: (813) 281 2306


Information/Eligibility: Offer a 2 year program to veterans who are substance abusers or have a mental illness. They must be receiving services from the VA. If they are working, the must pay 30% income for rent.

Hispanic and migrant services

Services provided specifically for the Hispanic and migrant population.

1. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc

18240 US Highway 301 S

Wimauma, FL 33598

Tel: (813) 633-1548


Eligibility/Information: Call agency for specific information

2. Hispanic Services Council, Inc.

1502 W. Busch Blvd., Suite J

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 936-7700

Fax: (813) 936-7709


Information/Eligibility: Offer a variety of family and education services to the Hispanic population

606 S. Collins St., Suite 1

Plant City, FL 33566

Tel: (813) 659-8566

Fax: (813) 659-1177


Information/Eligibility: Offer a variety of family and education services to the Hispanic population

400 Frandorson Circle, Suite 103

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Tel: (813) 641-3565

Fax: (813) 641-3560


Information/Eligibility: Offer a variety of family and education services to the Hispanic population


1. Florida Department of Children and Families

Tel: There are several phone numbers associated with each service. See their website for relative numbers.


Information/Eligibility: DCF offers a wide variety of services for those who are eligible including Food Stamp assistance, temporary cash assistance, Medicaid, Refugee Services Program, etc..

2. Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Tel: 2-1-1


Information: 2-1-1 gives information and referrals on local services.

Domestic Violence

Services provided specifically for victims of domestic violence

1. Family Justice Center

9309 N. Florida Ave., Suite 109

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 935-2015


Information/Eligibility: The Family Justice Center is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for victims of domestic violence. They offer a variety of services from risk assessment to assistance in getting services from various agencies. Appointments accepted but not necessary. Open to anyone experiencing domestic violence.

2. Victim Assistance Program

700 E Twiggs St Rm 711

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 272-6472

Fax: (813) 274-1415

Information: Anyone who is the victim of a crime is eligible for assistance.


Hot Meals

1. 1st Baptist Church of College Hill

3838 N. 29th St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 248-6600

Information: Hot meal served Monday through Friday 12-1pm.

2. Amazing Love Ministries:

500 W. Platt St.

Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: (813)969-0395

Information: Hot meal served on Mondays at 7pm.

3. Center for Manifestation:

3102 E Lake Ave.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 248-5535

Information: Hot meal served Saturdays from 3-4 p.m.

4. Christlike Ministries

3011 Orient Rd.

Tampa, FL 33619-1911

Tel: (813) 623-1099

Fax: (813) 623-1039

Information: Hot meal served Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m.

5. Faith Café

3702 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33609

Tel: (813) 348-0497

Information: Hot meal served Monday through Saturday 11:-30-12:30.

6. Faith Community Church

6522 N 43rd St.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 899-2845

Information: Hot meal serves Sunday 1-2.

7. General Assembly Church;

2123 W. Moses White Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33607

Tel: (813) 254-5085

Information: Hot meal served Sundays from 12-1.

8. Highland Chuch of Christ

2800 N. Highland Ave

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 223-3170

Information: Hot meals served Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6.

9. Hyde Park United Methodist

500 W. Platt St.

Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: (813) 253-5288

Information: Hot meals served Sundays 8:30am until food runs out; clean up begins approx. 9:15am.

10. Mt. Olive Baptist Church

604 W Ball St.

Plant City, FL 33563-5306

Tel: (813) 754-3834

Information: Hot meals served Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:30.

11. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

509 E Twiggs St.

Tampa, FL 33602-3934

Tel: (508) 221-2035

Information: Hot meals served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

12. Trinity Café:

1603 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 865-4820

Information/Eligibility: Hot meals served Monday through Friday from 11:30-12, arrive early for a ticket.

13. I am Hope Café

11619 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Seffner, FL 33584

Tel: (813) 689-1423

Fax: (813) 661-7712

Information: Breakfast served Saturday 9-10:30, and dinner served 6—7:30pm.

14. Portamento of Hope Cafe

107 Mason St.

Brandon, FL 33511

Tel: 813-493-9644

Information: Breakfast is served 8:30-11am on Saturdays.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry eligibility and qualifications may vary depending on donations and other factors. For current and up to date information, please call the individual organizations.

1. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.

18240 US Highway 301 S

Wimauma, FL 33598

Tel: (813) 633-1548


2. St. Vincent’s

12310 Nebraska Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 977-7057


Information/Eligibility: Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-10 a.m.

3. Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

709 W Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33612

Tel: (813) 932-6149


Information/Eligibility: Anyone who needs food is eligible for a food basket once a month. Open Monday through Friday 9am-3pm.

4. Salvation Army

1603 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 226-0055

Information/Eligibility: Open from 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Must provide the following; Proof of income, Picture I.D. for all Adults, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, Proof of residence: Lease, Utility bill or Rent receipt.

5. New Beginnings Tuesday 9-11

Tel: (813) 935-4673



6. Faith Baptist Church Food Bank

1109 E Osborne Ave

Tampa, FL 33603-4025

Tel: (813) 234-3321

7. Islamic Society of Tampa Bay

326 E Sligh Ave.

Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: (813) 628-0007

Information: Open Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm.

8. Riverview United Methodist Church

Tel: (813) 677-5995

9. Angelfoods Ministries

Tel: (877) 366-3646


Information: Discounted food boxes can be ordered for $30 online or over the phone and picked up once a month at local distributors. There are no eligibility restrictions.

Public transportation


4305 E 21st Ave

Tampa, FL 33605-2300

Tel:(813) 254-4278


2. Greyhound

610 Polk St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: 813-229-2174


3. Raj

1631 Gypsy Place Ct

Tel: (408) 243-2002


4. Sunshine Line

601 E Kennedy Blvd

Tampa, FL 33602-4156

Tel: (813) 272-7272

Thrift Stores

1. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.

18240 US Highway 301 S

Wimauma, FL 33598

Tel: (813) 633-1548


Information/Eligibility: Store open Tuesdays and Thursdays

2. St. Vincent’s Thrift Store

12310 Nebraska Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Tel: (813) 977-7057

Information: Store is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1311 3rd Street

Ruskin, FL 33570

Tel: (813) 645-5255

Information: Open Monday through Friday 9-5.

3. Mary and Martha House

1009 1st St. S.W.

Ruskin, FL. 33570

Tel: (813) 645-0383


Information/Eligibility: Thrift Store Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8-3, and Saturday from 8-12.

4. The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.

209 N Willow Ave

Tampa, FL 33606-1333

Tel: (813) 258-1185

Information: Open Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1417 S. Collins Plant City, FL 33563

Tel: (813) 754-1260

Information: Open Tue-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

5. Portamento of Hope Cafe

107 Mason St.

Brandon, FL 33511

Tel: 813-493-9644

Information: Open Saturday mornings 8:30-11am.

Financial services

Agencies may be able to provide financial assistance for qualified applicants.

1. Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc

18240 US Highway 301 S

Wimauma, FL 33598

Tel: (813) 633-1548


Information/Eligibility: Single parent families qualify.

Obtaining Identification

1. Department of Motor Vehicles

There are several locations and phone numbers throughout Hillsborough. Call or consult the for website for specific locations.


Information: The DMV provides state identification cards for eligible citizens with the proper documentation. Fees and eligibility are also found on the website.

2. Metropolitan Ministries

2002 N. Florida Ave.

Tampa, FL 33602

Tel: (813) 209-1003


Information: ID assistance service is provided for individuals who do not have a Florida ID. This service is only provided on Tuesday mornings for a maximum of the first seven (7) applicants. The time required to obtain the ID varies depending on what documentation the individual has. If a birth certificate needs to be applied for then the process is dependant on availability of funds and the requirements of the state that needs to issue the certificate.

National Hotlines

1. Domestic Abuse: 1-800-799-7233


3. Gambling Problem: 1-800-522-4700

4. Pregnancy Counseling: 1-800-848-5683

5. Rape: 1-800-656-4673

6. Runaway Teens: 1-800-786-2929

7. Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Section 1.01 8. USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY

9. Migrant National Assistance: 1-800-234-8848

10. Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-813-933-9123;

11. Narcotics Anonymous: 813-879-4357;

12. National Cocaine Hotline: 1-800-242-2463

Edited By: Theresa Bernier 8/27/2009