Below are links to resources in our county available to assist at risk children and families. We try to coordinate with as many local child advocate organizations as possible. Our goal is to prevent child abuse and promote awareness about this issue.

These resources available are in our community to assist families who are struggling. Many of these agencies are not for profit. They exist simply to provide goods or services to children or families in need. Click on the link (if available) next to the agency and the link will open in a second window. Each agency website defines their mission statement and the services they provide. Do not hesitate to contact them. They exist to serve the community.

Access Florida: food and medical assistance

Adoption Related Services of Pinellas:

Adoption2Action, Inc.:

All Children’s Hospital Psychiatry:

Alpha House of Pinellas County,Inc.: help for pregnant homeless women

AMIkids Pinellas: Reduce juvenile delinquency

Anona: United Methodist Church

Baycare Behavioral Health:

Big brothers & Big Sisters of America:

Birth Behind Bars: assisting pregnant inmates

Brookwood: alternative living for troubled adolescent girls

Camelot Community Care:

Career Path Training: career education and training

Caring Community Counseling:

Casa:help for those experiencing domestic violence

Child Protection Investigation Division:

Clothes to Kids:

Community Law Program:

Department of Children & Families:

Directions for Living: mental health

Disability Achievement Center:

Early Learning Coalition:

Eckerd Community Alternatives: programs dedicated to promoting the well being of children by serving them and their families -Phone:(727) 215-9509

Esther’s School:

Florida Association for the Education of Young Children: Committed to Education

Florida Dream Center:

Fostering Education School Counselor w/
Pinellas County Schools in Partnership w/
Eckerd – High School Foster Care Students:

Fostering Hope Florida, Inc.: Assisting foster parents/homes

Foundation for Sustainable Families: Provides tools to assist families become stable and self sufficient

Friends Of The Children: long term paid mentors for children

Girls Inc.:

Gracepoint Foundation:

Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc.:

Guardian ad Litem: Child advocacy for our court system in Pinellas County:

4Kids of West Central Florida:

Family Resources, Inc.: Safe Connections, Counseling Services, & Safe Place 2B Shelters. Please contact Victoria Wills, Street Outreach Specialist for Family Resources, Inc. at 727-552-1013 office/727-220-9246 cell.

Pinellas Support Team: Program Information (English/Spanish). For questions, please contact Andra Geler, Intake Coordinator for Pinellas Support Team at [email protected], 813-860-9344.

JWB Summer BreakSpot: Find the closest location by texting FOODFL to 877-877. DCF has launched a new federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance program at for low income families experiencing hardship during the pandemic. To learn more about eligibility, required documentation, and how to apply, visit

Care Coordination: assists Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) customers to identify and address barriers that are preventing them from gaining long-term self-sufficiency, which is the ability to maintain themselves without aid. Entry to the program will be through a referral process, which may be initiated by ESS staff, other DCF programs as well as some community partners and organizations.

Hands Across the Bay: Improving the quality of life in Tampa Bay

Hannah’s Homeless:help for homeless

Healthy Families: community in home family services

Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas, Inc.
Parents as Teachers

Heart Gallery:

Junior Achievement:

Juvenille Welfare Board: Focused on the healthy development of children:

Kinship Care Network of Pinellas & The Children’s Home:

Kiwanis International:

KML Foundation Inc.:

La Leche League:

Lift Academy:

Lutheran Family Services:

Manatee Palms Youth Services: mental health services for at risk families


Pasco Kids First: improving family environments:

Peace Patch: Improving food quality in schools by teaching how to take food from earth to table

PEMHS: Personal Enrichment through Mental Services: (727) 552-1053 8AM-6PM Monday-Saturday Walk-In Clinic

Pepin Academies:

Pinellas County Schools:

Ready for Life:

R’Club Child Care, Inc.:

Redefining Refuge, Inc.:

Resource for Youth with Learning Difficulties:

Ryan’s Club:

Suncoast Centers, Inc.:

Suncoast Voices for Children Inc.:

The Haven of RCS:

The Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas, Inc.:

The Kind Mouse Productions:

The Salvation Army Sallie House and Children’s Village:

211 Tampa Bay cares:

UMCM Suncoast:

USF Office of Community Engagement:


Youth Empowerment Alliance:

Mustard Seed Bags of Courage:

Maximum Monthly Allotment: Governor Ron DeSantis directed DCF to coordinate with our federal partners to temporarily increase all Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ benefit amounts to the maximum monthly allotment based on household size for March 2020 through June 2021.

P-EBT program: For households with one or more students who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price meals at school due to COVID-19 school closures and distance learning. Visit: Ph. 1-833-311-0321

Pledge to Plan:

Special Needs:


Know your Zone!: