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Pasco County Resources

The Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco team has compiled a list of local resources for our homeowners, staff, volunteers and community members. The list below has contact information for local services including food services, legal services, financial assistance, SNAP, and more. Please share these resources with your family and friends.

 

Community Centers

Metropolitan Ministries
727-937-3268
3214 US Highway 19 N, Holiday, FL 34690

Restored Hope
352-437-4815
13703 17th Street, Dade City, FL 33525

Salvation Army EAST
352-521-3126
14445 7th Street, Dade City, FL 33523

Salvation Army WEST
727-847-6321
8040 Washington Street, Port Richey, FL 34668

Samaritan Project of Zephryhills
813-810-8670
5722 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542

The ROPE Center
727-849-6426
14121 Water Tower Drive, Hudson, FL 34667


Employment/Income

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Assistance for bartenders, spouse or child of a bartenders.
https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

CareerSource Pasco and Hernando
727-524-4344
http://careersourcepascohernando.com/
Program provides job search assistance and training. Also provides assistance with filing unemployment claims.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
800-204-2418
http://connect.myflorida.com/
Program provides reemployment compensation (previously called unemployment assistance) which provides temporary wage replacement benefits.

IBM’s Design Thinking Program
Program and toolkit to develop human-centric problem solving
https://www.ibm.com/design/thinking/

Social Security Office
1-800-772-1213
https://www.ssa.gov/
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and Retirement benefits.

Pasco County United Way
(727) 845-3030

Resource for Pasco residents who have lost their income and need assistance paying their Duke Energy electric bills.

 


Financial Assistance 

Mid-Florida Community Services – Pasco County
833-232-1752
http://mfcs.us.com/
Program provides financial assistance for electric or gas bills and electric deposits

Salvation Army – Pasco County
727-815-8539
http://salvationarmyflorida.org/pasco-county
Program provides assistance with monthly TECO electric and gas payments.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
727-845-4955
http://svdppascofl.org/
Provides financial assistance with rent or utilities as funds are available.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
855-698-4223
http://uhccf.org/
Provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.


Food 

Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County
http://www.pascohomelesscoalition.org/resources/food-resources/
List of Local Food Resources.

Feeding Tampa Bay
http://feedingtampabay.org/find-a-pantry/

One Community Now
https://onecommunitynow.com/services/community-resources/
Programs related to childhood hunger, empowering families out of poverty and ending veteran homelessness.

The Volunteer Way
(727) 815-0433
8061 Congress St, Port Richey, FL 34668


Health & Wellness

Pasco County Health Department
727-861-5250
http://pasco.floridahealth.gov/about-us/index.html
Local Health Department.

Covid-19 Call Center
1-866-779-6121
http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/
24/7 Call Center for Covid-19

Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco
727-848-7789
https://goodsamclinic.org/
Non-profit organization committed to providing top quality medical and dental services free-of-charge to eligible residents of Pasco County.


Homeless Services

Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County  
(727) 842-8605
http://www.pascohomelesscoalition.org/contact/
Homeless Resources for Pasco County.


Legal Services

Bay Area Legal Services
727-847-5494
https://bals.org/locations
Civil legal assistance for low-income persons: domestic violence, family law, veterans’ services, housing, foreclosure, consumer affairs.


Resource Directory

Pasco County United Way
Dial 211
https://www.navigateresources.net/211CommunityResources/
Community Resource Directory.


Schools & Online Learning

 

Early Learning 

Audible – select audiobooks
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Scholastic – tools for parents and teachers
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Meals on Wheels for Kids
https://www.facebook.com/AcademyPrepStPete/photos/a.10152247902053683/10157291564893683/?type=3&theater

 

Students/Teachers (K-12)

Boys & Girls Club

Youth development toolbox
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodbarber.ydtoolbox&hl=en_US&fbclid=IwAR2_IWYvYr3ViS01Muiz9Dhpv8A35TjU2POrHGlqaSmFAL7PWA__nJF9duE

Schoolhouse Rock

Brief videos about vocabulary, civics, and other topics.
https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolhouseRockTV1?fbclid=IwAR2n6pkC-6pvvHy0XvTwyBGiyztACdQFfWG-QM5c06MNuF0JBTVKDy1nphc

Scholastic

Tools for parents and teachers
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Online Tutoring by GoPeer

College students will help K-12 students with classwork (free 2 hours by using “FREE120” – use all capital letters)
https://gopeer.org/

Walt Disney Imagineering Class

32 videos on storytelling, science and other topics
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q4wo0808190814190031F

Marine Biology Camp

Live stream every Monday and Thursday at 2pm ET (11am Pacific Time)

https://www.facebook.com/OceansInitiative/

Virtual Tour of a Dairy Farm

3 tours for different age groups
https://www.americandairy.com/news-and-events/dairy-diary/dairy-farming/virtual-farm-tours-while-youre-stuck-at-home.stml

PE Classes

Hosted at 9am each weekday for 30 minutes by Joe Wicks (they are taped so you can watch them later)
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

List of companies offering free services
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR36c2Zi986cRWQpdOX4EqIZ6cbMl1Xp-O68JXE1zfP5MzuKyxrZUmGLZY8

Internet Access
Spectrum – free internet if a family doesn’t have internet at home

https://news.yahoo.com/free-spectrum-internet-60-days-211130208.html

 

Schools offering meals to kids

All sites will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23-27. The service is drive-thru.

Crews Lake Middle School — 15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill

Fivay High School — 12115 Chicago Avenue, Hudson

Gulf Middle School — 6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey

New River Elementary School — 4710 River Glen Boulevard, Wesley Chapel

Pasco High School — 36850 State Road 52, Dade City

Sunray Elementary School — 4815 Sunray Drive, Holiday

Zephyrhills High School — 6335 12th Street, Zephyrhills


SNAP & Financial Assistance

Department of Children and Families – Suncoast Region
850-300-4323
http://myflfamilies.com/
ACCESS Program (Food stamps, TANF, Medicaid)

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