Pinellas 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 pantries, legal services, financial assistance, SNAP, and more. Please share these resources with your family and friends.

*Pinellas County has enacted a Safer at Home Order starting March 25th. To learn more about this click here.

Employment/Income

AARP Senior Community Service Employment
(727) 547-0534
http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/scsep/
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the AARP Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers (55+) with local nonprofits and companies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income.

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

CareerSource Pinellas
727-524-4344
https://careersourcepinellas.com/ 
Programs include Career One Stop, CONNECT (unemployment benefits application); Ticket to Work program (disabilities); workshops & job training; food stamps; veterans’ benefits; AARP; cash assistance/welfare transition; refugee assistance.

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/

Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition (PERC), STARS Success Training and Retention Services
(727) 954-3993 x207
http://exoffender.org/
Success Training And Retention Services (STARS) is an employment readiness program designed to prepare ex-offenders and others to meet the requirements of today’s employers and to become self-reliant.

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

St. Pete Works
info@stpeteworks.org
https://stpeteworks.org/
St. Pete Works! A collaborative project of community-based organizations, working together with employers and local agencies to provide quality services supporting workforce opportunities in our community.


Financial Assistance 

Catholic Charities
727-893-1313
https://www.ccdosp.org/
Help with utilities, emergency cash.

Daystar Life Center
727-825-0442
https://daystarlife.com/word/
Rent and utility bill assistance.

Pinellas Opportunity Council
727-541-0896
https://poc-inc.org/
Must call and meet income guidelines. One time only as funds allow for crisis situations.

Salvation Army
727-446-4177
https://salvationarmyflorida.org/clearwater/
Rent and utilities assistance.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic – We Help Services
727-823-3471
https://stpetersburgfreeclinic.org/projects/wehelpservices/
Assist clients with water bill or deposit. Assistance is available once every 12 months. Call for appointment.

United Way – Suncoast (Greenwood / Campbell Park)
727-623-9722
https://unitedwaysuncoast.org/what-we-do/neighborhood-programs/
Rent or utilities emergency relief due to unforeseen event. Community services for career development; Bay Area Legal Services; notary, copies, fax; applications for SNAP, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid.


Food Pantries

Abundant Life Ministries (ALM)
727-210-5433
1550 S. Belcher Rd., Largo
Food pantry open to the public on Thursdays from 9 AM – 11 AM.

Clearview United Methodist Church (UMC)
727-522-4673
4515 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Every Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 AM.

Countryside Cares – Helping Hands
727-724-1290
2565 Blackburn St., Clearwater
Mon.-Thu. & Sat. 9 AM to 12 PM. Thursday evenings, 5 PM-6:30 PM.

Daystar Life Center
727-825-0442
1055 28th St. S., St. Petersburg
Emergency and monthly distributions of food.

F.E.A.S.T., Inc.
727-789-5275
2255 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 AM – 12 PM

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

Gulf Coast Family Support Services (GCJFCS)
727-479-1884

William & Sally Israel Food Pantry
14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater
Food pantry by appointment only.

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center
727-791-8255
1003 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., Safety Harbor
Thursdays only, 9 AM–11 AM.
Food pantry with proof of residency (e.g. utility bill) for residents of zip codes: 34695; 34677; 33761; 33759. One-time, emergency food distribution for others any time.

Mercy Keepers
727-823-8795
2021 9th Ave. S, St. Petersburg
Tue. & Thu. 10 AM — 2 PM. for low-income Pinellas County residents.

Metro Inclusive Health
727-321-3854
3251 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg
Vouchers available to eligible clients.

Operation Attack
727-822-1187
1310 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg
3-day supply of groceries, first 3 Tuesdays of each month (except Nov. & Dec. only first 2 Tuesdays) 9:30 AM — 12:00 Noon. Seniors receive bags of food quarterly after eating at their congregate dining site.

People That Love Mission – Food & Clothing Pantry
727-820-0775
817 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Emergency supply of canned and non-perishable food, clothing and household goods Mon.-Fri. 10:45 AM-2:20 PM. Bring ID and proof of dependents.

Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services
727-545-6477
1614 Palm Way, Largo
Food cases available, Mon.-Fri. 10 AM — 4 PM

RCS – Food Bank
727-443-4031
700 Druid Rd., Clearwater
3-4 days’ worth of food for all household members once per calendar month. Mon.-Fri., 12:30 PM — 3:30 PM; Thu. 12:30 PM – 6:45 PM. Restricted to selected zip codes.

Salvation Army – Clearwater & Upper Pinellas County
727-446-4177
1521 Druid Rd. E., Clearwater
Wednesdays from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Salvation Army – St. Petersburg & South Pinellas County
727-822-4954
1400 4th St. S., St. Petersburg
Food pantry assistance is available for families and individuals.

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church Food Pantry
727-545-2664
8271 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park
Mon.– Thu., 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
727-321-1335
4444 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Bring photo ID. Monday, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM.

St. Nicholas Cathedral – Philoptochos Society
727-944-3366
18 N. Hibiscus St., Tarpon Springs
Monday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Tue. – Fri. 10 AM – 12 noon.

St. Paul United Methodist Church – Open Arms Ministry
727-586-5380
2039 Druid Rd., Clearwater
Food, cleaning supplies, personal care items and gently used clothing blankets, linens, shoes, socks and jackets. Mon.-Wed. 1 PM-3 PM: Thu. 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

St. Petersburg Free Clinic – We Help Services
727-823-3471
863 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Client choice food pantry. One visit per calendar month. Must provide photo ID for each household member, every visit. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 8:30 AM-3 PM; Thu. 8:30 AM-7:30 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-11 AM. Additional food distributed Mon.-Fri. through USDA program.

Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission
727-545-8282
1763 9th Ave N., St. Petersburg Boxes of groceries. Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM; Saturday, 10AM-3PM.

Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church (UMC)
727-796-3057
2817 Sunset Point Rd., Clearwater
Open every Monday, except holidays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.

The Shepherd Center, Tarpon Springs
727-939-1400
304 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10 AM to 1:30 PM.

Trinity Lutheran Church
727-822-3307
401 5th St. N., St. Petersburg
Food and clothing pantry, Tuesdays 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC)
727-896-4797
301 37th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Food pantry open Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 AM – noon


Health & Wellness

Clearwater Free Clinic
727-447-3041
https://www.clearwaterfreeclinic.org/what-we-do
Clinic has provided problem oriented health care to low-income uninsured residents of upper Pinellas County by means of office visits, medications, lab work, x-rays, and specialty referrals. The Clinic, a volunteer driven non-profit, non-government medical facility, provides primary health care at no cost to those who do not qualify for government assistance and who cannot afford private medical care.

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

NAMI Offering Support Groups Via Conference Call

As our community faces uncertainty during these unprecedented times, NAMI Pinellas remains steadfast in the need to help support individuals and their families/loved ones that have been affected by mental illness. To continue to serve our community they are offering the following support groups via conference call:

• Family Support Group | Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m.
• Connection Support Group | Monday, March 23, 6 p.m.

The call in number is a toll-free line. The support groups are led by trained NAMI facilitators and NAMI Pinellas will keep to the fidelity of the model – confidentiality and privacy will be honored. These calls WILL NOT be recorded.

Toll-Free Conference Line: (844) 801-3333
Access Code: 923903

Pinellas County Health Department
727-824-6900
http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/
Local Health Department

St. Petersburg Free Clinic Health Center
Provides outpatient urgent and temporary care for uninsured adults aged 18-64, Pinellas County residents. Information provided for those not eligible. Can accommodate Spanish speakers; other languages upon request.


Homeless Services

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc.
Dial 211
Homeless Resources for Pinellas County


Legal Services

Bay Area Legal Services
727-490-4040
https://bals.org/
Civil legal assistance for low-income persons: domestic violence, family law, veterans’ services, housing, foreclosure, consumer affairs.

Community Law Program (CLP)
727-582-7480
https://lawprogram.org/
Free legal information/assistance to qualifying Pinellas residents including housing, bankruptcy, family law, probate, and domestic violence matters.

Gulf Coast Legal Services
727-821-0726
Provides civil legal assistance to low-income persons: emergency services housing, eviction, foreclosures, domestic violence/ family law, elder law/senior services, immigration/human trafficking.
https://gulfcoastlegal.org/


Schools & Online Learning

 

Early Learning 

Read Strong Pinellas – useful tips and resources
https://read-strong.org/reading-tips/

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)

Pinellas County Schools

General info plus links to useful tools
https://www.pcsb.org/Page/32734

Read Strong Pinellas

Useful tips and resources
https://read-strong.org/reading-tips/

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

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

 

Students/Teachers (college)

JSTOR – digital library for scholars, researchers, and students (some are free to the general public, other parts are being opened up to students at participating universities)
https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/

Schools offering meals for students

Dunedin Elementary School: 900 Union St., Dunedin.
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Eisenhower Elementary School: 2800 Drew St., Clearwater.
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon

Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary School, 6505 68th St. N, Pinellas Park.
Time: 11 a.m. to Noon

John Hopkins Middle School : 701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

New Heights Elementary School: 3901 37th St. N, St. Petersburg.
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Learn more.


SNAP / Financial Assistance

Florida Department of Children and Families
850-300-4323
https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access/
Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance, Disaster SNAP


SNAP / Food Stamps

Department of Children and Families – Pinellas County
1-866-762-2237
https://www.myflfamilies.com/contact-us/region/suncoast.shtml
Nutrition assistance for eligible, low-income individuals and families.

Department of Children and Families (DCF) ACCESS Community Partner Search
(850) 300-4323
https://access-web.dcf.state.fl.us/CPSLookup/search.aspx
The Commuity Partner Search website helps to find locations in your area where you can find help applying for Food Stamps, Cash or Medicaid.


Social Services
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc.
Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211
https://211tampabay.org/tag/pinellas-211/
Provides crisis intervention, intake and referral on health and community resources, as well as financial assistance for overdue rent and utilities.


Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutrition
Bay Area Pregnancy Center
727-449-1988
http://www.mybapc.com/
For BAPC clients, supplemental food and infant formula.

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