• $0.5M

    Invested in the Family Services Initiative last year

  • 0

    Families received real-time help through FSI last year

  • 0%

    Improved family stability upon receiving services

  • 0

    Partner agencies working collectively on initiative

The Family Services Initiative is a collective partnership of agencies and a proven prevention model that works. Trained professionals work in partnership with families to help overcome their challenges. Plus, resources are available for basic need items like food, kids’ beds/bedding, transportation, and rent/utility assistance. Four agencies are at the core of the initiative: 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS), and the Juvenile Welfare Board. In addition, multiple community partners access and contribute to the system.

RENT ASSISTANCE

Struggling to pay your rent? Help is available to assist families with rent and utility bills. Click below for the Pinellas County Government website or call (855) 379-3515.

Get Help

UTILITY BILLS & MORE

Need help paying your electric, water, or gas bill – or with other basic needs, such as transportation, diapers, or pack-n-plays? The Family Services Initiative may be able to help. Call 2-1-1.

FREE GROCERIES

Free groceries are close-by at your local food pantry. Call 2-1-1, text your Zip Code to 898211, or click below to find a pantry near you.

Find A Pantry

AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE

Need affordable child care? Working families may qualify for partial scholarships through the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas. Call (727) 400-4411, or click below to connect to their website.

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CHILD TAX CREDIT

Not receiving child tax credit payments? There’s an easy solution. Click below to fill out a simple form, or call (727) 490-9313.

Get Your Payments

DISCOUNTED INTERNET

Does your family need help with internet services? Discounted rates may be available. Simply click below for more information.

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Our Partners

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares
Angels Against Abuse
Boley Centers
Boys & Girls Club of Suncoast
Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg
Career Source Pinellas
Catholic Charities
Center of Hope
Children’s Home Network
City of Clearwater
City of St. Petersburg
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Clearwater NFC
Community Law Program
Cops 'n Kids
Criminal Conflict/Civil Reg. Counsel
Daystar Life Center
Directions for Living
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas
Eckerd Kids Community Alternatives
Family Promise
FAST
Federation of Families
Florida Dept. of Children & Families
Florida Dept. of Health - Pinellas
Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice
Florida Dream Center
FOCUS
Frank Crum Staffing
GRAYDI NFC
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Gulfcoast Legal Services
Habitat for Humanity
Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas
High Point NFC
Holistic Coaching
Homeless Empowerment Program
Homeless Leadership Board of Pinellas
JAM Gives Hope, Inc.
James B. Sanderlin NFC
Jobs for Life
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Lutheran Services Florida
Neighborhood Home Solutions
New Beginnings
Northside Baptist Church
Operation PAR Homeless Outreach
PEMHS
Pinellas County Housing Authority
Pinellas County Human Services
Pinellas County Schools/HEAT
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Pinellas County Urban League
Pinellas Opportunity Council
Public Defender’s Office
R’Club Child Care
RCS Grace House
Ready for Life
Religious Community Services
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
St. Vincent de Paul
Suncoast Center
Suncoast Voices for Children
The Kidz Club
The Salvation Army
The Shepard Center
USF St. Petersburg
Vocational Rehabilitation
Wellness Ministries