Strengthening Faith-Based Partnerships

Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith-based organizations have a special relationship with citizens, and have been providing a safety net for struggling families for centuries. JWB recognizes and supports the significant role they play in helping address pressing community issues that impact Pinellas County children and families. We help link social service agencies with faith-based partners, inform their leaders about important issues facing our county’s children, and provide technical assistance to build capacity, fiscal strength, and service quality. To learn more or to join our local efforts, please email us.


Family Oriented Concept United to Serve (FOCUS)

Through collaboration and collective partnership, members of the faith-based community have joined social service providers to tackle persistent and plaguing issues that face many communities: homelessness, hunger, unemployment, and addiction, to name a few.  The goal of FOCUS is to foster improved communication, build relationships, maximize resources, and create efficiencies aimed at strengthening communities.


Florida Dream Center & Adopt-A-Block

How do you mobilize efforts to restore hope to blight-stricken neighborhoods? Just ask the Florida Dream Center about the work being done in Lealman and Mid-Town St. Petersburg. Every Saturday without fail, dozens of volunteers go door-to-door, building trust and relationships with neighbors to address their needs. By providing food, home repairs, and trash removal for citizens, Adopt-A-Block has been tackling issues and gaining traction one block at a time across Pinellas County.

Our Partners

  • Advent Christian Church
  • Anona United Methodist Church
  • Bethel Community Foundation
  • Bridgepoint Church
  • Calvary Chapel
  • CIMA (Confraternidad de Ministros Asociados)
  • Compass Church
  • Faith-Based Literacy Program
  • First Baptist Institutional Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Florida Dream Center
  • FYI Community Partnership
  • Greater Mt. Zion AME Church
  • Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
  • Kingdom Bible Christian Church
  • Matters of the Heart Ministry
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church
  • Mt. Zion Progressive Church
  • New Path Community Church
  • Next Level Christian Ministries
  • Pinellas Urban Young Life
  • Religious Community Services
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Sharing the Glory Ministries
  • Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
  • St. Matthew Catholic Church
  • Suncoast Cathedral
  • TB Center for Community & Church Transformation
  • Tarpon Springs Consortium
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tree of Life Church
  • UMCM Suncoast
  • Upper Pinellas Ministerial Alliance

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