Real-Time Help For Families

For families feeling overwhelmed, finding and accessing the right services can be a challenge. That’s why the Family Services Initiative was created: to provide real-time help for struggling families that all starts with a call to 2-1-1.

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    Invested in the Family Services Initiative last year

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    Families received real-time help through FSI last year

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    Improved family stability upon receiving services

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    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. Five agencies are at the core of the initiative: 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, 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.

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
  • Central FL Behavioral Health Network
  • 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
  • Frank Crum Staffing
  • 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
  • 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

FSI Resources & Reports

Celebrating 5 Years of Strengthening Families Video

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

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