2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. provides services to Pinellas, Citrus, and Hernando Counties in Florida. 2-1-1 is an easy 3 digit number for local information on and referrals to local non-profit organizations for those in need of help, looking for help for someone else, and those wanting to donate or volunteer their time in the community. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. also works proactively with local businesses needing assistance or looking for speakers or resources for their employees. Calls are answered in 150 languages 24 hours a day or you can search the on-line database at www.211tampabay.org.
Bay Area Legal Services is a regional, nonprofit public interest law firm providing the highest quality legal counsel by assisting individuals and nonprofit groups with limited access to legal services; resolving the legal problems of clients; and preserving the independence, hope, and dignity of those they serve. BALS aims to eliminate barriers to justice through high quality legal services, education, and community partnerships.
Catholic Charities Diocese of St Petersburg assists homeowners in preventing foreclosure. Within this program scope there are tactics and tools that homeowners can utilize to assist them in resolving and/or preventing a foreclosure situation. Included in the tools and tactics are ways to increase income, conduct a job search, develop a budget, and develop an effective action plan. Lenders are willing to negotiate possible workout solutions. However, borrowers do not have the ability to communicate with their lenders because they cannot get through to their lenders to communicate to them or they need guidance and assistance through this process.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida and the Florida Gulf Coast is an accredited, nonprofit, HUD approved organization with a 30+-year track record. Our certified counselors help thousands of people in financial crisis. CCCS offers professional, confidential counseling services that provide guidance, support and knowledge for people to make good decisions and help them reach long-term financial goals. Services include:
- Budget Counseling
- Debt Management
- Housing Counseling
- Bankruptcy Counseling, and
- Financial Education Counseling
Services are available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone at 1-800-251-CCCS(2227) or through the agency’s website. In person counseling is also available at one of our local offices. Contact CCCS for financial help you can count on.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges or trauma resulting from sexual assault or abuse, violence, financial distress, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts, emotional or situational problems.
Dial 2-1-1 where you will receive free, confidential crisis counseling by our highly trained staff, along with information and referrals to Crisis Center programs or over 3,000 other community services. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay serves as the Rape Crisis Hotline for Hillsborough County as well as the Suicide Hotline, Substance Abuse Hotline, Homeless Hotline, Hunger Hotline, Parenting Hotline, TeenLink, ParentLink and Abandoned Baby Hotline. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay is also the NCADI Statewide Substance Abuse Hotline (funded by SAMHSA).
The Crisis Center provides short-term economic assistance and a variety of intervention and case management services designed to meet basic needs, prevent homelessness, enhance self-sufficiency, and stabilize acute financial and emotional crises of families and individuals.
CU Housing Partners
Credit Union Housing Partners (CUHP) is an organization developed to bring together credit unions, developers, community organizations and government agencies with the goal of creating homeownership opportunities for families and individuals of low and modest income. Credit union members and non members may schedule free appointments to get information on preparation for homeownership, down payment assistance programs, mortgage products and much more. Call 813.229.5905 or email [email protected] for more information.
(813) 261-5151 – The Housing and Education Alliance, Inc. provides pre-purchase and post purchase housing counseling and education. HEA provides a variety of Financial Literacy education classes and opportunities for the community to learn from seasoned professionals the proper way to prepare to purchase their homes. HEA also provides loss mitigation education and counseling services for those who may be facing the prospect of foreclosure. All of HEAs services are provided to the public free of charge.
Tampa Jewish Family Services (TJFS) is a non-sectarian, non-profit community agency, providing assistance to those in need for more than 50 years. TJFS serves all of Hillsborough County regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or handicap.
TJFS embodies the time honored tradition of community, and of people helping and caring for one another. From one generation to the next, our obligation is to feed the hungry, guide those in trouble, and improve our lives. The mission is to develop, preserve, strengthen and foster harmonious family living, consistent with Jewish values, through the provision of social work, counseling service programs and community service to individuals and families in the Jewish and general community.
United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota is a call center offering information and referrals regarding local, state and federal, health and human service resources. A client can call 2-1-1 and speak to an operator about problems he or she may be facing. In turn, the client will receive information on agencies and programs, best suited to address those problems. United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota offers its’ services, at no charge, to the citizens of Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties, 24/7. 2-1-1 also collects statistical data to help better understand impending needs in the communities it serves.
United Way 2-1-1 of Pasco County brings together people from all across the community to tackle the issues that matter most in our community through many ways, most notably 2-1-1 Pasco. 2-1-1 is an easy–to-dial number to connect Pasco County residents with health and human services information, government numbers, and volunteer/donation opportunities. 2-1-1 Pasco specialists are trained I&R professionals who know how to provide the information the caller needs. All 2-1-1 conversations are completely confidential. Who needs 2-1-1? Any Individuals, parents, social workers, employers, community partners, taxpayers, and/or seniors in need or looking to give back to their community.
The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging is proud to serve as the Aging Resource Center for Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, Manatee and Polk Counties. Our highly trained staff can provide you with information about the many services available to seniors and their caregivers and direct you to the right places for the help you need. Our SHINE volunteers (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) can provide you with free counseling on Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance and prescription drug programs. Our outreach and training team can educate members of your workplace, civic organization or place of worship about eldercare issues and community services through seminars and community events. To reach the Aging Resource Center, please call our Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.