Family Support Center
Welcome to the Family Support Center at Pivot Charter School
At Pivot Charter School, we are dedicated to ensuring our students' success by providing a strong support system for their families. We understand that families may encounter challenges, and we are committed to helping them access the support they need.
The Family Support Center serves as a centralized resource hub, offering a curated list of external organizations and community resources that may be beneficial to our students and their families.
Within the Family Support Center, you will find a diverse range of resources designed to address various needs. By exploring these resources, families can find valuable information and connections to organizations that specialize in different areas of support. It's important to note that while we strive to provide comprehensive resources, Pivot Charter School is not affiliated with the organizations listed. The organizations listed on our website are independently operated and managed. It is essential for families to thoroughly evaluate each resource and contact the respective organizations directly to determine their suitability and availability for their specific circumstances.
We continually update and expand the resource offerings to ensure they remain relevant and beneficial to our families. If you have any questions or require further assistance, our dedicated staff is available to provide guidance and support. Together, let's navigate challenges and ensure that our families have the resources and support they need to create an environment where our students can thrive.
Feeding Tampa Bay - a leading hunger relief organization in the region. They provide food assistance through a network of partner organizations, food pantries, and community outreach programs, ensuring that families in need have access to nutritious meals.
ECHO of Brandon - An offers food assistance to individuals and families facing economic hardships. Their food pantry provides essential groceries, helping to alleviate food insecurity and ensure that families have access to nourishing food options
Salvation Army Tampa Area Command - operates various food assistance programs, including food pantries and community meals, to help individuals and families facing food insecurity. Their aim is to provide nourishing meals and alleviate hunger in the community.
Metropolitan Ministries Outreach Center - an Organization that offers a food pantry where individuals and families in need can access a variety of nutritious food items to help meet their basic needs.
Farm Share - An organization that works to alleviate hunger by recovering and distributing surplus produce and other food items to individuals and families in need. They collaborate with local farmers, wholesalers, and retailers to rescue food and distribute it through their network of partner agencies.
Housing & Homelessness Assistance
Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) - A collaborative effort aimed at preventing and ending homelessness in the Tampa and Hillsborough County area. They provide emergency shelter assistance, housing resources, rental and utility assistance, and case management to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Tampa Housing Authority - an Organization that offers public housing, Section 8 vouchers, and rental assistance programs to eligible individuals and families in need of affordable housing solutions. They work to ensure safe and stable housing for vulnerable populations.
Metropolitan Ministries - Organization that provides comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk individuals and families. They offer emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services, and access to resources such as job training and education, empowering families to achieve self-sufficiency.
Salvation Army Tampa - Organization that operates programs and services to address homelessness and housing instability. They provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services, working towards helping individuals and families overcome challenges and secure stable housing.
Hillsborough County Social Services - Organization that offers support to individuals and families facing homelessness or housing crises. They provide emergency financial assistance, housing resources, and case management to help families stabilize their housing situations and regain stability.
Financial Stability & Utility Assistance
United Way Suncoast - An organization that connects individuals and families to various resources and services that promote financial stability. They provide information, referrals, and assistance programs to help individuals access financial counseling, emergency financial assistance, and utility bill payment assistance.
Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg - An organization that offers emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in need. They provide support for basic needs, including utility bill payment assistance, rental and housing assistance, and other emergency financial aid.
Hillsborough County Social Services - An organization that offers emergency financial assistance programs to help individuals and families facing financial hardships. They provide support for basic needs, including utility bill payment assistance, emergency rental and housing assistance, and other financial aid programs.
Tampa Electric (TECO) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - A program offered by Tampa Electric (TECO) provides assistance to eligible low-income households to help with their energy bills. The program offers financial support to offset energy costs and ensure families can maintain essential utility services.
Crisis Support & Counseling
Tampa Bay Crisis Center - The Tampa Bay Crisis Center offers a range of crisis intervention services, including a 24/7 crisis hotline, suicide prevention, and emotional support. Their trained counselors provide compassionate assistance to individuals and families in crisis.
Family Resources, Inc. - Family Resources, Inc. is dedicated to promoting the well-being and safety of individuals and families. They provide crisis intervention, counseling, and support services to address issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse, and youth homelessness.
The Spring of Tampa Bay - The Spring of Tampa Bay is a comprehensive domestic violence center that offers shelter, counseling, and support services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence. They provide a safe haven and resources for survivors to rebuild their lives.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares - 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is a helpline connecting individuals and families to local resources and services. They provide information, support, and referrals to community organizations that offer crisis intervention, counseling, and other support services.
Children's Home Network - The Children's Home Network offers comprehensive services to children and families in crisis. They provide counseling, case management, and support programs to address issues such as behavioral health challenges, family conflict, and trauma.
Employment and Career Support
CareerSource Tampa Bay - CareerSource Tampa Bay connects job seekers with employment opportunities and provides resources for career development. They offer job placement assistance, training programs, and job market information to support individuals in their job search and career advancement.
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. - Goodwill Industries-Suncoast offers employment services and vocational training programs to individuals seeking job opportunities. They provide career counseling, skills development, and job placement assistance, helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency through employment.
Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center - The Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center supports aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in the area. They provide resources, mentorship, and training programs to help individuals start or grow their businesses, promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency.
Dress for Success Tampa Bay - Dress for Success Tampa Bay empowers women by providing professional attire, career development tools, and a support network to help them thrive in work and life. They offer job readiness programs, interview preparation, and ongoing career support.
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