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Creating Connections Through the Power Of Information, Innovation, and Hope.

Our goal is to have a community that is connected and informed regarding critical health & human service information for those who need help & those who are willing to volunteer or donate their time to local community agencies.

2-1-1 Is Here 24/7 For Those In Need

Dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or for more information choose from our direction options below:

Housing & Homelessness
Food & Meals
Early Childhood Development
Child Care & Early Learning
Tax Assistance
Suicide Prevention
Healthcare & Insurance
Disaster Recovery
Diabetes & Health Control

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. is the front door for a collaborative project called the Adult Emergency Financial Assistance Program (AEFAP). This project helps individuals and married couples without minor children by providing financial assistance to help prevent evictions, foreclosures, and unhelathly living conditions as well as things to keep people employed. The assistance provided is done to help empower individuals and married couples without minor children to become self-sufficient. Assistance is provided only once every twelve (12) months. This collaborative is a partnership between Pinellas County Human Services (PCHS) and 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares (211).

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2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. is the front door for a collaborative project called the Family Services Initiative (FSI). This project helps families with minor children prevents child protection investigations, homelessness, and further social service engagement by providing families with the right service, at the right time, for the right need. The initiative provides support and wrap-around services to meet families’ basic needs and help empower them to become self-sufficient.

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2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is part of a statewide program of 2-1-1 providers that is dedicated to helping Florida veterans.

Our state has the third largest veteran population in the nation with 1,755,680 veterans calling Florida home. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is working in conjunction with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to provide a help-line where veterans can receive both emotional support and linkages to community resources.

By calling the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838), or 2-1-1, veterans are able to talk with someone who can help them through the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life.

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2-1-1 partners with Suncoast Center to provide the Sexual Assault Services Hotline for Pinellas County.

If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Sexual Assault Services Hotline at 727-530-7273 anytime 24 hours a day.

At 2-1-1 TBC, all 2-1-1 Specialists are certified by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. 2-1-1 Specialists are trained according to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Advocacy Core Training (ACT) and utilize the RIDES model (Relationship Building, Identifying the Problem/Need, Dealing with Feelings and Exploring Options, and Safety) for sexual assault crisis intervention.

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No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares partners with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, answering suicide calls primarily for Pinellas County. 2-1-1 TBC is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention  services and utilizes and evidence based training called the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) model for suicide/crisis intervention. We’re here to listen and provide you critical referrals if you need additional support.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, has become withdrawn, or just needs to talk to someone about their life challenges, please call 2-1-1 (727-210-4211).

CLICK HERE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION INFORMATION

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is a partner with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Ways To Support 211 Tampa Bay Cares

2-1-1 relies greatly upon the contributions from our generous supporters and partners to achieve our mission of providing information and referral resources to our community. There are several ways for you to support our mission, such as donating, volunteering, sponsorship and attending our annual events.

Volunteer At 211 Tampa Bay Cares
Financially Support 211 Tampa Bay Cares
Join Our 211 Tampa Bay Cares Mailing List

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