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13 Reason Why: Bullying Comes in Many Forms

2018-07-25T23:52:40+00:00

As a help line 211 is there for anyone, including kids that feel that they have nowhere to turn because of being bullied, and the painful feelings of depression that can make someone feel that they have no one to talk to. You're not alone, someone will be there for you. Dial 2-1-1 if you need to speak with a person who cares.

13 Reason Why: Bullying Comes in Many Forms 2018-07-25T23:52:40+00:00

Column: “I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know.”

2018-07-25T23:35:54+00:00

Many times those that succumb to suicide feel completely and totally alone. Often it helps to hear from others that have faced the same inner turmoil and problems. In a recent article by Lisa Harper she earnestly tells the story of her own personal experiences facing suicide, and facing her own mothers suicide as well. And above all it's a story of there being hope despite the darkness. Please read the full article here: "I Survived A Suicide Attempt And Here's What You Should Know."  via the St.Petersburg Times. "The night I planned my death I was a 15-year-old sophomore living in [...]

Column: “I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know.” 2018-07-25T23:35:54+00:00

Puerto Rican Relief Workshop for Hurricane Maria Evacuees in Pinellas County

2018-07-25T22:24:59+00:00

Information about housing assistance Legal Assistance Social Services For Children and Seniors Application for Medicaid and Food Stamps Where: 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of Health Flyer: FLYER 18-06-28 Puerto Rico English   Información sobre recursos para Vivienda   Asistencia Legal   Servicios Sociales para adultos mayores y niños   Aplicaciones para Medicaid y Estampillas de Comida Donde : 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of HealthDia y Hora : Thursday June 28 - 2:00 pm a 7:00 pm.RSVP a Andrea Vendetti, Hispanic Outreach Center at 727 -445-9734 ext 207 o avendetti@hispanicoutreachcenter.org FLYER 18-06-28 [...]

Puerto Rican Relief Workshop for Hurricane Maria Evacuees in Pinellas County 2018-07-25T22:24:59+00:00

Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit

2018-06-13T22:33:39+00:00

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan. Being prepared for a Hurricane or Natural Disaster takes the mental strain off you and your family, as well as prevents last minute rush and panic [...]

Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit 2018-06-13T22:33:39+00:00

Hurricane Season 2018: Tampa Bay Time’s 5 top tips on lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

2018-06-13T22:23:44+00:00

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan. Please see the links below provided by the Tampa Bay Times as a useful educational prep of first hand experiences of what you could face during [...]

Hurricane Season 2018: Tampa Bay Time’s 5 top tips on lessons learned from Hurricane Irma 2018-06-13T22:23:44+00:00

13 Reasons Why | Discussion Series: Talking with Your Teen

2018-06-08T21:16:14+00:00

Cast of 13 Reasons Why provides tips for talking to your teen about tough topics addressed in the series. Part of a series of six videos addressing topics in the show and where to go if you need help. 211 is a crisis intervention service and receives calls from people who are suicidal.  211 also receives calls from family and friends concerned about someone they know who is at risk of being suicidal.  The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has increased the discussion around suicide and suicide prevention.

13 Reasons Why | Discussion Series: Talking with Your Teen 2018-06-08T21:16:14+00:00

Hurricane season: Speculation on the severity of this year’s hurricane season.

2018-06-02T15:43:36+00:00

From The Times: Is the Atlantic Ocean in the midst of a long period of hyperactive hurricane seasons? Or have we entered a period of sedate storm seasons? "That is the million dollar question right now," said Jim Kossin, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Every hurricane season brings the risk of destruction. But what’s at stake in this debate is how frequently residents along the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Seaboard will have to live with those risks in the coming decades. Historically, the Atlantic Ocean has alternated between strong periods, during which [...]

Hurricane season: Speculation on the severity of this year’s hurricane season. 2018-06-02T15:43:36+00:00

Hurricane Season: Sign Up for Alert Pinellas

2018-06-02T15:29:11+00:00

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan. Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Alert Pinellas, an emergency notification service for Pinellas County, Local Municipalities, [...]

Hurricane Season: Sign Up for Alert Pinellas 2018-06-02T15:29:11+00:00

Safety Harbor May 2018 Volunteer Fair

2018-06-13T22:28:48+00:00

Non-Profit Volunteer Fair Set for May 23, 2018 in Safety Harbor Are you looking for volunteer opportunities but don’t know where to start? The public is invited to attend a Non-Profit Volunteer Fair, on Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Safety Harbor Public Library. Potential volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with over 20 local non-profits to learn about volunteer opportunities. This free event is sponsored by the City of Safety Harbor and the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The Library is located at 101 2nd Street North.

Safety Harbor May 2018 Volunteer Fair 2018-06-13T22:28:48+00:00

News Channel 8: Cold Weather Shelters Opening Across Tampa Bay Area.

2018-05-22T00:05:16+00:00

By: Daisy Ruth Jan 12, 2018 11:37 AM EST (WFLA) - Tampa Bay area counties are opening cold weather shelters on Saturday for anyone needing a warm place to spend the night. These shelters will open in Hillsborough County: Brandon Community Center: 510 East Sadie Street in Brandon Opens at 6 p.m. Pets welcome Phone: (813) 635-8179 Jackson Springs Recreation Center: 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country Opens at 6 p.m. Pets welcome Phone: (813) 554-5004 Hands of Hope Outreach at New Hope at the Cornerstone: 310 North Collins Street in Plant City Opens at 6 p.m. Phone: (813) [...]

News Channel 8: Cold Weather Shelters Opening Across Tampa Bay Area. 2018-05-22T00:05:16+00:00