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Pinellas Board of County Commissioners Proclaim Monday Feb. 11th (2-11) as National 211 Day

2019-02-18T17:58:50+00:00

February 11th (2-11) is a day that 2-1-1s around the country celebrate the unique role that 211 plays connecting people to vital services in our communities. Our mission is simply to improve lives through the power of information and hope! We are honored that the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners declared today Monday Feb. 11th as National 2-1-1 Day in Pinellas County! Several cities have also declared today as National 211 Day. Thank you to the City of Dunedin, City of Treasure Island, City of Oldsmar, City of Seminole, City of St. Petersburg and the City of Safety Harbor. Please [...]

Pinellas Board of County Commissioners Proclaim Monday Feb. 11th (2-11) as National 211 Day 2019-02-18T17:58:50+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

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

Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas County Opens Cold Weather Homeless Shelters

2018-05-21T23:58:45+00:00

Times staff Published: January 2, 2018 Updated: January 3, 2018 at 05:28 PM Pinellas County will open its "cold night shelters" for the homeless on Wednesday and Thursday. The shelters open between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal and breakfast the following morning. Emergency shelters open when the temperatures dip below 40 degrees, said Cliff Smith, manager of veterans, social and homeless services for the city of St. Petersburg. The county will determine whether the shelters will remain open Friday based on the temperature. Families with [...]

Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas County Opens Cold Weather Homeless Shelters 2018-05-21T23:58:45+00:00

Channel 8 On Your Side: What to do if your teenager is in crisis

2018-05-21T23:51:57+00:00

By: Gayle Guyardo Dec 09, 2016 TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -- Are they just being a teen or is your child in crisis? Teenage depression and anxiety is on the rise, and many times kids don't know who to turn to. When the pressure mounts, some go to extreme measures to end the pain. Now there are new programs in place in Hillsborough and Pinellas county to help kids in crisis. "Our program was designed to fill that void and fill that crack and helping young people transitioning into becoming young adults," said Kiara Santiago with Success 4 kids & Families "Healthy Transition" [...]

Channel 8 On Your Side: What to do if your teenager is in crisis 2018-05-21T23:51:57+00:00

TBN : Pinellas County Residents Face Hard Times.

2018-05-21T23:27:49+00:00

Pinellas County residents face hard times 2-1-1 operators field calls from people facing home evictions, health, financial and other issues By THOMAS MICHALSKI Dec 29, 2008 The crashing economy is causing insurmountable problems for Pinellas County residents who are being faced with evictions, job loss and even homelessness. So great are the difficulties of some individuals, that more of them than ever before are talking about suicide and even giving up their children for adoption because parents cannot afford to feed and clothe them. Many of the pleas for assistance come to 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares that is recognized in Pinellas County [...]

TBN : Pinellas County Residents Face Hard Times. 2018-05-21T23:27:49+00:00