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Disaster Response - Lutheran Services Florida

This is a state-wide human services agency. They are dedicated to helping all people in need regardless of religion, age, or national origin.

Lutheran Disaster Response steps in whenever there is a natural disaster. They can provide immediate help with shelter and food. They provide ongoing assistance to help people rebuild their lives. They have training and workshops in disaster preparedness. They provide hardship grants. They can give spiritual and emotional support.

Please see the website for more services.

Free Legal Services - Bay Area Legal Services

This agency provides free legal services in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. They do not handle criminal or traffic cases. They do not handle Workers Comp claims. Please see the website for all services.

Applicants can get help with:

  • Basic needs, including housing, applying for public assistance, and consumer protection
  • Elder issues, including housing and income preservation
  • Family law issues, including divorce and domestic violence
  • Taxes

Legal Aid Line, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm: 813.232.1343
Toll Free: 1.800.625.2257
Locations: click here

Interpreters are available.

Goodwill - Supported Living

Goodwill-Suncoast has 5 apartment complexes. They offer affordable living options in their service area. The Freedom Village apartments are barrier-free for people with disabilities. The Heritage Oaks apartments are designed for people who are at least 62 years old and with low income. Applications are available at each complex. There may be a waiting list. Please call the office of your choice to check availability.

Hearing Impaired: 727.579.1068

Locations:
Freedom Village I
7700 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park FL 33781
727.541.6620

Freedom Village II
5002 Bridge Street
Tampa FL 33611
813.831.6988

Freedom Village III
1167 Turner Street
Clearwater FL 33756
727.k443.6799

Heritage Oaks of Ocala
2820 S.W. 34th Street
Ocala FL 34474
352.854.1515

Heritage Oaks of Palm Harbor
2351 Alderman Road
Palm Harbor Fl 34683
727.787.0792

Independent Living Skills Training - Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

This is an 8-week course for those who have recently lost part or all of their vision. It provides clients with the skills needed to perform daily living tasks independently. The training program gives instruction in several areas including Braille, money handling and phone dialing. Students will learn about handwriting guides, adaptive cooking skills and household cleaning skills.

Please see the website for all services.

Kinship Care Warmline

This agency aims to empower, serve and advocate for all kinship families. They empower the lives of kinship caregivers and their families through services, education and advocacy.
When someone calls in, they will talk to trained grandparent volunteers and social work students. Callers can share their feelings, concerns, joys and successes of being a caregiver.

There is a toll free line for caregivers outside of the Tampa Bay area. This line provides caregivers with emotional support. They can get information and referral services. If the lines are busy, please leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Hours of operation: 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Friday
Toll Free Number: 1.800.640.6444
Tampa Bay Area: 813.974.1328

Mary & Martha House, Inc. - Thrift Stores

Mary & Martha House offers two thrift stores in Ruskin. The Rose Boutique offers new and used items in downtown Ruskin. Clients of Mary & Martha House work there and learn retail skills.

Their other thrift store carries furniture, clothing, housewares and more.

Please see the website for details.

To donate items: 813.645.7874

Thrift Store location:
1009 1st Street SW
Ruskin FL

Project Return - Educational Center/Supportive Housing

Project Return helps persons with mental illness find safe and affordable housing. Counselors help with medication, crisis support and home visits. Those who wish may live at Friendship Palms, PR’s own apartment complex. Educational and personal enrichment opportunities are available as well. Clients can get help with getting and keeping a job.

Please see the website for all services.

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