Healthy Start

Resources

The Healthy Start team can help connect you with community services and programs that address your needs. A number of these resources with contact information are listed below.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay

Provides the only free, confidential, multi-lingual, 24-hour dialing code – 2-1-1 – for access to community information, services and resources for Pinellas County residents. Call 211.
 

Visit www.211connects.org

Alpha House

Provides housing, baby items and educational programs to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Call 727-822-8190.
 

Visit www.alphahousepinellas.org

American Red Cross

Offers expert and affordable CPR training, and certification in AED and First Aid. Training is OSHA compliant. Call 727-898-3111.
 

Visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr

Bay Area Legal Services

A nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay region. Service areas include family law, domestic violence, public benefits, tax assistance, and others. Call 727-490-4040.
 

Visit www.bals.org

Bay Area Pregnancy Center

Provides support for women and men with planned or unplanned pregnancies. Services include free pregnancy tests, parenting and infant care classes, clothing/diaper/formula/food pantry, information about alternatives to abortion, and more. Call 727-449-1988.
 

Visit www.mybapc.com

Bayfront Hospital Baby Place

Provides moms-to-be with the support they need from prenatal to postpartum care. Call 727-290-1310.
 

Visit www.bayfrontstpete.com/maternity-care-services

CASA Domestic Violence Center

Provides services and support for victims of domestic violence, including safe, temporary shelter, food and clothing; counseling; legal and medical advocacy; daycare for children; and others. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. Call 727-895-4912.
 

Visit www.casa-stpete.org

CareerSource Pinellas

Offers career planning services for professional and entry level candidates, including career orientation, job search assistance, career fairs, professional networking, resume building and interview tips, salary and wage information, and more. Call 727-524-4344.
 

Visit www.careersourcepinellas.com

Chrysalis Health

Provides comprehensive mental health, substance abuse and child welfare services to children, teens, adults and families. Call 813-443-4827.
 

Visit www.chrysalishealth.com

Churches United for Healthy Congregations

Works with churches and community organizations to connect congregations with health-related information and services. Call 727-321-9444. (Located in the Sanderlin Center in St. Petersburg.)
 

Visit www.cufhc.org

Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.

Provides affordable, quality physical and mental health services. Accepts most major insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare, and offers a sliding fee discount program for eligible individuals. For appointments, after-hours care or for more information, please call 727-824-8181.
 

Visit www.chcpinellas.org

Community Law Program

Provides free civil legal assistance in areas including family law, housing, consumer rights, criminal records expunction, wills and advance directives to seniors, and probate. To qualify, you must be a Pinellas County resident with a household income of 185% at or below federal poverty guidelines. Call 727-582-7480.
 

Visit www.lawprogram.org

Daystar Life Center

Provides food, clothing, household and transportation support, as well as computer and phone access for those who are homeless or in transitional housing. Call 727-825-0442.
 

Visit www.daystarlife.com

Directions for Living

Provides services in child safety and family preservation, children’s behavioral health, adult behavioral health, and prevention, wellness, and recovery services. Call 727-524-4464.
 

Visit www.directionsforliving.org

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc.

Provides school readiness programs, resources for parents and referral information for child care. School readiness provides child care assistance for working families based on income. Call 727-548-1439 or Toll Free 855-224-3527.

Empath Health

Offers grief counseling and support groups at various locations throughout the community. Call 727-467-7423.
 

Visit www.empathhealth.org

Family Resources

Offers counseling services, shelter and transitional living programs, after-school programs, and other services to youth dealing with family issues, peer pressures and other challenging social issues. Call 727-521-5200.
 

Visit www.family-resources.org

Florida Department of Health—Pinellas

Offers a range of programs and services including primary care, women’s health, family planning, tobacco prevention, and others. Call 727-824-6900
 

Visit http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/

Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Works to improve overall community health and address health disparities, advance population health and achieve health equity in Pinellas County. Call 727-865-4650.
 

Visit www.healthystpete.foundation

Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center—St. Petersburg

Offers support services to women facing unplanned pregnancies including information about birth options, parenting education and support groups, pregnancy mentoring program, medical referrals, and maternity and infant supplies. Call 727-550-4236.
 

Visit www.foundationsoflife.org

Gulf Coast Legal Services—Pinellas

Provides legal aid to low-income clients who otherwise may not be able to afford an attorney. Serves the greater Tampa Bay area with offices in Pinellas and Manatee Counties. Call 727-821-0726.
 

Visit www.gulfcoastlegal.org

HIPPY Program- Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters

Offers free weekly home visits for parents with children ages 3-5 to help them get their children ready for school success. Provides families with education materials and curriculum. Call 727-570-8841.
 

Visit http://www.rclub.net/programs-services,hippy-program

Lutheran Services of Florida (Children & Head Start Services)

Offers comprehensive early childhood education, family support services, and disability, health and nutritional services to children and families in Pinellas, Duval, Hillsborough, and Palm Beach counties. Call 727-563-9400.
 

Visit www.lsfnet.org

Lyneer Staffing Solutions—St. Petersburg

Provides permanent, temporary and temp-to-perm job placement services in a variety of areas including accounting & finance, administrative & clerical, hospitality, IT, legal, light industrial, and medical. Call 727-520-9605.
 

Visit www.lyneer.com

Metro Wellness Community Center

Provides comprehensive HIV services, free HIV testing and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, and behavioral health services. Call 727-321-3854.
 

Visit www.metrotampabay.org

Operation PAR, Inc.

Provides treatment and services to help those impacted by substance abuse and mental health issues, offering outpatient and residential services. Call  727-545-7564.
 

Visit www.operationpar.org

Pinellas County Urban League

Offers career services like job coaching, resume building and financial assistance with certifications, financial education, health services like a mobile health unit and mental health services, and more. Call 727-327-2081.
 

Visit www.pcul.org

Suncoast Center, Inc.

Offers professional, accredited counseling services, with flexible appointments available in a variety of locations, including home visits. Interpreter services provided upon request. Call 727-327-7656.
 

Visit www.suncoastcenter.org

St. Pete General Hospital Parenting Classes

Provides free classes on topics like newborn care, breastfeeding and information for fathers. Reservations requested; online reservation available. Please check the website or call for days and times as the schedule is subject to change. Call 727-341-4055.
 

Visit www.StPeteGeneral.com

Text4Baby

Provides free text messages three times a week with information to help you through pregnancy and your baby’s first year. Text BABY to 511411 to enroll.
 

Visit www.text4baby.org

The Children’s Home/Kinship Services

Offers behavior modification for children, and counseling and support for parents. Both in home and office based services available. Call 855-893-4663.

The Kidz Club

Provides child care services for medically fragile children, including a pediatric medical day-treatment facility with transportation provided. Call 727-821-KIDZ (5439).
 

Visit ww.thekidzclub.com

Sexual Assault Services of Pinellas County

Provides a 24-hour Helpline, Sexual Assault Victim Examinations (SAVE), short and long-term counseling, and support groups. Call 727-530-7273.

Tobacco Free Florida

Provides services to help people quit tobacco. Call 1-877-822-6669 to talk to a quit line coach or join the online program at www.quitnow.net.
 

Visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Provides free child care and school readiness for 4-year-olds, three hours a day, five days a week, including school days and summer sessions. Call (727) 548-1439.

Additional Resources

The Gathering of Women, Inc

The Great Exploration Children’s Museum

The Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas, Inc.

The James B. Sanderlin Center

The Next STEPP Pregnancy Life Center

University of South Florida Family Study Center