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Impact Story – Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

Impact Story – Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

Gulf Coast JFCS exists to uplift lives for all people, regardless age, religious beliefs, race or gender.  Last year nearly 37,000 people, received assistance from one or more of Gulf Coast JFCS nearly 50 programs spanning a full spectrum of basic safety net support such as food and housing assistance to  child welfare and adoption, […]

Impact Story – CASA (Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association, Inc.)

Impact Story – CASA (Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association, Inc.)

Since 1983, Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association, Inc. (CASA) has been helping victims of domestic violence and their children to become free of abusive relationships and violent homes. Intimate partner violence (IPV) commonly referred to as domestic violence is not uncommon and both women and men are victimized sexually, physically, and psychologically. Domestic violence has […]

Impact Story – Pasco Kids First

Impact Story – Pasco Kids First

The mission of Pasco Kids First is to keep kids safe, strengthen families through empowerment and enhance our community by preventing child abuse and healing children from trauma. Pasco Kids First was founded in 1989 and serves as the Children’s Advocacy Center in Pasco County with programs serving Pasco and Hernando Counties.  All of the […]

Impact Story – Seniors In Service

Impact Story – Seniors In Service

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit founded in 1984 that provides solutions to community challenges by engaging volunteers age 55+. They help disadvantaged children, isolated elders, overwhelmed caregivers, adults with disabilities, struggling veterans and hungry families. Their volunteers also benefit from staying active and purposeful. Volunteers who are passionate about helping children […]

Impact Story – Hindu Family Support Services

Impact Story – Hindu Family Support Services

HFSS is a faith-based nonprofit that provides culturally sensitive services to empower survivors of gender-based violence in the South Asian diaspora through awareness, advocacy and economic agency.   Helping South Asian Survivors of Domestic Violence in Tampa Bay One Survivor at a Time   Services Indians and other South Asians facing domestic violence have unique […]

Impact Story – Enterprising Latinas

Impact Story – Enterprising Latinas

Founded in 2009, Enterprising Latinas set out to promote economic mobility among women to enable them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations, to teach skills and offer tools that lead to greater prosperity, and transform community challenges into new economic opportunities in places like Wimauma. We know that we are realizing our mission every […]

Impact Story – The Plus Projec+

Impact Story – The Plus Projec+

Tampa Bay has a strong history of organizations providing services to the LGBTQ+ community. Some of these organizations are more ‘LGBTQ+ intentional’—meaning it’s very clear that they serve the LGBTQ+ community. But others are more ‘LGBTQ+ incidental’—meaning they serve LGBTQ+ individuals as a part of their larger client populations. But in either case, these organizations […]

Impact Story – Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay

Impact Story – Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay

We are proud to see Dana using her “Jar of Joy” full of positive comments and “activating her Star Power” that she is learning at GOTR! – Laura Moore, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay “At practice this season, one of our girls, Dana, brought in a jar filled with colorful […]

Impact Story – Tampa Bay Watch

Impact Story – Tampa Bay Watch

“Tampa Bay Watch’s large-scale environmental education program, Estuary EDventures, strives to empower Tampa Bay area students to act as stewards of the Tampa Bay estuary by providing field experiences that combine classroom resources with hands-on field experiences at the Tampa Bay Watch Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde. Since the inception of the Estuary EDventures […]

Impact Story – Best Buddies

Impact Story – Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). “Best Buddies has changed me for the better and I can’t imagine my life without it. I hope one […]

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