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A Center for Grieving Children and Teens – Suncoast Kids Place



  • Children ages 3-18 in Hillsborough and some of Pasco County.

  • Provide grief and loss peer support groups to children and teens.

  • Use a combination of peer support groups, along with play therapy techniques, to support kids through their grief journey.

  • Caregiver groups offered simultaneously to kids groups.


AMI Kids Tampa



  • Offers dynamic and comprehensive services focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment for youth associated with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


Centre for Girls



  • A community center for girls, offering educational and art enrichment activities in a supportive environment.

  • A resource for information and guidance for parents and members of the community interested in girls' issues and methods of support during the transition into adolescence.


Centre for Women



  • Offers a diverse array of programs to help women in the Tampa Bay region to succeed both personally and professionally.

  • Counseling & Wellness: An affordable outpatient community counseling program for individuals, couples, families, children and teens.


Children’s Board Family Resource Centers

Brandon: 813-740-4634; Central Tampa: 813-204-1741; East County: 813-752-8700;
North Tampa: 813-558-1877; South County: 813-641-5600; Town 'N Country: 813-356-1703


  • The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers are located throughout Hillsborough County and offer programs and services emphasizing family support, child development, health and safety, and learning success.

  • Visit the website above to find classes and events at a Center near you, including educational programs and health services for teens.


Columbus Youth Academy


sam.cerezo@sequelyouthservices.com (no website)

  • Community case manager working with at-risk youth and families to help in prevention by mentoring and support services.

  • For all at-risk youth.


Devereux Kids—Girls Circle



  • Devereux Kids is the primary prevention program of the Devereux Foundation in Florida. It involves parents and community residents in training, relationship building and skill development to increase the safety and well-being of children, youth and families at the neighborhood level.

  • Girls Circle: A structured support group for girls from 9-18 years of age, designed to foster self-esteem, help girls maintain authentic connection with peers and adult women in their community, counter trends toward self-doubt, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity.


Dream Center of Tampa Bay



  • Ybor City’s local youth and community center.

  • Hosts after school programs for students grades K-12 Monday through Thursday.


Family Network on Disabilities

727-523-1130 / 800-825-5736


  • Youth Advocacy

    • Targets youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 14 to 22, receiving special education and related services.

    • Youth Advocacy assists individuals with disabilities and their parents, family members, guardians, advocates, and/or authorized representatives.

    • Direct one on one assistance, or workshops through online tutorials, web casting and face to face. Offers different information resources in varying media.

  • Parent Support Network (PSN) Project

    • Offers free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them with the main focus on the educational needs of students with disabilities.


G.E.M.S. (Girls Empowered Mentally for Success, Inc.)



  • At risk girls ages 10-17 in Hillsborough County.

  • Addresses and meets the multiple needs of girls that are facing risk factors, such as lack of parental involvement, school dropout, substance abuse, low self-esteem.

  • Designed to decrease negative socioeconomic trends distressing a young girl’s development from early adolescence through late adolescence.

  • Offers group mentoring, one to one adult mentoring, and peer mentoring at different stages of the program.


Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc.



  • Provides a wide range of programs including employment services, training programs, and affordable housing.


Metropolitan Ministries



  • CREATE – Children’s Recreational, Education, Arts, and Therapeutic Experience: Gives school-age children a nurturing therapeutic environment to grow, process their challenges, and learn techniques to deal with their emotions.

  • Youth Program: Enriches youth with the tools to break the cycle of poverty while growing to become future leaders. Dedicated to serving middle and high school students living on campus and in our community, youth program staff and teens are trauma-informed.


Pace Center for Girls

813-739-0410 x 5611


  • Pace provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

  • Pace Reach Counseling Services Program: Provides free behavioral health services that are strength based and gender responsive to girls who are not enrolled in the Pace day program.

  • PACEWorks: A comprehensive vocational and education program dedicated to impacting employability, vocational training and educational success of all girls enrolled in the Pace Center for Girls, Hillsborough program. 


Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families



  • Support to pre-adoptive and post-adoptive families.

  • Provides in-home case management to post-adoptive families in crisis.

  • Four support groups for adoptive parents and adopted children.


Tampa Housing Authority Youth and Family Services



  • Youth exhibiting runaway, ungovernable, and truant behavior between the ages of 7-17 years.

  • Offers individual, group and family counseling, as well as case management services.

  • Services are provided primarily in the client’s home and/or school setting.

  • Offers Healthy Parenting & Anger Management classes to the parents of the clients and the community.


United Way Suncoast



  • Aims to break the cycle of generational poverty throughout the Suncoast region. Offers support and resources in the areas of education, income, health, disaster services, and neighborhood programs.


Youth Advocate Program



  • One-to-one case management.

  • Gender specific.

  • Working to accomplish goals/needs identified by the family during initial assessment.

  • Youth ages 6-17.

  • Reside in zip codes 33610, 33612, 33617, 33604, 33619, 33569, 33605, 33607, 33511.

If you are in a crisis, call 2-1-1 where support is available 24/7.