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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.

Career Source Tampa Bay (CSTB)


  • Summer Job Connection Program: Instills young adults with critical essential skills that all employers need. The SJC program orientates youth to the world of work and exposed them to new experiences, ideas, and potential career paths for the future through hands-on, real-world work experience through paid work experience positions in-demand occupations or targeted industries.

  • Young Talent of Tampa Bay: In response to COVID-19, the Young Talent of Tampa Bay program is holding live virtual informational sessions this month. The live virtual sessions will be held for graduating high school seniors and youth interested in gaining career advice, practical work experience, and other career guidance.

  • Assists recent grads and youth to go back-to-school or begin a career using Paid Work Experience, On the Job Training, or Entrepreneurial Training.


Centre for Women


  • Offers a diverse array of programs to help women and girls 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

813-765-7639 (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.



  • A movement to improve the lives and futures of youth in foster care by creating access to information on their benefits, protections, and legal rights.

  • FosterPower is a program created and managed by Bay Area Legal Services.

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.

727-523-1512 / 888-279-1988

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

Gulfcoast Legal Services


  • Provides legal aid services in areas including financial stability advocacy, housing advocacy, family/domestic violence advocacy, and immigration advocacy.


Hillsborough County Career and Technical Education (CTE) / Tech Talk


  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) includes middle and high school students taking courses in one of 17 career clusters.

  • These courses are part of an overall program of study designed to prepare students to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce and equip them to make informed decisions about future college and career pathways. 

  • CTE students who complete a Program of Study are eligible for many scholarships, including the Gold Seal Bright Futures Scholarship.

Loft 181


  • Clothing store where teenage girls in foster care can shop for new and gently used clothing for free.

  • This beautiful boutique shopping experience is designed to make each girl feel valued and loved.

  • Shopping by appointments only.


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 Build Program


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  • Focuses primarily on those who may have dropped out of high school, have had trouble with the law, and/or need guidance and direction.

  • Workshops are provided on topics including finance and health, along with life and leadership skills.

  • Program benefits include career earning potential; earn a GED/H.S. Diploma, obtain a nationally recognized construction certification leading to employment opportunities, and receive hands-on work experience.

  • Eligibility: Between the ages 16-24; Strong desire to further career and/or education; Committed to working hard; Desire for your GED/H.S. Diploma.


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


  • Provides youth and their families with intensive wraparound services in their homes, school and community at times most needed by the family. Guided by their plan, support can include a number of activities, including case management, crisis intervention services available 24/7, skill development, educational and vocational work.

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