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Resources:

Reentry Resource Sites:

The National Reentry Resource Center
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.

 

The Federal Interagency Reentry Council

The Councel of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

 

Bureau of Prisons Reentry Handbook

Reentry handbook but also has legal resources listed.

Bureau of Prisons Reentry Hotline: 1-877-895-9196

 

Pinellas County Veteran & Military Resource Guide

The Pinellas County Veteran & Military Resource Guide was created in a joint effort with community partners to provide Pinellas County Veterans and their families better access to available services.

 

Housing:

Housing Resource Search Engines:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Search engine that provides information on housing. Apartment types: Elderly, Disabled, Families, and Healthcare.

Apartments.com
Register at website for available apartments.

Shelter Listings
This website is for all of Florida to search for shelters.

 

Housing Continued:

Abilities, Inc. of Florida
Assistance in attaining employment and housing for disabled clients 8:00am-4:30pm.  Monday-Thursday and 8:00am- 4:00pm Friday by appointment
Phone# (727) 538-7370
Address: 2735 Whitney Rd., Clearwater, FL 33760 

Abilities, Inc. - Homes for Independence
Homes for Independence, Inc. was formed in 1995 as the housing division of ServiceSource. The program's primary focus is to provide affordable, accessible and safe housing for persons with low incomes and/or disabilities. Inclusion is the cornerstone of all our housing programs—integration into established condominium communities with easy access to shopping and transportation
Address: 2735 Whitney Rd., Clearwater, FL 33760

Director of Housing (727) 538-7370, ext. 8922
Occupancy Manager  (727) 538-7370, ext. 8905
Occupancy Specialist (727) 538-7370, ext. 8932
Rental contacts for Pinellas, Polk Counties in Florida  (800) 259-5709, ext. 8932

Alpha House of Pinellas County, Inc.
The mission of ALPHA House is to provide housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. ALPHA House is Pinellas County’s only residential maternity program.
Phone# (727) 822-8190
Address: 701 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email: alpha@alphahousepinellas.org

St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Are you a Pinellas County resident looking for help getting your basic needs of food, shelter or health care? You’ve come to the right place! We have many programs that help you with those basic needs. Read below to learn more about each program and how to contact them to determine your eligibility for help.  Hours: Monday 8:30am–3:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am–3:30pm, Friday 8:30am–11:30am
Address: 863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone# (727)-821-1200

Brookside Square Apartments
1,2, and 3 bedroom apartemtns for families. Subsidized by HUD.
Phone# (727) 522-1444
Address: 200 72nd Ave, N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Burlington Tower
1 bedroom apartments for elderly residents. Managed and subisidized by HUD.
Phone# (727) 823-3867
1000 Burlington Ave. N, St. Petersburg, fl 33705

Care Patrol
Care Patrol is a nationwide company that assists with locating assisted living, independent living, and nursing homes
for people in need.  Mary Ellen Gilbert is the point of contact for all of Florida. You, the client, or the family can
simply call Mary Ellen's cell 410-610-4054 and provide her with the offender's name, amount of monthly income, and requested
housing type. She will work to find a home for the client within their budget.

The facility pays Care Patrol for the referrals so the client does not pay for the service. Depending on the client's needs,
Care Patrol can provide several housing options.  Care Patrol recently found a facility that would accept one of my homeless
client with active psychiatric concerns.  Mary Ellen says they have options for sex offenders also.

 

Casa Miguel Apartments
Efficiencies for elderly residents, Managed by Catholic Charities, Subsidized by HUD
Phone# (727) 797-8551
Address: 2285 FL-580, Clearwater, FL 33763

Casa Santa Cruz
1 Bedroom apartments for elderly residents. Managed by Catholic Charities, Subsidized by HUD
Phone# (727) 541-2631
Address: 7825 54th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Clearview Park Apartments St. Petersburg
This is a Public Housing Complex offered by the St Petersburg Housing Authority.
Built in 1982, Clearview Park is a family development with 22 garden-style apartments and town homes. Centrally located in the heart of St. Petersburg, the property features one, two and three bedroom units. On-site amenities include a community center, playground and laundry facility.
Contact Clearview Park with the phone number provided to check for current rental rates. 
Note: Apartments may not have openings or may have long waiting lists. Call for complete details.
Phone# (727) 217-7254
Address: 3200 37th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Clearwater Apartments
Two and Three bedroom family apartments. Subidized by HUD
Phone# (727) 446-2244
Address: 1000 N Keene Rd, Clearwater, FL 33755

Community Action Stop Abuse (CASA)
24-Hour access line. Shelter and services for up to 45 days when home is not a safe place. This includes incarcerated women arrested for defending themselves from domestic violence can receive grouop and individual CASA advocacy and support.
Phone# (727) 895-4912
TTY# (727) 828-1269
Toll Freel#: (800) 621-4202
Address: 1011 1st Aven, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Community Service Foundation
CSF works with Pinellas County families and individuals to provide a healthy living environment, quality of lifestyle, support services and training to put them on the road to self-sufficiency, financial stability, and self-respect. In accomplishing our mission, we provide affordable housing, educational training in homeownership and household budgeting, Fair Housing counseling, and other related housing services to Pinellas County residents. Open Monday through Friday,  8:30am-5:00pm.
Phone# (727) 461-0618
Address: 925 Lakeview Rd., Clearwater, FL 33756

Creekside Manor I
1 Bedroom Apartments for elderly residents. Managed by Volunteers of Florida. Subsidized by HUD.
Phone# (727) 441-8400
Address: 1318 Franklin St., Clearwater, FL 33756

Creekside Manor II
1 bedroom apartments for elderly residents. Managed by Volunteers of Florida. Subsidized by HUD.
Phone# (727) 461-7619
Address: 1335 Pierce St., Clearwater, FL 33756

Crystal Lakes Manor
Crystal Lakes Manor* consists of 236, one-story, one and two bedroom garden-style apartments. We are a non-smoking property. Units are reserved for income-eligible residents who are 55 years of age and older. Housing Choice / Section 8 vouchers are accepted.
Phone# (727) 522-2074
Address: 4100 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Department of Elder Affairs (CARES)
Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES) is Florida’s federally mandated pre-admission screening program for nursing home applicants. A registered nurse and/or assessor performs client assessments. A physician or registered nurse reviews each application to determine the level of care that is most appropriate for the applicant. The assessment identifies long-term care needs, and establishes the appropriate level of care (medical eligibility for nursing facility care), and recommends the least restrictive, most appropriate placement.
Phone# (727) 588-6912
Address: 11351 Ulmerton Rd #303, Largo, FL 33778

Disability Achievement Center
Disability Achievement Center (formerly Caring & Sharing, CASCIL) is a disability resource Center serving all persons of all ages in Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Florida who have disabilities. Advocacy is one of the core services provided. This service will include assisting persons with understanding the community and state services available and helping individuals determine how to gain access to such services that may be needed to help them gain or maintain community independence. Core services also include information and referral, peer mentoring and independent Living skills programs. We serve a cross disability population requiring a working knowledge of multiple disabilities and how they may impact a person’s independence at home or in the community.
Phone# (727) 539-7550
Address: 12552 S Belcher Rd, Largo, FL 33773

Greenview Manor Apartments
1 and 2 bedroom apartments for elderly residents over 62 years of age. Subsidized by HUD.
Phone# 727) 823-0716
Address: 1212 Burlington Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP)
Temporary housing, food, clothing, and supportive services necessary to achieve self sufficiency for homeless families and individuals. Clients are supported in the goal to obtain and remain in permanent housing. Also provides housing and supportive serivces on a long term basis for homeless persons with disabilities.
Phone# (727) 442-9041
Address: 1120 North Betty Ln, Clearwater, FL 33755

 

Transportation:

DART - Demand Resposne Transportation
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) provides demand response transportation services for people who, because of their disability, are unable to independently use the regular, accessible PSTA buses. Demand response service is a form of public transportation. Passengers will be required to share a ride whenever possible, as is done on the regular bus system. PSTA is not required to ensure that a passenger rides alone on a vehicle.
Phone# (727) 540-1900

St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Are you a Pinellas County resident looking for help getting your basic needs of food, shelter or health care? You’ve come to the right place! We have many programs that help you with those basic needs. Read below to learn more about each program and how to contact them to determine your eligibility for help.  Hours: Monday 8:30am–3:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am–3:30pm, Friday 8:30am–11:30am
Address: 863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone# (727)-821-1200

 

Services:

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares
Crisis, information, and referral line for social service agencies in Pinellas county. 24 hour line.
Address: 14155 58th St, Suite 211, Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone# (727) 210-4211
Fax#  (727) 213-6766

AARP Foundation Work Search
For low-income seniors 55 or older. Training and job search assistance provided while working minimum wage, 18-hour jobs. Must meet established income range.
1550 16th St #A, Palm Harbor, FL 34683  (727) 785-1309
7800 66th St N  Suite 202, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 (727) 547-0534

Abundant Life Ministries Food Pantry
Provides food for anyone in Need. 9:00am-11:00pm Thursdays. Call for Eligibility
1550 Belcher Rd. S, Largo, FL 33771
Phone# (727) 210-5433

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Hotline
Fellowship of men and women helping each other recover from alcoholism.  The hotline refers the caller to a local AA Group.
Pinellas Phone# (727) 530-0415

Alpha House of Pinellas County, Inc.
The mission of ALPHA House is to provide housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. ALPHA House is Pinellas County’s only residential maternity program.
Address: 701 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone# (727) 822-8190
Email: alpha@alphahousepinellas.org

Bay Pines VA Health Care Cystem
Medical Services for qualified veterans.  24 Hours. Eligiblilty Line hours 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5005, Bay Pines, FL 33744
Physical Address: 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, FL 33744
Phone# (727) 398-6661
Care Line: (888) 820-0230

Bayfront Health Family Care
General Medical clinic for adults and children. Sliding scale fee schedule for low income patients. Patiends need to apply to be qualified. 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Thursday, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm. Appts need to be made before 4:00pm.
Address: 700 6th St South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 893-6116

Boley Centers for Behavioral Health care, Inc.
Boley Centers offers community-based recovery services and supports and rehabilitation and housing to children, adults and families living in Pinellas County. These services are provided to people who are recovering from mental illnesses and who may have co-occurring substance abuse problems as well as disadvantaged or disabled youth and adults who have low incomes.
Phone# (727) 821-4819
Fax# (727) 822-6240
Address: 445 31st St. North, St. Petersburg. FL 33713

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Obtain birth and death certificates 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Phone# (727) 507-4330
Address: 8751 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771

Catholic Charities
Assistance with immigration and refugee program
Phone# (727) 893-1313 Ext 208
Fax# (727) 893-9543
Address: 1213 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides credible, reliable health information on data an statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies, and disasters, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers health, workplace safety and more.
Phone# (800) 233-4636

Child Support Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Locates absent parent, establishes paternity, obtains child support payments. Handles interstate and intrastate cases. Customer Service available between 7am-7pm Monday-Friday
Phone# (800) 622-5437
Address: 11351 ulmerton Rd #207, Largo, FL 33778

Children's Medical Services
Medical services for children up to age 21, with chonic medical conditions
Phone# (727) 767-4403
Toll Free# (800) 374-4334
Fax# (727) 727-6727 or 4715
Address: 500 7th Ave S, Dept 7470, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Clearwater Free Clinic
Our patients have access to a full range of medical services that are provided on-site within our primary care setting. Other services, including diagnostic procedures, are provided by community partners. Comprehensive care includes…

  • PRIMARY AND SPECIALTY CARE OFFICE VISITS
    • EKGs, labs, and x-rays
    • Hospital procedures (as warranted)
  • WOMENS CARE
    • Pap smears and mammograms
  • DIABETIC PROGRAM
    • Care and nutrition, education and supplies
  • MEDICATION SERVICE (NO NARCOTICS)
    • Acute and chronic medications
    • PAP Enrollment
  • OPHTHALMOLOGY
    • Diagnostic exams
    • Diabetic eye exams
  • NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
    • One-on-one counseling and group classes
  • PEDIATRICS
    • Sick visits
    • Back to school physicals
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Phone# (727) 447-3041
Address: 707 N. Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755

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Clerk of the Circut Court, Pinellas County
All Civil Court records. Accepts Payment for traffic, criminal, misdemeanor fines and costs, noncriminal payable infractions such as fishing, boating, and smoking violations.  Some of the locations offer assistance with obtaining child support payments, injunction of protection in domestic violence cases, and Baker Act petitions.Please call beforehand to find out which locations provide these services. Hours available on map links for each location.
Phone# (727) 464-7000

 

Location Description Address (Directions in Address Link)
Clearwater Courthouse 315 Court St, Clearwater, FL 33756
Pinellas County Justice Center 14250 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762
North County Branch Office 29582 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761
Clerk's Tyrone Branch Office 1800 66th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
St. Petersburg Branch Office 545 First Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Records Mgmt-Clearwater Branch 509 East Ave S, Clearwater, FL 33756
Records Mgmt-Mid-County Branch 14155 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760
Finance Division 14 S Ft. Harrison Ave, 3rd Flr Utilities Bldg, Clearwater, FL 33756
Division of Inspector General 510 Bay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756
Clearwater Law Library 324 S Ft. Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756

 

Community Help Services Thrift Shop
Clothing and Furniture for low income families. Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm
Phone# (727) 448-0005
Address: 1848 N Highland Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

 

Community Voice Mail-CVM
CVM provides a set of phone numbers to particating agencies servicing low-income and homeless individuals. The agency would assign voice mail boxes to their participants. A case manager, counselor or staff member would provide participants with their own private phone number and security code. The agency case manager or staff member would assist the participant in recording a greeting, setting a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and providing them with a wallet card that contains simple instructions on how to use the C.V.M. system.
Phone# (727) 550-4036

Daystar Life Center
Food, Clothing, Household Support, Florida ID, Transportation, Health & Personal Care, Income Tax Preparation
Phone# (727) 825-0442
Address: 226 6th St S, St, Petersburg, FL 33701

DCF - Florida Department of Children and Families
Food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, substance abuse, child care, refugee assistance, mental health care, and other programs
Phone# (877) 595-0384
Address: 11351 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33778

Title Name Address Phone
Client Relations Coordinator Karen Semone 9393 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612 (877) 595-0384
SAMH Regional Director April May 9393 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 337-5700
Refugee Services Janet Blair 11351 Ulmerton Rd, Suite 436E, Largo, FL 33778 (727) 373-7682
Human Trafficking Coordinator Sue Aboul-Hosn 400 W. Robinson, South Tower 1111A, Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 719-4228
Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director Kimberly Grabert 400 W Robinson St, Suite 1111, Orlando, FL 32801 (352) 303-1366
Foster Care Licensing Manager Evan Leach 9393 N. Florida Ave, Suite 500 Room 515, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 558-1072
Foster Care Licensing Specialist Betsie Cieslak 9393 N. Florida Ave, Suite 500 Room 515, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 480-3749
Foster Care Licensing Specialist Carole Randazzo 9393 N. Florida Ave, Suite 500 Room 515, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 337-5937

Di's Imani, Inc.
Case Management for HIV and AIDS patients
Phone# (727) 321-0600
Address 6251 Park Blvd N, Suite 9, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Directions for Living
Our mission is to be a welcoming and compassionate provider, advocate, and partner to children, adults, and families in need of integrated healthcare, social support, safety, and hope for the future.
Phone# (727) 524-4464
Address: 1437 South Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764

 

EPIC
EPIC (Empath Partners in Care) is a member of Empath Health, a nonprofit integrated network of care supporting those challenged by chronic and advanced illness in the Tampa Bay region. EPIC offers a wide variety of medical care, counseling, support and prevention services are offered at our ASAP and Francis House campuses and other locations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. They aim to provide seamless care and support that helps our clients maintain healthy and self-sufficient lives, assistance to families, and HIV testing and education in the community. Daytime, evening and weekend hours vary per location.

For more information, call in Pinellas at (727) 328-3260 or in Hillsborough at (813) 237-3066

EPIC ASAP Campus 3050 1st Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712
EPIC Clearwater 1214 Cleveland St. Clearwater, FL 33755
EPIC Tampa 4600 N Habana Ave., Suite 15, Tampa, FL 33614
EPIC Francis House Campus 4703 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Family Emergency Treatment Center (FETC) - Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS)
Emergency Mental Health Treatment to those in Need
24 Hour Suicide Hotline: (727) 791-3131
24 Hour Mental Health Assistance: (727) 541-4628
Address: 400 15th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Family Resources
Individual, couples, parents, and children can receive counseling services designed to improve relationships.

 

Office Address Phone
Individual & Family Counseling 1615 Union St, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 298-3900
Individual & Family Counseling 3821 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 552-1010
Truancy Magistrate Program 3821 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 552-1010

F.E.A.S.T. Food Pantry
Food bank for people in need. 
Phone# (727) 789-5275
Address: 2255 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683

 

Florida Driver's License Division - FLHSMV
Obtain Driver's License or Florida Photo ID
Phone# (727) 464-7777
Address: Multiple Locations and Hours (Click Here)

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
Providing:

 

  • Jewish Families with services that connect them to the Jewish community and improve their lives
  • Children and Families in need with intensive support to ensure stability, safety and well-being
  • Refugees with basic services that support them to successfully adapt to life in America
  • Unemployed Non‐Custodial Parents with the skills to find jobs, support their families and be better parents
  • Elderly and Disabled with support services enabling them to live independently, safely and with dignity
  • Individuals with Behavioral Health Challenges with the tools necessary to function well in society

Phone# (727) 479-1800
Address: 14041 Icot Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760

 

 

Pinellas County Justice Center

Criminal and non-Criminal Infraction Court Records, Injunctions for protection against domestic violence. Assists in arranging payment plans and Public Defender appointments for those who are eligible for these services.
Phone# (727) 464-7000
Address: 14250 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762

St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Are you a Pinellas County resident looking for help getting your basic needs of food, shelter or health care? You’ve come to the right place! We have many programs that help you with those basic needs. Read below to learn more about each program and how to contact them to determine your eligibility for help.  Hours: Monday 8:30am–3:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am–3:30pm, Friday 8:30am–11:30am
Address: 863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone# (727)-821-1200

Suncoast Center, Inc.
Family Counseling, Sexual Assault Services, and Home Based Parenting Skills.
Phone# (727) 388-1220
Address: 2960 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760

 

Community Service Resources:

Adopt-a-Block/Community Service
Contact: Jennifer Winston
Ph: (727) 851-9074

For those looking to fill community service hours, they can volunteer at the food pantry from 9am-12:30 Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

The pantry address is 14605 49th St. N. Clearwater, FL 33762
Suite 24 (located all the way in the back left corner of the building)
If volunteering at the pantry please call ahead a time. Number here at the office 727-851-9074

Here's the addresses of the different Adopt-a-Block Locations. Please instruct people to wear clothes they can get dirty and to wear closed toe shoes and to make sure they sign in when they get there. 
Adopt-a-Block is from 9am-12pm.
If it's their first time we ask they arrive 15 minutes early so that we can have them fill out the necessary volunteer paperwork.

Lealman 
Lealman Park
3875 54th Ave N. 
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

South St. Pete
4668 15th Ave S.
St Petersburg

Tarpon Springs
Dorsett Park
500 East Harrison
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
 

If someone wants to pick up extra hours on Saturday, they can come to the pantry before Adopt-a-Block starts to help get the trucks loaded with food.

They can come to the pantry at 6:30am and would be there until 8:30 and then would head to the Adopt-a-Block site from there.