Hope Starts With a Meal

Did you know that we serve 75,000 meals each month in Tampa Bay and at partner sites around Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties? And 95% of this food comes from YOU! You can learn more about how to donate food year round and where our meal site partners are located - click here.

Bridge Builders 2018

Hope comes to life when a homeless child realizes their future can be different. Please join us for our annual Bridge Builders event celebrating testimonies of the lives transformed through your compassion. Learn More.

Thank You!

We would like to thank all our donors, volunteers, and supporters. From holiday donations to Irma relief effort to back-to-school shopping - we couldn't have done it without YOU. Watch our full thank you video: Click to watch.

Comprehensive Care for Poor and Homeless Families


Hope starts with a meal. We provide 2,500 meals a day.


Safe shelter creates security. We have a home for 100 families and single women.


Intervention breaks the cycle of homelessness. We care for 250 children each day.

Life Skills

Empowerment leads to self-sufficiency. 87% of our graduates succeed.


Prevention beats homelessness. We give practical help to 200 families each day.

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Our Proven Approach

It’s hard to hang on to hope when you’re hungry or sleeping on the streets. We reach out to meet the most urgent needs of poor, homeless or hungry men, women and children: food, safety and housing.

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We provide men, women and children with keys to nutrition and healthy living. Through education, counseling and job training, we help them make the most of their minds. And we focus on the spirit inside them by offering forgiveness, encouragement and connection to God.

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As a family gets back on their feet, we give them back responsibility to care for themselves. Once they have stable housing, employment and a good education, we encourage community involvement and giving back.

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Adult Education

Education and job-skills training are long-term solutions for families. We offer GED classes so that our adult residents and anyone in the local community can finish high school.

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Outreach/Prevention Svcs.

Over 100 families come to our Outreach Center every day. Families in need receive help with clothing, hygiene products, and navigating crisis.

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Volunteer Engagement Center

The Volunteer Engagement Center is where 21,000 volunteers check in to give 136,000 hours of their time to help us do our work each year.

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Kitchen/Family Grill

100 families — including 300 children — eat in the dining room every day. An additional 2,500 meals are cooked and sent out to partner meal sites around the region.

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Temporary Housing

Six months. That’s how long a typical family spends on the street. Can you imagine? Temporary housing and the right support can get a family back on their feet again.

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Early Childhood Education Center

PromiseLand Early Childhood Education Center is where children of our residents on site and in the local community are cared for during the day while their parents are working towards building a better life for their family.

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Health & Wellness

Exercise and sports programs are available to enhance the residential experience for homeless children directly impacted by trauma.

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Chapel of Hope

The Chapel of Hope provides a sacred space of refuge, comfort and spiritual development for our families, children, staff and volunteers. The Chapel serves as a beacon of light and hope in the center of the Metropolitan Ministries’ campus.

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Supported Housing

Our Supported Housing Program is to help homeless families and single women reach housing stabilization by providing Emergency Shelter and Core Supportive Services.

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Thrift Store

The Metropolitan Ministries Thrift Store proudly serves the Tampa Bay community in many ways. We provide much needed clothing, furniture, appliances and many other items to homeless and low-income families.

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The warehouse is the focal point of all donations being received and processed. Donations of goods and services save Metropolitan Ministries over 6 million dollars a year!

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Youth Enrichment Center

The Youth Enrichment Center provides a space to serve more than 300 elementary children, middle and high school teens, and supports our critical after-school programs.

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Welcome Center

All visitors to the MiraclePlace® campus stop here first!

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Patricia J. Sullivan
Elementary School

Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School provides opportunities for students to be nurtured academically, socially and emotionally.

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Miracles for Pasco

Coming soon! 24 transitional housing units in two phases for homeless families and children.

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Follow Our Work

We’ll keep you updated about how to help poor and homeless people in your community.

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