We’re a grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. Without our supporters, our Mission wouldn’t be accomplished. Flat out. If you’re one of them, thanks! If not, it’s time you got on board.
Watch the story of Rose and her journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency, thanks to YOUR support! Rose was in an abusive relationship, and after one particularly bad fight, Rose’s daughter was bleeding from broken glass. It was that moment Rose knew she had to leave no matter what it took.
You can see hope in someone’s eyes. It glows. You’ve probably seen it if you’ve had the chance to volunteer with us. This is the hope our supporters have given so many people.
"If there is a reliable model to end poverty and homelessness in America, Metropolitan Ministries has built it."Bob Durst,
Homeless Advocate and Volunteer
Hope is our goal, but it can’t be measured. That’s why we look at results. The results show that our donor-funded programs transform families forever. Just take a look:
- 1,169,826 meals served
- 92% of families in our short-term emergency shelter exited successfully. A successful exit includes housing as well as placement into the Uplift U® Self-Sufficiency program
- 91% of Uplift U® families are still in stable housing 12 months after graduating
- 88% of families have maintained or increased their employment/income at the one year follow-up after exiting the program
- 87% of the families in our long-term Uplift U® self-sufficiency program exited successfully. A successful exit includes all forms of stable housing, including family reunification as appropriate.
Where We Work
Everything we do is driven by our mission, values and philosophy. We believe the best results come when they’re driven by a strong internal philosophy. Here’s ours.
We care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency... as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Metropolitan Ministries will be America’s most effective caregiver to poor and homeless people.
Our programs will be known for their compassion and innovation in helping struggling families and individuals achieve their highest potential for self-sufficiency.
Our approach to involving citizens in understanding and caring for their disadvantaged neighbors will serve as a replicable model.
Our caregiving will be supported by an exemplary staff, high-quality facilities, dedicated volunteers, donors and collaborative partners.
Above all, our witness will be to the power of love in healing broken lives and building strong, caring communities.
Passionate About Change, Called to Serve
Board of Directors
Metropolitan Ministries' diverse Board of Directors are businesses and community leaders who have a heart of compassion for poor and homeless people in the Tampa area, and actively lead the way to lasting solutions for individuals and communities.
Thomas P. Cornett, Chair
Senior Managing Director
Tricia Hancock, Past Chair
Chris Christenberry, Secretary
President & Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Health Solutions
Andrew (Drew) Pittman, V. C. Finance & Audit
Managing Member & Co-Founder
ASAP Capital Partners, Inc.
Carlos Baldor, Jr., V. C. Programs
Director of Product Management
BST Global, Inc.
Bryce Kenny, V. C. Advancement
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Andy May, V. C. Facilities
Executive Vice President
Cushman & Wakefield of FL, Inc.
Molly James, V. C. Strategic Planning
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Jeff Marple, V. C. Social Enterprise
Key West Lighting & Design
Preston Farrior, MM Foundation Liaison
Chief Operating Officer
Ferman Automotive Management
Older, Lundry & Alvarez
Robert D. Basham
Beshears & Associates – MAI
Reverend Evan Burrows
First Baptist Church of College Hill
Strategic Marketing Planning
Oak Point Advisors, LLC
Managing Partner & Founder
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Physicians Partners of America
President & CEO
Southern Crafted Homes
Reverend Greg Johnson
Generations Christina Church
David L. Redmond
EVP & CFO
President & CEO
Tampa Housing Authority
Martin Silbiger, M.D.
University Diagnostic Institute
We’re Accountable To Our Donors
One meal costs $1.96. We’ve used disciplined financial controls and smart decisions about efficiency to ensure that every dollar we receive achieves its maximum potential.
We will never hide our financial reality. This is a community effort. You deserve to know what’s happening. We commit to:
- Complete transparency
- Wise spending
- Open reporting