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USF Football Volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on December 16, 2015

Members of the USF Bulls football team took a break from bowl game preparations to volunteer at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. 

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Volunteering with your Kids

Posted on December 12, 2015

The holidays are here and as your kids gather all of their new toys and fill their toy boxes and closets, it is also a great time to teach your kids to give back. Volunteering with the family not only helps to better the community, but also can give your kids the confidence to want to volunteer more as they get older.

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Holiday Hopes – Family Shares Their Story to Help Others

Posted on December 4, 2015

Tampa Bay Times story on Michelle and Gilberto Santana, profiling their lives at Metropolitan Ministries. 

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President Tim Marks Discusses Holiday Preparations on WFLA 970

Posted on October 5, 2015

Metropolitan Ministries' President and CEO Tim Marks had an opportunity to discuss the upcoming holiday season on Monday morning with members of the 970-AM WFLA Morning Show. Marks discussed how vital it will be to help feed locals who are hurting and hungry in the community, as well as how Tampa Bay residents can get involved at Metropolitan Ministries' Holiday Tent. Click on the headline above to listen.

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AT&T provides technology funds to help children

Posted on October 1, 2015

AT&T and Metropolitan Ministries have joined together to provide technology equipment, music and arts programming to the children who live at Metropolitan Ministries thanks to a $5,000 donation.

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Donations to stack up for Charit-a-Bull food drive

Posted on September 23, 2015

USF is currently hosting its annual canned food drive “Charit-a-Bull” with donations going to the new on-campus student food pantry, Feed-a-Bull, and Metropolitan Ministries, a Tampa Bay human services charity. 

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Tampa program offers free legal services for those in need

Posted on September 20, 2015

TAMPA — Jay Zainey was not satisfied with just serving food at a New Orleans homeless shelter with his fellow federal judges.

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UT T-Shirt Exchange to Benefit Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on September 9, 2015

As part of celebrating College Colors Day 2015 on Sept. 4, University of Tampa students had the opportunity to exchange old T-shirts. 

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New school campus opens in homeless center

Posted on August 27, 2015

Metropolitan Ministries just opened a new school campus called the Sullivan Partnership School, complete with a media center and more classrooms.

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New school opens in Hillsborough aimed at ending homelessness

Posted on August 25, 2015

The brand new classroom of the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School are buzzing with excitement and hope. But this isn't just a case of the first day jitters. This school caters to those starved for stability: Hillsborough County's homeless children.

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Hometown Heroes: Canines Helping Kids in Crisis

Posted on August 21, 2015

It's pure puppy love at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa every time Kim Strovanek brings her two furry friends, Olivia and Bronx in for a visit.

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Florida Schools Strive To Identify And Help Homeless Students

Posted on August 3, 2015

Students who are considered homeless by Florida schools can be living in hotels, trailer parks, in campgrounds or doubled up with friends or relatives.

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Scott’s veto won’t end ministry’s housing project

Posted on July 10, 2015

HOLIDAY — Metropolitan Ministries President Tim Marks says Gov. Rick Scott’s veto won’t immediately cut off all funding for a transitional housing project now under construction on U.S. 19.

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11-year-old Pasco boy sets up lemonade stand to help homeless

Posted on July 9, 2015

An 11-year-old Pasco County boy is spending his Fourth of July giving hope to the homeless.

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Prayer key to Metropolitan Ministries' mission

Posted on July 6, 2015

Dr. Joseph Doxa is one of about 100,000 people to drop to their knees and pray since Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries started a prayer focused-mission eight years ago.

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Nine graduate from first culinary class in Holiday

Posted on July 1, 2015

HOLIDAY — During the first culinary class graduation at Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday, nine graduates accepted their certificates, chef’s jacket and knife sets.

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Project to house homeless hopes to move forward after cuts

Posted on June 26, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott cut $12.7 million budgeted for housing projects around the state, including one already under construction in Holiday.

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Veto pen costs Pasco projects

Posted on June 26, 2015

NEW PORT RICHEY — A week ago, they were celebrating, toasting the millions of dollars in the state budget earmarked for Pasco County.

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Project for Pasco’s homeless stung by governor’s funding veto

Posted on June 24, 2015

HOLIDAY — They called it the “Miracle Center” in February at the groundbreaking for Metropolitan Ministries’ transitional housing project. Now it could take a miracle to complete the planned 24-unit apartment complex for homeless families enrolled in the job training program.

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Scott's #Pasco vetoes disappoint legislators

Posted on June 23, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott grounded expanded aeronautics projects in Pasco County as part of his $461 million in budget vetoes Tuesday.

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