Our community cannot ignore the family homelessness crisis. Imagine putting your kids to bed for the night in a tent in the backwoods, night after night, or trying to get a good night’s sleep in the back of a car parked in an alley. How would you cook dinner? Where would you shower? What if you were a single mom with toddlers and your only option for shelter was with your brother who was dealing drugs?

Homelessness is an exhausting, consuming battle. It’s hard to focus on anything but survival.

The average amount of time a family is homeless and in survival mode is about six months. Long enough to tear a family apart and leave lasting scars on children and marriages.

We know that when families have safe shelter and their basic needs are met, they can focus on the things they need to do to get out of homelessness permanently. Whether that’s finding a job that pays a living wage or having a safe place for your toddlers during the day while you go back to school, we’ve got solutions for families.

You can help families get on their feet

Lack of affordable housing is the number one cause of family homelessness. You can help Florida families get to a place where they can support themselves. Here’s how:

What we offer homeless families

Right now, our only overnight and short-term housing solutions are located in Hillsborough County. But anyone may apply.

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Need help? Need information? Come in or contact us:

Metropolitan Ministries
Outreach Center
Tampa, Florida
2301 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

813.209.1200
Metropolitan Ministries
Outreach Center
Pasco County, Florida
3214 US Highway 19
Holiday, FL 34691

727.937.3268

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