“When you grow up surviving, dreaming is a luxury.” Beth Orr, Director of Clinical Services

When you’re raised in poverty, it’s hard to believe you could really have a different life. Single moms and dads can’t afford to dream of a career. If a minimum wage job is all you’re qualified for, then that’s just what you do because the kids have to eat. You just do what you have to do to put food on the table, clothes on their bodies and a roof over their heads. But you can’t get out of poverty that way.

Education and job-skills training are long-term solutions for families. If they get some support and good child care for their kids, even for a few months, they can finish high school or get skills training that will enable them to actually provide for their family.

What You Can Do to Help a Family Stand on Their Own

Education and a good job can launch someone from homelessness to success. Here’s how you can help:

The Life-Skills Programs We Offer Adults

We’ve got programs in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties:

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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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