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Food

Our emergency food assistance program allows clients to shop in the Metro Market three times a year to meet their immediate needs:
  • Clients can access food services up to three times per year
  • The Metro Market is filled with nutritious foods and will feed a family for three days
  • Food is distributed according to household size
  • Families or individuals living with someone else need a note from the person they live with stating they can safely cook at the verified address along with a copy of that person’s utility bill, lease agreement or rental receipt
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Housing

We help determine which housing resources best meet a family’s need and offer services as available.
Uplift U® (52 Units)

A long-term residency program designed for families with children under 18 and single women.

Hope Hall (48 Units)

A short-term residency program designed for families with children under 18 and single women.

Pasco Residential Program (24 Units)

A replicate model of the Uplift U® program designed for families with children under 18 and single women.

First Hug (Mobile Case Management)

A program for families with children 8 and under. We provide key services that will help your family overcome the issues and trauma you have experienced. Services will be focused on your young children. For details, visit: metromin.org/firsthug

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Special Assistance

Special financial assistance may be provided to individuals and families as a last resort. To determine the amount of assistance offered, a financial assessment is conducted for all members of the household.
  • Proof of ownership is required if rent is paid to an individual homeowner rather than an apartment complex.
  • Funding for these services are on a first-come first-serve basis and is limited on staff availability. This is a one-time service.
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Hurricane Relief

Our emergency hurricane relief services help families navigate the crisis following a storm.
  • Basic relief supplies (non-perishable food boxes, bottled water, hygiene items, hot meals, batteries, etc.)
  • Short-term needs (temporary shelter, motel vouchers, housing, resources, referrals, and information)
  •  Long-term needs (housing, help with information and resources, counseling and case management)

Additional Services

Clothing

We’ve got a clothing store where families can find a professional look for an interview or some new shoes for their growing children.

Mobile Outreach Services

Delivering services to single, seniors, or chronically homeless individuals who might otherwise not have access to them. Meeting the needs where they are and raising awareness about existing services in the community. Hubs are staffed with AmeriCorps team members.

Financial Education, Legal, & Budgeting Classes

Individual and group financial counseling with a focus on budgeting, maintaining a checking and savings account, and other fundamental principles of money management.

Employment Services

In partnership with local school districts, we offer GED classes so that our adult residents can finish high school. Employment Lab: We help men and women with job searches, resume writing, interviewing skills and other employment counseling. Culinary Arts Program: We teach students to prepare, cook and serve food in a personalized learning environment. Our culinary arts graduates are ready for jobs in the food industry.

What to bring when you come to Outreach:

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Photo ID
Driver's License or Government Issued ID
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Social Security Card
The original document
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Proof of Address
Single piece of mail with your name and address.
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Current Bill
Rental Agreement or Utility Bill

FAQs

Does Metropolitan Ministries help with paying bills?

Metropolitan Ministries offers financial assistance on a case by case basis and is contingent on availability of funds. We do not pay bills, instead we partner with the family to find a solution to help reduce the cost of the bill in question.

Do I need to come in to receive help?

The best way to help those seeking assistance from us is in-person. The addresses for our Outreach Centers are:

Tampa: 2301 N. Tampa St. | Tampa, FL 33602
Holiday: 3214 US Highway 19 N. | Holiday, FL 34691
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday