2017 was an incredible year at Metropolitan Ministries, thanks to you. Each one of these numbers is a person who needed help. One person who was scared, hungry, homeless, or hopeless…until YOU reached out and helped them. You make everything we do possible!
1,346,034 meals served to hungry neighbors throughout Tampa Bay – a 13% increase over last year.
174,639 nights of safe shelter for children and their parents – a 22% increase over last year.
18,402 families received Holiday assistance
18,470 children received toys
1,510 families assisted with essential water & electricity bills
67,108 services provided through outreach – a 19% increase over last year.
27,616 families helped through outreach services
414 FAMILIES benefited from residential housing and programs WITH 83.2% SUCCESSFUL EXITS
94% OF FAMILIES have maintained their housing for at least one year after graduating from our Uplift U® self-sufficiency program
98% OF FAMILIES have not returned to homelessness.
- $6.9 million in savings from donated goods and services.
- 25,469 volunteers gave 186,923 hours of time to help us do our work. This is a savings of $4.2 million. Amazing!