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ending child homelessness
One family at a time


Petra House is an emergency bridge housing program for women and their children under 11 years old who would otherwise be homeless. This residential program provides a place of peace and safety while promoting education as a pathway out of poverty. Serving 3 families and up to 12 people at a time.

The WE Program collaborates with families that have children up through 8th grade to provide person-centered and strengths-based case management, mentoring, educational workshops, and tangible assistance for basic needs.  In the WE Program, families stabilize while decreasing their stress and increasing their support systems.  


Primarily funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

In Community Care, we alleviate suffering, cultivate community and foster individual/family stabilization and growth to assist individuals and families in making their way out of poverty.  Community Care starts with helping meet basic needs and extends to promoting personal growth through our FREE BOUTIQUE and DROP IN CENTER.


Just Housing is a Rapid Rehousing Program assisting families and individuals in a specific vulnerable population in Hillsborough County who are experiencing homelessness to exit homelessness and increase their stability through increased income and other supports.  

Funded by a State of Florida Challenge Plus grant through THHI.


Just Careers is a special limited time program working to recruit, screen and train eligible parents to get credentialed and begin their career working as teachers in the Child Care Industry.  This is a paid program that allows parents to financially care for their families while gaining a education, training, credentials and on-the-job training for this new career. 

Funded by the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

The Zone is all about Just Kids.  We focus on the whole child including literacy, safety & health, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and meeting basic needs.

The Zone also includes a summer camp, a full-service Back to School program. The Zone is for children 2 years old through 5th grade in specific zip codes.

Funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

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