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ending child homelessness
One family at a time

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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 to 8 years old 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, DROP IN CENTER, and CASE MANAGEMENT. In Community Care we serve approximately 400 people a year. 

(Returning January 2024! Revised details of the program to be announced)


The Zone is all about Just Kids.  We teach academics, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and a restorative justice approach to conflict while partnering with parents to advocate for their children in the education system.

The Zone also includes a summer camp, a full-service Back to School program and a specialized program for 4 and 5 year olds.

The Zone is temporarily suspended due to a lack of funding.

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Watch this video to hear from our Founder and Director and one mom's journey at Petra House.

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