Homelessness has become a crisis in Tampa. When this crisis affects someone, they start living in survival mode and the light at the end of the tunnel starts to dim. We walk with our neighbors and face this crisis together, providing friendship, prayer, physical resources and partnerships with landlords.
In 2015 we opened the Petra House. This is a home for women and children that are at risk of homelessness.
In addition to Petra House, we also work with others at various stages of homelessness or potential homelessness. Assisting with locating affordable housing, developing budget skills to avoid eviction. We also develop relationships with landlords with the goal of affordable housing for our clients. We act as a liaison between landlords and our neighbors to make this possible.
Education often makes the difference in the trajectory of someone's life and the following generations. Understanding this, we encourage and create opportunities for further education whether that is with adults or children.
Providing or coordinating tutoring sessions and fostering an environment where education is encouraged and celebrated.
We desire to see all of our neighbors earning income at the capacity they are able. There are a large number of barriers between some of our neighbors and a job. Education, transportation, child care, experience, clothing, internet, and the list continues. We walk alongside our neighbors to find creative ways to earn income, to network with employers and to start micro-businesses. All to help overcome barriers, create opportunities and foster dignity.
Interested in joining our cause?