(813) 490-5490 info@s4kf.org

Resources for Families

Additional Support, Services, and Resource Links

Alerts (Sign Up)


Child Abuse Prevention





  • Autism Speaks, 1-888-AUTISM2 – Autism Response Team, for families who need guidance and support with regards to disrupted routines, coping, home and online learning
  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF offers direct assistance, training, technical assistance, and resource and referral at no charge for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, families, and organizations, 813-974-2532
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S. – Families, Respect, Inspire, Education, Network for Down Syndrome & Special needs




Financial Assistance – Rent, Basic Needs & Income Assistance

  • Tampa Electric/TECO has suspended disconnections for non-payment
  • Metropolitan Ministries call 813-209-1000 to request services


Food/Meal Assistance (Free)

  • Find a Food Pantry
    • Feeding Tampa Bay 813-254-1190
  • Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church- Food Pantry, 2902 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33618, 10am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday, 813-961-1254, need ID
  • Meal Site Map: 813-209-1000
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Metropolitan Ministries serving to-go meals at 25 locations daily
  • MLK Community Center is offering free meals to children’s and families to those affected by the closures in the At 11 am and 6 pm they will be handing out the food. Families do not need to present anything and just need to show up at the indicated times. MLK Community Center, 2200 N Oregon AveTampa, FL 33607, (813)259-1667
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry, 16650 US Hwy 301 S, Wimauma, Saturdays 8am-1pm, 813-633- 2384
  • Paul Food Pantry, 12708 N Dale Mon & Thurs 9am-12pm, 813-961-3023
  • Santa Maria Mission Food Pantry, 14004 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33613, Tue 9:30am-1pm, 813-910-3575
  • Anne Food Pantry, 106 11th Ave NE, Ruskin, Wed, 9am-12pm, 813- 645-1714
  • Tampa Bay Harvest, 13149 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Unit #T, N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618, Wednesday 9am -1pm
  • United Way – if you need food assistance, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services to contact 2-1-1 or locate your local 211 help line
  • Village Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry, 13115 S Village Drive, Sunday 12pm-2pm, Wednesday: 9am-12pm, 813-963-2772, need ID
  • United Food Bank of Plant City 813-764-0625


Grandparents Taking Care of Grandchildren

  • Kinship Intake Line 1-888-920-8761
    A Family Support Coordinator will contact you to schedule a thorough in-home assessment to determine your needs



  • Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough Immunizations 813-307-8077
  • The Family Healthcare Foundation provides free and confidential application assistance for Florida KidCare, Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the Hillsborough County Health Care Due to COVID-19, virtual and web-based services are available for the health and well-being of all. Call our Navigators at (English) 813-995-1066 / (Español) 813-965-0207 or make an appointment online. For questions about Florida KidCare, please call 813-362-1413.
  • Tampa Family Health Centers Call Center 813-397-5300
  • Florida Medicaid






Legal Services


Mental Health/Stress

  • The following 24/7 crisis hotlines provide free, confidential emotional support:
    • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: Dial 211 or visit com
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit org
    • Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit net


Rent/House Payments


Social Services


Travel & Transportation



  • Tampa Electric/TECO has suspended disconnections for non-payment through the end of August
    • Share program will provide a bill credit to help pay energy costs if you qualify
      or call 888-223-0800 weekdays from 7:30am to 6pm
  • Duke Energy will also not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment through mid September, in order to give customers experiencing financial hardship extra time to make payments


Virtual Parenting Classes

  • Champions for Children
  • Metropolitan Ministries Melissa Oliver: Melissa.Melissa.Oliver@metromin.org or 813-816-5389
    • Virtual Safe Baby Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am, Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm, Last Tuesday of month 6:00-7:00pm
    • Moms with Babies 0-12 months old Virtual Support Group Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm



  • Florida Health – Women who are pregnant or moms who have an infant and/or child less than 5 years of age call 813- 307-8074 or 813-614-4105 (to speak to a Woman’s Resource Specialist)