Inspired to Give: Small Gifts, Big Impact

Perry Huntington was seeking to give back to the community.  When she and her husband, Greg, moved to Florida, Perry had a unique connection that caused her to seek out homeless shelters in St. Petersburg. Her research led her...

Inspired to Give: Faithful Service

For over 35 years, Barbara Townsend has been volunteering in St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Health Center.  She faithfully staffs the intake desk in the Health Center, welcoming patients and answering the phone with a kind word and a listening...

Inspired to Give: Helping Those Who Need It Most

About 10 years ago, Doug Valverde retired from a management position and found himself with too much time on his hands.  He realized quickly that he needed more to do than be fully retired; he decided to go back...

Diane’s Story

My two young boys are my priority. My employer had a large layoff and I lost my job. I could not afford to pay for my certification – an expense my employer had covered. I had to choose between...

Therese’s Journey

The bad choices in my life were piling up and I wanted to stop the cycle. Yet the people around me kept pulling me back down the wrong path. I needed to reclaim my life. I still can’t believe...

Mike’s Health

I was tired, my legs were swelling, and I was thirsty all the time. Yet I didn’t fit the profile of a diabetic, or so I thought. The diagnosis of diabetes and the diabetic education classes have kept me...

Soup’s On 2014 Photo Album

St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Soup’s On is an annual hunger awareness event that brings over 600 community leaders, local companies and community members together to raise awareness of hunger in our community. Learn about Soup’s On 2015 *Photos credited...

David’s New Life

At only 19 years old family circumstances left David homeless and alone. His desire was for higher education but without the basics of shelter and food, college felt like a dream. Living in a night to night shelter was...

Sarah’s Food Emergengy

Sarah walked into the We Help Services lobby with her three small children one afternoon. She told the interviewers her family moved here recently for a new job opportunity for her husband. Their temporary living situation until her husband’s...