Bay Area Pregnancy Center– 4090 58th Avenue N. Assisting with diapers. Must call (727) 200-9166 for more information.
The Littlest Trunk– 6260 4th St N- Assisting with baby formula. Please call (727) 289-7069 for more information.
Help Me Grow– A program via 211 that provides assistance to caregivers and families for developmental and behavioral concerns. Help Me Grow is currently providing educational resources for crisis learning and assisting with basic needs. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00. Please contact 211 for more information or text Help Me Grow to 898211.
Meals on Wheels for Kids serves kids when school is closed, with a meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer. This is for kids, ages 18 and under. Participants must be home to receive the meal. MOW4Kids is an alternative option for kids that are not able to access any of the school meal distribution sites throughout the county; and/or kids that have difficulty accessing open food pantries. This is delivered to the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714. MOW4Kids delivers a nutritious meal pack directly to the homes of kids between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To apply for this program, please visit: https://networktoendhunger.org/mow4kids/
Children’s Home Society is providing a Family Support Warm Line that is open to everyone – families, adults, teens and kids. Whether you need a confidential outlet or greater mental health support, CHS is here – and it’s never been easier to get the support you’re looking for. Please call 1-888-733-6303 or you can text 1-888-733-6303
Florida Abuse Hotline – If you suspect child or vulnerable adult abuse, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE to discuss your concerns.
Early Learning Coalition to expand School Readiness program in Pinellas County
The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is excited to announce it’s offering over 1,000 additional School Readiness scholarships to families with children, ages 0-12, in Pinellas County.
The Early Learning Coalition’s School Readiness program pays a portion of tuition for children from low-income, working families and those with other risk factors that influence healthy child development. Parents pay a fee based on their household income. Access to affordable care is critical so parents can work to support their families.
The School Readiness program is not just child care. Providers use age-appropriate curriculum delivered by trained early childhood educators that work closely with parents to assess developmental achievements. The program’s play-based learning environments and nurturing care foster a child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Parents can choose the best setting to meet the needs of their family. Child care services are available at contracted private preschools, family child care homes, school-age care providers and faith based schools.
How to Apply: Visit us online at ELCPinellas.org and click For Families, School Readiness Scholarship section. https://elcpinellas.net/for-families/school-readiness-programs/