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
MOW4Kids 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
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/
Clothes to Kids
- To schedule an in-person shopping appointment for our Clearwater and St. Pete stores, please call 727-441-5050.
- Complete a Clothes To Go form and request a wardrobe curbside.
Each wardrobe whether shopping in-person or through our Clothes To Go program can include: 5 pairs of underwear, 5 pairs of socks, 5 tops, 4 bottoms, 1 dress (optional) and a pair of shoes. If your child attends a uniform school they may receive up to 3 uniform tops and 2 uniform bottoms.
At this time, we are not requiring your child’s free or reduced price lunch letter but ask that you respect our guidelines:
- Your child must live and attend school in Pinellas or Hillsborough County. We currently serve kids in PreK4-12th grade (this includes traditional – in person school, home school, virtual students, private and charter school attendees, etc)
- Your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch or in crisis;
- Eligible children may shop in person OR receive two Clothes To Go bags within their twelve-month period. (i.e. any combination equaling two wardrobes per child, per 12-month period)
Please visit the website to fill out the form: https://clothestokids.org/shop-with-us
Are you a grandparent or other relative raising a family member’s child? Kinship Care helps families connect to services, expand family support systems and reduce stress to promote family stability. Learn more on the Children’s Home Network website or call 1-888-920-8761.