Our mission is to inspire well-being and success in the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families
through responsive quality programs and safe places.

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Service Locations

Safe shelter and other residential options are available. CLICK HERE for a listing of our service locations in Pinellas and Manatee counties. See our services in the heart icons above for a description of the programs we offer and a listing of the contacts within each program area.

  • Pinellas County- 727.521.5200
  • Manatee County – 941.741.3575

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1 week ago

Family Resources

Thank you Senator Jeff Brandes for visiting our SafePlace2B shelter. We appreciate that you took the time to learn more about the important work being done to support and encourage success in the lives of vulnerable youth in our community.Family Resources in Pinellas County welcomed Senator Jeff Brandes for a shelter tour this week. Senator Brandes met with the children and staff at the SafePlace2Be shelter.

Dr. Lisa Davis, Family Resources CEO, and Stacy Gromatski, Florida Network CEO emphasized the importance of prevention services in the juvenile justice continuum. Senator Brandes expressed interest in the Florida Network’s vision over the next 3–5 years and how the Florida Legislature can support that vision.

Thank you, Senator Brandes for taking the time to visit your local shelter—you are welcome back any time! #TheNetworkWorks
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2 weeks ago

Family Resources

We are so proud of our 2019 Teen Leaders! They spent their summer being exceptional role models to the kids in our Youth Enrichment Program at Thomas Jett Jackson Recreation Center.

These volunteers are developing leadership skills while serving the kids in their community. Thank you for all your hard work!
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2 weeks ago

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When Noah was 11 years old he spent a few nights in our SafePlace2B shelter. That short time at the shelter made a big impression on him, and a few months ago he returned for a visit. We are so glad he did!

Noah has an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles, finding his passion, and building the life he wanted.

For Noah, biking was an outlet to help him overcome his past and start a new journey. In February/March 2020 he will be riding from San Diego to St. Pete. But it is more than just a bike ride...his message to every vulnerable kid, growing up in similar circumstances, is to take charge of your future and find your passion. Where you are now does not have to define where you will end up.

Learn more about Noah's story and his cross country bike ride at:
www.discoveryourpathtour.comMore Than and Bike Trip!

I talk a lot about biking here. Of course it is the vehicle of this event. It has brought me a lot of solitude and stability over the years. It really is only about 20 percent of this tour.
This was something I wanted to do years ago. Shortly after I became sober I had the idea. I was constantly fearing rejection of my idea to ride and try to inspire kids that were like me. I wanted to visit the shelter in person. For reasons of nostalgia and hopes I might be taken more seriously in person than on the phone or email.
I went and it was with great reception. My goal was to talk to the kids in the shelter I was in first. The people at Family Resources Safeplace2B made it happen the next morning. This was the moment everything became real to me. I met 11 kids that day. From the age of 12 to 16. We just shared stories as the delivery of my message stills needs work. I learned so much about these kids in 60 short minutes. I could see they connected with me as I described the way my room looked different 28 years ago. They opened up to me. Asked me questions about my path. I asked questions about theirs. I found out a young man was there because he was always mad and starting fights. When I asked if he knew what made him angry he said “my mom died two years ago from an overdose. My dad recently told me about it” we chatted about those frustrations and that understanding the anger is the beginning stages of healing it. I also asked about all their interests. One kid said he had none. The girl sitting across from him jumped up and went to her bag. She pulled out a picture the boy had drawn of her. She reminded him he liked to draw. I saw the joy in her face as she shared and even more so his face. Something he did was recognized as good and appreciated by someone. It changed his entire posture in his chair. I reminded him that this was something to be proud of. If he enjoyed it then he should do it as much as possible. Especially when he feels alone.
This is a microcosm of the things to come. I sit here writing this in my car with tears in my eyes. I watch my 3 year old nap in the backseat before we go to the grocery store. I wanted you to know it’s more than a ride.

Please take time to help the cause and contribute to the ride if you can.

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Family Resources is funded by:

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Department of Juvenile Justice
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Family Resources, Inc
5180 62nd Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 521-5200