The agency was founded in 1970 by a group of local radio DJ’s who were getting calls from young people who had nowhere to turn for help. Youth were experimenting with drugs and had family conflict at home. The DJ’s put out a call to the community and a group of volunteers came together and founded a “Hotline.”

1970

The Hotline was staffed by an all-volunteer group and was open from 5 to 11 pm each day.

1974

The name of the organization was changed to Alternative Human Services (AHS) with its first paid Executive Director, Roy W. Miller.

1978

First Teen Shelter, Runaway/Youth Crisis Center (St. Petersburg) opened (originally built in 1951 as a single family dwelling, it was rebuilt in 2002).

1981

Opened our first family counseling office in Clearwater, FL.

1984

Volunteer Action Center became a program of Family Resources.

1985

Second Teen Shelter, Runaway/Youth Crisis Center (Turner Street in Clearwater) opened (built in 1954, rebuilt in 2007 as a foster care group home).

1991

After much research and several community surveys, a new name was chosen for the agency, Family Resources, Incorporated.

1991

Safe Place Program implemented in Pinellas County.

1991

Manatee County Family Counseling office opened in Bradenton.

1991

Family Resources reorganized to become the umbrellas corporation for three distinct agencies: Helpline, Volunteer Action Center and Youth & Family Connection.

1995

Manatee Safe Place program was implemented.

1996

Family Resources was awarded accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Services for Families & Children (re-accredited continuously since then).

1997

HHS funded Street Outreach to assist homeless youth in St. Petersburg.

1997

Family Resources’ Board of Directors decides to become a “Family Focused” agency and spins off Helpline and Volunteer Action Center which become programs of 211 Tampa Bay Cares.

1998

Federal grant for Street Outreach is awarded for StreetSAFE.

1999

Held the first Great Chefs of Tampa Bay fundraiser.

2000

Manatee Youth Shelter opens.

2002

Maternal Group Home for pregnant & parenting teens grant awarded by HHS and a partnership with Alpha House of Pinellas was formed to provide this service.

2002

Purchased Pinellas Park property to build training, program and administrative facility.

2005

After completing focus groups with teen residents, changed the name Runaway/Youth Crisis Center to SafePlace2B.

2005

The agency moved its administrative offices to its new building in Pinellas Park.

2006

The new SafePlace2B and Family Counseling office in Clearwater was opened on Union Street.

2007

Youth Arts Corps expanded its programs to the City of Pinellas Park.

2008

Completed merger and staff integration between Family Resources and Marriage & Family Center.

2012

Agency became provider of Child Care Food Program serving Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

2013

Teen Outreach Program (TOP®) was implemented in Pinellas and Manatee Counties.

2013

Agency opened a Transitional Living Program for LGBT youth through a U.S Health & Human Services grant.

2013

Child Care Food Program expanded to Pasco County.

2015

Maternal Transitional Living Program is opened in Clearwater with services provided exclusively by Family Resources.

2015

Youth Arts Corps is renamed to Youth Enrichment Program.