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This is the needs library where you can find information on the topics below. Each topic has valuable information, links, and videos about that topic area. Search through our directory or give us a call at 2-1-1.

Help with housing & homelessness

Housing & Homelessness

Housing counseling can help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure and obtain more favorable modifications, as well as help individuals determine if they are ready for home ownership, and connect them with safer and more affordable mortgages.

Help with food & meals

Food & Meals

Rising fuel costs and demand drive up food prices every year, and consumers feel the pinch at the grocery store.  With rising food costs every year, many families are turning to assistance programs to help with feeding their families.  We can help connect you to the right services.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

Parents’ concerns about their children’s development should be taken seriously. Developmental screening or evaluation can determine whether your child needs more in-depth testing (assessment) or if his/her development is within the typical range.

Help with childcare and early learning

Child Care & Early Learning

An early learning program’s environment provides the experiences your child needs to learn new skills and to develop socially.  We can help you find quality child care and early children educational programs that fit your needs.

Help with tax assistance

Tax Assistance

Each year from January 25th – April 15th, there are dedicated volunteer income tax return preparers who will help you get the most out of your tax return. We can connect you to tax assistance services & tax advocates that can make a difference and offer tax solutions.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is in crisis, no matter how big or small, and you are having thoughts of suicide, please talk with someone or call 2-1-1. We are here to talk 24 hours a day.

Help with Healthcare & Insurance

Healthcare & Insurance

The Affordable Care Act & Health Care Marketplace provide options for those who were previously unable to get health insurance.  Resources are available to help navigate through the many healthcare insurance options, and connect you to organizations who are able to help.

Disaster Recovery & Information

Disaster Recovery

In times of disaster, stay informed. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares works closely with Pinellas County Emergency Management, the Pinellas Disaster Recovery Leadership Network, and other recovery organizations to ensure the safety our all citizens.

Diabetes Health & Control

Diabetes Health & Control

Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States, but you can lower your chances of having diabetes problems such as eye disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage. We have resources to help you manage diabetes and regain control over your health.