Community Directory

As Meals On Wheels of Tampa continues to support our mission of nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors, we also recognize that resources other than a hot, nutritious meal may be helpful to our recipients and their caregivers. Below are ways to access local resources that you, as a caregiver, recipient or volunteer may find helpful as we continue to care for those we love.

 

Advocacy, Info & Referral Services

Adult Protective Services

(800) 96-ABUSE

(813) 375-3900

Aging Services

(813) 272-5242

Improving the quality of life for seniors and their caregivers by providing essential social and health services to seniors.

 

American Diabetes Association

www.diabetes.org

(888) 342-2383

Leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

Centre for Women

www.thecentre.org

(813) 251-8437

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

www.crisiscenter.com

(813) 238-8411

Dial 2-1-1

Receive free, confidential crisis counseling, along with referrals to a Crisis Center service or to over 3,500 other community resources. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is a one-stop resource to identify local services that can help our homebound and seniors. Such resources include food, shelter, anxiety, disaster, suicide, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, mental health, sexual abuse, depression, and much more. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides crisis counseling, along with information to over 3,500 other community services in the bay area. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click here to access information and referrals.

Department of Children and Families, Adult Services

www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/adult-protective-services

(877) 595-0384

Provides adult protective services, home care for disabled adults, case management, assessment for assisted living for Medicaid recipients and more.

Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

(813) 975-2181

Assisting all veterans, their dependents and survivors in accessing federal, state and local benefits.

Disaster Information/Hurricane Information:  Hillsborough County Emergency Management

www.hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency

(813) 236-3800

Domestic Violence Victim’s Assistance Program

www.sao13th.com

(813) 272-6423

Eldercare Community Resources

www.eldercareresourcestampa.com

(800) 527-1371

Elder Helpline

elderaffairs.state.fl.us

(800) 963-5337

A comprehensive information and referral program that assists seniors and their caregivers.

 

ElderNet Services

www.eldernet.com

(813) 964-1577

ElderNet Services provides safety checks and daily reassurance calls. ElderNet is a seniors’ guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information on the World Wide Web. It is composed primarily of links to resources that help seniors.

Florida Elder Abuse Hotline

elderaffairs.state.fl.us

(800) 962-2873

If you know of a senior citizen who is being victimized, please call the Florida Elder Abuse Hotline.

Health Services Department

hillsborough.floridahealth.gov

(813) 272-5040

Hillsborough County Department of Aging

www.hillsboroughcounty.org/aging

Provides essential social and health services to residents ages 60 and older.

Homeless Shelters- Elder Help Line

(800) 963-5337

Metropolitan Ministries

www.metromin.org

(813) 209-1000

When individuals and families need help, they turn to Metropolitan Ministries, where they find compassion, hope, and answers to their specific situations. Metropolitan Ministries provides faithful answers for poor and homeless families living in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity, and instill self-sufficiency… as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. The Ministries, a faith-based and community-supported non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is funded through the charitable support of the community, including individuals, businesses, congregations, schools, foundations and civic groups.

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay

www.seniorsinservice.org

(813) 932-5228

The mission is to recruit, train and place volunteers to help children succeed and elders remain independent. Seniors in Service, headquartered in Hillsborough County, was incorporated in the State of Florida in 1984. It is a not-for-profit corporation with federal 501(C)(3) status. 96% of all funds raised goes to programs and services. Funding comes from government grants, the United Way of Tampa Bay and contributions from generous businesses and individuals. We invite you to learn more about Seniors in Service and how it is making a difference in the lives of very vulnerable children and elders in our community.

The Spring of Tampa Bay

www.thespring.org

Domestic violence information and assistance.

(813) 247-5433

 

The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger

http://networktoendhunger.org

The mission of the Tampa By Nework to End Hunger is to end hunger by bringing people together to find solutions that eliminate barriers, increase access, and expand the amount of nutritious food available. Their vision is to build a hunger-free community, in which there is access to nutritious food for all. Core values include: fostering collaboration, embracing change, inspiring hope, increasing awareness, promoting health, and creating impact. This is a combined effort from representatives from Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

 

Animals

Hope Helps All

(813) 815-3436

www.hopehelpsall.com

Hope Helps All is an animal rescue assistance team. Their mission is to assist other non-profit groups, the elderly, veternas and the public to keep their pets from entering shelters. They provide funds to assit with food, spay/nutering, vaccines, as well as adoptions and fosters.

Humane Society of Tampa Bay- Animeals program

(813) 876-7138

Humane Society of Tampa Bay volunteers deliver free pet food once a month to homebound and elderly residents on a fixed income in Hillsborough County. The Animeals program enables homebound individuals to keep their furry companions even if they are unable to leave the house to buy pet food. If you would like additional information on Animeals or know someone in need of these services, please call the Humane Society.

Errands, Companion & Home Services

Elder Net (Daily Well Visit Phone Call)

(813) 964-1577

Errands On Wheels

(813) 245-6659

Home Modification for Disabilities

(813) 375-3965

Install wheelchair ramps, etc.

Home Painting and Restoration

(813) 274-7835

Homewell Senior Care

homewellseniorcare.com

(813) 969-4742

Lawn Care & Yard Clean Up

(813) 274-7835

Merely A  Litte Help

(813) 601-3708

Paint Your Heart Out

www.pyhot.org

(813) 258-4512

Seniors in Service

seniorsinservice.org

(813) 932-5228

Visiting Angels

www.visitingangels.com

(813) 909-2550

Food Programs

Cantina International

(813) 254-2506

Feeding America Tampa Bay

feedingamericatampabay.org/find-a-pantry

(813) 254-1190

(800) 771-2303

Food With Care

(877) 578-9938

Matthew 25 Food Bank at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

5225 N. Himes Avenue Tampa, FL   33614

http://www.stlawrence.org/matthew-25.html

Matthew 25 Outreach Ministry (hereinafter referred to as Matthew 25) is a parish ministry to serve both residents and transients, who need assistance, within the St. Lawrence and City of Tampa communities.  Matthew 25 operates with assistance from individuals and organizations contributing both food and monies.  The purpose of Matthew 25 is to acquire, store, and distribute food to deal directly with issues of poverty and hunger.  The 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month are food distribution at the Sandra Tini Outreach Center from 2:00 to 4:00 (with the exception of Mother’s Day).

Meals On Wheels America

www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org

(800) 677-1116

Meals On Wheels Brandon

www.brandonmealsonwheels.com

(813) 689-4597

Meals On Wheels Plant City

(813) 754-9932

Mom’s Meals

www.momsmeals.com

(877) 508-6667

Red Ribbon

(727) 443-4195

Trinity Cafe

(Meal tickets distributed at 10:30am)

(813) 865-4822

Health Centers & Clinics

Hillsborough County Health Department

hillsborough.floridahealth.gov

(813) 307-8000

1105 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

North Tampa Health Center

(813) 866-0950

1502 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

Tampa Family Health Center

www.tampachc.com

(813) 490-1957

1514 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

University Area Community Health Center

(813) 307-8047

13601 N. 22nd St., Tampa

Hospitals

Brandon Regional Hospital

(813) 681-5551

119 Oakfield Dr., Brandon

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

(813) 972-2000

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

Kindred Hospital

(813) 839-6341

4555 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa

Kindred Hospital Central Tampa

(813) 874-6397

4801 N. Howard Ave., Tampa

St. Joseph’s Hospital

(813) 870-4000

3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

(813) 879-4730

3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa

Tampa General Hospital

(813) 844-7000

2 Columbia Drive, Tampa

Town & Country Hospital

(813) 888-7060

6001 Webb Rd., Tampa

University Community Hospital

(813) 971-6000

3100 E. Fletcher Ave.Tampa

University Community Hospital of Carrollwood

(813) 932-2222

7171 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.Tampa

University Community Hospital Women’s Center

(813) 615-7922

3100 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa

Medical Alert Systems
Medical alert systems may have come to prominence with a series of commercials featuring the line, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,” but the security and peace of mind the systems offer is not a joke. It can be difficult to talk to your loved one about getting a medical alert device, but the ConsumerAffairs community offers insight on how to start this conversation. A fall or injury can be devastating to an elderly person. Faster treatment can mean the difference between a full recovery and a long-term disability. Medical alert systems can help reduce response times, even when someone lives alone.
Phone Information

Free Phones for Hearing Impaired

(813) 952-6625

Safelink Cell Phones

(813) 735-8702

Police Departments

City of Tampa Police Department

www.tampagov.net/police

(813) 276-3200

Non-Emergency (County)

(813) 247-8200

Non-Emergency (City)

(813) 231-6130

Sheriff’s Office – Elderly Service Unit

(813) 247-0548

Social Programs

Health and Social Services Department

www.hillsboroughcounty.org

(813) 272-5040

Provides clothing, food, shelter, financial assistance, referrals, and various services to those experiencing financial difficulties.

 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

www.nami.org

(813) 273-8104

Helps those with mental illness to maintain their wellness.  Offers support groups for those families, friends and caregivers with loved ones with mental illness.