The mission of Tampa Homeless Outreach is to locate and identify homeless veterans, to aid in them in finding emergency shelter and assist in providing the necessities to improve their quality of life.
Tampa Homeless Outreach offers direction and guidance to these individuals in navigating the resources available with the goal of getting them into permanent and affordable housing.
What We Do
Homeless Outreach: Tampa Homeless Outreach brings basic survival needs directly to our homeless neighbors, without judgment or expectations.
Our Outreach Services allow us to distribute food, drinking water, clothing, sleeping bags, tents, hygiene supplies, harm reduction supplies, batteries, bus tickets, and special request items while providing information about housing. Most importantly, we also spend time getting to know people and recommending social services as appropriate.
Special Wishes Fulfillment: Tampa Homeless Outreach helps to fill the gaps in providing goods and services not funded by governmental agencies. Quite often these”Special Wishes” are obstacles that our clients must overcome in order to transition from homeless status to self-sufficient or to avoid returning to homeless status.
These “Special Wishes” including things like assisting with car repairs to allow clients to have transportation to/from their jobs, furniture and household basis for those moving from the streets to an apartment, and helping with home upkeep to avoid fines from code enforcement.
Who we Partner With
Tampa Homeless Outreach partners with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s (HCSO) Homeless Initiative Deputies, Tampa Police Departments (TPD) Homeless Initiative Officers, Hillsborough County Housing Authority (HCHA), the Veterans Administration (VA), Publix Supermarkets, Costco, Suncoast Brotherhood, local restaurants, and other local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals to help provide our clients with the services and
Learn more about how you can partner with us here.
Our Board Members
From day one, the Board of Tampa Homeless Outreach, Inc. has volunteered their time and donated their money to help ensure that our homeless veteran neighbors are not left behind.
Holiday adopt a family Program
Every year, Tampa Homeless Outreach enlists the help of Santa Claus himself, along with donations from private individuals, local businesses, and other non-profit organizations including The Fran Haasch Law Group, Publix Supermarket and others to help make the holidays a little brighter for the homeless and formerly-homeless veterans that are our clients
In 2019, Tampa Homeless Outreach’s Holiday Adopt a Family Program helped provide bicycles, toys, clothing, and books to 19 client’s families.
Contact us for information on how you or your business can adopt a homeless veteran family in 2020.