Virtual learning and infrequent socialization can be detrimental to adolescent development. With a PCF grant, House of Mercy and Encouragement in Dunedin expanded its mental health counseling services to include virtual sessions.
Articles on COVID-19
Following a tragic family loss, Dolores and Allen Mortimer turned their pain into support for so many in Pinellas County when they established the House of Mercy and Encouragement Foundation. The Dunedin-based nonprofit organization provides mental health therapy to individuals and families in Pinellas County.
By stretching a penny, FLDC services to Pinellas County residents in need include programs that provide food, home repairs, community clean-up, and more with help from Pinellas Community Foundation.
Community Law Program provides virtual eviction mitigation services to Pinellas residents affected by COVID-19 with help from PCF through Pinellas CARES Nonprofit Partnership Fund grants.
Green Book of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit agency that publishes a Black-owned business directory to support Tampa Bay businesses. With grant money from the PCF Venture Philanthropy Fund, the agency is able to provide other supporting services as well.
The community-set, cafe-style meals provided by Harbor Dish give those in need a sense of dignity and a chance to build relationships. When COVID-19 hit, PCF helped Harbor Dish expand into mobile services with a Pinellas CARES Nonprofit Partnership Fund grant.
North Greenwood residents formed the Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition to spearhead salvation efforts for the Historic Clearwater MLK Center. Pinellas County Schools leased the building to the Coalition for $1 per year until they could secure funds and renovate the facility.
North Greenwood residents fight to keep the Clearwater MLK Community Center open as the heart of the neighborhood.
Since 1974 the Clearwater MLK Center located at 1202 Douglas Ave. has given the neighborhood a place to commune, learn, play, and celebrate.
Golden Generations program participants shop for seniors during the pandemic to keep the program going and help our most vulnerable citizens.