Social Services

For more information and resources related to Social Services and Business Relief, contact our Tampa’s Recovery Hotline at 1-833-TPA-INFO (1-833-872-4636). The call center is currently open 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday. You can find more information on our Social Services FAQ page.

Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Emergency Relief for Customers

COVID 19 Response Pages:
Tampa Electric
People Gas

TECO will continue essential work to provide safe and reliable electricity and natural gas to customers, while working aggressively to mitigate effects of the coronavirus. To help customers during this difficult time, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas have suspended disconnections for non-payment through April.

Metropolitan Ministries

Metropolitan Ministries
9215 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
813-209-1000 

Emergency assistance for those who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or experiencing hardships in the wake of COVID-19.

United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast
9215 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
813-274-0900 

United Way Suncoast fights for the education and financial stability of every person in the community through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed, helping adults achieve long-term financial stability and activating caring individuals through volunteerism. We are proud to serve the people of DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by operating and funding services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community.

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by simply calling 2-1-1 on your landline telephone and cell phones in Hillsborough County. Intervention Specialists provide immediate and confidential short-term crisis intervention, emotional support, and comprehensive information & referral to over 2,000 human services available in Hillsborough County, including resources for: basic needs for food, rent, clothing, shelter and utilities, relationship counseling, senior services, health and substance abuse issues, depression and suicide, teenage issues, parenting help, disaster assistance, legal affairs and financial support.

Hispanic Services Council

Hispanic Services Council
7825 N. Dale Maybry, Suite 102 Tampa 33614
813-936-7700 

Information and referral Spanish line (813-936-7700) - connections to resources, prevention education

Re-employment Assistance/Unemployment Compensation

If your employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as Unemployment Benefits) through the State of Florida. Note: Individuals whose employment has been impacted, but are still receiving wages through paid leave are not eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance.

Senior Connection Center

Senior Connection Center operates an Elder Helpline that connects seniors and their caregivers to information, programs, and services including SHINE/Medicare, long term care, home health, housing, transportation, food, legal, respite, and many other types of assistance.

The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.

The Spring of Tampa Bay provides safe emergency shelter and multiple supportive services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Solita's House, Inc.

Solita’s House provides personal financial education, homebuyer education and assistance with housing counseling, credit counseling, debt and money management and home retention programs to low and moderate income (LMI) persons.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay

RTTB provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners to ensure they live in warmth, safety and independence. Their mission is to repair homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives.

The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.

During this time, CDC of Tampa will continue to service our clients with Workforce and Homebuying Services via telephone, video conferencing and email.

The Family Health Care Foundation

FHCF provides health care coverage navigation and application assistance for Florida Kidcare, Florida Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan.

Computer Mentors

Computer Mentors bridges the technology divide for populations without sufficient economic resources, especially as it relates to children and youth.

Food Services


Feeding Tampa Bay

Feeding Tampa Bay offers a number of different ways to bring food to your table everyday – and are ready to deploy resources to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding Tampa Bay offer mobile pantries, community markets, and hot meals to go.

Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to fulfilling the mission of nourishing, enriching and strengthening the lives of our homebound and senior community.

Summer Break Spots - Free Meals for Kids

FL Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Call 211 or
Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211
Envia FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working to ensure that our state’s children have access to food during the Coronavirus pandemic. Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens 18 and under to come and enjoy free meals while school is out. With Florida schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Nikki Fried, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness encourage families to take advantage of alternative school meals that may be offered at these locations. Summer Break Spots in Hillsborough County will be operational beginning on March 23.

US Dept of Food and Nutrition Service

USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. See more information here.

School Feeding Sites


Hillsborough County Public Schools

Hillsborough County Public Schools is offering meals at multiple locations weekdays from March 30-May 1.