United Way Supported Programs

a group of representatives from UW partner agencies standing in a line, holding a sign that says Thank You

United Way Support Programs: 

2-1-1 TAMPA BAY CARES, INC. - HERNANDO'S RESOURCE CENTER

Connects community members to local resources through the use of a land line, cell phone, and computer. All services, details, and contact information on the non-profits and organizations listed below can be found on 211 Hernando.


A NEW GENERATION

A New Generation provides evidence based education and services in a respectful and compassionate environment for those primarily facing pregnancy and relationship issues.

  • Epiphany: Students learn how to build healthy relationships, set and measure their goals and dreams to become confident, self-sufficient, successful young adults.


BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HERNANDO COUNTY

Boys & Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

  • Mentoring: BGCHC’s Mentoring Program promotes positive outcomes and reduces risk factors for at-risk and high risk youth. The mentoring program connects youth with adult mentors, skill-building prevention programs, and positive youth development opportunities.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Catholic Charities serves with charity & compassion to promote the sanctity & dignity of all people with God. Catholic Charities offers hope by helping those in need and unites with others in service..

  • Foundations of Life Pregnancy Program: dedicated to serving the needs of individuals facing the challenges of pregnancy and the responsibilities of pregnancy and parenting, making positive life choices. Free services are provided to all persons without discrimination in a caring, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.


DAWN CENTER

Dawn Center's mission is to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence by providing supportive services and leadership that promotes social change.

  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Victim Services: Dawn Center offers an array of no cost services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children to help them find safety and heal from the trauma of abuse.

  • Economic Justice Program: addresses the number one barrier reported by survivors of domestic and sexual violence when seeking safety: financial stability. The Economic Justice program assists survivors in meeting their economic goals by a trained Economic Empowerment Advocate.


DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES OF FLORIDA

To provide the highest quality of services and programs to promote empowerment, equal access, education, independence and integrity to deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired.

  • Communication Access Assistance (CAA): The CAA provides the services of assessing the individual’s needs, linking them to available services within the community, advocating to community resources to ensure service access and ensuring that the individual plans for services necessary for success in the future.


DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY (DPIL)


EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF PASCO AND HERNANDO COUNTIES, INC.

Dedicated to creating a supportive network to build the necessary foundation for our children to be successful in school and in life.

  • Circle of Security Parenting Program: Helping parents Understand, Support, Enhance, and Honor their children.


FOR EACH 1 REACH 1

Educate our youths to foster personal development and success while providing a wealth of resources and benefits to parents, educators and all who seek to enrich the lives of our youths in the area.

  • Mentoring Program: We reach out to youth that are doing good, as a preventive measure to encourage them to stay on the right path and to assist with their peers who may be having difficulties.


LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND BLIND

The mission of the Lighthouse is to provide people who are visually impaired and blind with the skills needed to achieve maximum independence.

  • Adaptive Skills for Visually Impaired Adults & Seniors: The program provides visually impaired adults and seniors with free vision rehabilitation including individualized services and training, case management, safe meal prep, managing meds, fall prevention, white cane, self-care, low vision assessments, clinical services & store, technology instruction, vocational rehab, Braille, wellness calls, assistance with shopping, forms and scheduling appointments, and transportation for vaccines or other medical appointments.


MID FLORIDA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.

To strengthen partnerships, mobilize resources, and provide integrated services that promote self sufficiency for targeted individuals and families.

  • CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER: The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County (CAC) provides a child-friendly, safe, supportive environment for assisting abused and neglected children and their non-offending family members. The Center brings together the Department of Children and Families, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, FDLE, the State Attorney’s Office, the University of Florida Child Protection Team, mental health providers and victim advocates during the investigative process. The CAC coordinates victim services and facilitates multidisciplinary team staffings, reviews child death cases and coordinates victim services for the Tri-County Human Trafficking Response Team.


MID-FLORIDA HOMELESS COALITION, INC.

The mission of Mid Florida Homeless Coalition is to promote partnerships that ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring in Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter Counties.

  • Mid Florida Information Network (MFIN): Our community database, Mid Florida Information Network, is used to collect data about those being served throughout Hernando, Citrus, Lake & Sumter counties. The system provides one point of entry to qualify households, alleviating the necessity of qualifying participants for eligibility repeatedly.

  • Diversion and Wrap-Around Services: diverts those at risk of homelessness and breaks down barriers to housing for those experiencing homelessness. All household are assessed to determine needs. Wraparound services include anything to remove barriers to transition from homelessness to housing.


NAMI HERNANDO (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI Hernando's mission is to promote mental health wellness in our community through education, support, advocacy, empowerment and outreach.

  • Education Programs: Provides education through NAMI Signature Education classes and presentations. NAMI hosts Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention (for professional & families). We also collaborate with Hernando County Sheriff on Crisis Intervention Training.


PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE IN HERNANDO COUNTY

An interfaith community organization organized for the purpose of providing food, and other basic necessities to impoverished people in Hernando County, Florida.

  • Weekend Blessings Program: This program is uniquely designed to feed school children who have little or no food on the weekends. Students who have been identified by teachers or administrators as "in crisis" are given backpacks filled with a range of easily prepared food choices for the weekend, including but not limited to: 2 breakfasts, juice/milk and 2 other meals.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

SVDP renders material, moral, financial and spiritual aid to the needy. We give support in the form of food, utilities, rent/mortgages and other help to keep the family intact and in their home.

  • Food Pantry: Provides traditional packaged foods as well as frozen meat, a variety of fresh produce items, and bread and dairy items as well, with an emphasis on fresh foods with grocery-fresh milk distribution. 


YMCA

The Mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

  • Safety Around Water: The YMCA Safety Around Water (SAW) program teaches kids what to do if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water. The Hernando County YMCA will provide water and land SAW to children between the ages of 3 – 14, equipping them with the skills needed to safely enjoy the water and develop confidence in and around water.

In Collaboration With:

ABILITY TREE FLORIDA

Their mission is to reach out to families impacted by disability through recreation, education, support, and training (R.E.S.T.).


AMERICAN RED CROSS

Provides relief to victims of disaster and helps community members prepare and respond to emergencies


THE ARC NATURE COAST

Provides individually tailored community and facility based services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Community Support Program

  • Residential Support Program


BAYCARE BEHAVIORL HEALTH

Offers both inpatient and community-based programs, along with a full range of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services tailored to meet the individual needs of adults, adolescents and children.


BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Focuses heavily on team building, leadership skills, and volunteerism. Provides programs for boys ages 6-20 such as aquatic safety, camping, education, leadership development and food drives.

  • Community Service


CAREER SOURCE PASCO HERNANDO

Pasco Hernando Workforce Board enhances economic development efforts of our region by providing a well trained, high quality workforce which supports the success of local business and improves the quality of life.


CHIPP (Community Health Improvement Plan Partnership)

CHIPP works to improve health by supporting local activities that address priority areas identified in Hernando’s Community Health Improvement Plan


CRESCENT COMMUNITY CLINIC

To improve the health and well-being of the under served and uninsured, to promote health literacy and to establish alliances that serve our community. To provide the best health care that we are able to provide for all, regardless of ability to pay. 


DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES OF FLORIDA

Provides equal access for Deaf, hard of hearing and later deafened persons, including education, specialized equipment, advocacy, interpreters and other services.

  • Florida Telecommunication Relay (FTRI) Outreach Distribution


DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Deveruex changes lives and nurtures human potential. They inspire hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful choices.

  • Parenting Journey Program


FIFTH CIRCUIT PUBLIC GUARDIAN CORPORATION

A comprehensive care resource that provides care and/or assistance to those in crisis.

  • Public Guardian Program


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN HERNANDO COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Hernando through integrated state, county, & community efforts. The Health Department provides health related services, programs, and focused initiatives that enhance Hernando's health in the household as well as at a county level.


FLORIDA MASTER MONEY MENTORS PROGRAM

Through the University of Florida and Hernando County Extension Office, the Florida Master Money Mentor (FMMM) program provides financial education to rural and low-to-moderate-income Florida families with the emphasis being on one-on-one peer education.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HERNANDO COUNTY

Habitat works in partnership with God’s people to improve our community building or renovating homes to provide simple, decent, affordable houses for low-income families.

  • Home Build


HPH HOSPICE

A not-for-profit community-based healthcare organization providing innovative, skilled medical care to patients with life-limiting illness and compassionate support to their family members.


JERICHO ROAD MINISTRIES

Offers a residential shelter program for both men and women with work therapy and life skill programs designed to self-sufficiency. Families receive emergency shelter assistance. Provides Food Barn.

  • Food Barn

  • Emergency & Transition Shelter Program


MID-FLORIDA COMMUNITY SERVICES

They offer a no cost comprehensive Early Learning Program for children ages 0-5. Their program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social, physical, and cognitive development of children. Some of the services they provide include developmental assessments, free diapers and wipes, free formula and baby food, nutritious meals and snacks, medical and dental wellness, goal-setting support for parents and so much more.

Apply online at www.MidFloridaHeadStart.com or call 1-888-227-0010. Click here to download flyer


PAY IT FORWARD FARM

A multicultural community benefiting single mothers and their children, while teaching a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and becoming a launching point for positive action in the pay-it-forward spirit of giving back to the world.

  • Future Life Improvement Plan (FLIP)


PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS HERNANDO

A middle and high school for girls who are struggling but want to make positive changes in their lives.


PREMIER COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE

Premier is a "medical home" based out of Hernando's Health Departments in both Spring Hill & Brooksville. Their services include behavioral health, dental, family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, and community services which include ACCESS, diabetes self-management support, medication assistance, outreach and enrollment assistance, patient care coordination, smoking cessation, and other wellness programs.


STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN TRANSITION

Operating under the McKinney-Vento act by providing services for registering homeless or unaccompanied youth in schools.


SUNCOAST TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

Offers free tutoring to adults to help them become academically and economically self-sufficient. GED, English, family literacy, work literacy, reading, math, and language skills.


UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY

Provides assistance to individuals with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. Programs include day care, therapy, employment, respite and family support.

  • Hernando Early Intervention


VAN GOGH'S PALETTE

Our mission is to assist, promote and celebrate individuals recovering from mental illnesses in their effort to improve social and vocational skills and become employed in the community.

  • Vincent House: We provide employment, educational, financial, and social assistance, as well as model basic life skills such as budgeting, price comparisons, and good work practices to promote self-sufficiency and fiscal independence.

YOUTH & FAMILY ALTERNATIVES

  • Provides social services to children and families. Services include temporary residential shelter, nonresidential counseling, subsidized childcare, in school early intervention and family preservation.

  • New Beginnings Youth Shelter