I am proud to announce the four organizations that will be receiving 100% of the net profits during the next year starting in September 2017 and ending in August of 2018. These organizations include Tampa Crossroads, Inc., PACE Center for Girls, Inc. (Hillsborough), Girls With Gifts, Inc., and Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program.
Please see more information below on each organization.
Tampa Crossroads Inc. was founded by Sister Rose Christina Momm in 1977 in Hillsborough County as a one facility halfway house. The current Executive Director and CEO is Sara Romeo.
According to their strategic plan, “ overtime, [it has grown] into a full continuum of care offering treatment, housing, employment, Veteran-specific services and support to thousands of women and men in [their] community who are in need of developing skills to assist them toward a healthier lifestyle. The programs evolved to accept adult men and women who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives to remain drug and alcohol free, gain employment, establish stable housing and return to independence.
Tampa Crossroads, Inc. has offered assessments, treatment, and support to adults who have struggled with trauma, addictions, homelessness, and co-occuring problems. This has been been done through a mutual relationship building process involving qualified and caring clinical staff and clients. During the process, identifying strengths and weaknesses allows the staff to offer a holistic approach, taking into account physical, mental, and social conditions in order to design a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to the clients needs. This is all done in order to accomplish the individualized treatment goals and move back to independence.”
Click here for more information on Tampa Crossroads, Inc.
PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough County Florida opened its doors in 1998. The current Executive Director is Tanya Hollins.
According to their website, “[their] opening came during a year of mass expansion for PACE, Inc. whereas five PACE centers – Hillsborough, Alachua, Collier, Pinellas, and Treasure Coast - opened throughout the state that year. PACE Hillsborough opened its doors in Tampa serving 40 girls and, with community and state support, grew to serve more than 2,100 girls to date with their academic and social service needs. They partner with a variety of community agencies including the University of South Florida (USF), DACCO, and the Arts Council and Community Mental Health, to provide their girls with a multitude of community resources to best meet their development and social service needs. Currently, PACE Hillsborough serves an average of 60 girls per month.”
Click here for more information on PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Girls With Gifts, Inc. was founded by Antoinette Hairston in 2011.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with additional summer enrichment experiences in Houston, TX and Flint, MI, the mission of Girls with Gifts, Inc., according to their website, is to cultivate the talents of young ladies, ages 12-18, with an emphasis on the arts, education, and self-empowerment. Their organization focuses on personal development, mental health, service to others, and scholastic excellence.
Following the mantra, “Reach Back, Pull Forward,” Girls With Gifts, Inc. is an organization focused on changing the world through passionate young women, one gift at a time.
Click here for more information on Girls, With Gifts, Inc.
Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program located in Salt Lake City, Utah, was co-founded in the 1980’s by Linda Myers and Grace Smith-Yellowhammer.
According to their website, “The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program exists to create a Bridge of Hope between Native Americans and other cultures. The Program supports the traditional Elders who live in the cultural and spiritual traditions of The Dine' People. Most live in remote portions of the Dine' (Navajo) reservation. Many live in traditional hogans, and some raise sheep as a means of maintaining themselves. The Program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric, and yarns to help these Elders live on the Land in their traditional lifestyle. As they have become elderly, it has become more difficult for them to support themselves on the Land in their traditional ways.”
Click here for more information on the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program.