RESOURCE CENTER AT SULPHUR SPRINGS

Our place-based initiative focuses on three pillars: Early Literacy, Youth Success and Financial Stability. The Resource Center at Sulphur Springs’ primary focus area is financial stability through workforce development and economic support. We work with individuals and community partners to address employment, educational and social service needs for our clients. SSRC also employs proven programs which enables job seekers to receive training in employment sectors which will provide a sustainable living wage.

Our work is part of a larger neighborhood plan fostering economic stability and community involvement. We offer community coordination and services to connect families to needed resources. SSRC is continuously at the core of the neighborhood’s support systems and has become part of the fabric of the community and the people it represents. We are always looking to the future and constantly exploring opportunities to expand services and increase partnerships to better serve the Sulphur Springs community.

Services currently offered at
Resource Center at Sulphur Springs

  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Basic Computer Classes
  • Legal Aid
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Career Training & Certification
  • ACCESS Site
  • VITA (Virtual Income Tax
    Assistance)
  • Notary Services
  • Financial Coaching
  • Computer Lab
  • Individual Development
    Accounts (IDA)
  • GED Classes

Workforce Development Outcomes

The Resource Center at Sulphur Springs sent 136 individuals to workforce training, assisted over 200 individuals with workforce development and soft skills, and placed over 100 individuals in jobs.

The Resource Center at Sulphur Springs partnered with several employers who have hired individuals from the Sulphur Springs area.

2017 Outcomes

  • Served 2,687 individuals with 13,016 visits
  • Provided notary services for 275 individuals saving them over $1,200
  • Faxed over 28,100 pages saving our clients over $26,000
  • Visitors made 33,400 copies and saved $7,995

PARTNERS IN SUCCESS

  • Bay Area Legal Services
  • Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa)
  • Champions for Children
  • City of Tampa – Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Tampa Water Department
  • Conn Memorial Foundation
  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Department of Health
  • Devereux Kids
  • Heavenly Angels Mobile Food Pantry
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Hillsborough County School District – Sulphur Springs Community School
  • Prosperity Campaign
  • Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Alliance
  • Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Association
  • Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Tampa YMCA

Next Steps

Increased services and resident use have created the need for added space. United Way Resource Center at Sulphur Springs is thankful to the Spurlino Family Foundation for a generous gift of $150,000 that has allowed us to expand our facilities. The new modular building unit provides an additional meeting and instruction space, along with two offices and two cubicles, allowing staff and partners additional privacy during case management meetings.

How You Can Help

United Way Resource Center at Sulphur Springs is continuously exploring opportunities to expand services and increase partnerships to better serve the community. If you are interested in becoming a partner to assist us in providing any of the following services, please contact Eduardo Feliz at (813) 936-3064 or efeliz@uwsuncoast.org

  • Case management and financial assistance
  • Financial literacy training
  • Educational support
  • Professional development/workforce training
  • Employment opportunities