RESOURCE CENTER AT SULPHUR SPRINGS
Our Sulphur Springs Resource Center will reopen with limited hours beginning July 7, 2020. The resource center will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Available services include:
- Job Searches
- Resume Building
- Computer Access
- Fax and Copies
To schedule your 30 minute appointment, please call 813-936-3064.
Additionally, food distribution will continue every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. at the Meat Market (1302 E Waters Ave.) and from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. at the resource center. In partnership with Tampa Metropolitan YMCA and Feeding Tampa Bay, 600 frozen meals, fresh produce, toiletries and books will be distributed to the community every week. Limit one bag per household on a first come, first served basis.
In accordance with local ordinances and for the safety of neighbors and our resource center employees, all who visit will be required to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be available for those who don’t have their own.
Additional help is available through our Coronavirus Assistance Center, with resources and links to unemployment benefits, free tax help, food banks and meals for students, small business loans and much more. For urgent situations, please call 2-1-1.
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
- Notary Services
- Financial Coaching
- Computer Lab
- Individual Development
- 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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Case management and financial assistance
- Financial literacy training
- Educational support
- Professional development/workforce training
- Employment opportunities