Pinellas Safe Harbor - Clearwater, FL

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14840 49th St N
Clearwater, FL 33762
: (727) 464-8058
: http://www.safeharborpinellas.org/

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Description: Pinellas Safe Harbor is an emergency homeless shelter and a jail diversion program designed to be a safe haven for those currently homeless and who require services to get back on their feet. Pinellas Safe Harbor came into being as a result of a series of partnerships involving the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Government and numerous homeless service providers in Pinellas County.  This group saw the need to better serve the chronically homeless, keep them out of the county jail and the criminal justice system, and give them the necessary tools to redirect their lives. Pinellas Safe Harbor is truly a community based undertaking. There are many opportunities to participate as a volunteer, a donor, in food service delivery, or to work with the various homeless service providers.


Services
Intake staff completes an initial assessment of each homeless person’s appropriateness for the facility.

Meals:
Three meals are served daily.
Hot meals are prepared at Metropolitan Ministries or partnering churches and kept warm until served, but there is no kitchen on the premises.
Pinellas Safe Harbor partners with many community food providers to recieve donated food.
Clothing:
Donations of new socks and underwear are provided to residents when they're available.
Racks of donated clothes are also be available for use.
There are washers and dryers on the premises so residents can do their own laundry.
Transportation:
Homeless clients who are employed or require transportation to employment or medical appointments will be accommodated as it is feasible.
Loaner bikes are available for residents to checkout.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) buses stop near the shelter and PSTA route maps are available at the shelter.
Maintenance:
Residents are asked to help maintain the facility and inmate workers from the Jail are also utilized for this purpose.
A team of Case Managers are onsite to guide the residents through their transition to permanency and self-sufficiency.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Social Workers – Needs Assessment, Coordination of Services and Placements, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Referrals.
Public Defenders Office Homeless Outreach Diversion – Assessments for Homeless Ordinance Violators, Connects Residents with Public Defenders Office.
Westcare – Substance Abuse Evaluations, Substance Abuse Counseling, Recovery Services.
Groups – AA, NA, Coping, HIV Awareness, Worship Services, Orientation to Pinellas Safe Harbor.

Classes – Skills for Successful Transition, Life Skills, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Ready, Pedestrian Safety, and Budgeting.

Medical services are provided, on site, through Pinellas County Human Services Monday through Friday. Residents receive basic healthcare and referrals for Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services.




Volunteers Requests by Pinellas Safe Harbor: Extensive community support contributed to the creation of Pinellas Safe Harbor and is welcomed in an ongoing basis to operate and maintain the facility. Volunteers and citizen groups interested in working with the homeless are encouraged to contact the Pinellas Safe Harbor Shelter Administrator at (727) 464-8058. Here are a few of the volunteering opportunities at Pinellas Safe Harbor: Clerical and telephone assistance Meal delivery and clean-up Donated clothing sorting and distribution


Donation Requests by Pinellas Safe Harbor: Pinellas Safe Harbor accepts donations to assist in many areas of the operation.   Clothing: Shelter clients are in need of lightly used clothing and shoes that would be appropriate for daily wear and potential employment


Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2017-12-28

Important:
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Pinellas Safe Harbor at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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