The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Homeless Initiative began in 2010 with just one deputy. Today, we have 5 deputies working out of each of our 5 District offices covering the entire county.
While working in conjunction with several social agencies, we have assisted over 500 homeless individuals into temporary housing/shelters and have permanently housed or reunited over 200 homeless individuals with family members.
Daily, the Homeless Initiative deputies assist our homeless with several things such as; Identification and Birth Certificates. They assist with applications and services for Social Security, food assistance, healthcare, mental health care and substance abuse.
Working together while sharing this new facility will include the following organizations:
Tampa Police Department - Outreach Program
HC Homeless Services
Northside Mental Health Outreach
Gracepoint Mental Health - Crisis Team/Homeless Outreach
Veterans Hospital Outreach team
Hillsborough County Code Enforcement
FL. Department of Motor Vehicles
St. Vincent DePaul
Faith based organizations
Homeless Initiative Outreach Center
||3671 W. Waters Av
Tampa, FL 33625