Pathways to Growth is proud to highlight the life- changing work of 211 Tampa Bay Cares. There are many organizations making a difference for people in need throughout our community. However, there is one that offers an essential lifeline (24 hrs a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year) to individuals, families, and service providers in Pinellas County, FL. This organization is 211 Tampa Bay Cares (211 TBC).

211 TBC, provides the only free, confidential, multi-lingual, 24-hour dialing code 2-1-1 for access to information, assessment, referrals, crisis intervention and connections to health and human services in Pinellas County. 211 TBC is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) and is also a national network member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) answering suicide calls around the clock. 211 Specialists are certified by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence to answer sexual assault calls and hold national AIRS certifications as community resource specialists and database curators.

You can access a 211 Specialist in the following four ways:

1.) DIAL 211
2.) TEXT your zip code to 898211
3.) DOWNLOAD the “211 Connects” APP
4.) VISIT and select
“Search for Services”.