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The realization of the need for a Christian residential program came from many years spent spiritually counseling in the Hillsborough jail system. The constant "revolving door" syndrome, women being released only to return repeatedly, has emphasized the strong need for an assistance program to help them make a successful transition to a productive life.

Hillsborough House of Hope, working through volunteers and partnering agencies, now offer women leaving the jail a temporary residence where they will receive job placement and training assistance, Bible study, and classes in nutrition, self esteem, women's health issues and parenting.


Shanita Terrel (Mentor) and Jessica M. (Mentee)

Margaret Palmer (founder) nominated as a EVERYDAY HERO Bay News 9

Metro Charities Graduates residents from the GWEST Program on HIV AND AIdes awareness. workshop.

Abe Brown Ministries
Help prepare women for work

Substance and Alcohol abuse treatment

Provides outpatient treatment

Dress for Success
Provides suitable apparel for interview and jobs

Erwin Vocational Center
Evaluating and training for future careers

Grace Family Church
Transportation to worship services

Gretchen Sanchez
Recovery Coach

Hillsborough County Health Care Services
Provides Health Insurance

Metro Charities
Provides life changing support groups

Mission Increase Foundation
Faith based counseling

Tampa Family Health
Provides health services

Vocational Rehabilitation
Assist in retraining for employment or Education

Volunteers of America
Provides permanent housing for graduates

Fox 13 with Anjuli Davis (reporter) from Feb 2015


Pat Cook House Opened 6/23/09.

P.O. Box 320064
Tampa FL 33679-2064
Phone: 813 231-5122


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