Youth Development Program
The POC Youth Development Program is designed to equip low-income, academically talented youth between 14 and 17 years of age with workforce readiness, leadership, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. The program operates during the summer months and provides a stipend to the youth for training and employment. Training topics include: interviewing, social/emotional skills, problem solving, decision making/goal setting, budgeting/financial management, employability skills, health issues, leadership and community involvement. Students are assigned to many different employers to gain hands-on work experience.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Pinellas and Pasco)
Recruits and places volunteers in public and non-profit organizations to help meet critical community needs.
Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP)
Provides financial assistance to low-income households with at least one member 60 years of age or older experiencing a heating or cooling emergency.The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans, repairs of existing heating or cooling equipment, and the payment of reconnection fees. Persons seeking assistance should contact the office nearest to them for screening/set up an appointment.
See locations tab for EHEAP office nearest you.
Emergency Services Program
Provides limited financial assistance on a one-time basis to alleviate utility, fuel oil, rent/mortgage, food, clothing, and other emergency situations. At times services may not be available due to lack of funding. Persons seeking assistance should call the office in their area to set-up an appointment. More Information…
Chore Services is a supportive service designed to help frail elderly persons maintain a decent, independent living environment. Many elderly lack the physical stamina which some jobs require. Others lack the financial capability to purchase cleaning supplies or pay to have the work done. Whatever the circumstance, Chore Services stands ready to help.
Provides heavy household cleaning and yard work to help the elderly maintain suitable home environments and avoid or delay institutionalization.
Family Development Program
Helps participants move towards self-sufficiency through case management, life skills training, financial literacy classes, individual development accounts, job search and self-employment.