Everyone needs a hand-up now and then, check out these community services Community Services for Everyday Essentials Community Services for Everyday Essentials Take Control of Your Success Not everyone arrives at sobriety’s doorstep in a Lamborghini, many of us have hit bottoms so low that we arrived with a suitcase and a few sets of clothes. Hitting a low bottom can be a benefit, it’s sometimes that stage of incomprehensible demoralization that is required for a lot of us to become willing to admit defeat and seek help.Whatever your situation, try not to stress or worry about appearances. We take pride in our community’s ability to create a judgment-free sense of camaraderie in recovery. Our guys don’t care how you arrive, but you can bet everyone will take notice of how you treat others so let’s focus on what matters—getting serious about recovery and practicing the 12-step principles in all our affairs. We’ve gathered a list of community resources to help you with the everyday essentials below. Take Care of Your Body. Get Health Insurance. Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas County each have community healthcare services for uninsured, low-income adults. If you need healthcare services, please be proactive and use the following links for your county to learn more and see if you’re eligible:Pinellas County Health Program (PCHP)Community Health Centers of PinellasHillsborough County Health Care PlanManatee County Health Care PlanWe Care Manatee Inc. Food Banks Near Real Recovery Properties Hillsborough County Feed America Tampa Bay Food Banks, Soup Kitchens and Free Pantries in Hillsborough County FoodPantries.Org - Tampa Free Food Resources - Tampa Manatee County Manatee County Food Pantry Locations Food Banks in Bradenton FoodPantries.Org - Bradenton Free Food Resources - Bradenton Pinellas County Feed America Tampa Bay St. Petersburg and Pinellas County FoodPantries.Org Free Food Resources - Clearwater Free Food Resources - St. Petersburg Transportation Resources Not everyone has a set of wheels when they get sober but we all need reliable transportation to go to work, get groceries, and hit meetings. While many of our residents carpool to meetings and are happy to help when they can, we expect residents to be self-sufficient. If you don’t have a vehicle and are short on funds, here are a few ways you can get around town for free or at a reduced cost:Hillsborough Bus Pass ProgramPinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Transportation Disadvantaged ProgramNote: Pinellas’ bus system is free right now because many people are struggling due to COVID-19, and you are required to wear a mask.Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) Transportation Disadvantaged Program Cheap & Affordable Car Rental Services The cost to rent a vehicle from Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, and other car rental services most people are familiar with can quickly add up. If you’re on a tight budget but still need a dependable car at a reasonable price, check out these car-sharing apps to find a ride near you:Turo – World’s Largest Car Sharing Marketplace (our top recommendation)Getaround – car sharing appZipcar – car sharing app Clothing Resources Some residents are willing and able but lack a few good outfits for interviews. If funds are tight and you need clothes, check out these community resources:Oblito.com – a search engine for free clothing and necessities, simply enter your city or zip code.Tampa Hillsborough Homeless InitiativeHannah’s Homeless – located in St. PetersburgPinellas HopeManatee County Resource List Community Assistance & Resources Employment Opportunities Finding a new job can feel like an overwhelming and daunting task. We've got your back, click here. Job Opportunity Resources Finding a new job can feel like an overwhelming and daunting task. We've got your back, click here. Health & Wellness Recovery is about so much more than just staying clean. We recognize the importance of a healthy body, that's why every resident can receive a free gym membership. Body + Mind + Spirit = Recovery Many of our residents meal prep on the weekends so they have delicious, healthy, and quick meals they can reheat during the week, for as little as $1.00 per meal. View our favorite recipes. Education Opportunities Most residents are eligible to attend St. Petersburg College or the University of South Florida at low cost or tuition free. Learn New Skills, Make More Money Learn how to quickly expand your skills, study for a new career, and leverage technology to make more money. Everyday Essentials Not everyone arrives at sobriety's doorstep looking like a million bucks. We've curated internal and external community services to help residents get back on their feet quickly. Community Services & Resources Whether you need a hand-up or are on a tight budget, we're here to help you find the everyday essentials you need. Whether it's a ride to a meeting, interview appropriate clothes, or extra snacks. See What Our Residents Have to Say About Real RecoveryWe believe that everyone that wants to get sober should have the opportunity to do so in a safe, clean, and respectable environmen. 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