Curing a Homeless Epidemic

Our purpose is to break the cycle of homelessness for the thousands of people we help each year. We monitor our programs to measure progress against stated goals and make necessary refinements throughout the process. Since 1986, our mission has been to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Why You Should Care

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Homeless in Tampa Bay Are Children


The cost of a day in jail is 8x the price of a day in the shelter


Last year there was a 47% increase in homeless veterans in tampa bay

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A Story of Triumph

I came to HEP when I was on my last leg. I struggled with drug addiction and chronic homelessness for several years before I found HEP. They gave me a chance when no one else would. I am proud to say that because of the help I received while there, I recently celebrated one year of sobriety and am living independently in my own home.

—Charles R., former HEP Veteran resident

How We Help

Our Mission

Our Campus

Our Holistic Approach