Making a Difference in Pinellas County
Boley Centers Celebrates Two New Programs for the Homeless

St. Petersburg - Thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pinellas County, and the State of Florida, along with additional funding provided by the Bessie Boley Foundation, two new programs for the homeless were recently launched in Pinellas County, Florida.

[Photo 1: Karen and Gary]
Karen Jackson Sims, HUD Tampa Field Office Director and Gary MacMath, President/CEO of Boley Centers, Inc.

[Photo 2: Morningside]
Morningside Safe Haven
[Photo 3: Grove Park]
One of the new residences at Grove Park

Morningside Mid-County Safe Haven, located in unincorporated Pinellas County, provides 20 people who are chronically homeless, and who also have a mental illness with housing, services and supports they need to remain housed and begin their recovery process. Through a program of comprehensive services (including psychiatric, nursing, case management, substance abuse and skill building) the Safe Haven provides them with a way to end homelessness and enter permanent housing.

Grove Park Village, also located in unincorporated Pinellas County, is a 12-unit/15 bed modular development providing independent, permanent housing for people who are chronically homeless, have a mental illness and who are able to live independently. Supportive services are provided by a Recovery Specialist who ensures the residents have access to all the psychiatric, medical, dental, vocational and other services and treatment the residents need to maintain their housing. Additional funding was provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, through their local member, Synovus Bank.


Content Archived: July 11, 2011