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Who We Are: The YMCA manages this collaborative of community agencies who provide prevention and early intervention services relative caregivers who have children at risk of entering the child welfare system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Our Mission: To minimize the risk of out-of-home placements for children by strengthening systems which provide support and guidance for relative caregivers and the children in their care.

Partners Kinship Services are designed to support relative caregivers and the children who reside with them to successfully maintain the relative placement. Through Kinship Services families receive a specialized family support plan and access to services.

Our Services Include:

  • Child Care Assistance
  • Counseling or Therapy
  • Neighborhood Support
  • Vocational Support
  • Economic Assistance
  • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Linkage to Afterschool and Summer Programs
  • Transportation
  • Assistance in Securing Food, Shelter, Furniture, etc.
  • Volunteering - If you are interested in giving your time to support our charitable work, there are many opportunities available.

Our Community Partners Include: The Children’s Home, Family Enrichment Center, Bay Area Legal Services, and REACHUP

Our Funders Include: Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and United Way Suncoast

Our Partners of Hillsborough YMCA Staff include:

Mike McCollum, Executive Director

Cecillia Carothers, Intake Specialist

Our Referral Process: Partners accepts referrals for Kinship Services from the community and is open to working with any relative caregiver who resides in Hillsborough County. For more information or to make a referral call the Referral Line or Fax a completed Referral Form to the number below:

Phone: 813-275-9622, ext. 254 | FAX: 813-200-3996


For more information on the project download the program flyer or contact:

Mike McCollum, Executive Director

110 E. Oak Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33602