Outreach Event Connects Services to Our Homeless Neighbors

A heartfelt and humble thank you goes out to all of our dedicated partners, vendors, volunteers, donors, and staff who made Sacred Heart’s 2022 Homeless Outreach Event at the North Campus such a huge success.

Held Jan. 11, this was just the second event of its kind hosted by Sacred Heart, and the first since 2019. Originally scheduled for Sept. 2021, the event was postponed due to COVID concerns, similarly to why the event was unable to be held in 2020. Despite those challenges, organizers remained in contact and mobilized in droves last week to help address the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Eighteen attendees were placed into housing directly from the event, with three others qualifying for conviction expungements, and dozens more linked to mental health, substance abuse, health and veteran services.

From shower trucks and haircuts, to health screenings and legal assistance, more than 100 attendees were assisted by the more than 25 service providers on hand, which included:

  • ACTS
  • Seace Law
  • Heights Dental
  • Tampa Police Department
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)
  • Hillsborough Co. Sheriff’s Office
  • Hillsborough Co. Government
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • 2 The Next Chapter
  • Florida Blue
  • Cove Behavioral Health
  • AA
  • Tampa Crossroads
  • Hillsborough Co. Veteran Services
  • Brandon Elks Lodge 2383
  • Bikes 4 Christ
  • Hunter Law Group
  • Created Women
  • Tampa Hope
  • Catholic Charities
  • Nzema Community Development
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Community Pet Project
  • Family Health Care Foundation
  • Unbroken Dreams
  • Guided Path Foundation

Special thanks to organizers Felix Vega, Michael Fabianski, Don Murray, and all of our parishioners who volunteered!

View a gallery of photos from the 2022 Homeless Outreach Event Below: