ABOUT DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING

LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHO WE ARE!

FAMILY-CENTERED, TRAUMA-INFORMED

Since 1982 we’ve been caring for the most vulnerable populations in Tampa Bay. By integrating our child welfare, behavioral health, and homeless services, we are able to wrap our clients in the care they need and put an end to the cycle of trauma. We are pioneering treatments and services that are shaping the future of trauma-informed care and providing the best possible support to the ones who need it the most.

OUR CARE

We have 300 staff spread out across four counties that offer a variety of services focusing on healing and preventing trauma. We consistently develop service models specifically based on the needs we see in our community. Our innovative services have impacted the lives of over 19,000 people each year.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to be a welcoming and compassionate provider, advocate, and partner to children, adults, and families in need of integrated healthcare, social support, safety, and hope for the future.

OUR VISION

Strong families. Thriving children. Empowered adults.

OUR VALUES

Our values are comprised of Five Promises we make to our clients every day:

  1. To make you our first priority
  2. To listen to your story
  3. To protect your privacy
  4. To focus on your strengths
  5. To restore your hope
WHERE WE ARE

OUR CENTERS: Click here for addresses, hours of operation, and more.

  • Clearwater Center
  • Largo Center
  • Starkey Lakes Suite 130
  • Starkey Lakes Suite 145

CO-LOCATIONS: Our staff report directly to these locations to provide services, so that even more Pinellas County residents have access to Directions for Living’s care.

  • Homeless Empowerment Program
  • Catholic Charities – Pinellas HOPE
  • Clearwater Health Department
  • St. Pete Health Department
  • Mid-County Health Department
  • Pinellas Park Health Department
  • Safe Harbor Shelter
  • Bayside Health Clinic
  • Tarpons Springs Health Department
  • Intercultural Advocacy Institute Hispanic Outreach Center
  • Department of Children and Families CPI Division in Highlands and Hardee Counties
  • Public Defender’s Office of the Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • Clearwater Police Department
  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

IN THE FIELD: Directions for Living has more than 150 staff in the field every day, meeting clients where they are for case management, therapy, parenting services, and more, improving access to care while using the comfort of familiar locations.

  • Clients’ homes
  • Schools
  • Day care centers
  • Other neutral locations
OUR HISTORY