The Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center has been helping families since 1994. Our mission is to nurture and strengthen children, youth, adults, families and communities through education, support services and collaborative partnerships to help people improve their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
The Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.It has a small staff headed by an Executive Director. The Center provides programs and services for families in need of temporary support in these areas: Critical Basic Needs, Family Support Services; Youth Programs and Services; Career Development and Adult Education.
In the mid-1990s, a group of concerned citizens formed a coalition to address local substance abuse problems. Quickly realizing the necessity of addressing the underlying causes of the abuse, they applied for and received a grant from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County to fund the beginning of a neighborhood center. Based on the premise that community problems could be dealt with more effectively at the local level, the Center launched a successful format of support services that continue today.
The Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center receives financial support from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and the Florida cities of Safety Harbor, Clearwater, and Oldsmar. It also receives grant support, private donations, gifts and sponsorships for special programs and events.
Services and programs are available to individuals and families within the Center’s service area. The ZIP codes in the Center’s service area are 34695, 34677, 33759, and 33761.
Referrals for Services and Programs Any adult living within the service area of Safety Harbor, Oldsmar or Eastern Clearwater may seek assistance. With two decades of work in the area, the Center is well known and receives referrals from the local school system, faith-based groups and other community agencies.
How You Can Help
The Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center could not operate without the generous donations—both monetary and volunteer time—from community members. Your giving helps us improve lives and make our community stronger. One hundred percent of your monetary donation benefits our programs. Your donation is tax deductible as the Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.