Family Resources


Every child should be safe, every troubled teen deserves help, and every family torn apart in crisis should be given the opportunity to mend.


Family Resources, a private not-for-profit organization, provides a vital continuum of services to children, youth and families. Our goal is to support the family as a whole and keep the family together. When keeping the family together is not a safe option, Family Resources offers community-based programs that teach young people effective coping skills as they transition into adulthood and other safe living arrangements. We envision a strong family-centered community and have been supporting this vision since 1970.


Founded in 1970 as The Hotline Foundation, Inc, by a group of local radio DJs, community volunteers answered telephone calls from teens who had nowhere to go for help. Slowly, the need for services for this population of young people became apparent.

In 1974, the name was changed to Alternative Human Services and our first teen shelter in St. Petersburg was opened by 1978.

To better identify the services that are offered, in 1991 the agency formally changed its name to Family Resources, Inc. Today, Family Resources operates three short-term crisis shelters, two in Pinellas and one in Manatee Counties, transitional living programs for teens aging out of foster care, programs to prevent truancy, family counseling, and two outreach programs in Pinellas and Manatee Counties.

Strengthening Families
Advancing Youth Development
Accessible safety nets in times of crisis
Diversity & cultural competence
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