senior citizen benefit programs in saint petersburg fl

FREE Senior Citizen Assistance with Medicare Enrollment

For seniors seeking a path to stability and assistance with programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and other vital services in St. Petersburg, Healing Pinellas is your dedicated ally. Our office specializes in providing detailed information and personalized support to help you regain stability. We are here to assist you through the application process, addressing any specific questions you may have about Senior Citizen care and elderly assistance programs in St. Petersburg. For a thorough understanding and direct access to assistance, we warmly invite you to visit our office in person.

Programs & Services 

Questions about Programs and How to Apply for Services

Contact Healing Pinellas at (727) 353-3357 to inquire about eligibility for Senior Citizen benefits and services from our various programs for yourself or your loved ones.

Home and Community-Based Programs and Services For Senior Citizens.

Other Senior Citizen Programs and Services

Senior Connection Resources

Organization NameAssistance CategoryPhone NumberTypes of Assistance/Eligibility Requirements
Assurance WirelessFree Wireless Cell Phone Service(888) 321-5880Assistance may be provided for low income individuals and recipients of the following: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), free/reduced lunch, or Bureau of Indian Affairs Program.
CHAP (Community Housing Assistance Program)Utility Bill(727) 442-9041Deposit assistance when setting up new utility services and rental property, along with rental assistance.
Citizens Alliance for Progress (CAP) located at the Union Academy Family CenterElectric Bill(727) 934-5881Assistance for northern Pinellas County residents only. For more information, you may access the website at http://www.citizensallianceforprogress.org.
Day StarWater and Electric(727) 825-0442All Pinellas County residents are eligible to apply and considered on an individual needs basis.
Florida LifeLine Telephone AssistancePhone Bill Assistance(800) 540-7039Federal assistance program that reduces the monthly telephone bill to low income heads of households. Household income must be at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines to be eligible. Lifeline is also offered on certain wireless companies and also includes broadband. May access the website at www.floridaopc.gov for an application.
Free Clinic/We Help – St. PetersburgWater Bill(727) 823-3471
(727) 821-1200, x115
Pays the last $50.00 owed on the water bill, one time only, and within a 12 month period. Receipt showing balance left owing of $50.00 is required. By appointment only
High Point Neighborhood Family CenterElectric Bill(727) 533-0730Provides assistance for residents with minor children and living in the following zip code areas: 33760, 33762, 33764, 33770 and 33771.
Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family CenterWater and Electric(727) 791-8255Provides water and electric assistance, one time within a 12 month period, for residents living in the following zip code areas: 34677, 34695, 33759 and 33761.
Pinellas County Urban LeagueElectric, Gas and Deposit(727) 327-0977Assists with electric, gas and deposit.
Pinellas Opportunity CouncilWater and Electric(727) 823-4101Past due electric bill and deposit assistance for seniors only (age 60+) and by appointment only. Assists with past due water and electric bills, (no deposits) for all age groups, and by appointment only. Also assists utility companies and customers in resolving high consumption/bill issues. They are not a licensed plumber, but can assist with minor repairs and trying to determine the actual cause of the high bill.
Safelink WirelessFree Cell Phone Service(800) 723-3546Assistance may be provided for recipients of: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA), Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard) and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Salvation ArmyWater, Electric and Gas(727) 446-4177Properties north of Ulmerton Road only – provides assistance with the water for City of Clearwater, Dunedin, Pinellas County Utilities and Safety Harbor, along with Duke Energy and Clearwater Gas.
Salvation ArmyWater, Electric and Gas(727) 822-4954Based upon the availability of funds, they provide assistance for water, electric and gas to properties south of Ulmerton Road.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Pinellas, Inc.Water and Electric(727) 442-5306Referred to local churches. Assistance for water and electric is determined by your zip code area and as funds are available.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc.Water and Electric(727) 823-2516,
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Provides water and electric assistance.
211 Tampa Bay CaresFinancial, Food, Shelter, Support for adults, children, youth, veterans and military families, Older Americans, Person with Disabilities along with Physical and Mental Resources and Crisis Intervention information211 or text your zip code to 898211
(727) 210-4211
211 Tampa Bay Cares is a non-profit organization that provides the only free, confidential, multi-lingual, 24 hour telephone number 211 for access to community information, services & resources and crisis intervention information for the residents of Pinellas County. The phone #211 is available 24/7. During regular business hours, Monday – Friday, you can text your zip code to 898211 or email to info@211.org. You can also visit the website www.211tampabay.org. for further assistance and information.

Senior Citizen Services Assistance Programs

Organization NameAssistance CategoryPhone NumberTypes of Assistance/Eligibility Requirements
Boley CentersHousing, Mental Health and Employment(727) 821-4819Offers various types of housing assistance for low income individuals. Also assists with mental health, Section 8 and employment. No financial assistance provided.
Citizens Alliance for Progress (CAP) located at the Union Academy Family CenterClothing and Basic Necessities(727) 934-5881Assistance for Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor residents only. For more information you may access the website at http://www.citizensallianceforprogress.org.
CHAP (Community Housing Assistance Program)Rental Assistance(727) 442-9041Screening for rental assistance along with deposit assistance when setting up rental property or utility services.
Clearwater Housing AuthorityHousing(727) 461-5777Provides housing assistance. For more information you may access the website at www.clearwaterhousingauth.org.
Consumer ProtectionConsumer-Business and Landlord/Tenant Disputes(727) 464-6200No financial assistance. Investigates most consumer-business disputes, including landlord/tenant, motor vehicle repair, home repairs, billing disputes, etc. Attempt to assist parties through mediation if civil in nature. Conducts criminal investigations of consumer fraud, and enforce various county ordinances, including towing.
F.E.A.S.T. (Food Emergency and Services Team)Food(727) 789-5275Food pantry only, for residents living in the following zip code areas: 33761, 34677, 34681, 34682, 34683, 34684, 34685, 34695 and 34698. Must provide proof of residence and income (if applicable), along with a Social Security card or a Green Card, for each individual that is requesting assistance.
Gulf Coast Legal – St. PetersburgLegal Issues(727) 821-0726Provides free legal assistance with specific concerns such as domestic violence, family issues, Social Security, human trafficking, taxes, housing assistance and foreclosures.
HEP (Homeless Empowerment Program)Shelters(727) 442-9041HEP processes the intake of individuals Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Individuals may also request for shelter at the main office Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 5:00.

Neighborly Care Network Programs:

Adult Day CareSupervised Adult Activities727) 573-9444, x3051Request is reviewed and evaluated on a case by case situation.
Meals on WheelsMeals Delivered to Home(727) 573-7773Provides meals to individuals over 60, but may make exceptions to the age. All individuals under 60 are allowed to purchase a meal. Individuals need to call to have their request reviewed.
Senior DiningFood and Entertainment(727) 573-9444, x3025Meals served along with socializing, informational programs and activities. Ages 60 years old or more.
TransportationTransportation(727) 571-4384Provides medical transportation, shopping and field trips for individuals 60 years old or more.
Pinellas County Housing AuthorityHousing(727) 443-7684Provides subsidized and HUD housing for Pinellas County, excluding St. Petersburg and Clearwater city limits.
Pinellas County Senior ConnectionsSocial Services, Housing, Transportation, Health Services and Discounts Various types of assistance supporting senior citizens. For more information, please visit our Age-Friendly Services and Resources page.
Pinellas County Veterans ServicesVarious Non-Financial Assistance(727) 464-8460 (Clearwater)
(727) 582-7828 (St. Petersburg)
Wide variety of assistance available including filing claims for benefits for veterans, spouses and dependents.
Pinellas HeightsHousing(727) 953-9809Provides housing for seniors, 62 years old or more. This organization is affiliated with Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Pinellas Opportunity CouncilRent and Mortgage(727) 953-9809Provides assistance for past due rent and mortgage when funds are available. One time per a 12 month period, by appointment only and does not assist with deposits.
Pinellas Opportunity Council – Chore ServicesHousehold Cleaning(727) 953-9809Provides assistance to people 60 years old and above. No income restrictions apply.
St. Ignatius Catholic ChurchFood and Prescriptions(727) 953-9809Food Pantry for Tarpon springs residents only. Assists with the payment of Tarpon Springs Water bills, up to $25.00, if shut off is pending. Limited prescription assistance. Food Pantry open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., except holidays.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Pinellas, Inc.Furniture, Household Furnishings, Meals and Clothes(727) 953-9809Referred to local churches. Provides assistance for furniture and household furnishings, soup kitchen and a change of clothes (three times a year).
Society of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc.Clothing and Food Vouchers(727) 823-2516,
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Assists with clothing and food vouchers.
Tarpon Springs Housing AuthorityHousing(727) 937-4411
(727) 279-2814 (Fax)
Provides low income public housing assistance for families.
211 Tampa Bay CaresFinancial, Food, Shelter, Support for adults, children, youth, veterans and military families, Older Americans, Person with Disabilities along with Physical and Mental Resources and Crisis Intervention information.211 or text your zip code to 898211
(727) 210-4211
211 Tampa Bay Cares is a non-profit organization that provides the only free, confidential, multi-lingual, 24 hour telephone number 211 for access to community information, services & resources and crisis intervention information for the residents of Pinellas County. The phone #211 is available 24/7. During regular business hours, Monday – Friday, you can text your zip code to 898211 or email to info@211.org. You can also visit the website www.211tampabay.org. for further assistance and information.
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