Financial assistance for healthcare and to promote preventative care for women.
50 Legs Helping Amputees
empower pregnant and parenting women in crisis to realize their ability to break the cycles of poverty and abuse and create promising lives
ALPHA’s founder was faced with this dilemma in 1979. An idea came to life in the heart of the late Roy Deeb when he received a call from a girl “in trouble” who wanted to be a mother to her unborn child, but had no place to go.
There was no program in Pinellas to help this young, pregnant woman. Out of this need, with the help of a caring group, a small house in downtown St. Petersburg was secured and ALPHA was born.
In 1992, the facility known as the “Miracle on 5th Avenue” was built with help from the community. Since its inception, ALPHA’s residential program has given countless young women and babies the promise of a bright future.
CASA Community Action Stops Abuse, has been working in the Tampa Bay area since 1977 providing refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, professional training and community outreach to break the silence that isolates victims of domestic violence and prevents them from a life of hope, independence and peace. CASA staff members understand the courage it takes to disclose abuse, and they work with the community to build a network of support for survivors and their children.
Extraordinary Dogs, Transforming Lives.
The Ride for Kids program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Our mission is to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors by funding medical research and family support programs.
K.I.D.S. By the Sea has been operating in Southwest Florida since 1996 & currently serves more than 750 clients affected by childhood cancer annually! Services include:
- Year-round guessing games in pediatric oncology clinics
- Year-round treasure chest prizes for kids under-going difficult procedures in the clinics
- Toys & stuffed animals for children who need a special up-lift anytime the hospital staff needs them
- Grocery gift cards to needy families throughout the year
- Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday gift cards for food and gifts
Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items free of charge to families in need. All items are donated or purchased through grant funding or private contributions and are provided free of charge to our clients. Additionally, we offer emotional support and referrals to other agencies in the surrounding area. Mothers Helping Mothers has no paid employees; we have run on the spirit and energy of a handful of volunteers for more than twenty years!
Dream Oaks Camp is a nonprofit organization which provides therapeutic camping programs for children ages 7-17 with special needs and chronic/terminal illnesses.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary was founded by Kay Rosaire, who enjoys more than 30 years experience working with and caring for exotic animals.
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (SPARCC) was formed as a non-profit agency in 1979. SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. All of SPARCC’s services are free and confidential. In addition to serving victims, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education, in an effort to prevent such violence in the future. SPARCC serves its clients through an Outreach Center in downtown Sarasota, satellite offices in south Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, a shelter operating 24 hours a day/365 days a year and at the local courthouses.
We are daughters, sisters, mothers and wives; entrepreneurs, employees and retirees; friends – young and old.And we are even more exceptional when we work together and help each other. We know what needs to be done and how to make it happen – at home, at work or in the organizations we support with our time and our talents. The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is here to support you on your journey –whether your are adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, coping with difficult family relationships or seeking opportunities for personal growth and self-sufficiency. We invite you to take your next steps with the help of the Women’s Resource Center. Our caring team will provide you the resources, guidance and support you need to create your own solutions. And, we will be here to celebrate your accomplishments.
Here is a Thank You note we received for a donation our chapter made:
Dear Helene: I just got home and found the wonderful card from the Suncoast Hospice Center with the Diva Donation. I'm at a lost for words at the generosity from my Sisters. Hope to see you all at the next Diva Meeting to thank everyone in person. I'm a little lost right now but hope as the days go on I get stronger each day. It's so very hard to loose your best friend. Thank you again I will never forget the generosity.