Lesbian Gay Bisexual transgender welcome center

The nation’s third LGBT Welcome Center will open in 2014 in

St. Petersburg, Florida’s Grand Central District

2227 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

A function of Metro Wellness & Community Centers, the new

facility will serve the area as a LGBT visitors’ resource, coffee house,

youth center (safe space), and provide a wide range of education

activities, wellness training and entertainment events.

Metro Wellness & Community Centers (Metropolitan Charities) has

been serving the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years as the premier

HIV services organization and providing the area with LGBT

Community Centers currently located in St. Petersburg, Ybor City,

and New Port Richey. With the addition of a Welcome Center to

Tampa Bay, Metro continues to expand its programs and services to the LGBT community.

The Welcome Center and its websites, LGBTWelcomeCenter.com and TravelGayTampaBay.com, will provide travel resources for both visitors and local residents. With on-site resources, staff and free Wi-Fi, the Welcome Center will connect LGBT travelers with local destinations, allow them to purchase tickets and find area services.

Francis house opens new building

Francis House is committed to providing HIV supportive services in a safe environment designed to encourage and empower those affected to become self-sufficient members of our communtiy. Francis House uses a holistic approach to improve client's quality of life by offering comprehensive services, both onsite and in collaboration with other community-based organizations.

They offer mental health and substance abuse counseling, emergency support, nutritional services, transportation assistance, and recreational therapy. Case managers and counselors work hand-in-hand to identify and assist clients who might otherwise fall through the gaps in the community’s safety net, with individual and family counseling sessions offered daily and during the evening hours. In the past 5 years, FH has distributed over $100,000 in food and hygiene items and over $20,000 worth of grocery store vouchers to the local HIV/AIDS community. They have  also provided over $90,000 in emergency assistance payments.

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Antique galleries of st petersburg

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st peterburg, fl 33713


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una voce mens chorus

Una Voce Hopes You Will Join Us – To Touch Hearts And Share Our Vision Of”Changing Lives… One Song At A Time”.

Come hear the thrilling and wonderful sounds of Christmas music written especially for Broadway!

Join Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale as they sing the best that Broadway has brought us at this very special time of year. From the classics to today’s great Broadway tunes, our concerts will fill you with the Holiday spirit!

Friday, December 12, 2014
The Palladium – St Petersburg

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mainstage Theatre at HCC Ybor – Tampa

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Mainstage Theatre at HCC Ybor – Tampa