Who We Are
What is Alpha House of Tampa?
- Non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1981 to serve pregnant women in crisis and their families.
- Mission: Alpha House of Tampa offers homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children safe housing and the tools they need to become self-sufficient and effective responsible parents..
- Residential maternity and transitional home for women in crisis.
- Serve women of all ages, races and backgrounds by providing safe housing, parenting classes, counseling, life skills, vocational training, and assistance and spiritual support.
- Offer hope and encouragement to all who enter our doors.
January – June 2011 Mission Outcomes
- View table HERE
2010 Mission Outcomes
- Served 142 women and 115 babies and children
- 100% have history of trauma and abuse
- 100% were homeless or living in unsafe conditions prior to admission
1981: Volunteers open a crisis pregnancy office in Tampa that soon becomes a licensed maternity home
1982: First residence opens with 7 beds on S. Empedrado
1984: Alpha becomes a United Way funded agency
1986: Alpha incorporates as “ALPHA, ‘A Beginning’ of Tampa, Inc.
1988: Grand Opening of maternity home on S. Tampania Avenue
1990: La Casita opens as a 7 bed independent living facility for single women
1991: Named by President George H. W. Bush as America’s 513th “Point of Light.”
1994: Corporate name officially changed to Alpha House of Tampa, Inc.
1995: Acquired two homes on S. Tampania Avenue to be renovated as transitional housing for women who did not have a safe place to go after the birth of their baby
2001: Grand Opening of the Rosalie Center built on land donated by the Hills. Facility completed with no mortgage
2003: Alpha is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services
2005: Property at 205 S. Tampania Ave is acquired. Existing house is demolished to make way for the Village Green and any other expansion plans. Acquiring this property completes the Alpha Village campus on South Tampania Avenue
2005: Semi-Independent Living Program is opened for foster care teens that are trying to parent their babies
2005: Received an anonymous gift of $500,000 which was used to launch a $10 million endowment campaign
2007: Alpha House wins the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit of the Year Award in Human Services. Award is based on fiscal responsibility measured against Better Business Bureau standards and on management
2007: Alpha House Endowment Fund reaches $1,000,000
2009: The Maternity Residence was officially named ”The Bonnie Center”
2010: New Executive Director, Patricia Langford, joins Alpha House
2011: Marks 30th Anniversary and ‘A Room of Her Own’ project
2012: New Mission and Vision Statements