Who We Are
- A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1981.
- 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.
- We provide a safe, temporary place to stay and assistance with housing and employment, as well as addressing the underlying issues that contributed to homelessness.
- We offer vision, hope and strength for a better life.
- Ranked #4 on the Top Ten List of Best Charities in Tampa Bay by Charity Navigator.
- We are grateful to our generous community partners and funders who make it possible to achieve our mission.
Alpha House of Tampa History
1981: Volunteers open a crisis pregnancy center in Tampa providing services for women without a safe place to stay during their pregnancy
1982: First residence opens with 7 beds on Empedrado Street
1986: Agency is incorporated
1988: Grand opening of 23-bed maternity home on South Tampania Avenue
1990: Transitional housing program opens in the house adjacent to Bonnie Center
1991: Named by President George H. W. Bush as America’s 513th “Point of Light”
1996: Heart House and Sally Hill House open, increasing the number of families in transitional housing to 8
2001: Rosalie Center grand opening on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hill; construction is completed with no mortgage, adding another 8 units of transitional housing
2005: Anonymous gift of $500,000 received to establish endowment
2007: Alpha House of Tampa wins the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Nonprofit of the Year Award in Human Services
2012: New bylaws, governance documents and mission and vision statements adopted by the Board of Directors
2014: Executive Director is a finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal (Nonprofit) Business Woman of the Year Award
2014: Comprehensive 3-Year Strategic Plan adopted by the Board of Directors
2016: Charity Navigator ranked Alpha House of Tampa #4 in its Top Ten List of Best Charities in Tampa Bay and awarded the organization a 4-Star rating for two consecutive years. Aftercare Case Management services begin. Nurturing Parenting Program expands into Pasco County. HUD-funded transitional housing program ends; emergency shelter expands. Alpha House of Tampa celebrates 35 years of serving the community.