Resources for Parents

The Complete Guide to Moving With Kids

Moving is often an exciting time for families that are shifting to a new home, but the transition can be a considerable challenge for kids. The thought of saying goodbye to friends, leaving your home, starting a new school, and being the ‘new kid’ can be overwhelming for children. The stress they might experience can make the moving process as a parent even more difficult.  This guide may provide some helpful tips for families. 

Childhood Bullying Due to Wearing Glasses

It is not uncommon for visually impaired children to be the target of bullying and harassment. To help students and families navigate and hopefully prevent this, here is an educational guide on childhood bullying for those who wear glasses.

Social Media & Body Image

Studies have shown that social media can lead to negative body image. It's something that is hard to avoid these days. Here is an in-depth guide about the connection between social media and body image, including tips to help others avoid this effect.

A Mighty Girl

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves.

The Dove Self-Esteem Project
Helping young people overcome body image issues and fulfill their potential by building positive body confidence and self-esteem.

Parent Toolkit
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind.

Kids in the House
Thousands of parenting videos and resources.

Common Sense Media
Our mission to ensure digital well-being for kids everywhere has never been more vital than it is today.

American Psychological Association
Publications and resources for parents of girls.

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

Florida Rehabilitation- Eating Disorder Information

Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can significantly impact physical and mental health. These effects of eating disorders can impact a person's ability to live normally, and they can even be life-threatening. Click on the link above to read an in-depth guide on eating disorders.

Resources for Women

Centre for Women
The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is a nonprofit organization offering a diverse array of programs to help women in the Tampa Bay region to succeed both personally and professionally. Programs and services encourage, educate and empower women.

NOW Tampa
NOW is a grassroots organization that makes changes to assist Women's Rights by lobbying our legislators, proposing laws and demonstrating in the streets to raise awareness of important issues.

The Spring of Tampa Bay
The Spring’s mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims, and promote change in loves, families, and communities. They provide a safe haven and comprehensive support services to abused adults and their children.

Local Non-Profits GWC Supports 

A Kid’s Place
A Kid’s Place provides residential serviced to children from birth to age 18 who have been removed from their homes die to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. They provide a variety of services which meet the social, educational, medical, and psychological needs of the child. Their primary focus is to keep sibling groups together in a safe, stable, home-like environment until a more permanent placement can be provided.

Southeastern Guide Dogs
When people lose vision, it’s easy to lose hope. When veterans lose hope, it’s easy to give up. It’s easy to let darkness define life instead of living life to its fullest. That’s why they develop extraordinary partnerships between dogs and the people who need them. They offer their dogs and services at no cost, throughout the United States. The elite working dogs they create provide life changing services to people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or loss of a parent in the military.

Hillsborough House of Hope
Hillsborough House of Hope is an organization committed to providing a support system for women transitioning out of correctional institutions and seeking positive reinforcement that aids in their personal, social and professional rehabilitation. With the combined support of local partners and in collaboration with community friends, Hillsborough House of Hope addresses the immediate essential needs for women in transition, such as living accommodations, individual and group therapy, and job assistance. Women that participate in the Hillsborough House of Hope program are presented with the opportunity to start the healing process in a safe environment dedicated to helping them make progress and achieve success.

Good Samaritan of Wimauma
The Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma, Florida is a charitable, Christian ministry established in 1984. The Mission is dedicated to a holistic approach to enhance the spiritual, emotional, and physical quality of life for those living in poverty. They currently serve the community by offering a food pantry through an incentivized Adult Education Program, post-secondary scholarships, and Back to School and Christmas Outreach Events.

Florida Baptist Children’s Home
Their vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of one more child. From the opening of their first orphanage in 1904 to their present-day ministries that have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, they are honored to be helping children in tangible ways.