Mental Health Awareness
COVID Resources for Mental Health Wellness

If you have questions or concerns about your children, please reach out to the school's student services team. Typically, this is information has been shared via Twitter, Facebook, webpage, or canvas sites.

If you are unable to reach the school's student services team, please reach out to the Mental Health Team of Student Services via the email: SSPS_mentalhealthteam@pasco.k12.fl.usor (727) 774-2131 between the hours of 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.


Direct Contact Crisis Support

Immediate Danger to self or others

  • National Suicide Prevention LifeLine 800-273-8255 (TALK) 

  • Crisis Text Line – Text Home to 741741 

  • Domestic & Sexual Violence abuse support through 24-Hour Hotline: (352) 521-3120

  • Call Mobile Response Team (MRT) 727 372-4357
  • Go to the closest emergency room for evaluation

  • Call 911 if immediate danger

Mental Health Wellness ADULTS

Mental Health Wellness CHILDREN

  • Pasco County School Employees  - EAP resources go to Your login code is: pasco

  • Pasco County School Employees - EAP Text Message Therapy HERE

  • Staying mentally well HERE

  • Protect your mental health HERE

  • NAMI Pasco County Resources HERE

  • Mental Health & COVID HERE

  • School-based Student Services team can help with school-based & mental health supports. 

  • Coping with COVID HERE

  • Parents Supporting Children HERE

  • Parenting Teen's in Close Quarters during COVID HERE

  • NAMI Pasco County Resources HERE

Anxiety & Stress due to COVID

COVID Disaster Response

  • CDC support HERE

  • Helping children cope HERE - available in multiple languages

  • When bad things happen HERE

  • Helping your child cope video HERE

  • COVID & Anxiety HERE

  • Get Grounded (strategy for anxiety) HERE

  • NAMI Support HERE 

  • Food Pantries HERE

  • Legal Aid at Work HERE

  • One Community Now, Inc HERE































Two websites that may support your search for resources: 


Food & Financial Support

Life Community Center: Open daily. Located at 6542 Applewood Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Services offered:

  • Laundry and showers for the homeless, by appointment.
    • Limited access to parents or students who need printing and faxing, call for appointment.
  • Tuesdays – Drive Through Hot Meal from noon to 1PM.
  • Fridays 2:30 to 6PM – Food Pantry, currently only emergency food boxes on a case by case basis.
    • Call 813-994-0685 for appointments
  • Comfort Station for Unsheltered Homeless: There will be Food Trucks at the site from 11:30-1:30 daily for take away lunch.

Make A Difference, Inc.: Make A Difference, Inc. has changed its office hours. Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry. We will be open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 2 pm for curb-side service only. Office: (352) 437-3466 and Location: 12311 U.S. Highway 301, Dade City, FL 33525: 

  • We will still be having our Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday April 23, 2020 at the Pasco County Fair Grounds on State Road 52 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.

  • The following Mobile Food Pantry will be for drive-through service the third Thursday on May 21, 2020 at the Dade City Walmart on U.S. Highway 301 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.

The Volunteer Way Food Pantry located at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey has changed their days of service and will be open MONDAY AND TUESDAYS FROM 8 AM TO 10AM WITH DRIVE THRU SERVICES ONLY. Distribution of foods is once per month per individual/family.

  • Our Soup Kitchen located at 10008 Moon Lake Rd., New Port Richey remains open MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10 AM TO 12 NOON. For distribution of take-away food only. THERE IS NO ADMITTANCE INTO THE BUILDING.
  • The Soup Kitchen is accepting donations of sealed bags of bread and bottled water at 9 AM.
  • Our Brown Bag Program will continue to those who are currently registered. No new clients are being accepted at this time. Volunteers will be screened prior to picking up boxes for delivery to seniors and will be dropped off at each person’s door.
  • The Volunteer Way is a Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Summer Break Spot site. Meals are available for children under the age of 18 and must be present in the car at time of drive through. Distribution at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey Tuesdays between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.
  • We are also a Pack-A-Sack distribution site through One Community Now. Distribution will be made on Tuesdays at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.
  • Angel Thrift Store at 7820 Congress St., Port Richey remains closed until further notice.

 Pasco Economic Development Council: Announced a RELIEF grant to small   businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Pasco Emergency Business Grant is up to   $5,000 of relief. Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-   submitted/eligible/approved basis. 

Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando: Still providing the same great services to pregnant women and new families in our community. Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program that gives families useful information on parenting and child development. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, these services will be offered virtually or by phone, to meet the needs of families in the community. There will be no change to the services we provide. The only change will be to the way in which we provide them. We will be providing educational information, child development screens, community resources, activities to do with children, and other individualized information through secure email and texting services or mail. Additionally, we have canceled our groups until further notice. In the meantime, please view our social media pages for up to date and useful information.

Eligibility Requirements: If you are expecting a child or have a baby that is under 3 months old and you live in the service area, you may be eligible for services.Know someone who is pregnant that you would like to refer? Call, text or email us at:
West Pasco: 727-243-7737
East Pasco: 352.585.6727
Hernando: 352.585.4156

Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida: To schedule an appointment for individual services, call our office at 727-312-3881 or email If you have a daycare where you want screening for the children once it is safe to do so, please contact us so we can have all your information to schedule.

Rental Assistance Program: The Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County has access to ESG funds through the county for a rental assistance program. Here are some of the initial screening/eligibility criteria below:

  • Household’s that have lost income directly related to COVID-19, fall within the 30% income guidelines, property is within the Fair Market Rent guidelines, household owes for April only, executed lease for occupancy at property. 
  • Please have potential clients contact the Coalition at 727-842-8605 to speak to a case manager to complete the screening process. Please keep in mind this is limited funding and we cannot assist all household’s calling or all those in need at this time.

Pasco County Schools’ Students In Transition Program: For families with school aged children whose housing is in transition or homeless, and students who are living alone or without a parent or legal guardian. Benefits under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act are provided, along with advocacy and other education related needs. Please complete the form in English or Spanish and email to the program at: Program staff can also be reached at 813-794-2262 or the email provided.