Be a Light Mission Service Center Inc provides a range of services to help people experiencing homelessness in Pasco county. Our goal is to reduce homelessness by offering housing and assistance empowering them to live independent, sustainable lives.
We offer help through our:
- Professional clothing pantry
- Transportation (bus passes, bikes)
- Placement assistance
- Community service
- Volunteer work program
- BayCare - every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
- VARK Inc - every Friday
- State Attorney Mobile Medical - as scheduled
Utilizing our partnerships with various local organizations and shelters, we offer rapid rehousing, referrals, vouchers, and other financial assistance as available.
NOTE: Our target state is a housing program to address the shortage of beds, affordable housing options, and services in the county. Want to know more? Contact our Executive Director, Raenell Shirley.
Insurance & Aid Assistance
We help enroll people for health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, social security (SSI, SSD), food stamps, and other financial benefits. Enabling them to access mental health, pain management, and nutrition programs for healthier behaviors and outcomes.
- Food (perishable and non-perishable)
- Professional Clothing Closet
- Survival Needs (tents, tarps, sleeping bags)
Mobile Meal Ministry
Our field crews travel in search of people in need of meals and other assistance. We perform wellness checks and offer resources on the go.
UPCOMING: Showers and Laundry
Without access to laundry, clothing is discarded which adds to the trash at the sites. It is difficult to find a steady supply of clothing that fit. Free laundry services would enable us to recycle clothing reducing trash and waste.
Are you a church or affiliated with a church?
No. Although we are faith-based, we are not a church nor affiliated with a church. We do welcome partnerships with churches. If a church is interested, they can contact our Director of Ministry and Outreach, Perry White.
Are you part of the Coordinated Entry System?
Yes. As a Continuum of Care, we participate in the Coordinated Entry System which helps place people in available housing.
Are you a clinic?
No. We offer first aid and medical assistance through our partners but we don’t treat. We refer people for treatment to their physician, clinic, or other medical facility.
Are you a 501 (c)(3) organization?
Yes, we are a 501 (c)(3) organization.
Are you a shelter?
No, we are not an overnight shelter. At our center, The Lighthouse, people can stay during our normal operating hours and receive services. They must leave at closing.
Where do you get your meals from?
Food is donated by local pantries, churches, businesses, and individuals. Meals are prepared offsite except for community events.
If you are interested in donating, please contact our center operations at (727) 378-3241.