WHO ARE WE.
Restore Hope Initiative of Tampa is a community relief initiative managed by Compassion Life Church and focuses on providing care and services for every individual and family who needs support rebuilding their lives. Our primary objective is to combat poverty in at-risk areas surrounding the University Area community.
To eliminate poverty and rebuild lives in at-risk communities.
CHALLENGES WE STRIVE TO CHANGE.
58 percent live below the poverty level in the University Area Community. This is over the county’s poverty rate averages around 20 percent.
Due to the pandemic, food assistance has gone up to 400 times the typical demand. 68% of those needing assistance
our new to food assistance.
Roughly 80‐100% of K12 students in the University Area receive free/reduced lunch.
The unemployment rate is almost twice that of the county in the University Area Community. This is a result of a lack of education with 32% of the community lacking a college degree.
We collaborate with local agencies and organizations in order to outsource resources and provide solutions to initiate care for the at-risk population of children and families in the Uptown University Area of Tampa.