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For Information or to Make an Appointment: (727) 388-1220
Administrative Offices: (727) 327-7656
24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (727) 530-RAPE (7273)





Rape Crisis Center of Pinellas County

24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline:
(727) 530-RAPE (7273)

Staffed 24 hours by counselors who care.
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Pinellas County Children's Advocacy Center imageProviding comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate services to survivors of sexual assault and child abuse.

Suncoast Center is a National Children's Alliance accredited member.

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Thanks to all who participated in the
2014 Blue Ribbon 5k Race/Walk

5k Race PhotoOver 190 runners and walkers bring attention to stopping child abuse ...

The 7th Annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run and Family Walk to Stop Child Abuse was hosted by the St. Petersburg Exchange Club this past April 12th.  Blue ribbon walk

Proceeds raised from this event are used to support the Parent Aide Program at Suncoast Center. 

This nationally recognized program utilizes volunteers who become engaged in a mentoring relationship with a younger parent.  The goals of the program are to strengthen families and provide improved stability for children so they can be successful. 

Thank you to the participants ... the volunteers .. the donors ... the corporate sponsors who brought attention and financial support to the cause.

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Thanks to all who participated in the
2014 Illuminating Hope Exhibit

13th Annual Illuminating Hope Art Exhibit

This powerful art exhibit created by survivors of sexual violence once again moved the community as guests viewed the handcrafted artwork.  In addition, four survivors of sexual violence shared their personal stories of healing, growth, and encouragement. 
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Last year, over 1600 children and adults in Pinellas County sought help at Suncoast Center to begin that journey from being a victim of sexual violence to becoming a survivor. The featured artwork provides an intimate window into the pain and healing found along these survivors’ personal journeys of recovery.

The artwork is now on display at the University of South Florida - St.  Petersburg campus library.

View images of the 2014 Illuminating Hope event.

Thank you to the major sponsors of this event:

Kappa Delta Sorority National Foundation
Bright House Networks
All Children's Hospital
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Florida Craftsman 

You can support the services at the Rape Crisis Center of Pinellas County by clicking on the image or on this link ...

For more information, contact (727) 388-1175.

Do you have a young child age 2 – 6 struggling with problem behaviors at home or school, social skills, and/or academic success? Consider enrolling in The Incredible Years … a nationally recognized program for parents and children.

For children ages 4 to 6, they can attend the fun and interesting Dinosaur School for Kids that help them strengthen their social skills, increase their emotional awareness and are introduced to problem solving and self-control methods.

For parents, explore methods that will help you grow as a nurturing parent and will strengthen your parent-child relationship, and meet other parents with similar concerns. Educational sessions are held one night per week and last approximately 20 weeks.

Each session begins with dinner (5:15pm to 5:45pm) with group sessions lasting from 5:45 to 7:45. (Childcare is provided for ages 1 – 17 for children not participating in Dinosaur School that evening.)

For more information or for schedule, contact Summer Perez at (727) 327-7656 ext. 3211. Space is limited.

Also check out our YouTube video at or
our program page on this website.


Suncoast Center, Inc. is seeking Parent Aide Volunteers.  Adults are needed to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally recognized mentoring program.  Parent Aide mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children in today’s society.  Parent Aide volunteers receive training, guidance and support from program staff and personal satisfaction by assisting another parent.

For more information, view the full announcement, or call Colleen Walker, Program Coordinator, at (727) 543-0677.


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