Tampa Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Tampa Florida social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Tampa Service Center Food Stamp Office 9393 North Florida Avenue Tampa FL 33612 866-762-2237


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Tampa Housing Authority 1390 West Green Street Tampa FL 33607 813-251-5850


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Hillsborough County Palm River Health Department WIC Office 7728 Palm River Road Tampa FL 33619 813-307-8074

Hillsborough County Tampa Health Department WIC Office 8605 North Mitchell Avenue Tampa FL 33604 813-307-8074

Tampa North Hillsborough Health Center WIC Office 9827 Sheldon Road Tampa FL 33635 813-307-8074