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“Welcome to Palm River Family Services”

 Mission Statement
To build a better community by investing in children and families.

 Funding for services generously provided by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

Greetings from the Director: Valerie Smirlock

Thank you for visiting Palm River Family Services.  We welcome you and invite you to come on in and learn more about the agencies role in the Palm River/Clair Mel community.

Mr. Rogers said, “The gifts we treasure most over the years are often small and simple.  In easy times and in tough times, what seems to matter most is the way we show those nearest us that we’ve been listening to their needs. to their joys, and to their challenges.” 

We participate in the community by serving families of children ages 14 years and younger that attend Clair Mel and Palm River Schools.  We listen to those children and families.  We celebrate their joys and listen closely to their challenges.  The children and families inspire us to provide the highest level of quality programs and services  we can in our community.

We welcome all members of our community to stop by for a visit.  Whether you are a family in need of support, or have a child attending Clair Mel or Palm River Schools who may be struggling and in need of services, or you want to get involved in your community by giving back and making a positive contribution to those around you, we welcome you!

Together we can accomplish what alone we could not.

Valerie Smirlock, Executive Director

Funding provided by: Hillsborough County Children’s Board

HCC Children's Board

Valerie Smirlock, Executive Director

7454 Palm River Rd.

Tampa, FL 33619

Phone: 813-628-9179

Fax:     813-663-9404

Board of Directors

Pat Odor, Chair; Brad Monroe, Vice Chair; Michael McNabb, Treasurer, Jimmie Lee Wright, Secretary

Henry Smith, Sondra Embre, Liza Bricker, Valerie Wilkerson, Pastor Aaron Harris