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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 Wilkerson

Welcome old and new friends! We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site. Please let us know how our site can be more useful to you and your family. 

To those returning friends of the our website, you who had the vision to understand the importance of establishing a neighborhood network focused upon strengthening the social and economic capacity of our community, I applaud you. To those of you who have collaborated and advocated for positive change on behalf of your community, I commend you and say, “job well done!” Palm River Family Services has a positive impact on this community is evident as a result of your involvement. 

Moving forward, I challenge us all to continue this great legacy. The world has changed and so has our community. While many positive changes are evident, there is still much work to be done. As in the past, to be effective, we must do it together! 

Providing the necessary foundation and resources to help prepare children and families for the future is a priority of Palm River Family Services. Currently, we offer a variety of workshops for parents and youth, one-on-one family support, referrals for social services and access to community computers. 

Funding provided by: Hillsborough County Children’s Board

HCC Children's Board

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Executive Director

Cheryl Jones, 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,

Hilrie Kemp Jr., Lucy Stewart, Michael Carter Secretary, Henry Smith, Sondra Embre