Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome To Our Newest Volunteers!

Maureen Thomas
Family Services Initiative Assistant

Debra Infante
Family Services Initiative Assistant

Glen Walker
Family Services Initiative Courier
Maureen, Debra, and Glen assist 2-1-1TBC staff with the Family Services Initiative program which provides a helping hand to families when unexpected situations happen that can lead them to falling deeper in to the Health & Human Services system.





Cristina Gonzalez
Contact Center Volunteer


This position provides information and referrals to callers needing resources for holiday programs, tax preparation, Back to School, food, emergency shelter, homeless and utility bill assistance and linking them to appropriate resources.

To learn about our new and exciting volunteer opportunities where you can utilize your time, talents and experience please e-mail Geri at geric@211tampabay.org or call 727-210-4209.


  

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance in keeping Florida’s children safe from online predators.

This month, children across the state have begun their summer vacations, and now have ample amounts of free time.  Some of this free time will likely be spent on the computer.  With this in mind, FDLE is asking for parents and guardians to open a dialogue with their children about computer safety.

In 2011, law enforcement in Florida arrested over 1200 individuals who attempted to victimize children through use of the internet.

Over the next three months, FDLE will be placing weekly tips on our Facebook page at:  Facebook.com/FDLE page. These tips are designed to both educate and provide tools which the public can use to protect their children and enhance their own computer safety.

Online child victimization is becoming more prevalent as technology changes, so it is paramount that law enforcement and the public work together to keep our children safe.

For more information regarding computer safety please visit secureflorida.org.