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Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center


About Us

The MWNFC is a non-profit human service organization with a designated service area of Eastern Clearwater, Safety Harbor, and Oldsmar. It is our mission to nurture and strengthen children, youth, adults, families and communities through education, support services, and collaborative partnerships to improve people's lives and help them achieve self-sufficiency.

Our service area includes significant pockets of minority concentrations and single parent female head of households and an increasing number of families living in poverty. Ninety-nine percent of the families served by the Center have incomes below 80% of Average Median Income. The number of people we serve continues to increase due to the economic challenges more families are facing. A high percentage of our clients are working poor.

Our motto is to ''Bridge the Gap'' using a combination of services to help individuals and families to stay in their homes and keep the family together. There are four main components of this effort: critical basic needs (such as our Food Pantry and Clothes Closet); emergency financial assistance; career development and family assistance and coaching; and youth development (school readiness/school success after school and summer camp programs).


Our youth get free books from the Juvenile Welfare Board's Book Bus
Book Bus joy
Kids get grilled hot dogs, chips, a drink and cookies at our Backpack Event
Our kids have "Real Fun" at our Backpack Event
A Healthy Cooking Presentation during Food Pantry
Our Kids attended a Youth Citizens Academy at Safety Harbor City Hall
We provide fresh fruits and vegetables at our Food Pantry
Our Food Pantry is staffed by wonderful volunteers
Checking out the goodies in her backpack at our annual Backpack Event
We gave away more than 900 free books on Halloween at Safety Harbor Main Street Trick or Treat
Main Street Trick or Treat Book Giveaway
We prepare scrumptious community dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas
Enjoying Christmas dinner
Volunteer servers at our Community Christmas dinner
Rotary of Safety Harbor leads a Boys Mentoring Group at the Center, teaching the boys everything from sewing to how to change a tire.
Boys Mentoring Group on one of its two annual camping trips
Kids learning to garden during Summer Camp
A new coat from our Clothes Closet brings a smile
Our Summer Camp participants got lessons in tree climbing
Tree climbing is fun!
Girls get their iron levels checked by the WIC nurse
The WIC visit always ends with stickers, and a smile
Our Food Pantry gave out emergency food during Hurricane Irma
The Black Honkeys performing at Bands On The Bay fundraiser
Shevonne performing at Bands On The Bay fundraiser
These boys decided they wanted to do something for the community, so they collected toiletries and donated them to us
Our Family Assistance Coach helping a client perform a job search
We dedicated our main building to founding board member Curtis McCoy
Peace Run made a stop at the Center
Auctioning off Christmas decor at our annual Wreaths, Toys, and Joys fundraiser
Our Community Policing Officers provided Rays tickets for a free raffle at our Backpack Event
A poignant moment at our Backpack Event
Our youth take educational field trips like this one to MasterCut Tool Corp. in Safety Harbor
Our youth participating in the Safety Harbor Holiday Parade
A thank you from our youth

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