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Empower People Inspire Change

Our MISSION

Empower People ∙ Inspire Change

The Bartow Community Service Center is a faith-based social service agency offering basic needs assistance along with health care benefits, mental health counseling, and educational assistance. We strive to Empower People and Inspire Change! We want the Bartow Community to BE EPIC!”   

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Our problem

18.5% of Bartow, FL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019. Poverty is defined as the state of having few material possessions or little income. Poverty also includes a lack of basic human needs and access to the necessities of life such as health care, education, and social services.

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18.5% of Bartow, FL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 31.7% greater than the poverty level of 12.7% across the entire state of Florida

According to the Federal Reserve, 41% of adults nationwide would be unable to pay for an unexpected $400 emergency expense. 

Nearly 55 percent of Florida’s four million children are either living in or near poverty, or in households that are one missed paycheck or lost job away from not being able to meet basic needs. 

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the solution

We aim to empower people to make good decisions with the guidelines and direction of our services. By providing selected options that will inspire the neighbors to own decisions and take steps to invoke change in their lives we will pave the way for a positive future.

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This place changed my life!!! Thank you for all that you do!

Alexa Young, CA