Our main ministry is called Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries, Inc.
Gillespie's Counseling Center is a well recognized program in Hardee County and surrounding areas. We provide drug screens and counseling for addictions, anger management, parenting, marriage, and Domestic Violence counseling for victims and
their abusers. We provide training in life and voca-
tional skills in individual and group environments. We also assist with educational needs, finding jobs and more permanent housing. We have a rental and utility assistance program as well for six counties!
Hannah's House is a Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter for women and children. At our shelter women receive education for parenting,
life skills training, personal and faith-based counseling, nutritional training, financial planning, budgeting, health and dental needs as needed.
Hannah's Hope Chest is our thrift store which has a wide variety of items for sale to help the shelter. We have antiques, collectibles, home goods, some electronics, good and quality pre owned furniture, clothing and jewelry. Our furniture has been coming from houses in Sarasota, on the beaches, and are high quality for a great price!!! If you collect Egyptian art, native American art, dolls, and crystal items, please come take a look!
Hannah's House Complex is a 17 unit apartment complex for women and children only and is income based. The majority of our residents have experienced homelessness. Many of the women have secured employment or assistance while at our apartment complex. We still provide all of the support as mentioned in Gillespie Counseling Center as well as transportation to jobs, school and appointments. Presently under construction due to renovations needed since IRMA hit.
Food Pantry We have a small food pantry to help the elderly and homeless in our town. We currently serve approximately 45 families weekly. Our new address for the food pantry is located at 102 W Carlton, across from the Preston food mart. Our pantry is open on Wednesdays 10 am to noon. every week. Other local food banks are open the other days, call us if you need help! 863-773-5717