Penny for Pinellas at Work

Penny for Pinellas is hard at work in our community and is helping Boley Centers to provide more affordable housing for individuals who are homeless, including Veterans.  Penny for Pinellas funds the Pinellas County Land Assembly Fund which paid for the land where we currently have 16 units under construction on Clam Bayou in St. Petersburg.  Construction is expected to be complete toward the end of the year and the new units will be called Poynter Preserves.  To learn more about Penny for Pinellas, visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/penny/.


Florida Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jack Humburg to Task Force on Affordable Housing

We are pleased to announce that Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed five people to his Task Force on Affordable Housing.

One of those five is Jack Humburg who is Boley Centers’ Executive Vice President of Housing, Development, and ADA Services. Jack received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 25, 2017, and ending January 1, 2018.

Congratulations Jack!


Be a Good ‘Burger!

We are honored and excited to be nominated for a #GoodBurgerStPete award in the “Community Conscious” category.  The Good ‘Burger Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding organizations that are making a positive impact on the St. Petersburg community.

Please be a Good ‘Burger yourself and cast your vote for Boley Centers and other well-deserving #GoodBurgerStPete nominees at stpete.com/GoodBurger between July 24 and August 18, 2017.



Boley Centers Earns Guidestar Silver Status

Boley Centers, Inc. received the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Silver level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. The logo demonstrates Boley Centers’ deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

In order to be awarded the Silver logo, Boley Centers had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile on www.guidestar.org for that level of participation.

We hope you will check us out and tell us what you think: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-1290089.


Annual Point in Time Homeless Survey

The annual Point in Time (PIT) count took place on January 24, 2017, extending throughout Pinellas County, with the help of more than 350 volunteers.  Boley Centers served as the southern Pinellas County deployment center which handled about 65% of the volunteers.  Volunteers collectively completed 1,795  surveys, starting at 5am at day labor sites through 8pm that night.  211 Pinellas is hard at work entering all of the data that was collected in preparation for researchers who will interpret and analyze this year’s data.  To read the results of the 2016 count, visit http://www.pinellashomeless.org/Portals/0/PIT%20REPORT%202016-May%2031%202016.pdf and of course, check back with us soon for results from this year’s survey.

2017 Point in Time Homeless Survey video


Boley Centers Ink Correction

In the last issue of Boley Centers Ink, the wrong photo was used to identify Diane Washington who was named Agency Employee of the Year.  Our sincerest apologies to Diane who is a dedicated Behavioral Health Technician working at our Morningside Safe Haven.  Diane also won a departmental award that evening before being named Agency Employee of the Year.  Congratulations Diane!



Annual Staff Recognition Dinner

Boley Centers held its Annual Staff Recognition Dinner on Saturday, November 5 at the St. Petersburg Country Club.  To help celebrate the “Magic of Boley,” Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill entertained staff and their guests throughout the evening.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees!

Accounting Employee of the Year – Anne Smith

Administrative Employee of the Year – Cheryl Coveduck

Day Services Employee of the Year – Kelvin Stewart

FACT Employee of the Year – Patricia Humphrey

Homeless Programs Employees of the Year – Randy Shanafelt & Diane Washington

Residential Employees of the Year – Deborah Jones & Kelie Lee

Supported Housing Employee of the Year – Carolyn Allen

Supported Living Employee of the Year – Janet Tinsley

Support Services Employee of the Year – Jonathan Gay

Vocational Employee of the Year – Madelyn Walters

YOUR Neighborhood Store Employee of the Year – Craig Boutwell

Supervisor of the Year – Barbara Bishop

Employee of the Year – Diane Washington

Esther Thorp Team Spirit Award Winner – Carolyn Allen

Unsung Hero Award – Jeri Flanagan