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

HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing


Boley Centers, Inc. will be opening its waiting list for HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing rental assistance. In accordance with the Fair Housing Act, we are actively seeking applications from people in the St Petersburg/Clearwater/Pinellas community who are low income and have been diagnosed with a mental health disability.  Applications will be available at Boley Centers Housing Office:

Monday September 19, 2016 through Friday September 30, 2016



445 31st St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

For more information, call 727-821-4819 x 5740

Boley Centers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider.


Boley Centers, Inc., está aceptando solicitudes para la lista de asistencia del programa HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing, que ayuda con sus rentas.  Si usted ha sido diagnosticado con una discapacidad de salud mental, y es de bajos ingresos, puedes ser elegible. Solicitudes pueden ser obtenidas en Boley Centers Housing Office:

8:30am-4:30pm, el 19 de septiembre hasta el 30 de septiembre, 2016

445 31st St. N, St Petersburg, FL 33713

Para más información, llame al 727-821-4819 x 5740

Boley Centers, Inc. es un Proveedor de  Igualdad y Oportunidades en Viviendas.

Kevin Marrone Named Supervisor/Administrator of the Year by FCCMH

FullSizeRenderCongratulations to Kevin Marrone, Boley Centers’ Vice President of Homeless and Community Services, who was the recipient of the Supervisor/Administrator of the Year award at the annual Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) Conference in Orlando last week.

The following came from FCCMH regarding the awards that were given:

“The 2016 FCCMH Professional of the Year Awards are our opportunity to recognize some of the many dedicated and talented professionals who are the backbone of Florida’s community-based behavioral health system. Without these individuals, Florida would not have a system of care.

Collectively, these are individuals who have:
• Made outstanding contributions to the people they serve and to their agencies,
• Developed innovative ways to improve service delivery, and
• Contributed to the well-being of their communities.

The other two categories are Direct Service Provider of the year and Peer Specialist of the year.”

Congratulations Kevin on a well-deserved award!

Boley Centers Job Fair

Monday, August 15, 2016
9 am – 2 pm

Boley Centers, Inc
445 31st Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Online applications may be submitted in advance at: – “Careers” OR Apply online at the job fair.

Available positions:

Behavioral Health Technician
Overnight Residential Technician Residential
On-Call Staff

Housing Specialist II
Program Specialist

Support Services
Maintenance Tech I

FACT Therapist

Individual Support
Family Support Coordinator
Veteran Support Specialist

Your Neighborhood Store (thrift store)
Retail Utility Worker


Boley Centers Seeks Employers for Youth Employment Program


Employment Opportunities Needed

St. Petersburg, Fla., July 20, 2016 — Boley Centers is actively seeking part-time employment opportunities for its Youth Employment Program which is funded by a grant from the Juvenile Welfare Board. This program offers youth, ages 14-17, with an opportunity for school success, part-time employment and family support services.

The households of qualifying youth must meet financial guidelines and be located in one of the following targeted zip codes:

  • Clearwater – 33755, 33756
  • Largo – 33760
  • Lealman – 33709, 33713, 33714 & 33781
  • St. Petersburg – 33705, 33711 & 33712
  • Tarpon Springs – 34689

The agency has Youth Employment Consultants assigned to each of the target areas who will work with participating employers and youth.  Employers do not have to be within the target zones and can be from the surrounding areas. The grant allows for Boley to pay $4.00 of the $8.05 hourly salary as well as all employer related taxes and expenses.

Please call 727-821-4819 x 5106 or 5125 for additional information.

Youth Employment Program Applications Available


Youth Employment Opportunities

St. Petersburg, Fla., July 20, 2016 — Boley Centers is taking applications for its Youth Employment Program which is funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board. This program offers youth, ages 14-17, with an opportunity for school success, part-time employment and family support services.

Families must meet financial guidelines and be located in the following zip codes:

  • Clearwater – 33755, 33756
  • Largo – 33760
  • Lealman – 33709, 33713, 33714 & 33781
  • St. Petersburg – 33705, 33711 & 33712
  • Tarpon Springs – 34689

Applications are available at neighborhood park and recreation centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Neighborhood Family Centers, Pinellas Opportunity Council in Tarpon Springs, Citizens Alliance for Progress, public libraries, Clearwater for Youth, Shepherd’s House in Tarpon Springs, the GRAYDI Family Resource Office in Largo and at neighborhood barber shops. Applications are also available at Boley Centers’ main office at 445 31st St. N. in St. Petersburg as well as the agency’s web site and Facebook Page.

Deadline for submission is August 5, 2016.

The application may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.


Boley Centers’ Youth Employment Program Expansion

Boley Centers has been awarded new funding from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) to expand its existing Youth Employment Program. This expansion will allow Boley Centers to provide an additional 150 youth, aged 14-17, residing in Pinellas County’s five high-risk zones with part-time employment, case management, counseling and mentoring services thereby increasing their success in staying in school, earning higher GPAs and decrease behavioral issues, increasing the program’s capacity to 375 youth.

The program will be administered in partnership with Youth Development Initiatives, Inc., the Shepherd Center and Gulfcoast Legal Services. It will focus on serving low income youth from the Mid Town/Childs Park area of St. Petersburg, Lealman, Highpoint, North Greenwood and East Tarpon Springs. These areas have double the unemployment rate of the rest of Pinellas County and 30% of the youth do not graduate from high school. Since these youth face multiple risk factors, this program will allow them to increase their protective factors by helping to build self-esteem, enhance their social skills as well as provide mentoring and support to enhance success in school.

The money received from JWB will be leveraged by local employers who will pay 50% of the youths’ payroll, the City of St. Petersburg which currently provides $600,000 for youth employment programs within the City of St. Petersburg and in-kind office space from the Shepherd Center in Tarpon Springs. Gulf Coast Legal Services will offer legal services and workshops to aid in having criminal backgrounds expunged. Youth Development Initiatives will provide in-kind group space for orientation and training and mentoring services for eligible youth.

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