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The Resource Empowerment Centre, Inc




The Villages Children and Families Engaging (CAFÉ) Program
9309 N Florida Ave., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33612
RSVP at (813) 559-9545
Villages CAFE' is a family focused community-based program for Hillsborough County families with children age 9 - middle school.
Program Features:
Fun Facilitated Workshops with topics such as:
  • Developing a Positive Response;

  • Personal Power and Responsibility;

  • Healthy Self-esteem, and Much More!

Various Family Engagement Activities
  • Fun learning games

  • Meals and snacks served at workshops

Dedicated Resource Advocate for each participating family
  • Assist family with obtaining resources

  • Advocate for family with community agencies

It is often noted that early intervention is likely to show more benefit than later intervention, and there is substantial evidence that appropriate family-focused prevention can reduce child aggression, school dropout and drug and other substance abuse in adolescence.


“It takes a Village to Raise a Child”



  1. You are the parent or caregiver of a child age 9 – middle school;

  2. You reside in Hillsborough County; and

  3. You are interested in your child(ren) becoming engaged in a program that empowers them and the entire family.


If you answered “Yes” to the questions above, please join us for the Villages CAFÉ program.

Program Features
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Our Villages CAFE program is designed to help :

“It takes a Village to Raise a Child”

The Resource Empowerment Center (REC), Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses
on empowerment of our communities by connecting people with resources, providing one-on-
one support, fostering advocacy and education to help transform lives of those in need.


What sets us apart and allows our families to achieve success is:

  • High touch services delivered by our Resource Advocate Volunteers and Youth Advocate Volunteers,

  • Holistic approach to client services, and

  • Collaboration with community partners providing the most impactful wraparound services.

We believe every family we help is for the greater good of society. “Changing the World, One Mind at a Time!”

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