The modern site is protected and can be visited as part of the County's Philippe Park.During the early 16th century Spanish explorers discovered and slowly began exploring Florida, including Tampa Bay.
The Center is proud to be able to help annually over 10,000 women and their children who seek out our assistance.
Helping women to help themselves means making it possible for Women’s Center clients to not only support themselves, but to become active and proud participants in the community.
By supporting the Women’s Center through your time, talent, and treasure, you give the gift of hope and you change lives for the better…forever.
Prior to European exploration and settlement the Pinellas peninsula, like all of Tampa Bay, was inhabited by the Tocobaga Indians, who built a town and large temple mound overlooking the bay in what is now Safety Harbor.
The Women’s Center strives to address the needs of women by giving them a step up towards safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives.
Every day, women come to us without the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
These women often are abused and battered, and looking for advocacy, guidance, and support.
Thanks to our volunteers and loyal supporters who give so much of their time and resources, and the benefits of grant awards, the Women’s Center is able to provide counseling services, financial assistance, career guidance, job training, transitional housing, and victim advocacy.
Later Spanish explorers named the area Punta Piñal (Spanish for "Point of Pines" or "Piney Point"). In 1834 much of west central Florida, including the Pinellas peninsula (then known simply as West Hillsborough), was organized as Hillsborough County.