The Leadership Tampa Class of 2014 unveiled a new outdoor maternity deck for the Alpha House of Tampa Bay on Friday, July 18, 2014. The new deck consists of a brand new structure complete with astro turf and grass, multiple sitting areas with various lounge chairs, and a covered pergola space. The class raised over $20,000, including $2,500 from Leadership Tampa Alumni to refurbish the space.
Alpha House is a non-profit 501(c) organization that was founded in 1981 to serve pregnant women in crisis and their families. Their mission is to offer homeless and pregnant women safe housing and the tools they need to become self-sufficient and effective responsible parents. They serve women of all ages, races and backgrounds by providing safe housing, parenting classes, counseling, life skills, vocational training, and assistance and spiritual support.