Share your story

Over the past 30 years, thousands of children have passed through unlicensed religious homes in Florida.

The Tampa Bay Times spent a year reporting on the homes. But we need your help identifying children's homes that operate without proper credentials. If you know of one, please share your story.

And while the newspaper has talked to dozens of former and current residents at these unlicensed facilities, hundreds more have their own stories to tell.

We want to hear from you. If you or someone you know spent time in a religious group home, or an unlicensed boarding school or reform program, please tell us about your experiences.

We will not publish your name or comments without your permission. Please leave us your contact information so that we can confirm the information you provide.


If you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse, call Florida's abuse hotline at 1-800-962-2873.


Religious group homes in this report

  • 490 First Avenue South
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 727-893-8111