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Guiding Star Tampa

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Healthcare that Upholds the Dignity of Women

Target demographics: women and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: So far in 2018, 448 uninsured women received a free physical, Pap and lab work. We've had a total of 1898 patient visits and 1616 client visits.

Geographic areas served: Hillsborough County but serve women throughout Florida

Programs: women's healthcare practice offering medical (Ob Gyn well women and prenatal care), education (Earn While You Learn program, Mommy Support Groups, Nursing Mothers Support Groups) and support (healing from childhood abuse, setting healthy boundaries, child watch area, art as therapy).

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Found them online when i first found out i was expecting! They welcomed me with open arms and treat me like they’ve known me my entire life! I love going to them and recommend them to everyone!

1 Paola K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve had the most amazing experience with Guiding Star! The staff is so professional and friendly. From the moment you walk in, you become part of a family. They helped me throughout my entire pregnancy. I highly recommend them!

Sara S.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been wonderful. I felt welcome to the facility. They do everything to make you comfortable and they call you by your name which shows they remember you as a person and not just another client. I appreciate all the help they offer and provide and the positive attitudes that come from every person there.

Sabrina C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guiding Star Tampa is an amazing place for women! The staff there goes above and beyond to make sure they provide you care in the most compassionate and caring way. When you come here you are more than just a patient, you become like family :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guiding Star is the best office I've ever been to. Kind, friendly, loving, andsupportive are just a few words I can think of to describe how I feel when I think of the staff. I've found my tribe and for that I'm thankful. ❤

Donor

Rating: 5

Guiding Star offers diapers and baby items that folks in the area donate at no cost to women that need the support. I love knowing this is a place that puts to good use the items I own as my grandchildren outgrow them.
Very welcoming and non judgemental staff.

Karen Taylor M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is the answer to countless prayer. Not only is t a holistic women’s healthcare facility that treats you with dignity, it also works with women throughout all stages of life. As a mom with young children, having a doctor I can see that has someone available to watch my children while I have an appointment is an absolute blessing. I could not be happier with the care I receive here.

Braiden E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guiding Star has been a true miracle in my life. The staff is always so kind and understanding. They respect my values and beliefs. They accept most insurances too! Not only do they provide a wide range of medical care for women but they also help “you”. There are support groups, breastfeeding support, yoga, Zumba, art as therapy, financial classes, connections to other resources, parenting support and lessons, trauma healing, post abortion healing, boundaries classes, the list goes on and on. And at most events food is provided, everything is free! And by committing yourself to be a better you guiding star also rewards your achievement with mommy dollars to spend at a baby boutique. There’s baby clothes, diapers, shoes, women’s clothes, bigger baby items, breastfeeding supplies, everything. Guiding star has helped me every step of the way of my motherhood journey. I can’t ever thank them enough because if I never met them I wouldn’t be the strong independent successful woman I am today.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Guiding Star Tampa. Finding a practice that uses a model that is natural and holistic is so hard to find these days. They don't try to sell you a quick fix but really try to find the root of what's going on in your body. From the moment you walk in, everyone is so personable and kind. You truly feel cared for here. The medical staff made me feel so comfortable during my appointment. They also have so many great education and support services here from mommy support groups, art as therapy, and healing groups from past trauma. And so much more!
All of the staff is so phenomenal and go above and beyond to provide the best experience. This is a one of a kind place that offers services that uphold your dignity as a person. Everyone deserves care like the care received at Guiding Star Tampa.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If only women everywhere had access to the care this facility gives!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Its a blessing to found this people who help a single mom like me... Im so blessed to meet and be a part of them... Thank u guiding star for everything...

Ashley C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I currently don’t have insurance and was referred to go here. I was worried that since I didn’t have insurance I would be rushed out, but that was not the case. Dr. Taylor took her time, has a great bed side manner, her and her staff made me feel comfortable. I will continue to come here even after I get insurance.

3 Wendy D.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Guiding Star of Tampa when I was pregnant and alone. As a single mother I had nothing for my unborn child, the women at guiding star took me in made me feel like family that I never had

1 Cristina Colon M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have used Guiding Star of Tampa Bay multiple times over the years. My first experience with them was to confirm a pregnancy to secure insurance. They were warm and welcoming and had tons of resources available for me as well as support groups and classes if needed. Since then I have been back for my yearly check up, I do not have insurance because the cost is just too high for our budget right now. It was great to get peace of mind when all my results came back good and i didnt have to worry about an outrageous bill at the end.
Now I am back again for prenatal care. I love that they offer childcare for when you attend your appt. or some of the other classes they offer. There is a great support system right withing this wonderful program and I am glad I came across them and have been able to benefit from their services throughout the years.

Yasmin M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing amazing amazing amazing!!! After going back and forth between doctors who just wanted to pump me up with meds and hormones, I finally found Guiding Star: a place where they truly value the dignity of the woman...and they do it HOLISTICALLY and NATURALLY. Their patience and kindness in finding a natural solution perfectly tailored to my body- something that I have never seen in other healthcare providers- is an absolute blessing. Go here if you want to be truly cared for. This office is about 45 minutes to an hour away from me, but I make the drive because I know I will not receive healthcare like this anywhere else!

Donor

Rating: 5

A facility for Women That Respect Life! Babies, Dads, Mothers all benefit from Guiding Star!
My favorite is the Prayer room! Abbey Johnson fans loved the book signing. Fertility Care
and breastfeeding support! Paps and Limited OB ultrasounds! Why husbands love Guiding
Star- HAPPY WIFE-HAPPY LIFE! Somebody call Hollywood and recast Wonder Woman with Ana S. Beyond women's care this is SUPPORT on all levels! If I could give 6 Stars I would!
Don't give till it hurts...Give till it helps! Theresa H.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

So refreshing to work with a woman's healthcare facility that is truly focused on the best interest of the patient. From comprehensive healthcare solutions to educational opportunities and ongoing support, Guiding Star Tampa's services and staff are exceptional.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Guiding Star Tampa is leading the growth of women's healthcare to natural and holistic focused well-women care at all stages of her life. GST has accomplished this transition by assisting each client develop her mind, body, and spirit using techniques that do no harm. It has been a joy to volunteer at GST over the last five years. Many positive changes have occurred during this time, all leading to the present state of the art medical center that enriches women's lives by meeting their immediate needs and preparing them for their future. I highly recommend this facility and its staff.

2 Rebekah13

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the support and genuine kindness of those who run guiding star. You can tell they truly love people and have a heart to serve women and provide the best possible care. I'm so proud of this organization.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guiding Star Tampa is a truly amazing nonprofit pregnancy organization serving the Tampa Bay area as well as a unique model for the future of women's pro-life healthcare.
Here's a link to a YouTube video of a testimony I did on their behalf last year. I am a client of their programs and services for moms and also of their OBGYN services as I am soon expecting my third child! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ULIqra34-AU