The Tampa Police Department Resources in Community Hope (R.I.C.H.) House program works to enhance neighborhood safety through collaboration between police and residents in high-crime areas. The program offers impoverished children a safe atmosphere where they can grow, learn, and play as an alternative to being idle on the streets after school and during the summer.
The police department currently operates R.I.C.H. House sites in the Sulphur Springs and Robles Park neighborhoods. Each site is managed by a Tampa Police officer who provides free educational and social enrichment activities for dozens of children, in addition to social services and advocacy assistance for parents. Participants in the program receive vital lessons on crime prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, and character building skills. Access to professional clinical services are also offered on an individual basis to ensure each child has the tools they need to achieve their highest potential.