People's Life Institute

.... moving forward to a place of
self-sufficiency and stability

4305 S. James L. Redman Parkway
Plant City, FL 33567

People’s Life Institute is a non-denominational Christian ministry serving individuals and families in the eastern Hillsborough and western Polk county area. We operate under the 501(c)(3) non-profit umbrella of the Shiloh Baptist Association and rely wholly on generous donations from individuals, a local network of churches, ministry partners and community grants.

Scripture tells us to care for ourselves, our families and one another in the community:

Titus 3:14
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet the pressing needs of others, so that they will not be unfruitful.

OUR VISION: To build a strong and thriving community by inspiring individuals and families to find purpose, regain dignity and become self-sufficient and stable in all areas of their lives.

OUR MISSION: To provide programs and services designed to ignite faith and hope, communicate God’s love in word and deed while equipping our clients with tools and community resources to achieve their highest dreams.

HOW WE HELP: We provide assessment and case management and facilitation of training, job readiness and coaching, skill building and adult literacy education, and practical helps.  We maintain a list of community resources for client referral to empower and elevate those on the journey to self-sufficiency and stability.  PLI builds strong relationships with local area partners to gain full knowledge of all available resources to connect our clients to the bountiful benefits in the community.


ACCOUNTABILITY - for our actions and attitudes (James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.)

COMPASSION - to others through kindness and advocacy (Eph 4:23 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.)

FORTITUDE - to courageously face and overcome fear and adversity (Rom 5:3 And not only so: we also exult in our sufferings, knowing as we do, that suffering produces fortitude)

GRATITUDE - for the blessings we have and may receive (1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.)

LOVE - of God and his people and creation (1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and everyone who loves is born of God....)

TRUTH - through habitually speaking the truth in love (Psalm 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.)

SELF-CONTROL - to build success and maintain stability (2 Tim 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.)

About Us

Linda D.

Meet our Director!

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Meet our Assistant!

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Terry Conroy

Community Outreach

Assessment & Advocacy

Advocacy Program: One on one initial assessment is offered for case management with a view to identify immediate and long-term needs. We then assist the client to develop an individual action plan toward the client's goals and desired outcome toward self-sufficiency and stability. We help the client advocate for those services and resources they are seeking. Clients may be referred from the local business, church, civic or non-profit community.

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Resource Navigation

Referrals to resources in the community in the areas of child care, health care, food and personal hygiene products, clothing and shoes, transportation assistance when available and other necessities.

Earn & Learn Opportunities

There are limited mini scholarships available for: Child Care Classes Food Safety Courses Basic Computer Skills Select tutoring assistance There are also employers in the community who offer tuition for college with employment and good wages. There are employers who provide on the job training in an "earn while you learn" environment.

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PLI Brochure

Our current brochure for May 2021

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2019 Housing Report from Florida

2019 Report on Housing Solutions in Florida. This is most recent available in this category.

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Florida Housing Obstacles

This is from South Florida but information is relevant to all areas of Florida.

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Suicide Hotline Saves Life!

Read the story of Joel Leon Daniels, NYC writer and entertainer who was considering suicide. He called the hot line and is alive today.

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Hillsborough County Community Resource Centers

Hillsborough County has community resource centers to offer assistance with rent, mortgage payments, food, utilities and other needs.

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Florida State Unemployment Site

This is where you can access the Florida Workforce and Unemployment Benefits to apply for jobs and benefits.

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How To Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

This is a good article about staying motivated and continuing your search for a great job!

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Sharing God's Hope During Covid-19 (Six part video series)

The Billy Graham Evangelical Association offers a six part video series on dealing with grief, hopelessness, sadness and other issues wrought by the Covid 19 pandemic. This is a great resource to restore hope, receive encouragement and come to know about how deeply God loves and cares for you.

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  • 4305 S. James L. Redman Parkway, Plant City, Florida 33567
  • Due to Covid-19 and CDC Guidelines, we are not accepting walk-ins at this time.