People's Life Institute

.... moving forward to a place of
self-sufficency 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 spiritual encouragement, assessment and case management and facilitation of training, coaching, education, practical helps and referral to other resources to empower and elevate our friends 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....)

VERACITY - through habitually speaking the truth (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.

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Assessment & Case Management

Case Management 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. Clients may be referred from the local business, church, civic or non-profit community.

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Scholarships & Education Assistance

Earn as you learn Child Care Classes Food Safety Courses Basic Computer Skills Select tutoring assistance

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Addressing Obstacles to Success

Discussion and solution seeking for child care, transportation and other challenges. We cannot guarantee or promise anything, but often, as we explore options to address the challenges, it is possible to find creative and innovative ways to solve problems and overcome obstacles.

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PLI Brochure

Our current brochure for May 2021

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Mental health issues such as suicide, depression, isolation, loneliness, addition are increasing in our population, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is help and hope out there. If you or someone else is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, open 24/7 in multiple languages. Don't hesitate to call!

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.
  •  813-468-0133
  •  Mon - Wed - 09:00 am to 1:00 pm By appointment other day and times PLEASE USE CONTACT FORM TO THE RIGHT TO REQUEST CONTACT. THANK YOU!