A program designed to meet the needs of the ever-growing population of homeless families and children in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.  

Raymond James Bank president and CEO Steve Raney first became involved with Starting Right, Now in 2014. The program’s success is based on interceding at a critical juncture in a child’s life to break the generational cycle of poverty. Unlike other agencies, Starting Right, Now provides a deep, holistic and personal approach to end homelessness one family, and one child, at a time.

Through participating in college campus or vocational program tours, students learn about assistance with applications, receive help completing the essays, financial aid and scholarships.

Volunteers are always needed. Contact Raymond James Bank Compliance if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities.