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Guided Path Foundation

Our Mission, Goals, & Values

“Guided Path Foundation exists to inspire, educate and empower individuals to find the path to sustainable independence by creating a diverse safe haven that provides resources to those in need within our community. Through our guidance individuals may begin their journey on the path back to health, independence, and restoration.”

“Guided Path Foundation’s goal is to be the global example of a diverse resource safe haven designed to serve those in need within a community, a state, and the world.

Guided Path Foundation is a 501c3 private non-profit that works primarily with those in need within Tampa-Hillsborough County Florida. 

 Guided Path Foundation in Tampa Provides Non-Profit Community Service

You can count on the Guided Path Foundation in Tampa to provide non-profit community service throughout the area. Our goal is to help individuals access the resources they need to live a better quality of life. What does non-profit community service mean? For our organization, it means providing various services to those in need within Tampa Bay. What are some services nonprofit organizations offer? We offer educational and prevention workshops, paralegal services, HIV testing and treatment, housing referral programs, food outreach programs, and more.

Our Services

Educational & Prevention workshops and Paralegal services

 

HIV testing and linkage to treatment and care

 

Housing referral program & Outreach Program

 

Food And Nutrition Programs, SNAP food stamp applications

 

Our History

An advocate against and survivor of domestic abuse and homelessness, Marisol Sanchez, founder and CEO of Guided Path, originally founded the organization in 2009. The following year, Marisol put the establishment on hold while she completed her Paralegal studies. Relaunched in 2018, Guided Path has provided hot meals, clothing, and Medicaid assistance to residents and community members of the Hillsborough-Tampa County. She hopes to use her life experiences and passion to empower and guide others who have suffered similar experiences in improving their lives and outcomes.

49,000 Meals served Since 2017
4,800 Food Pantry Boxes served in 2020
10,800 Volunteer Hours

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors

Meet Our Team

Marisol Sanchez

Director

I am Puerto Rican and was born and raised in Chicago , Illinois. I worked f0r 25 years in healthcare as a Social worker. I worked 10 years at Tampa General. I also am a paralegal, certified notary, and certified HIV counselor. I founded Guided Path in 2009. I have four children and three grandchildren.

Jim Young

Board Member :President

Born and raised in Clearwater Florida.  A college degree at FSU. After college worked in the Florida Senate as an Aide to two different Senators and then moved into the Florida Governor’s office as an Assistant Consumer Protection Advisor.  From there I moved into the private sector as a Northwestern Mutual Insurance agent in St Petersburg and then carried those licenses to Dean Witter Investment firm in Clearwater as an Investment Broker.  Moved to Dallas, Texas as Asst GM for Pool Depot overseeing swimming pool sales from Texas to California.  Moved back to the Tampa Bay area and bought the International Trade Exchange (ITEX) franchise for Tampa Bay in 2002 which I still proudly own now 20 years later.  We facilitate trade purchase exchanges between hundreds of business owner clients in the Tampa Bay area. 

Johnnie Moultrie

Board Member : Vice President

Johnnie Moultrie Jr. Born and raised in Chicago, 1955. Armed Services (Army) 1972-1975). Received his A.A. Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan 1984. B.A. Psychology, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan 1991.  Married to Helen Knickerbocker 2013 (Now Deceased November 2019). Member of Citizens for Prison Reform 2013, served on the board and attended hearings at Michigan Capitol as well as presenting and talking about information with politicians. Current MD 35I Zone 3 Chairperson and 1VP of the Zephyrhills Lions Club. Certified Braillist with the Library of Congress. Member of the Moose Lodge 2276.Lifetime member of the National Braille Association and Member of the National Federation for the Blind. CEO/President of Impact Braille. Now dedicated to Community Service.

Albert Tash

Advisory Board

Served as Executive Chef in the US Gaming Industry for the past 20 years at various locations across the country. Prior to relocating to the US, he worked with Four Seasons and Kempinski hotel groups in Canada. Chef Tash has been the recipient of many Academic and Industry awards over the years including a President’s Award, Chef of the Year Award, Gold Medal at the World Culinary Arts Festival, MacEachran Humanities Scholarship, and Sophia Gamble Memorial Prize for Literature  

Post-Secondary education includes degrees in Culinary Arts, BA in Philosophy, and LL.B

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