community resources

 

Call us at 941-923-6112. We can answer your questions and connect you with many local resources in Southwest Florida.

 

Commnity Resources include:

 

211/ First Call for Help

Provides information on community resources and referrals

Dial 211 or (941) 308-4357 
uw211manasota.net/

American Red Cross

Provides fire and disaster related assistance

www.redcross.org

www.southwestflorida.redcross.org/

Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota

Provides after school care in North Port, Venice and Sarasota

www.boysandgirlsclubs.com/

Catholic Charities

Provides financial aid

www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

Children First (Head Start)
Provides school-readiness program to low-income families

www.childrenfirst.net/

Consumer Credit Counseling
Provides help in reducing debt and making budget. Also has foreclosure related services

www.cccscfl.com

 

Department of Children and Families
Applications for food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
Childcare Connection and VPK

www.earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org

Englewood Helping Hands
Provides a variety of free services, including food pantry, clothing closet and financial aid 941-474-5864

 

Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)
  Provides disaster related services

www.fema.gov

Girls Inc.
Provides after school program in Sarasota

www.girlsincsrq.org

Goodwill
Provides employment assistance and disabled housing

www.goodwillindustries.org

 

Gulf Coast Legal Services
Provides legal help for low-income persons

http://www.gulfcoastlegal.org

Housing Search
Provides a list of housing with individualized search criteria

www.floridahousingsearch.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Provides counseling and financial aid through “Building Strong Families Program”

www.jfcs-cares.org

Jobs Etc.

Provides job search assistance

www.jobsetc.org

Mothers Helping Mothers
Provides free clothing in Sarasota

MothersHelpingMothers

National Runaway Switchboard
National Runaway Switchboard

 

North Port Social Services
Provides financial aid to North Port residents

www.cityofnorthport.com

Public Housing
Provides low-income housing

www.sarasotahousing.org www.venicegov.com www.sarasotagov.com

Salvation Army, Social Services
Provides financial aid, food pantry, and holiday assistance Sarasota (941) 954-4673
Venice (941) 484-6227
North Port (941) 240-5108

Sarasota County Health Department

Provides low-cost health care

www.sarasotahealth.org

SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transportation)
Provides public transportation

www.scgov.net/SCAT/

Take Stock In Children
Provides mentor program and college scholarships to low-income youth

www.takestocksarasota.org

Tenet Rights Handbook

www.floridapirg.org/edfund/renters-rights-handbook

Sarasota County Evictions Information
www.sarasotaclerk.com/default.asp