Community Resources

Updated December 28, 2021


Food (Sarasota & Desoto):

Food (Manatee):



Goodwill Jobs program: contact Kristin Poolman at 941-702-0828 for information on employment for teens, biological parents, and caregivers.

Youth Employment Program: contact Kristin Poolman at 941-702-0828 if you have a teen interested in finding a job this summer.



Rent/Utilities/Mortgage resources:

Here is the list of agencies that received funds for COVID-19 related needs including, rental assistance, utility bills, childcare, transportation, food vouchers, or other crucial expenses:

Catholic Charities for DeSoto County

Catholic Charities for Sarasota County

Friendship Centers

Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center for Sarasota County

Jewish Family & Children’s Service for Sarasota County

Manatee Community Action Agency for Manatee County

North Port Social Services

The Salvation Army of Sarasota County

Turning Points

United Way of Charlotte County

Education resources:

Manatee County –

Soar in 4 provides educational resources and special events, which are always free and available for all Manatee County students.

All 3 counties –

Online learning tool:


Not listed here – try one of these resource guides

LINK to Making an Impact’s Community Resources guide:
LINK to the My Florida My Family “I Need Help” directory of local resources by zip code: