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Manatee County Residents

Food Pantries

Free Meals

Sarasota County Residents

  • Resurrection House is a day center that offers help with basic needs, like a shower, laundry, meal, and shoes. They also provide medical care and assistance with job search.

  • Harvest House offers a variety of services, including emergency shelter, to families, young adults, veterans, and those seeking help with addiction recovery.

  • The PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Directory, which is full of organizations and programs that offer help. Pages 49-53 specifically apply to Sarasota County residents.

  • SPARCC (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center) serves victims of sexual violence and domestic violence.

  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope provides emergency shelter for the night.

  • Centerstone offers counseling and treatment for mental health and addiction.

Food Pantries

Free Meals

Parents and Expectant Mothers (In Either County)