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Governments Accept Report on Adult Homelessness

Published: The commissions of the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County both accepted a new report last month from the Florida Housing Coalition on addressing chronic adult homelessness in the Sarasota community. Commissioned by the City of Sarasota, Dr. Susan Porciau of the Florida Housing Coalition conducted the assessment and laid...

Willing to Act on Adult Homelessness

Published: Author: Mark Pritchett Finally, some good news on a serious issue that has vexed our community for years: a realistic plan to effectively address chronic adult homelessness. Congratulations to the commissions of both the City and the County of Sarasota. Our community has been looking for leadership that would break the logjam that...

13 Complete Financial Sustainability Initiative

Published: “It’s not a graduation; it’s a continuation!” That’s how Hannah T. characterized the end of an 11-month financial education and coaching program that helped her build the knowledge, decision-making skills, and resources to forge a better future for herself and her children. Hannah and 12 other parents whose families had...

Meet the 2017 Class of Gulf Coast Leadership Institute!

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected a dynamic and diverse class of 26 community members to participate in our 2017 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. “This was our most competitive year yet, as we received more applications for the Leadership Institute than ever before,” said Mark Pritchett, Gulf Coast president and...

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Published: Author: Mark Pritchett For children in families that are on the edge, when school ends hunger begins. If you’ve read the news stories and editorials, or you’ve seen the All Faiths Food Bank video campaign (and I sure hope you have), then you’ve heard the message about summer hunger. In our community, as...

Donor’s Gift To Buy New Home for History In Venice

Published: A charitable gift by Gulf Coast donor and history lover Julia Cousins Laning would enable the City of Venice to purchase and renovate a building to serve as the permanent new home for the Venice Archives. Subject to Venice City Council approval and completion of the purchase, the single-story building...