Health & Human Services

Families are hungry in our region for nutritious food, 
for proper housing, and for adequate medical care.

Feeding Hungry Families

Between Sarasota and DeSoto counties, almost 60,000 people don’t always know where their next meal will come from. At least one in four of them is a child.

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Financial Sustainability

Our new partnership with United Way Suncoast is moving families out of generational poverty by increasing their financial literacy, improving their decision-making, and providing them access to real financial assets.

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Homeless Children and Families

As many as 1,000 Sarasota County schoolchildren are identified as homeless every year. Our partnership with local social-service agencies and generous donors has transformed the safety net for these kids and their families.

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Inspired by Gulf Coast donors, the Kids SWIM (Safe Water Instruction Matters) initiative has provided free swimming lessons for thousands of second-graders in our community.

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