With lessons learned from helping homeless children and families, we are working hard to develop a new system of care for chronically homeless adults.
Feeding Hungry Families
Between Sarasota and DeSoto counties, almost 40,000 people don’t always know where their next meal will come from. At least one in four of them is a child.
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.
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.
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.
Opioid Crisis Response
By breaking the chain of repeat overdoses in our region, we can save lives, reunite families, and reduce the need for costly medical and social services.