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Jewish Family & Children's Services

JFCS provides counseling and social services to those in need. They offer a helping hand and never turn clients away because they are unable to pay. Please call or visit our website for more info.

Current Range of Services:

  • Adolescent & Children’s Services
  • After School Programs
  • Building Strong Families Homelessness Prevention Services
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy to individuals and families
  • Elder Care, Senior Outreach Services and Case Management
  • Family Life Education
  • Food Pantry for the needy
  • Friendly home visitors to those hospitalized or residing in a nursing home
  • Jewish Healing Program
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities / Age-In-Place Services
  • Operation Military Assistance Program (MAP)
  • Safe Alternative to Out-Of-School Suspension (SATOSS) programs for at-risk middle school students
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Counseling Services

Mothers Helping Mothers

Mothers Helping Mothers is a not-for-profit organization. They provide basic needs to families in need. These needs may be clothing or baby items. All items are donated or purchased through grant funding or private contributions. All are given free of charges to clients. They also offer emotional support and referrals to other agencies. Please call for more info.

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc.

We are a non-profit agency that provides domestic violence and sexual assault services. Please call or visit our website for more info.

Programs and services include:

  • 24-Hour Hotline (941.365.1976)
  • Case/Service Management
  • Children’s Services
  • Community and Education
  • Court Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Hospital Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Professional Training
  • Safety Planning
  • Transitional Housing

Contacts:


24-Hour Hotline
:
941.365.1976 (TTY)
sparccinfo@sparcc.net


Sarasota Outreach & Administration

2139 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Administration: 941.365.0208


Venice Outreach Office

(by appointment only)
1531 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 702-A
Venice, Florida 34285
Administration: 941.492.3752


Arcadia Outreach Office

Sarasota County Health Department - Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a program that screens pregnant women and newborn babies to identify risk factors for low birth weight and infant mortality. Healthy Start is free and available to everyone regardless of income. A team of nurses, social workers, and peer counselors assist families in finding out their needs. Classes are in English and Spanish. No appointment is needed.

Provided:

  • Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education
  • Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Smoking Cessation Services

Senior Friendship Centers - Adult Day Care Services

Senior Friendship Centers offers Adult Day Care Services. Whether your loved one is frail, or has Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment, they are there to help. They will provide a safe environment for your loved one. Seniors will enjoy companionship and participate in programs and activities while you have time to care for yourself. Cost is $10 per hour. You can check for rates when you call. A sliding scale fee for individuals qualifying for assistance may be available. Contact for more information.

Services:

  • Activities include exercise, current events, games, singing, dancing entertainment, see our newsletter for this month’s activities and menu
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Medication administration and supervision
  • Nursing supervision
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Transportation is based on location and availability

Locations:

Sarasota

Senior Friendship Centers - Centers for Healthy Aging

The Centers for Healthy Aging provide quality care for individuals 50+ who are uninsured or in financial need. Most sites accept Medicare. Patient fees are on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Due to increasing demand, waiting lists may apply. Over the past two years, some patients experienced waits of up to three months or more for an appointment. In order to be considered for dental care patients must first be patients at the medical clinic. To learn if you qualify for care or to schedule an appointment contact.

Sarasota
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.556.3220

Venice
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
941.584.0041

Senior Friendship Centers - Friendship Meals on Wheels

Friendship Meals on Wheels offers nutritious meals delivered to your door. This is a good option for persons that are homebound or have just been released from the hospital. Or, those simply in need of good nutrition but are unable to cook for themselves. Meals are delivered daily, Monday through Friday, based on drivers’ schedules. Meals cost $5 per person or 7.50 for two meals delivered to the same address. Homebound individuals 60+ receiving case management services can receive meals through this program without charge or for a nominal donation. A one month advance deposit is required. Pay by check, debit or credit card. Call to sign up, or for more information.

Sarasota
941.556.3209

Venice, North Port & Englewood
941.584.0090

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