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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.


  • 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.


  • 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



Senior Friendship Centers - Friendship Cafés

Friendship Cafés provide nutritious, healthy food to people 60+. A suggested donation of $2 to $4 is asked to help cover the cost of the meals. While no one is denied a meal if unable to pay, the contribution helps to provide more meals for elders in the community. Contact for more information.

Sarasota Dining Sites:

The Friendship Center
1888 Brother Greenen Way
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Monday through Friday, 12:30pm

Robert L. Taylor Community Center
1845 34th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34234
Monday, 11am to 1pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 10am to 1pm

Bayou Oaks
1160 Four Seasons Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34234
Wednesday & Friday, 11:30am to 1pm

Venice Dining Sites:

The Friendship Café
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, Florida 34293
Monday through Friday, 12 noon

Englewood United Methodist Church

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.


Venice, North Port & Englewood

Servants of Christ Hands and Feet Ministry, Inc.

Servants of Christ Hand and Feet Ministry is a not-for-profit ministry. They are committed to helping all those in need. They help by offering a range of services in exchange for volunteering through the ministry. Please call or visit our website for more info.

The Ministry provides the following:

  • ASE Certified Vehicle Repair Center
  • Clothing and Furniture Closet
  • Food Pantry
  • Home Repair Division
  • Law, Care and Maintenance Division

St. Martha Catholic Church - Caritas of St. Martha's

Caritas is a cooperative effort of several churches in downtown Sarasota. Churches vary based on schedule. They provide emergency assistance. Help is for those in acute financial need. Resources are limited. Contact for more information.

Caritas has provided:

  • Assistance with utilities
  • Clothing
  • Food items from the Caritas Pantry
  • Help with transportation
  • Medicine

First United Methodist Church

St. Martha Catholic Church

Church of the Redeemer

First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church USA
(on Thursdays the above Churches alternate weeks)

St. Martha Catholic Church

Hours: 9am to 11am

St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Luther Church provides social ministry. Help is offered to anyone in need of aid in body or soul. Back to School Project gives school-age children supplies for school. Community Meals feed those in the community who don’t normally have access to hot, balanced meals. The community dinners are provided twice a month. A Food Pantry is also available to those who need emergency food assistance. Please call or visit our website for more info.