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AARP Grandparent Information Center

Services: Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Information and referral for grandparents raising grandchildren.

A Better Solution of Punta Gorda

Services: Alzheimer's, Meal Delivery, Support, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Better Solution is a non-medical, home health agency that provides homemakers, companions and sitters for clients. They provide temporary and/or long-term assistance to he...

Able Trust

Services: Developmental Disabilities, Education and Training

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Able Trust youth programs provide career development and transition to students with disabilities, helping to reduce the dropout rate and prepare young adults for life ...

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Services: Health Care Assistance, Medical

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Area offices are able to assist with questions about what services Medicaid covers, who provides Medicaid services, information and referral, and resolving billing disputes.

AIDS/HIV Hotline

Services: Counseling, HIV/AIDS, Hotline, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Information, referral and counseling

Al-Anon & Al-Ateen

Services: Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides support groups for people who have been or are affected by the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

All Faiths Food Bank

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto, Sarasota

The mission at All Faiths Food Bank (food pantry) is to solicit, warehouse, process and distribute food to not-for-profit agency partners offering hunger relief.

Alzheimer's Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Port Charlotte

Services: Alzheimer's, Education and Training, Information Resources, Support, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Support, education, resources and referrals, consultations, publications, support groups, education programs, multilingual information, online caregiver support programs, r...

Amazing Grace Adoptions & Orphan Care

Services: Adoption, Advocacy, Counseling, Pregnancy Counseling, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Amazing Grace Adoptions is a 501(c)3 non-profit, licensed adoption agency located in Naples, Florida. Counseling and support services are available to women who are affecte...

American Association of Retired Persons

Services: Information Resources, Legal Services, Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Supports and initiates programs to benefit seniors. Publishes informational booklets of interest to seniors. Other programs include a pharmacy service, group health insuran...

American Cancer Society

Services: Advocacy, Camp, Cancer, Healthcare, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Supports cancer research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education. Provides ROCK Camp (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) for youth ages 1 – 16 who are being ...

American Diabetes Association

Services: Camp, Diabetes, Education and Training, Healthcare, Information Resources, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides physician referrals, referrals to support groups, diabetes management classes, education programs, and youth camps.

American Lung Association of Gulf Coast FL

Services: Education and Training, Smoking, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The American Lung Association in Florida funds vital research on lung disease cures, provides education and support programs to both adults and children and advocates for s...

Angel Flight Southeast

Services: Healthcare, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Coordinates free air transportation for children and adults with medical or compelling humanitarian needs.

Anger Class Online

Services: Counseling

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides an online management course. Offers a course for parents and a course for adolescents. Participants can work at their own pace to compleate the class.

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Services: Advocacy, Help with Utilities, Hotline, Information Resources, Transportation, Utility Assistance, Wellness Programs

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for the planning, coordination and oversight of the delivery of the following programs: Home and Community Based Services, Communit...

Assistance Fund

Services: Advocacy, Healthcare, Health Care Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

At The Assistance Fund, our Vision and Mission are our guiding principles. Our Vision We envision the day when no person goes without medication due to an inability to ...

Association for Children for Enforcement of Support

Services: Child Support, Legal Services

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides assistance to disadvantaged children who are affected by parents' failure to meet the legal, moral and financial obligations of child support.

Autism Society of Florida

Services: Autism, Information Resources, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

A statewide organization that supports individuals with autism, their families, and care givers. Promotes autism awareness and advocacy.

Bethany Christian Services

Services: Adoption, Pregnancy

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Bethany Christian Services is an Adoption and Social Service Agency that provides free pregnancy counseling to expectant parents in unplanned pregnancies and quality adopti...

Birth Defects Research for Children, Inc.

Services: Childcare Assistance, Disability Assistance, Healthcare, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides information on birth defects and links to birth defects support organizations for parents.

Bonita Springs Lions Club Eye Clinic

Services: Vision

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Free Comprehensive eye exams and health screening for qualifying patients; referral to specialists for other exams/procedures, some specialized eye surgical procedures.

Boy Scouts of America, SW Florida Council

Services: Mentoring

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Youth development program that instills values in young people, ages 7-20. Helps them achieve their full potential by providing citizenship training, character, ethical de...

Boys Town National Hotline

Services: Abuse, Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief, Hotline, Mentoring, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Teens and families can talk to trained counselors for help with suicide prevention, sexual abuse, parenting troubles, anger, physical abuse, depression, emotional abuse, ru...

Brain Injury Association

Services: Healthcare, Hotline

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides information about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and assists in connecting families to a family Support Specialist. A list of local TBI support groups is available...

Breath of Life Pregnancy Center

Services: Pregnancy, Pregnancy Counseling, Support

Counties: DeSoto

The Breath of Life Center ministers to the woman who wants to know her options when a pregnancy occurs and possible results of those options. The Center helps women who ma...

Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library

Services: Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of an eye problem, a reading disability, or difficulty holding a book because of arthritis, a stroke, or an acc...

Catholic Charities of Desoto County- Arcadia

Services: Clothing, Counseling, Disaster Preparedness, Food Pantry, Help with Utilities, Mentoring, Rent Assistance, Support, Utility Assistance

Counties: DeSoto

Catholic Charities offers emergency financial assistance to people who are struggling with an economic need which can be solved with short-term help, such as disruption or ...

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at USF

Services: Autism, Information Resources, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides support, instruction, and coaching with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.

Center for the Needy

Services: Clothing, Food

Counties: DeSoto

Food & clothing assistance.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Services: Healthcare

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

For claims, specific & general Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans, contact 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week fo...

Centerstone

Counties: DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota

Delivering care that changes people's lives. Centerstone provides a variety of mental health, behavioral, and addiction services for adults, children and families. Center...

CHAPS (Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support, Inc.)

Services: Condom Distribution, Food Pantry, HIV/AIDS, HIV Prevention

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support, (CHAPS) is an all volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide supplemental food and hygiene products at no cost to persons in need...

Child Abuse Hotline

Services: Child Abuse and Neglect, Hotline

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Receives reports of child abuse and neglect. Provides information and referrals to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.

Child Care Aware

Services: Childcare Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Assists parents in becoming informed consumers of quality child care and in finding local, accredited child care services.

Children's Home Society of Florida

Services: Developmental Disabilities, Housing & Utilities, Independent Living Skills, Pregnancy Counseling

Counties: DeSoto, Sarasota

Services provided: Case management, adoptions, foster care licensing, residential/group care, and mental health counseling.

Children's Medical Services (CMS) - Child Protection & Safety-Sarasota

Services: Abuse, Parenting Classes, Support

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

CMS Division of Prevention and Intervention offers services to children with special healthcare needs and their families associated with child abuse and neglect. The Divisi...

Children's Medical Services (CMS) - Early Intervention / Child Development-Sarasota

Services: Developmental Disabilities

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Early Intervention / Child Development - for eligible young children whose development is behind their peers and the families of those children.

Children's Medical Services (CMS) - Find a CMS Provider-Sarasota

Services: Dental, Disabilities and Health Conditions, Immunizations, Primary Care

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Find a CMS Provider - search our listing to find CMS doctors and other providers in your area. This site contains a listing of health care providers that are specially qua...

Children's Medical Services (CMS) - Health Services-Sarasota

Services: Developmental Disabilities, Healthcare

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Health Services - for eligible infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who have on-going physical or behavioral conditions.

Children's Medical Services (CMS)- Sarasota

Services: Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Pregnancy, Primary Care

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Ages: prenatal - 20. Provides medical and supporting services to children and high-risk pregnant women. Serves children with special health care needs whose serious or chro...

Children's Wish Foundation International, Inc

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The purpose of the foundation is to fulfill the favorite wish of a terminally ill child. All arrangements are made and expenses covered by the foundation. Ex: airline ticke...

Child Support Enforcement Office, Department of Revenue

Services: Child Support, Legal Services

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Assists in locating missing parents, determining paternity, establishing medical and financial support orders, and enforcing support.

Chronic Disease Fund

Services: Cancer, Health Care Assistance, Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit, full service financial and medication assistance organization. We exist to improve the health and quality of life of patients battlin...

Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. - DeSoto

Services: Grief, Marriage and Family

Counties: DeSoto

Outpatient mental health / counseling center. Services are available for individuals, couples, and families.

Community Care Healthcare Center

Services: Prescriptions, Primary Care

Counties: DeSoto

As a multispecialty medical group, Manatee County Rural Health Services strives to provide the entire family with accessible, affordable, quality health care. Dedicated to ...

Community Care Healthcare Center Mental Health

Services: Counseling, Depression

Counties: DeSoto

Behavioral health services offered.

Co-Pay Relief Program

Services: Health Care Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients; assisting them with medication co-payments that their ...

Desoto County Health Department-Healthy Start

Services: Pregnancy

Counties: DeSoto

The program will cover medical care and hospitalization during your pregnancy. It may also cover health care bills you received up to three months before your enrollment. ...

Desoto County Homeless Coalition

Services: Food, Low-Income Housing, Rent Assistance, Transportation

Counties: DeSoto

Prevent and end homelessness within DeSoto County, Florida. Our vision is to see the homeless and potentially homeless individuals become productive citizens.

DeSoto Health Resource - Prescription Assistance

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: DeSoto

The DeSoto County Health Department offers free or reduced cost medication. This service seeks to help the deprived of any age or race, those with no insurance or inadequat...

DeSoto Memorial Hospital

Services: Primary Care

Counties: DeSoto

DeSoto Memorial hospital is a 49-bed, rural healthcare facility focusing on primary health.

DeSoto Pharmacy

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: DeSoto

Prescription drugs at low prices; free delivery. Prescriptions as low as $2.99 for 30 day supply. Will beat competitor's prices.

Direct Access Transport LLC

Services: Health Care Assistance, Parkinson Disease, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

We offer ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher transport services with or without o2. We service all of SW Florida with our fleet of wheelchair lift vans.

Disability Rights Florida

Services: Disabilities and Health Conditions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Disability Rights Florida is a non-profit organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of Florida. The Center's mission is to advance the dignity, ...

Division of Blind Services - Bradenton

Services: Counseling, Independent Living Skills, Job Search Assistance, Vision, Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Assists individuals who are blind or have visual impairments and their families with services to reach education and independent living goals. Counseling, employment train...

Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland

Services: Childcare Assistance, Preschool

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto

Assist parents in locating a legally operating childcare program, financial assistance for childcare (called Scholarship Child Care), and technical assistance to childcare ...

Early Steps Gulf Central

Services: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Parenting Classes, Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Early Steps is an early intervention program serving children age 0-3 with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. Early Steps connects families with pro...

Edmunds Episcopal Church

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto

Food box. (food pantry / food bank) 200 tickets are distributed at 7:00 a.m. with food pick-up 3-5 p.m.

Elder Helpline

Services: Help with Utilities, Information Resources, Utility Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Access a qualified Information and Referral Specialist who can provide information about services available for elders (60+) and their caregivers within the local community...

Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto

Food distribution (food pantry / food bank).

Faith Mission

Services: Hot Meals

Counties: DeSoto

Hot meals.

Family Care Councils

Services: Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Promotes the welfare, dignity and achievement of full potential of developmentally disabled individuals and preserving the family's ability to function as a unit.

Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)

Services: Financial Assistance, Legal Services

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

FEMA offers many disaster-related services including financial assistance, small business administration loans, legal services, and unemployment assistance.

First Baptist of Fort Ogden

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto

Distributes bread. (food pantry / food bank)

First Candle

Services: Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Voluntary health organization dedicated to support families that experience an infant death, public education and medical research. First Candle is dedicated to safe pregn...

First Presbyterian Church

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto

Food distribution. (food pantry / food bank)

Florida Alliance for Assistive Service & Technology

Services: Disability Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee

FAAST's statewide device loan program allows you to try out a variety of assistive devices to find the right fit. You can borrow up to three devices at a time for up to 30...

Florida Department of Children & Families

Services: Financial Assistance, Food, Healthcare

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Electronically submit application for food assistance, cash assistance, or medical assistance.

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Services: Healthcare

Counties: DeSoto

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County provides provides medical, dental, environmental, and human services to residents of DeSoto County, Florida. Our medical and ...

Florida Department of Health- ZIKA INFORMATION LINE

Services: Hotline

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Zika Information Line- DOH encourages Florida residents and visitors to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne illnesses by the following: Drain standing water, cover y...

Florida Department of Revenue Child Support e-Services

Services: Child Support, Legal Services

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

You can sign up for Child Support e-Services if: You are the parent or caregiver of a child AND You, the other parent or caregiver has a child support ca...

Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services

Services: Advocacy, Disabilities and Health Conditions, Healthcare, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee

Provides information and referral for children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. Provides education on disability related services. Provides advocacy for fam...

Florida Housing Search

Services: Low-Income Housing

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

A free resource for finding affordable housing in Florida. Provides a calculator to help figure what one can afford to rent and matches to local listings in that range.

Florida KidCare

Services: Dental, Medical

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Florida's children's health insurance program which includes MediKids, Healthy Kids, the Children's Medical Services network for children with special health care needs, an...

Florida Network of Youth and Family Services

Services: Advocacy

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

A statewide association that manages the local agencies that provide services for homeless, truant, and ungovernable youth ages 10-17. Their website offers information for...

Florida Senior Safety Resource Center

Services: Activities for Seniors, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

This site, developed by the University of Florida Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation, is designed to provide information and resources on alternative forms ...

Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Ages: 10 - 18 (summer camp), 8 - 18 (residential program) Provides a week-long summer camp for youth. Provides residential programs for at-risk youth.

Florida's Vision Quest

Services: Vision, Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides free children's eye exams and new eyeglasses for children with poor vision who cannot afford glasses. Referrals are accepted online from school personnel and publi...

Florida Virtual School

Services: Schools

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides a statewide, online public school that offers accredited courses for grades K-12. Free to Florida students.

Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Ages 16 - 18. A 17 month quasi-military training and mentoring program. Assists high school dropouts, expellees and at-risk youth to develop life skills, complete educat...

FL Outreach Project for Children & Young Adults

Services: Hearing Impaired, Information Resources, Support, Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Florida Outreach Project (FOP) for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness specialists provide a variety of services, including information, consultation, trainin...

Foster Grandparent Program

Services: Activities for Seniors, Mentoring, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities and community involvement to seniors and serves children with special needs. The heart of the program is the on...

Harry Chapin Food Bank- Fort Myers

Services: Food

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Harry Chapin Food Bank collects and salvages food and distributes it to partner agencies. Programs: Mobile Food Pantry and SNAP Direct Assistance.

Harry Chapin Food Bank-Naples

Services: Food

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Harry Chapin Food Bank collects and salvages food and distributes it to partner agencies. Programs: Mobile Food Pantry and SNAP Direct Assistance.

Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc

Services: Autism, Dental, Developmental Disabilities, Health Care Assistance, Hearing Impaired, Information Resources, Medical, Parenting Classes, Prescriptions, Rent Assistance, Vision Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The mission of the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc. is to promote available, efficient, cost-effective quality health services for persons of Southwest Fl...

Healthy Kids

Services: Healthcare, Health Care Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Ages: 5 - 18. Offers affordable, low cost health insurance for uninsured children in Florida who are not eligible for Medicaid.

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County

Services: Hearing Impaired, Information Resources, Support

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto

Provides services to individuals who cope with hearing or speech loss by offering information, referral, education and trainingal seminars, interpreter services and advocacy.

Help A Diabetic Child Foundation (HADC)

Services: Diabetes, Health Care Assistance, Medical, Vision

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

HADC is a 501(c)(3)Public Charity founded in 2013 for the purpose of purchasing blood glucose testing supplies and insulin for children and college students who have no hea...

Hope Center-National Suicide Hotline

Services: Counseling, Hotline

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

If you-or someone you know-are having thoughts about suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433). Calls are connected to a certified crisis center nearest the caller's location...

HOPWA-Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Services: Emergency Housing, Help with Utilities, HIV/AIDS, Housing & Utilities, Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

HOPWA is a Federally-funded program designed to prevent people with AIDS from becoming homeless or to assist them to secure stable housing. The goal is by maintaining stabl...

Keeping Us Safe

Services: Alzheimer's, Counseling, Independent Living Skills, Support, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Founded in 2008, Keeping Us Safe is an organization that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families. Our programs are designed to save ...

Learning Disabilities Association of Florida

Services: Advocacy, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Make referrals to local chapters in order to help parents of young adults with learning disabilities.

Lee Memorial Older Adult Sevices

Services: Counseling, Education and Training, Support

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee

Program offers free counseling education and support to family caregivers. Funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida in col...

Link-Up & Lifeline Assistance Program

Services: Help with Utilities, Utility Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Program of the Florida Public Service Commission that is designed to ensure that all residents of Florida have access to telephone service in their homes.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council

Services: Advocacy, Legal Services

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a volunteer-based organization seeking to improve the quality of life of frail, vulnerable elders who live in long-term care s...

Manatee Rural Health System

Services: Healthcare, Health Care Assistance, Information Resources

Counties: DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota

DeSoto County Florida residents can contact the Manatee Rural Health System for questions regarding and assistance applying for the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance M...

Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.

Services: Abuse, Depression, Grief, Independent Living Skills

Counties: DeSoto, Sarasota

Provide vital day training and support programs for adults with mental illness. Self-help, educational,vocational, socialization, independent living, community resources an...

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Services: Counseling, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Assists individuals with mental illness, their families and the community. Provides peer-to-peer counseling and support group.

National CHADD Organization

Services: Disabilities and Health Conditions, Information Resources, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

National organization provides support and information for adults and parents of children that are Attention Deficit or Hyperactive, as well as professionals in the Communi...

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Services: Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

National information center provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use services-families, educators, administrators, journalists, st...

National Resource Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Services: Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The center provides relevant, practical information and resources to professionals and the public, including survivors of childhood trauma, their families, and communities.

National Runaway Switchboard

Services: Counseling, Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Offers crisis intervention information and referral, message services between the youth and parent and mediated conference calls. Administers Greyhound's Home Free Program...

NeedyMeds

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee

NeedyMeds.org is a free, user-friendly resource for people who cannot afford their medicines or costs of health care. NedeyMeds links healthcare consumers with pharmaceuti...

NIMH - ADD / ADHD Resource Booklet

Services: Disabilities and Health Conditions, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Free copy of ADD / ADHD resource: A detailed booklet that describes ADHD symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

Parent Help Line / The Family Source of Florida

Services: Hotline

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides a toll-free telephone line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Family Source staff and specially trained volunteers help parents explore the options available to help ...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage locate free or low cost prescription assistance programs.

Pfizer Helpful Answers

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Programs to help people without prescription coverage save or qualify on Pfizer medicines.

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Interactive website designed to help patients find assistance programs for free medicine.

Photopatch Foundation

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Many Children who have an incarcerated parent(s) have not spoken, seen or in anyway communicated with their parent(s) in weeks, months and sometimes years. Every month,...

Planned Parenthood-Fort Myers

Services: Condom Distribution, Pregnancy Counseling, Prescriptions, Primary Care

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides affordable sexual health care for adults and teens including gynecological exams, bladder/urinary tract infections, pregnancy testing and options education, sexual...

Planned Parenthood-Sarasota

Services: Pregnancy Counseling, Prescriptions, Primary Care

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides affordable sexual health care for adults and teens including gynecological exams, bladder/urinary tract infections, pregnancy testing and options education, sexual...

Port Charlotte Girl Scouts

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Promotes leadership; strong attitudes and values.

QuitDoc Foundation

Services: Education and Training, High School, Smoking, Wellness Programs

Counties: DeSoto

To Improve overall community health and wellness by reducing the number of deaths in United States from tobacco addiction and curtailing tobacco use within youth and adult ...

Rodeheaver Boy's Ranch Inc.

Services: Activities for Youth

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Working residential ranch for boys with behavioral problems.

Rx Assist

Services: Prescriptions

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

A searchable website that provides information about free and low cost medicine programs.

Safe and Mobile Seniors

Services: Transportation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition has designed a drivers guide to help older Floridians continue to drive as long as safely possible while sharing information to help pr...

Safe Haven for Newborns

Services: Adoption, Child Abuse and Neglect, Information Resources, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Counseling

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Under Florida statute, a parent may leave an unharmed, newborn infant (up to seven days old) at a Safe Haven without fear of prosecution. Hospitals, fire stations and EMS ...

SafeLink Wireless

Services: Help with Utilities, Utility Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Lifeline Assistance helps to provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers. Through our Lifeline Service you will receive FREE cellular service...

Safe Place Rape & Crisis Center

Services: Abuse, Emergency Housing, Information Resources, Transitional Housing, Transitional Living

Counties: DeSoto, Sarasota

SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. All of SPARCC's programs and services are conf...

Second Chance Recovery, Inc.

Services: Counseling, Depression, Education and Training, Housing & Utilities, Independent Living Skills, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Mentoring, Support, Transitional Housing, Transitional Living, Wellness Programs

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Sarasota

Welcome to Second Chance Recovery Homes, we are committed to providing you a positive, safe and clean home to begin your new life. Your experience will be filled with fun, ...

Senior Choices

Services: Alzheimer's, Disabilities and Health Conditions, Information Resources

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Senior Choices of Southwest Florida is one of the eleven Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Florida. Overseen by the Department of Elder Affairs, Senior Choices is a ...

Senior Companion Program

Services: Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Senior Companion program provides volunteer opportunities and community involvement to seniors and serves frail elderly individuals as well as respite care to line-in careg...

Senior Friendship Centers - DeSoto County

Services: Activities for Seniors, Healthcare, Hot Meals

Counties: DeSoto

At Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County persons 60+ can come to receive a warm meal and to enjoy the company of others. Bingo, cards & games, crafts, movies, low-impa...

Shriners Hospital for Children - Tampa

Services: Primary Care

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides specialized medical care for children with a focus on orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Social Security Administration

Services: Disability Assistance, Retirement

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Government agency providing retirement, disability, survivor benefits, and supplemental security income for the aged, disabled, and survivors.

Sovereign Health Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, & Mental Health Treatment Programs

Services: Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Hotline, Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Serving Adults, Adolescents & Families Sovereign Health Group offers high quality and comprehensive Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, & Mental Health Treatment Programs for Adu...

Special Olympics

Services: Recreation

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Lee, Sarasota

Provides sports training and competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.

Starkey Corporation

Services: Hearing Impaired

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

HEAR NOW Hear Now is a national non-profit program committed to assisting those permanently residing in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources...

Step Up for Students

Services: Schools

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship organization that, for the past 12 years, has helped administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (F...

Step Wise Lee (Falls Prevention Program)

Services: Education and Training

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee

Provides education and outreach programs regarding all types of health and safety. These include the GATE program (youth violence prevention), Sports injury Prevention, Hi...

Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Inc

Services: Child Abuse and Neglect

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Self-help groups for survivors of child sexual abuse (who are not abusing any child) guided by a set of 12 suggested steps and traditions, slogan and serenity prayer. Provi...

Take Stock in Children

Services: College, Mentoring, Support

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides mentoring and support to low income and at risk middle school and high school students. Students apply for the program in 6th or 9th grade, and upon selection, sig...

The Mesothelioma Cancer Center

Services: Advocacy, Counseling, Disabilities and Health Conditions, Healthcare, Health Care Assistance, Information Resources, Medical, Support, Support Groups

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Sarasota

Provides free information and resources related to asbestos exposure and its related illnesses, such a malignant mesothelioma cancer. Free resources include Doctor- Match P...

Tobacco Cessation Program

Services: Smoking

Counties: DeSoto

"Ready-Set-Quit" tobacco cessation program is FREE to anyone who wants help quitting smoking or using tobacco products. The program requires that you attend a free one-time...

Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County

Services: Advocacy, Education and Training, Information Resources, Smoking, Wellness Programs

Counties: DeSoto

The Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County is a coalition of community members actively working to change the perception among local youth that tobacco use is a normal a...

Townsend Counseling and Consulting

Services: Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief, Marriage and Family

Counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota

Bring your counseling needs to Cynthia L. Townsend, Licensed Psychotherapist. Christian counseling services are available in Sarasota, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. A s...

Tree of Knowledge Park

Services: Hot Meals

Counties: DeSoto

Breakfast.

Txt 4 Help

Services: Emergency Housing

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

A project of the National Safe Place program, youth in crisis can text the word SAFE and their current location (address/city/state) to the number 69866 and they will recei...

United Way of DeSoto County

Services: Counseling, Food Stamps, Help with Utilities, Job Search Assistance, Rent Assistance, Support, Utility Assistance

Counties: DeSoto

To improve the lives of people and their families by mobilizing and uniting the caring power of our community

USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program

Services: Food Pantry

Counties: DeSoto

Food distribution. (food pantry / food bank)

USDA Rural Development

Services: Financial Assistance

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Sarasota

Provides consultations, assistance and funding opportunities for, individuals and businesses located in rural communities.

Vocational Rehabilitation-Arcadia

Services: Disabilities and Health Conditions, Job Search Assistance

Counties: DeSoto

The Mission of the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is to provide services to eligible individuals with physical and/or mental impairments that will enable an ...

Woman, Infants & Children (WIC) DeSoto County

Services: Counseling, Food, Pregnancy, Support

Counties: DeSoto

Federally funded nutrition program for Women, infants & children. Provides healthy foods, nutrition education and training & counseling, breastfeeding support, and referral...

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