Homeless and Poverty Policy Coordination

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The Office of Homeless Services’ mission is to ensure there is an effective system in place which engages and empowers individuals and families who have no home or are at risk of losing their home, to find and maintain stable housing.

If you are aware of a homeless family or individual in need of services dial 2-1-1 or 941-308-4357. This is the intake and referral service for homeless-related needs. Visit the 2-1-1 website for more help.

Florida Housing Coalition's Report: "Sarasota: Creating an Effective Homeless Crisis Response System"

There are people right here in Sarasota County who need help. You may believe that giving money directly is the best way to help these individuals. There are better alternatives to giving money away directly.

Additional Resources

Homeless Outreach Team - (H.O.T)
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness

For more information on these services, please contact:

Nancy DeLoach
Homeless and Poverty Policy Coordinator
Phone: 941-861-2576


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