Sarasota Resource Guide

Social Assistance Help Assistance & Support

By Phone: Dial 2-1-1

Crisis Text Line

HERE4U to 741741

Food Assistance

Sarasota County Schools Meal Sites (open 9 AM- 1 PM) are open at several schools.
As of 4/2/2020:
• Bay Haven Elementary School
• Brentwood Elementary School
• Fruitville Elementary School
• Gocio Elementary School
• Wilkinson Elementary School.
Meals (lunch/breakfast) are given in drive through fashion. Student(s) must also be
present in vehicle.

CHURCH OF THE PALMS 3224 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota

Currently running a drive-thru foodbank.

All Faiths Food Bank
CDC guidelines are being closely followed so volunteers will be placing food in the trunk
of vehicles. The drive-thru service runs Monday -Friday from 10AM until 1PM. Provided
food includes up to three prepackaged bags of food with one containing canned goods,
one with fresh produce, and one containing bread and peanut butter.

Englewood Helping Hands941-474-5864

Other Assistance

Free Internet Access
Internet Essentials:
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, Internet Essentials has
increased speeds to 25/3 Mbps for all customers – no action is required. In addition, new
customers will receive two months of free service.

Health Care
Center Place Health:
All can be seen regardless of ability to pay.

Housing Assistance

Suncoast 2-1-1:
By Phone: Dial 2-1-1
(Note: You do not need Section 8 for assistance)

Mental Health Resources
• Emergency: 9-1-1

• Crisis Text Line: HERE4U to 741741

• Centerstone: Address: 4010 Sawyer Road, Sarasota Phone:
(941) 782-4150

• First Step/Coastal: Address: 4579 Northgate Court, Sarasota
Phone: (941) 366-5333

• Florida Center: Sarasota Address: 4260 17th Street,
Sarasota, FL 34235 Phone: (941) 371-8820 ext. 1000

• North Port Address: 6929 Outreach Way, North Port, FL 34287 Phone: (941) 371-
8820 ext. 1000

• Bayside: