Manatee County Survival Guide

Food Pantries:

Servants of Christ Hands and Feet – 6336 17th St Circle E. – (941) 713-2426

Food Bank of Manatee County – 811 23rd Ave E, Bradenton – (941)-747-FOOD

Hope Family Services – 1201 8th Ave W  Bradenton – (941) 747-8499

South County Food Pantry – 800 S Tamiami Trail, Venice – (941) 484-4609

Jewish Family & Children’s Services –  2688 Fruitville Rd. – (941) 366-2224

The Salvation Army Sarasota – 1400 10th St., Sarasota – (941) 954-4673

Shenandoah Park  Mobile Food Bank – East Ave & 7th St – (941) 379-6333

USDA/TEFAP Food Commodities – 8171 Blaikie Court, Sarasota – (941) 379-6333

USDA/TEFAP Food Commodities – 811 23rd Ave E, Bradenton – (941) 379-6333

Open Door Resource Center – 701 17th Ave W., Bradenton – (941) 747-0383

The Food Bank of Manatee – 811 23rd Ave E, Bradenton – (941) 747-4655

Nokomis Park Mobile Food Bank – (941) 379-6333 – Different Locations

Harvest Food/ First Baptist Church – 1306 Manatee Ave W – (941) 746-2149

Vet Appreciation Food Program – 8171 Blaikie Court – (941) 379-6333

Church of Hope – 1701 10th St W., Palmetto – (941) 531-3266

Church of the Palms – 3224 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota – (941) 924-1323

Our Daily Bread Out-Reach Office – (941) 745-2992

Harvest Tabernacle – 209 North Lime Ave., Sarasota – (941) 953-3559

Heart of Mercy Ministries – Call for pick up site – (941)-763-2244

St. Jude’s Catholic Church – 3930 17th St., Sarasota – (941) 955-3934

Our Fathers Cupboard – 5817 33rd St E., Bradenton – (941) 756-8276

Second Chance Last Opportunity – 1933 Dr. MLK Jr. Way, Sarasota – (941) 360-8660

Housing & Shelters:

Salvation Army Sarasota – 1400 10th St., Sarasota – (941) 954-4673

Sarasota Housing Authority – 40 S Pineapple Ave. – (941) 361-6210

Manatee County Housing Authority – 5631 11th St E – (941) 756-3974

Bradenton Housing Authority – 2002 9th Ave E., Bradenton – (941) 748-5568

Bradenton Voa Living Center – 1128 11th St W., Bradenton – (941) 751-4168

Section 8 Housing Assistance Program – 701 17th Ave W. – (941) 747-1509

Manatee County Habitat For Humanity – 1201 6th Ave W, Ste 318 – (941) 748-9100

Manatee County Voa Living Center – 912 63rd Ave W, Bradenton –  (941) 751-4168

Florida Housing Coalition – 1367 E Lafayette St, Tallahassee – (850) 878-4219

Government Housing – 1095 Broken Sound NW #200, Boca Raton – (561) 981-5337

Catholic Charities of Manatee Cty – 1219 16th Street West, Bradenton – (941) 714-7829

Community Coalition on Homelessness – 701 17th Ave W, Bradenton – (941) 747-1509

Clothing:

The Salvation Army Sarasota – 1400 10th St., Sarasota – (941) 954-4673

Caritas – 1651 2nd St, Sarasota – (941) 366-5620

Catholic Charities of Manatee – 1219 16th St W, Bradenton – (941) 714-7829

Fresh Start Social Service Agency – PO Box 1372, Sarasota – (941) 539-3820

St Vincent De Paul – 2704 33rd Ave W, Bradenton – (941) 755-4188

Second Chance Last Opportunity – 1933 Dr. MLK Jr. Way, Sarasota – (941) 360-8660

Medical:

Manatee General Surgery/GI – 205 2nd St. E. Ste 4G, Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Riverview Foot & Ankle – 212 2nd Ave. E., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

East Manatee Family Health Care – 1312 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Towers Healthcare Center – 1533 4th Ave. W., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Manatee Peds & Westgate OBGYN – 712 39th St. W., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Manor Healthcare Center – 1700 21st Ave. W., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Lawton Chiles Children & Family  – 1515 26th Ave. E., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Michael C. Bach Treatment Ctr – 2703 19th St Ct. E., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

Southeast Family Health Care Ctr – 919 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton – (941) 776-4000

North County Healthcare Center – 1949 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota – (941) 776-4000

Saline Soulution Inc., Sarasota – Call for location – (941) 485-4707 – Free for homeless

Community Medical Clinic  – 1851 Arlington St, #208, Sarasota – (941) 917-6364

North County Healthcare Center – 1949 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota – (941) 373-7845

North County Vision Center – 1945 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota – (941) 343-5030

Whole Child Pediatrics – 8936 77th Ter E, Lakewood Ranch – (941) 366-2273

Children’s Health Insurance Program  – (877) 543-7669

Dental:

Sarasota County Health Dept – 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota – (941)861-2946

Senior Friendship Centers – 1888 Brother Geenen, Sarasota – (941) 556-3220

Pediatric Dentist David Bowles – 205-a 6th Ave., E, Bradenton – (941) 746-0443

One-Stop Center – 701 17th Ave. W., Bradenton – (941)755-3952

We Care – 4808 26th St. W., Bradenton – (941) 755-3952

Medications:

Florida Discount Drug Card – floridadiscountdrugcard.com – Discount Varies

Florida Rxcard – floridarxcard.com – Up to 75% off

Good Samaritan Pharmacy – (941) 445-5687 – Free for Sarasota County

Free Discount Drug Card – yourrxcard.com – Up to 75% off

Needy Meds – needymeds.org – Up to 80% off

Wal-Mart, Publix, and Target Pharmacies Offer Discount and Some Free Medications

If you are unable to afford your medications you may be able to get a discount or even free medications by contacting the Pharmaceutical Company directly for assistance.

Mental Health/Counseling:

Heart to Heart Counseling – 2100 Constitution Blvd Ste 129, Sarasota – (941) 228-6545

Bayside Center for Behavioral Health – 1700 S. Tamiami Trail – (941) 917-9000

National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1661 Ringling Blvd. #1741 – (941) 957-3626

24 Hour Crisis Stabilization Unit – Call for assistance – (941) 364- 9355

Charis Center – 4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota – (941) 378-1549

Manatee Glens – 2020 26th Ave E, Bradenton – (941)782-4299

Suicide Prevention Hotline – (800) 784-2433

Start Your Recovery Substance Abuse Resources – https://startyourrecovery.org/

Second Chance Last Opportunity – 1933 Dr. MLK Jr. Way, Sarasota – (941) 360-8660

Financial Assistance:

Turning Points – 701 17th Ave W, Bradenton – (941) 747-1509 – Rent & Utilities

Catholic Charities of Manatee – 1219 16th St W, Bradenton – (941) 714-7829

Foreclosure Assistance Program – (941) 747-1628 – Foreclosure assistance

Florida Homestead Foreclosure – (800) 625-2257  – Foreclosure assistance, Rent

Salvation Army Bradenton – 1204 14th St. W., Bradenton – (941) 748-5110 – Rent

Catholic Charities of Sarasota – 4930 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota – (941) 359-3909 – Rent

Salvation Army of Sarasota – 1400 10th St., Sarasota – (941) 954-4673 – Rent

Second Chance Last Opportunity – 1933 Dr. MLK Jr. Way, Sarasota – (941) 360-8660

Transportation:

Manatee Cty Area Transit – 1108 26th Ave E Bradenton – (941) 749-7116 – $.60-1.25

Sarasota Cty Transit – 5303 Pinkney Ave. – (941) 861-5000 – $1.25 or $30-$50/month

SCAT Plus (disabled) – 5303 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota – (941) 861-1234

Miscellaneous:

Servants of Christ – 6336 17th St Circle E – (941) 713-2426 – Wheelchair & Lift  Repair

Open Door Res. Ctr – 701 17th Ave W., Bradenton – (941) 747-0383 – Birth cert., ID

Lighthouse of Manasota – 7318 N Tamiami Trl-(941) 359-1404  – Blind, glasses, surgery

Lion’s Club of Manasota – www.lions35i.org/sarasota/ index.htm – (941) 953-2658

Suncoast Ctr for Independent Living – 2989 Fruitville Rd, Ste 101 – (941) 351-9545

Community Ctr for the Deaf – 1750 17th St Bldg F, Sarasota – (941) 366-0260

Free Phone – www.safelinkwireless.com – Phones on Public assistance

Habitat For Humanity – 1757 N. East Ave., Sarasota – (941) 365-0700

Easter Seals – www.fl.easterseals.com – (800) 221-6827 – Disabled adults & children

IDiginity – https://idignity.org/ – Getting documents like birth certificates, ID cards, Social Security cards

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