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Health Resources

Helpful Hotlines

United Way FREE Hotline | 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a FREE service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help. From help with a household bill, food assistance, or counseling for suicide prevention, calling United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Instead of searching the phone book or internet when faced with a crisis, think of 2-1-1 as your first call for help.

People can reach 2-1-1:

  • By phone – Dial 211
  • By Email –
  • By Online Chat
  • By Text – Text zip code to 898-211

Learn how 2-1-1 it works, check out these videos:

Season of Sharing Fund

Season of Sharing helps individuals and families on the verge of homelessness who reside in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. The funds may be used for rental assistance, utility bills, child care, transportation, food vouchers and other expenses associated with helping families get back on their feet.

Individuals seeking funds, must meet with a caseworker through a social service agency to apply for the funds.

Not sure which agency matches your needs? United Way 2-1-1 assists potential clients in finding an appropriate agency. 

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat

Financial Resources:

  • LIHEAP: Need help with your utility bills? LIHEAP can help! Get in touch and get help from LIHEAP today by going to their website, LIHEAP Program.
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Searchable Database – find available financial assistance for renters who are having trouble paying rent, utilities or other housing costs. Local and Statewide assistance available.
  • Bank On Suncoast: A certified checking account that is safe and affordable, featuring no overdraft fees and bill pay functions. These certified accounts come with debit cards, a free bill pay function, or four free insured money orders each month. Click here to find out more information, Bank On Suncoast.
  • The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
  • HHS COVID Fraud Alerts
  • Affordable Ask an Attorney program – a 30-minute legal consultation on family law topics such as divorce, child support, child custody, and much more.
  • Everyone On – has information about low-cost internet and affordable computers in the area
  • National Disability Institute (NDI) recently launched the Financial Resilience Center, an online information hub to help people with disabilities and chronic health conditions respond to the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance with United Way Suncoast. Also includes help attaining a stimulus check if you have not yet received.
  • Benevolence Assistance – Palma Sola Presbyterian Church administers two funds that enable it to help you meet emergency financial needs.
  • SOAR offers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children – stabilizing income for children in your system who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. And helps with enhanced health insurance coverage (Medicaid).

Food Service Sites

Employment Resources

For Job-Seekers

Companies Currently Hiring for Full-Time or Part-Time Position

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For Parents & Families

Educational Resources

Family Safety Guidelines and Resources

Resources for Children

Self Care Resources

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