We appreciate you sharing your story and getting in touch to discuss resources available to you that may help your financial situation.
Access to financial assistance shifts often, but below is a list of resources that may be applicable to you and your current situation. Please keep in mind some resources may have limited availability.


Caritas/St. Martha Catholic Church

Sarasota County

(941) 366-5620

Help with utilities and prescriptions.

Catholic Charities

Manatee & Sarasota County

(941) 488-5581


One-time financial assistance for past-due mortgages, rent, utilities, and security deposits, or the cost of car repair, medical bills, relocation fees, or prescriptions.

Center of Hope Neighborhood Church (Venice)

South Sarasota County

(941) 412-9044


Offers some assistance with utilities and rent.

EHEAP Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program

Sarasota 941-584-0065.

Manatee 941-749-3030.

Venice 941-584-0065


Elderly Home Energy Assistance

Florida Power & Light Care to Share Program

Manatee & Sarasota County


Provides emergency energy bill paying assistance.

JFCS Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the Suncoast

Manatee & Sarasota County



Possible financial assistance for rent and utilities.

Laurel Civic Association

Sarasota County



Accepts applications for financial assistance for rent & utilities.

Season of Sharing

Manatee & Sarasota County

Call 211 for a local agency.

Emergency fund for rent, mortgage, utilities, childcare, medical, dental etc.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Call for areas served.

(Financial Assistance may be available through a local Catholic Church listed below)

St. Maximillian Kolbe Church/Port Charlette

(941) 625-6784


St. Thomas More also known as St. Michael’s/Sarasota, FL

(941) 447-8950


Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church/Venice, FL



Step Up Suncoast

Call for areas served.



Limited financial assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, and childcare

Turning Points

Manatee County



Accepts applications for financial assistance for rent & utilities.

Dialing 2-1-1: This organization provides information and referrals to health, human, and social service organizations. Simply get in touch by dialing 2-1-1, emailing uw211help@gmail.com, texting your zip code to 898-211, or chat with a live representative on their website, 2-1-1, Get Connected.

VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: (to follow: to get childcare tax credits):

United Way Suncoast supports free tax preparation assistance and education regarding Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) at numerous locations throughout the four-county region through the VITA program.  For more information click below.

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. 

We also offer a weekly email update on current resources available to our community during COVID-19.

Simply sign-up with your email and subscribe to the WRC Weekly Resource Report HERE >>

If you have any questions or concerns about the information above, please contact our team of Resource Advisors by phone: (941)256-9721, email: info@mywrc.org

Kind regards,
The Women’s Resource Center Team


Please contact us if you have any questions!