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 Need Help Now?

If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we want to help. 

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2-1-1 Call Center


Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services – they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community.  

For free referrals to community resources 24/7/365:


Text your zip code to 898-211


Simply dial 211 to connect



Emergency Shelter


There are five emergency shelters in Sarasota and Manatee counties for those who are homeless and in need of assistance.  These residences are a temporary respite, while a person develops their plan for permanent housing.

These shelters are:  The Salvation Army of Sarasota, The Salvation Army of Manatee, Harvest House Family Haven Shelter, YMCA Youth Shelter in Sarasota and the Family Resources Youth Shelter in Manatee.

Resource Guide


Click here for the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness RESOURCE GUIDE to find services available in Sarasota County for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  This guide provides useful information regarding organizations that may be able to help meet a person's needs. 


Of course, for immediate assistance, more information and referrals in Sarasota and Manatee Counties call 2-1-1.

Oneby1 Access Points

Are you or someone you know homeless and interested in getting housed? Please view our Access Point Locations & Hours to receive a Oneby1 Coordinated Entry Intake.  By working with our Access Point staff, a person who is homeless is placed on our "by name" list for rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing and other important services. 

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