Upcoming PIT & Training Dates

Each year, on a single night, communities across the nation conduct a count of those experiencing homelessness in their community. The 2020 Point-In-Time (PIT) count for Manatee and Sarasota will be conducted for the night of Monday, January 27th.   

The survey information collected during the PIT count provides the community, HUD and other organizations like the National Alliance to End Homelessness with a valuable snapshot of data to help analyze community trends for those experiencing homelessness. This can help assist in community planning, increase awareness, and inform funding. 


Will you help?  

Volunteers are needed to assist in two areas:  

  • Survey takers 

  • Data entry  

Survey Takers: 

Survey takers go out into the community on the streets, to community feedings, and other pre-identified areas to complete surveys. For those in volunteering for this role, training is mandatory.


The following dates and locations are available to choose from: 

  • Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army- 1701 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota  

  • Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Service Center - 1750 17th Street, Bldg. J-1, Sarasota 

  • Thursday, January 16th, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church - 603 11th Street West, Bradenton 

  • Thursday, January 16th, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Service Center - 1750 17th Street, Bldg. J-1, Sarasota 

  • Friday, January 17th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army Venice–  1051 Albee Farm Rd., Venice 

  • Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at North Port Social Services – 6919 Outreach Way, North Port 

There is no need to pre-register, you can simply show up at the location of your choice.

Please remember, you only need to attend one of the above trainings. 


Data Entry: 

Data entry volunteers work after the surveys are completed to compile the data collected. Training for data entry volunteers will take place at a later date. If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, please email


Interested in donating?  

We are accepting donations to purchase food cards for youth participating in the count, and other items such as socks and toiletries for our care bags. 


Questions? Please submit to

Florida Housing Coalition Presents: Cultural Competency

The Florida Housing Coalition is returning to the Suncoast! Amanda Rosado will be presenting a specialized training on Cultural Competency on February 18, 2020 during a morning session and afternoon session.


What is cultural competency?

Cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. Cultural competence encompasses. being aware of one's own world view. developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences. gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views.

This training focuses on utilizing cultural humility to practice cultural competence.

Cultural humility is a willingness to suspend what you know, or what you think you know, about a person based on generalizations about their culture. Rather, the worker learns about their clients’ culture, and the ways they self-identify, from being open to what they themselves have determined is their personal culture and identification.

FHC Presents: Cultural Competency

February 18, 2020

1750 17th Street, J-1 Loevner Room

Sarasota, FL 34234

Register here for morning session 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Register here for afternoon session 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

CSIS Basic Skills

​​​​PLEASE NOTE: Training begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm with an hour break for lunch. All attendees must sign and return their user confidentiality agreement prior to attending this training.

The training will cover topics from CSIS Security, Data Entry, Client Participation and Client Tracking (Including Entry/Exit, Shelter, Services, and Referrals).  Following the training, a round table discussion will be held for any who have additional questions or need individualized assistance in the area of basic skills, data entry, and client tracking.

Parts of this training are hands-on and will require the use of a laptop. If you have a work laptop available, please plan to bring.

January 14, 2020- Click Here to Register

February 4, 2020- Click Here to Register



Our 2020 Training Schedule will be posted soon! Please contact for immediate training requests.




2019 CoC Annual Training (Completed)

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
8:30 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm

Salvation Army
1701 South Tuttle Ave.
Sarasota, FL. 34239

Please note, registrations are separate for both morning and the afternoon’s breakout sessions.


Morning Session:  8:30 am – 12 pm

  • CSIS Security Training - (mandatory training for all CSIS agencies)

  • HUD Updates

Registration Closed

Afternoon Sessions: 1 pm – 4:30 pm  
Please register for the one afternoon session you plan on attending.

Cultural Competency
Presented by Florida Housing Coalition
Click to view presentation

Transforming the Conversation
Presented by Kevin Stiff
Click to view presentation

Data Quality  / System Performance
Presented by Brandon Bellows
Click to view presentation


Provider PDF Forms:

Street Of Paradise - Request Form

The documents, files and links listed below are available as a resource for you.

Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness

1750 17th Street / C-1

Sarasota, FL 34234

T: 941-955-8987

F: 941-209-5595

For Immediate Assistance call 211

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