Sarasota, Manatee, and Manatee County transitional housing programs.

Transitional housing services are offered for families facing eviction or the homeless. Many agencies and non-profit charity type organization in the Sarasota County Florida region administer assistance to those that qualify. Additional support may also be offered for residents of Manatee or DeSoto County.

Each program and agency will have an application process in place. A number of needs can be met as well by the agencies, including those of veterans, senior citizens, disabled, and the homeless. Families that were recently evicted can also get assistance from a transitional housing programs.

As part of the process, participants will also work with a case manager or social worker on self-sufficiency skills, such as financial literacy and job training. When ready to leave the program, the case manger can help the client find a permanent home in the Sarasota region. Or you can also explore government subsidies (such as section 8) or financial assistance for paying your rent.

Arcadia Housing Authority
Address is 7 Booker T Washington Rd
Arcadia, FL, 34265
Phone - (863) 494-4343
This non-profit agency can process application for low income, federal government HUD subsidized rental housing. Section 8 vouchers can also be applied for.

Transitional Resources Incorporated
3600 Lake Bayshore Dr. 16R 202
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
This provides clean and sober housing for men & women. Programs can help residents re-acclimate to the region, find employment, and more.

Twitch's Transitional Recovery Homes
2202 9th Ave West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Main phone number - 941-225-0007




Safe Place, Inc.
8208 Cortez Rd West
Bradenton, FL, 34210

St Vincent De Paul
512 S Orange Ave
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 953-5477

Loving Hands Ministries
9511 36th Ave East
Palmetto, FL, 34221
Dial 941-747-5683
This agency runs up to an eighteen month residential rehabilitation and housing program. It is for men in northwestern Florida with substance abuse addictions.

Salvation Army - Manatee County
1204 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Various social services are administered, including emergency shelter, information on rent and deposit programs and more. One resource is known as the Veterans's Emergency Transitional Residential Program(VA). It provides clients with transitional housing services while they work towards and achieve VA benefits and find permanent housing in the region.

Good Samaritan Ministries
Sarasota, FL 34237
Telephone number is (941)365-2052

New Beginnings Residential - (Formerly Jan's House)
Bradenton, Florida, 99734

Manatee County Community Services
Address: 1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
A leading non-profit in the region. The organization oversees county programs for the elderly, the indigent, and children. Among them include low income housing, referrals to section 8, and more. Services are offered for seniors and the veterans.




HOPE Family Services, Inc.
1201 8th Ave W
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Call 941-747-8499
Offers transitional housing for those who qualify, emergency but temporary financial assistance for rent/utilities/deposits, legal referrals for landlord-tenant issues, and more. Victims of domestic violence and single parents can get help too.

Turning Points
Main address: 701 17th Ave West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Offers information on a number of housing programs.

Housing Authority, Manatee County
5631 11th Street East
Bradenton, FL, 34203
Telephone - 941-756-3974
Among assistance programs administered, the location provides safe, decent and sanitary housing for very low and maybe even moderate income families in Manatee County. In addition, the agency can administer rental assistance through H.U.D Section 8 voucher to eligible low income and working poor clients.

Bradenton Housing Authority
2002 9th Avenue E
Bradenton, FL, 34208
Offers many of the same programs as referenced above.

Pine Village Public Housing
Location is 5631 11th Street East
Bradenton, FL, 34203
This is a low income, public housing unit that provides housing and shelter for very-low, low and moderate income families in Manatee County Florida.

Manatee County Community Services
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Coordinates programs to meet local housing needs for those facing poverty and income-eligible persons. A focus is on the elderly, the indigent, veterans, and children in the community. It assists with emergency repairs/housing rehabilitation of owner occupied housing, down payment and closing costs, and more.

Salvation Army - Sarasota
1400 10th St
Sarasota, FL, 34236
Main phone - 941-954-4673
Administers Transitional Housing as part of the FAITH Program. This is a long term program. It also ensure clients receive applicable supportive services for homeless families. Housing may also be for parents who have lost jobs, single-parent homeless families with children, and those that don't have enough money saved to pay bills and the rent while searching for employment. The Salvation Army can also support those families facing eviction, but have a poor credit history. Get help in finding a paying for a new home in the Sarasota County and other towns too.





Mary and Martha House Transitional Housing Program
PO BOX 1251
Ruskin, Florida, 33570
This is a resource for those that are ready to leave the shelter, but who need more time in order to be self-sufficient. Those who stay there must be attending looking for employment or attending school/training.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Venice, Inc.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 2240
Venice, FL, 34284
This is a low cost, residential program that provides housing and support for single mothers 18 yrs or older and their children.

Caritas of St Martha's
1651 2nd St
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Dial the center at (941) 366-5620

Resurrection House
507 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota, FL 34236
Main phone number is (941) 365-3759

Family Promise - Sarasota
Meals, shelter, and short term housing needs can be addressed. Other assistance is for developing life skills, child care, job training, and more.

First Step of Sarasota
Address is 1726 18th Street
Sarasota, FL, 34234

Harvest Tabernacle
209 North Lime Avenue
Sarasota, FL, 34237

Sarasota Housing Authority
40 South Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL, 34236
Main number is 941.361.6210
Works with charities and agencies such as Women' s Resource Center, Goodwill, MCC & SCTI to address short and long term housing issues.

Our Daily Bread
Location is 701 18th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

J.H. Floyd Sunshine Village
1777 18th Street, Sarasota, FL, 34234
May offer low income housing for senior citizens or disabled who meet age limits.


By Jon McNamara

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