The following links provide contact information for various Community and State agencies that offer help when dealing with Family court cases.


Adult / Family Counseling

Agency Website Phone
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-488-5581
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 863-993-2911
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 800-435-7352
DeSoto County Clerk of Court www.desotoclerk.com 863-993-4876
DeSoto County Government www.co.desoto.fl.us 863-993-4800
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us/ 850-245-4444
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Jewish Family Services www.jfcs-cares.org 727-479-1800
Mental Health Community Center mhcci.com 863-993-9266
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 877-365-1976
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org 941-629-3170
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 863-494-5965
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916 x 1078

Child Counseling

Agency Website Phone
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-488-5581
Child Protection Center www.childprotectioncenter.org 941-365-1277
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 863-993-2911
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 800-435-7352
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Jewish Family Services gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org 727-479-1800
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 877-365-1976
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916 x 1078

Child Support

Agency Website Phone
DeSoto County Clerk of Court www.desotoclerk.com 863-993-4876
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
My Florida www.myflorida.com 877-769-0251 (SDU)

Custody / Visitation

Agency Website Phone
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed

Domestic Violence

Agency Website Phone
Batterer’s Interventionion Program www.dcf.state.fl.us 863-990-3259
Department of Child & Families www.dcf.state.fl.us 800-500-1119
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5827
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 877-365-1976

Job Search

Agency Website Phone
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-488-5581
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637
Florida One Stop Centers www.employflorida.com 866-352-2345
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org 941-629-3170

Legal Referrals

Agency Website Phone
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-488-5581
DeSoto County Clerk of Court www.desotoclerk.com 863-993-4876
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Florida Law Online www.floridalawonline.net None listed
Florida Legislature www.leg.state.fl.us/welcome 800-342-1827
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 863-494-5965

Medical Insurance

Agency Website Phone
Florida Kid Care www.floridakidcare.org 888-540-5437
Healthy Kids www.healthykids.org 888-540-5437

Medical Services

Agency Website Phone
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-488-5581
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 863-993-2911
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ 800-500-1119
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Florida Kid Care www.floridakidcare.org 888-540-5437
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Mental Health Community Center mhcci.com 863-993-9266
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 863-494-5965

Parenting Classes

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
FL Ctr Child & Family Development www.thefloridacenter.org 941-371-8820
Forty Carrots www.fortycarrots.com 941-365-7716
Nurturing Dads Initiative www.childrenfirst.net 941-953-3877
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916 x 1078

Referrals

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Adoption Resources of Florida www.mapsadopt.org 207-775-4101
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 800-435-7352
Early Learning Coalition www.earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.com 941-954-4830
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ 800-500-1119
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Florida One Stop Centers www.employflorida.com 866-352-2345
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Sarasota County Government www.co.sarasota.fl.us None listed
Safe Children’s Coalition www.safechildrencoalition.org 863-494-5082
Suncoast Ctr for Independent Living www.scil4u.org 941-351-9545
Supervised Visitation Center www.childprotectioncenter.org 941-365-1277
United Way Sarasota unitedwaysuncoast.org 941-366-2686

Adult / Family Counseling

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-9111
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-364-9355
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 800-807-7899
Family Partnership Center www.familypartnership.org 941-756-3007
Family Resources Inc www.family-resources.org 941-741-3575
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Hope Family Services www.hopefamilyservice.org 941-747-8499
Jewish Family Services gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org 727-479-1800
Manatee Glens www.manateeglens.com 941-782-4617
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Nurturing Dads Initiative www.childrenfirst.net 941-953-3877
Safe Children Coalition www.safechildrencoalition.org 941-371-4799
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org 941-748-5110
Suncoast Center for Independent Living www.scil4u.org 941-351-9545
Women’s Resource Center www.wrcmanatee.org 941-747-6797

Child Counseling

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-9111
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-364-9355
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 800-807-7899
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Hope Family Services www.hopefamilyservice.org 941-747-8499
Jewish Family Services gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org 727-479-1800
Manatee Glens www.manateeglens.com 941-782-4617
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264

Child Support

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Manatee County Clerk of Court www.manateeclerk.com 941-749-1800
Child Support Enforcement www.myflorida.com 800-622-5437

Custody / Visitation

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Family Resources Inc www.family-resources.org 941-741-3575
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed

Domestic Violence

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Batterer’s Interventionion Program www.dcf.state.fl.us 863-990-3259
Domestic Violence Hotline www.dcf.state.fl.us 800-500-1119
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Hope Family Services www.hopefamilyservice.org 941-747-8499
Manatee County Clerk of Court www.manateeclerk.com 941-749-1800
Manatee Glens www.manateeglens.com 941-782-4617

Job Search

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-9111
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 800-807-7899
Florida One Stop Centers www.floridajobs.org None Listed
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Jobs Etc www.jobsetc.org 941-714-7449
Salvation Army www.salvationarmybradenton.com 941-748-5110

Legal Referrals

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-9111
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Florida Law Online www.floridalawonline.net None listed
Florida Legislature www.leg.state.fl.us None listed
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org None listed
Gulf Coast Legal www.gulfcoastlegal.org 941-746-6151
Salvation Army www.salvationarmybradenton.com 941-748-5110
Women's Resource Center www.wrcmanatee.org 941-747-6797

Medical Insurance

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Florida Kid Care www.floridakidcare.org 888-540-5437
Healthy Kids www.healthykids.org 888-540-5437

Medical Services

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-9111
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-364-9355
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org None listed
Recovery Services www.firststepofsarasota.org 941-366-5333
Family Emergency Treatment Center www.coastalbh.org 941-552-1950
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ 800-500-1119
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us/ 850-245-4444
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Manatee County Rural Health Services www.mcrhs.org None listed
Manatee Glens www.manateeglens.com 941-782-4617
My Florida www.myflorida.com None listed

Parenting Classes

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Family Partnership Center www.familypartnership.org 941-756-3007
Family Resources Inc www.family-resources.org 941-741-3575
Nurturing Dads Initiative www.childrenfirst.net 941-953-3877

Referrals

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 941-308-4357
Adoption Resources of Florida www.mapsadopt.org 207-775-4101
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 800-807-7899
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ None listed
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us/ 850-245-4444
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org None listed
Florida Law Online www.floridalawonline.net None listed
Florida Legislature www.leg.state.fl.us None listed
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org None listed
Gulf Coast Legal www.gulfcoastlegal.org 941-746-6151
Manatee Community Action Agency www.manateecaa.org 941-827-2887
Manatee County Housing Authority www.manateehousing.com 941-756-3974
Manatee County Government www.co.manatee.fl.us 941-748-4501
Manatee Cty Rural Health Services www.mcrhs.org None listed
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Suncoast Ctr for Independent Living www.scil4u.org 941-351-9545
United Way Manatee www.uwmc.net 941-748-1313
Whole Child Project www.wholechildmanatee.com None listed

Adult / Family Counseling

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-5119
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-927-8900
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us (TYY) 239-461-0438; 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637; 800-807-7899
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
FL Ctr Child & Family Development www.thefloridacenter.org 941-371-8820; 800-587-1385
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Jewish Family Services gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org 727-479-1800
Manasota Homeless Proj unitedwaysuncoast.org blue coat restricted
Mental Health Community Center mhcci.com 941-953-3477
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264
Nurturing Dads Initiative www.childrenfirst.net 941-953-3877
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 941-365-1976
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org 941-954-4673
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 866-955-2122; 941-955-2122
Suncoast Center for Independent Living www.scil4u.org 941-351-9545
Women’s Resource Center www.thewomensresourcecenter.org 941-366-1700
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916

Child Counseling

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-5119
Child Protection Center www.cpcsarasota.org 941-365-1277
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-927-8900
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us (TYY) 239-461-0438; 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637; 800-807-7899
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
FL Ctr Child & Family Development www.thefloridacenter.org 941-371-8820; 800-587-1385
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us/ 850-245-4444
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Jewish Family Services gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org 727-479-1800
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264; 941-957-3626
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 941-365-1976
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916

Child Support

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
My Florida www.myflorida.com 800-622-5437
Sarasota County Clerk of Court www.sarasotaclerk.com 941-861-7400

Custody / Visitation

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
Supervised Visitation Center www.cpcsarasota.org 941-365-1277

Domestic Violence

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Batterer’s Interventionion Program www.dcf.state.fl.us 941-954-1102; 941-758-2529
Department of Child & Families www.dcf.state.fl.us 941-365-1976
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Ctr www.sparcc.net 941-365-1976
Sarasota County Clerk of Court www.sarasotaclerk.com 941-861-7400

Job Search

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-5119
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637; 800-807-7899
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillindustries.org 941-355-2721
Jobs Etc www.jobsetc.org 941-358-4200
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org 941-954-4673

Legal Referrals

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-5119
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
Florida Legislature www.leg.state.fl.us 00-342-1827
Florida State Courts www.flcourts.org 850-922-5081
Gulf Coast Legal www.gulfcoastlegal.org 941-366-1746
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 866-955-2122; 941-955-2122
State Attorney's Office sao.co.sarasota.fl.us 941-861-4400
Women's Resource Center www.thewomensresourcecenter.org 941-366-1700

Medical Insurance

Agency Website Phone
211Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesdov.org 941-379-5119
Coastal Behavioral www.coastalbh.org 941-927-8900
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637; 800-807-7899
Family Emergency Treatment Ctr www.firststepofsarasota.org 941-366-5333
Family Emergency Treatment Ctr www.coastalbh.org 941-927-8900
First Step www.fsos.org 941-366-5333
FL Ctr Child & Family Development www.thefloridacenter.org 941-371-8820; 800-587-1385
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ 813-558-5500
Florida Dept. of Health ww2.doh.state.fl.us 850-245-4444
Florida Kid Care www.floridakidcare.org 888-540-5437
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
Healthy Families www.healthyfamiliesfla.org 850-488-1752
Mental Health Community Center mhcci.com 941-953-3477
My Florida www.myflorida.com 800-622-5437
Senior Friendship Center friendshipcenters.org 866-955-2122; 941-955-2122

Parenting Classes

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
FL Ctr Child & Family Development www.thefloridacenter.org 941-371-8820; 800-587-1385
Forty Carrots www.fortycarrots.com 941-365-7716
Nurturing Dads Initiative www.childrenfirst.net 941-953-3877
YMCA www.sarasota-ymca.org 941-951-2916

Referrals

Agency Website Phone
211 Referral social services www.uw211manasota.net 211 or 941-308-4357
Adoption Resources of Florida www.mapsadopt.org 207-775-4101
Deaf Service Center www.dsc.us (TYY) 239-461-0438; 239-461-0334
Easter Seals easterseals-swfl.org 941-355-7637; 800-807-7899
Florida Bar Association www.flabar.org 850-561-5600
Florida Dept. of Children & Families www.state.fl.us/cf_web/ 813-558-5500
Florida Law Help www.floridalawhelp.org 941-366-1746; 941-366-0038
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-FL www.namifl.org 800-950-6264; 941-957-3626
Safe Children Coalition Safechildrencoalition.org 941-371-4799
Sarasota County Government www.co.sarasota.fl.us 941-951-5000
Suncoast Ctr for Independent Living www.scil4u.org 941-351-9545
Supervised Visitation Center www.cpcsarasota.org 941-365-1277
United Way Sarasota unitedwaysuncoast.org 941-366-2686