Community Resources

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    24/7 Call, Text, Chat

    Family Resources Website
    Family Resources Free Counseling Services Flyer English
    Family Resources Free Counseling Services Flyer Espanol
    When parents and teens don’t see eye-to-eye, small issues become big problems. Family Resources offers individual and family counseling that provides a clear path to resolution. Family crisis intervention addresses the issues that led to the crisis (including regularly missing school, running away from home, and displaying unmanageable behaviors) and then assesses the likelihood of future problems.

    Family and individual counseling offers a safe refuge for parents and kids. Trained, dedicated, and available staff will help you overcome your difficulties. As soon as possible, a counselor is assigned to your family who is ready to identify solutions that will begin the healing process.

    As one of the nation’s largest providers of community-based behavioral health services, Centerstone serves more than 170,000 individuals and families in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee each year. Centerstone has a program to help you — whether you need help with marital counseling, a child’s behavioral issues, depression, addiction, the effects of abuse or other emotional and behavioral issues.

    Tidewell Hospice
    Serving more than 1,100 patients daily in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, Tidewell is one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the U.S. Home-based palliative care is the basic premise of Tidewell’s services, involving the support of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, chaplains and volunteers, all following a prescribed plan of care. Tidewell’s services are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

    Blue Butterfly
    Blue Butterfly provides support for families, children and teens ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.

    Project HEART
    Project HEART assists students who lack a fixed, adequate, and stable nighttime residence, such as students living in the following situations:

    • Run away and domestic family shelters
    • Motel and hotel
    • Double up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
    • In a car, park, abandoned buildings, or bus station.

    Free & Reduced Lunch Application
    Any student enrolled in a Manatee County Public School may apply for the free and reduced meal program.

    ALSO Youth
    ALSO Youth provides a variety of services specific to gender identity development for adolescents and young adults (ages 10 – 24) in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
    Free counseling services are offered to youth and their families, as well as weekly parent support groups and peer support groups.

    Mental Health Services Directory

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