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Mental Health Resources


Food Assistance

  • Sarasota County Schools Meal Sites (open 9am- 1pm) are open at several sites: Please see the District website.

  • Englewood Helping Hands: 941-474-5864


Help Assistance & Support:

Suncoast 2-1-1:


Crisis Text Line:

  • HERE4U to 741741


Housing Assistance

Suncoast 2-1-1:


(Note: You do not need Section 8 for assistance)


Mental Health Resources

Emergency: 9-1-1

Crisis Text Line: HERE4U to 741741

Centerstone: Address: 4010 Sawyer Road, Sarasota Phone: (941) 782-4150

First Step/Coastal: Address: 4579 Northgate Court, Sarasota Phone: (941) 366-5333

Florida Center: Sarasota Address: 4260 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235 Phone: (941) 371-8820 ext. 1000

North Port Address: 6929 Outreach Way, North Port, FL 34287 Phone: (941) 371-8820 ext. 1000


Address: 1650 Osprey Ave., Sarasota

Phone: (941) 917-7760

If In Crisis (


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE


988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

NAMI Information Line

(800) 950-NAMI

The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST.

National Hopeline Network


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

National Youth Crisis Hotline

(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453


Suspicious Activity Reporting App

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows students to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

Social Emotional Learning
Phone 941-485-5551 | Fax 941-485-2694
200 Field Ave E. Venice FL 34285
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