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Big Brothers/Big Sisters Reading Bigs – Reading Bigs brings mentors one on one with students in a literacy rich environment.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee Summer Brain Gain – 6 weeks of fun and engaging activities themed around reading and math prevent Summer Learning Loss.
Early Learning Coalition Early Steps to Success – Activities designed to impact grade level reading are introduced to three different age groups of children aged 1-5.
Educational Consultants Consortium Iron Sharpening Iron – Iron Sharpening Iron brings teens the skills necessary to gain employment and advance to college or career.
Manatee Community Action Agency Teaching our Tots – This voluntary parent education program teaches parents how to engage with their toddlers to build their school readiness skills.
Myakka City Community Center Project Smart – Tutors use the I-Ready software to work on individualized strategies for students to improve their reading skills.
United Community Centers Base+ – This program designed to prevent Summer Learning Loss and build character combines literacy skills with physical education and self-esteem building.
Easter Seals The Lily School for Child Development – Respite care is offered for children with disabilities, offering families the chance to spend a few hours on their own.
American Red Cross Disaster Services – Volunteers provide services to families following a devastating tornado, hurricanes, fire or other disaster.
Community Coalition on Homelessness Transitional Development Program – This program assists those who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless by providing case management and financial assistance.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services Building Strong Families – Building Strong Families is a homelessness prevention program that supports families in danger of losing their homes.
Suncoast Community Capital Corporation Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – VITA is a free tax preparation program offered to anyone earning less than $54,000. It has brought over $500,000 to Manatee County this year alone.
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness Continuum of Care – Continuum of care ensures that those transitioning away from homelessness are directed to the appropriate agencies and resources that will provide them a stable future.
The Salvation Army Sustainability Services – Rent, security deposits and utility bills are paid for clients who can prove need.
UnidosNow, Inc. Future Leaders Academy – Students are offered bilingual financial literacy workshops and job training as well as assistance with the FAFSA.
United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota Information Referral Program – 2-1-1 is the front line in directing those who have hit a bump in the road with the resources available.
Women’s Resource Center of Manatee Project Uplift – Onsite counseling and group wellness classes are provided to the children at Visible Men Academy
Family Partnership Center Partners in Education and Support – This programs works with children who are at risk of child abuse and their parents. It provides the resources and counseling needed to secure the security of the children.
Gulfcoast Legal Services Legal Aid Services – Legal Aid is provided to victims of domestic abuse, including restraining orders and divorce proceedings.
HOPE Family Services, Inc.
Domestic Violence Counseling Program – Counseling and safety planning strategies are provided to the victims of domestic violence.
Emergency Safe Shelter – Funds support the emergency safe shelter available to victims of domestic abuse.
Manatee Children’s Services, Inc. Emergency Shelter – Youth care advocates care for children in need of emergency shelter and help facilitate positive growth.
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
Emergency Family & Baby Baskets – Emergency food baskets are provided to families struggling to afford the cost of food.
Adult Day Care – Nutritional meals and therapeutic services are provided to seniors. Door to door transportation is provided.
Home Delivered Meals – Home delivered meals are provided to seniors across Manatee County, offering not only nutrition but much needed socialization.