Organization: Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center
The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center - 1750 17th St Bldg J-1, Sarasota, FL 34234, (941) 365-4545
Cause: Human Services
Mission: Our mission is to be the leader of a collaborative community providing high quality, accessible facilities and resources for the local human services nonprofit sector.
Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center is called the “Campus of Caring” because it is home to over 17 nonprofit health and human services agencies that help low income and at risk adults, children and families. The center occupies 14 buildings on 5-acres in a location selected for its accessibility by public transportation.
In addition, we are the fiscal agent for Publix Charities, 1 of 6 fiscal agents in Sarasota County for Season of Sharing, and the administrator of the local FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program. As a Community Liaison, we support 2-1-1, a phone-based resource providing information and referrals to individuals in need.
Each year, 45,000 clients receive services from the agencies housed at the Center. Estimates show that our campus has saved our tenant partner agencies over $10 million in operational expenses since we opened our doors in 1990. The improvement to clients’ quality of life, of course, is unquantifiable but is perhaps the greatest measure of the successful outcomes of the 96 programs offered by our tenant partner agencies.
Benefits to the resident agencies
Minimal monthly rental fee, frees up more dollars for programs and services and more time to do their work for clients; easy collaboration with other resident agencies; free use of Conference Center; more efficient case management; and ample parking.
Benefits to the individuals and families
Affordable preventative and treatment services in one location; easy access by public transportation; improved quality of services through increased collaboration among agencies; the opportunity to become productive, self-sustaining members of our community.