Housing

Second Heart Homes Launches New Housing and Support Program for Women

The program is an extension of the nonprofit’s support model for homeless men.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Grants

Second Heart Homes Receives $20,000 Grant from Church of the Redeemer

The funds will be used to repair and refurbish two recently purchased duplexes for 12 homeless women with mental health issues.

10/25/2021 By Staff

Grants

Second Heart Homes Receives Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The $20,800 grant will add new volunteer coordinator and case manager positions, as well as support data collection requirements.

10/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Turning Points Names New Executive Director

Kathleen Cramer will be responsible for Turning Points' planning, organizing, staffing, directing and management.

05/27/2020 By Staff

HOME BASE

Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Nonprofits

Federal Grant Will Boost YMCA Program for Homeless Youth

The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Unity Awards 2018

A Small Group of Dedicated Sarasotans Wants to Create a More Humane System for Dealing with Sarasota's Homeless Problem

Creating an Effective Crisis Response to Adult Homelessness distills the complicated needs of the homeless by creating a coordinated entry system so that all agencies dealing with the homeless are using the same data and strategies.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Data

American Homelessness Up

The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.

12/07/2017 By staff

Job training

Free Small Engine Repair Classes Offered

Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and Fixmylawnmower.com, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.

03/09/2017 By staff

Article

Sarasota Nonprofit CEOS Reveal a New Plan for Homeless Adults

The "3 Into 1" plan would see the Salvation Army drug and alcohol recovery campus on 10th Street repurposed into a 220-bed homeless shelter.

05/29/2015 By Tony D'Souza

Article

Homelessness Shadows Downtown Sarasota's Rosemary District

Hot topics, talk and history.

09/30/2014 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

How Would Local Nonprofits Use $25,000 to Help the Homeless?

Local nonprofits weigh in; plus a cute campaign from the Pines of Sarasota and how Sarasota became the nation's giving-est city thanks to this year's Giving Challenge.

08/26/2014 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Robert Marbut Aims to Address Sarasota's Homeless Problem

Helping cities give "smart love" to the homeless.

10/01/2013 By Hannah Wallace