Social Services is a division within the General Services Department and was established in 1980 to assist families and individuals in need of short term financial assistance.  Our mission is to offer solutions to alleviate despair, retain or restore dignity, and direct families toward economic independence and productivity.

Social Services is a nonprofit governmental entity funded by the City of North Port. Additional funding sources are received through grants, generous individuals, churches, civic groups, schools and collaborative partners. These charitable funding sources, collaborative partners, and other outreach programs enable us to provide assistance to families and individuals that are experiencing a short term unavoidable financial crisis.