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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.

Social Services operates and provides partnership opportunities with the agencies listed below serving the citizens of our community. The agencies listed below are all housed at the Family Service Center Building.  Having all of the services under one roof provides our clients with a more efficient way to receive the assistance that is needed.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Catholic Charities Family Haven
Child Protection Center, Inc.
City of North Port Social Services
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County - Child Care Connection & VPK 

Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County
        Case Management/Specialty Care Services
        First Step of Sarasota/Specialty Care Services
        Health Care Application Counselor
        Healthy Start
        North Port Health Center Eligibility
        North Port Health Center Social Worker
        WIC - Women, Infant & Children

Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc
SPARCC - Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center
Suncoast Technical College
CareerSource Suncoast Mobile Career Center
University of Florida Family Nutrition Program
YMCA Schoolhouse Link