Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Their Mission is “to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence.” Their Vision is “to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees. In addition to the general customer employment program, VR has additional specific programs designed to help eligible people with disabilities become employed. For more information, click here. Below are additional resources.


United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota

2-1-1 can get you connected with services to help with:

Emergency food assistance, addiction, domestic abuse, foreclosure assistance, legal help, food stamps, mental health counseling, family counseling, emergency clothing, shelter, children services, elder help, and more.


Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the Suncoast, Inc.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a multi-function family agency serving the Suncoast of Florida. The services are based on the premise that personnel trained in understanding the behavior and environments of individuals can help them with crises, problems and growth issues to improve the quality of their lives.

Community Phone Book

Company Service Phone Number
Salvation Army Shelter Assistance 941-954-4673
Catholic Charities Food, clothing, Utilities Assistance 941-349-0318
SCORE Small Business 941-955-1029
Small Business Development Bradenton SCF Campus 941-752-5203
Small Business Development Venice SCF Campus 941-408-1412
AARP 55+ Employment 941-366-9039
Experience Works 50+ Employment 941-755-0237
Senior Friendship Medical and Social Services 941-955-2122
Genesis Health Care Medical, Pharmacy, Counseling 941-957-1970
SMH North County Health Care Medical, Pharmacy 941-737-7844
Health Department Physicians, Pharmacy, Dental 941-954-2900
Early Learning Coalition Early Learning 941-954-4830
Child Care Connection Child Care/subsidized day care 941-556-1600
Head Start / Children First Child Care/VPK 941-953-3877
Legal Hotline Low cost/free legal Help 941-360-1746
Legal Aid of Manasota Legal Help 941-366-0038
Gulfcoast Legal Low Income Legal Help 941-366-1746
Labor Board Wages & Hours Division 941-330-8296
Labor Relations Labor Questions 800-482-8293
Small Business Development Venice SCF Campus 941-408-1412
Small Business Development Venice SCF Campus 941-408-1412
EEOC Equal Employment 800-669-4000
D-A-S-H Domestic Abuse 941-475-8722
SPARCC Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center 941-953-7800
Red Cross Emergency Services 941-379-9300
SVDP Emergency Assistance 941-953-5477
Consumer Credit Credit cleaning assistance 941-316-9600
Women’s Resource Center Classes, counseling, homeless 941-366-1700
First Call for Help Health & Human Services 211-308-4357
Habitat for Humanity Housing assistance 941-363-0777
Homeless Coalition Housing assistance 941-747-1509
Elder Helpline Aid for seniors (home care, bills, meals, etc.) 800-963-5337
Community Pharmacy of Sarasota Free Pharmacy in Nokomis, Florida 941-445-5687