Grandparents As Parents (GAP) & Relative Care

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Manatee Children's Services
1227 9th Ave W
Bradenton, Florida 34205

Phone: 941-345-1200
Extension: 109
Toll Free Phone:
Fax: 941-345-1213
TDD Phone:


Program Description

Advocacy services, support groups, and crisis intervention available for relative caregivers who have taken on the role of parent to their child, rather than placing them in the welfare system. *For more information, please call Manatee Children's Services at 941-345-1200 or GAP Warmline at 941-756-8197.

Services Available Through This Program

Community Activities- Neighborhood Support Groups , Community Support Groups , Information and Services for Adults Age 60 and Over , Parent Education/Advocacy

Hours of Operation

Eligibility Requirements and Important Information

Kinship Caregivers and their Families with or without court ordered custody.

Availability and Fees
Current Wait List: 
Handicapped Access: 
Accepts Medicaid: 
Accepts Private Insurance: 
Financial Assistance Available?: 
Sliding Scale: 

Other Fee Information


Points of Interest

**The Kinship Care Warmline (1-800-640-6444) is a toll free line for all relative caregivers in the state of Florida. Our local warmline (941-756-8197) provides a listening ear, kinship information, and referrals for the resources within Manatee County. **Join the Lunch Bunch the third Saturday of every month from 11:30am - 1:30pm for Fun, Food, and Sharing. Childcare and lunch provided at no charge. The group meets each month at City Life Church. 1300 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205. For more information or to RSVP call, Manatee Children's Services at 941-345-1200 or Nancy Darr at 941-756-8197.


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