Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.

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Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.
2688 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Phone: 941-366-2224
Toll Free Phone:
Fax: 941-366-2982
TDD Phone:


Program Description

English and Spanish Services. Appointments made by phone. The Safe Alternative to Out of School Suspension Program provides counseling and psycho-educational groups for students referred to the program who are at risk or would be suspended from school. JFCS Staff are assigned to work with the referred students and school personnel. Building Strong Families (Homeless Prevention) program services are provided for families who are at risk of becoming homeless. Childrens Crisis Team, in collaboration with the Florida Center for Early Childhood, provides 24/7, wrap-around service to children experiencing a mental health crisis in Sarasota and Manatee counties that are not currently receiving counseling services. CCT provides short-term case management and crisis counseling for children and youth from birth to age 17. Healthy Families/Healthy Children (HFHC) program services are provided for relationship enhancement to build positive families. Healthy Families/Healthy Fathers (HFHF) program services are provided for improving fathering skills to support healthy family relationships. Operation Military Assistance Program provides services for Veterans (with DD2-14 and all but less than honorable discharge) and their family members in Manatee, DeSoto and Sarasota Counties.

Services Available Through This Program

Emergency Services- Other , Financial Counseling, Free Tax, Small Business Training & Loans , Information and Services for Adults Age 60 and Over , Mental Health Education and Support , Parent Education/Advocacy

Hours of Operation

Eligibility Requirements and Important Information

Enrolled student at participating schools. Building Strong Families services provided on site at the United Way main office in Bradenton. Operation Military Assistance Program requires veteran eligibility verification and has income guidelines.

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

Other Fee Information

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