Sarasota County, FL Homeless Shelters

Sarasota County, FL list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Sarasota, FL below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

Project 180 Residential Program

311 Sarasota Center Blvd
Sarasota, FL - 34277
(941) 677-2281
long-term program offered to a small number of formerly incarcerated men. residential re-entry

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Second Heart Homes

P.O. Box 3886
Sarasota, FL - 34230
(941) 577-6572
permanent housing to those with mental illness who have experienced, or are at-risk of homelessness.

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Harvest House Transitional Centers Sarasota

3650 17th Street
Sarasota, FL - 34235
(941) 953-3154
Transitional Housing, Alcohol and Drug Treatment

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Bethesda House Day Center Sarasota

1670 4th Street
Sarasota, FL - 34236
(941) 366-1886

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Salvation Army Shelter Sarasota - Center Of Hope

1400 10th Street
Sarasota, FL - 34236
Shelter for homeless.

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Catholic Charities Of Sarasota County

5055 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL - 34234
Housing Assistance and Counseling

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Abbas Haven

P.O. Box 17064
Sarasota, FL - 34276
halfway houses. This is not free. Call for rates.

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Resurrection House Day Center For Homeless

507 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL - 34236
Day Shelter and Resources for homeless

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Ymca Youth Shelter Sarasota

1106 South Briggs Avenue
Sarasota, FL - 34237

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The New Paradigm Foundation

1177 S McCall Road
Englewood, FL - 34223
Transitional housing.

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Sarasota Housing Authority Sarasota

40 South Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL - 34236
(941) 361-6210
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Venice Housing Authority Venice

312 E. Venice Avenue Suite 208
Venice, FL - 34285
(941) 488-3526
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Venice Area, Habitat For Humanity Venice

2121 Tamiami Tr S
Venice, FL - 34293
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Englewood Helping Hand Inc Englewood

700 E Dearborn St
Englewood, FL - 34223
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center (sparcc)

2139 Main Street
Sarasota, FL - 34237
(941) 365-1976
Emergency shelter for women and children

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

Financial Help For the Needy

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Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.