BY C.S. HOWARD
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS), the premier social service organization based in Sarasota and Manatee counties, is presenting a Community Social Services Outreach Fair on Saturday, April 30, 2016. This is one of the few social service fairs in north Sarasota County designed to provide information to underserved individuals living in the area.
The social services outreach fair, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota. There will be over 40 information booths, as well as free activities for children including face painting, crafts, and raffles. Food will be provided by The Salvation Army Sarasota. The fair will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The fair is a collaborative effort organized by JFCS, City of Sarasota and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Community organizations attending include: Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups, American Cancer Society- Relay For Life, Coastal , Behavioral Healthcare Inc., Early Learning Coalition, Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Family Promise of Sarasota, First Step of Sarasota, Inc., Fuller Center for Housing Sarasota, Inc., Goodwill Manasota, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, KobernickAnchin - Benderson , Learn to Fish Inc., Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc., Magnolia Health & Rehabilitation, Narcotics Anonymous, National Council of Jewish Women, Sarasota-Manatee Section, Pines of Sarasota, Professionals Assisting Military Families and Friends, Sarasota Police Department- Homeless Outreach Team, SENIORS Blue Book, Suncoast Behavioral Health Center, Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Suncoast Technical College-Newtown Campus, Suncoast United Way, The Freeland Eddie Law Group, P.A., The Salvation Army of South Sarasota County/Venice, Tidewell Hospice, United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota, Inc., Sound Choice Cremation & Burial, SHINE Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida, The Friendship Centers, SCOPE, Angie’s Village, Care patrol, Your Finance Organizer, LLC, Beneva Lakes, IT Suncoast, More Too Life, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Salvation Army Sarasota, and the Florida Division of Blind Services.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. is a fully accredited, community based social service organization that delivers counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach and education programs on a secular, non-denominational basis. It serves children, adults, families, seniors, and veterans living in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties of Florida. To learn more, visit