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Catholic Charities – Immigration Services

All Locations 239-334-4007

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice offers Immigration and Refugee Services to Sarasota and Manatee counties residents to help them achieve self-sufficiency and stability in the United States. Assistance is provided with family reunification, employment authorization, legal permanent residency, citizenship, and other immigration services. Personal certified counselors help clients with the application process, support documentation, and referral services. Counselors, however, do not represent clients in court.

Farm Worker Career Development Program


Manatee County Schools

Provides free of charge education, training, and career services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers. It also includes emergency stabilization services such as food, rent, etc., to those who choose to stay in farm work.

Florida Department of Health – Sarasota and Manatee County

State of Florida Refugee Health Program 800-245-4444

Provides case managers to refugees who have fled their home country due to persecution searching for a better life. Provides no-cost health services, including a health assessment and immunizations. Refugees with identified health conditions are referred to primary care physicians and specialists for follow-up care.

Gulfcoast Legal Services

Immigration Advocacy

It is a program that provides free legal assistance to eligible low-income immigrant individuals residing in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Topics could include human trafficking, citizenship, unaccompanied minors, domestic violence-related cases, and VAWA self-petitions. They do not provide representation for any criminal matters.

Lutheran Services Florida

Refugee, Employment, and Immigration Service

Refugee and immigration services include refugee resettlement, employment, self-sufficiency, work permits, application for citizenship, family reunification, and counseling. No fees.

Manatee Technical College

Adult Basic Education

Offers classes to those 18 years or older on family literacy and English as a second language and U.S. Citizenship program for those immigrants who would like to become citizens. The class will cover the Naturalization process, U.S. history, and government and prepare students to take the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Exam.

Passport Health Immigration Medical Exam

When applying for a Visa, Green Card, U.S. Citizenship, or change of status, an immigration medical exam must be completed through an authorized Civil Surgeon listed on the site.

Project Light of Manatee

Teaches English to adult speakers of other languages, computer literacy, and citizenship preparation.