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Behavior Management Services

Services include classes and evaluations in anger management and domestic violence.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice

Human Trafficking Victim Assistance

Offers case management and direct assistance to all victims of human trafficking, including minors, adults, and foreign and domestic-born individuals.

Child Protection Center

24 Hour Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873

Providing crisis intervention, support services, and treatment for child abuse victims and their families. All programs are free of charge.

Children’s Guardian Fund

Provides support to children, birth to 18 years of age who have been removed from abusive and neglectful homes in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto Counties and have been appointed to the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 12th Judicial Court. They also work with local teens 18-23 who have aged out of foster care and require additional support to achieve self-sufficiency.

Domestic Violence Hotline (National)


Guardian Ad Litem - 12th Judicial Circuit

A network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide a strong voice in court and positive change on behalf of Florida’s abused and neglected children in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties.

Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida

Meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of abused, abandoned, or neglected children through safe, loving foster family homes.

Hope Family Services

24 Hour 941-755-6805

Aids victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who live in Manatee County, including legal and medical information. Some of their services include Emergency Safe Shelter, Children’s Services, and counseling.

Learn to Fish Recovery Center for Women

A faith-based program providing a safe housing environment to support women and their children suffering from abuse, trauma, and addiction by teaching them the necessary life skills to succeed in life.

Manatee Children’s Services

Child Advocacy Center provides programs designed to prevent child abuse and clinically treat child victims. Includes services for Emergency Shelter, Intervention, Residential Treatment, and Prevention Services.

More Too Life

Offers programs and resources that educate and empower human exploitation survivors, offenders, at-risk children and youth to live a sustainable lifestyle.

Safe Children Coalition

Provides oversight and leadership for the foster care system to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their programs include adoption, caregiver assistance, independent living, Schoolhouse Link, youth shelters, and foster parent training.

Safe Place Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) 24 Hour 941-365-1976

Administrative and Outreach Offices

Helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, including case management, legal services, medical information, and economic empowerment programs. All services are free. Some of their services include Emergency Shelter and Safety Planning (Confidential Location), Counseling and Support Groups, Children’s Services, and Court Advocacy.

Selah Freedom

24 Hour 888-873-3363

A national organization with a mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to those exploited. Programs include advocacy, awareness, prevention, outreach, and residential.

Violence Protection Program (Restraining Orders)

During business hours
Sarasota County Clerk
2139 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237


During business hours:
Manatee County Clerk
1115 Manatee Ave. West
Bradenton, Florida 34205


After business hours:
Sarasota Sheriff’s Office
2020 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237


After business hours:
Manatee Sheriff’s Office
600 Hwy 301 Blvd. West
Bradenton, Florida 34205


Assists the victim in filing an injunction for protection from either domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking. If in immediate danger, call 911.

Abuse Hotline - Florida Dept. of Children and Families

Investigates suspected abuse, neglect, or abandonment of children, adults, or the elderly. All calls are investigated and accepted 24 hours a day. You do not need to identify yourself, and everything remains confidential. Report online at

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