Community Partners

The Parenting Program's free Community Outreach parenting education and mental health services travel throughout our community to reach families and children facing specific challenges. We are proud to collaborate and partner with the following agencies in Sarasota and Manatee counties from June 2017 - May 2018. 

Alta Vista Elementary School – A two Gen Approach program, Eagle Academy provides an array of adult education classes for families enrolled at the public school, creating opportunities that promote lifelong success. Parenting education services are provided at the Parent University to the parents of the students during summer months.

CYESIS Teen Parent Program at Riverview & North Port High School - Pregnant and parenting teens (ages 14 to 18 years old) and their children at their Sarasota County Public School System. Parenting education and mental health services are offered weekly during the school year.

First Step Mothers and Infants Program – A residential program for pregnant women who are recovering from addictions.  As babies are born, they are incorporated into the program for the remainder of the mother's stay. Parenting education groups are provided year-round, twice a week.

Gocio Elementary SchoolOver 600 students in grades Pre K to 5th grade attend this Title 1 school in the Sarasota School District. Partners In Play℠ bilingual groups are offered weekly to the families enrolled in the school with children under the age of five, during the school year.

Manatee County Public Library System – Six public libraries participate in this program, serving a cross-section of community parents with mobile children up to five years old. Partners In Play℠ groups are offered weekly year round; totaling 7 groups per week. 

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) – A residential program for mothers and their children who have fled abuse and are transitioning to safer living solutions. Therapy support evening groups are offered once a week, year-round.

Salvation Army – PATHWAYS of HOPE, (formerly a family resident services program); for homeless families where they receive free housing while they rebuild their lives. Therapy support evenings groups are offered weekly, year-round. 

Sarasota County Public Libraries – All eight public libraries participate in this program, serving a cross-section of community parents with mobile children up to five years old. Partners In Play℠ groups are offered weekly year round; totaling 15 groups per week. 

Selah Freedom - A three-phase Residential Program to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation, with two safe houses in the Southwest Florida area. Therapy support evening groups are offered once a week to mothers working towards reunification with their children; year round. 

SOLVE Maternity Homes – A residential program for young homeless pregnant women who need a safe living environment during and after pregnancy. Parenting education services are provided on site once a week year-round in their Manatee County facility.

Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) – The primary goal of the TAPP program is to facilitate the completion of high school for any expecting or parenting teenage students in Manatee County. Parenting education groups are provided weekly to the parents during their school year.

Tuttle Elementary School - Over 700 students in grades Pre K to 5th grade attend this Title 1 School in the Sarasota School District. Throughout the school year, Individual therapy is offered weekly to students identified by the school’s Social Worker.