Outreach Community Partners

The Parenting Program's Free Community Outreach Parenting Education and Mental Health Programs 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 2018 - May 2019. 

Brentwood Elementary School – A Title 1 Public School in Sarasota County for students from 1st to 5th grades.  Throughout the school year, individual therapy is offered weekly to students identified by the school’s Social Worker.

CYESIS Teen Parent Program at Riverview & North Port High School - A program for pregnant and parenting teens and their children at the Sarasota County Public School System, completing their high school. Parenting education groups 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.

Fruitville Elementary –A Title 1 Public School in the Sarasota County for students from Pre-K to 5th grade.  Throughout the school year, mental health groups are offered weekly to students identified by the school’s Counseling Department.

Gocio Elementary - A Title 1 Public School in the Sarasota County for students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Partners In Play® bilingual parenting groups are offered weekly to the families with children under the age of five, during the school year. A Spanish parenting education series is also provided to their Latino incoming Kindergarten families, during summer months at their Parent University.

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® parenting groups are offered weekly year round.

Mothers Helping Mothers –An organization providing basic necessities free of charge for families in the community. Partners In Play® bilingual parenting groups are offered weekly during the school year in collaboration with Sarasota County Libraries’ Born to Read Program. 

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) – A residential program for families and their children who have fled abuse and are transitioning to safer living solutions. Individual therapy is provided to families with children under the age of five, year round.

Salvation Army – The PATHWAYS of HOPE is a residential program for homeless families and their children where they receive free housing and support while they rebuild their lives. Individual therapy is offered to their families, year round.

Sarasota County Public Libraries – All nine public libraries participate in this program, serving a cross-section of community parents with mobile children up to five years old. Partners In Play® parenting groups are offered weekly year round.

Selah FreedomA residential program to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation in the Southwest Florida area. Mental health groups and individual therapy are provided weekly to mothers working towards reunification with their children.

Soar in 4A Manatee County’s Initiative that ensures all 4 year olds and their families have the opportunities and support they need for success in preschool, school and beyond. Partners In Play® bilingual parenting groups are offered to families from six Title 1 Public Schools monthly, 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 groups are provided weekly, year round in their Manatee County facility.

Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) – This program facilitate the completion of high school for any expecting or parenting teenage students in Manatee County Public School System. Parenting education groups are provided weekly to the parents during the school year.

Tuttle Elementary SchoolA Title 1 Public School in Sarasota County for students in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. Throughout the school year, Individual therapy is provided weekly to students identified by the school’s Social Worker.