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. Forty Carrots is proud to collaborate and partner with the following agencies in Sarasota and Manatee counties from June 2016 - May 2017.

Booker Middle School – Therapy is provided to middle school students at no cost throughout the year at the Child & Family Therapy Services.

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. 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. Classes are provided year-round, twice a week.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Partners In Play classes are offered monthly to families attending Sarasota and Manatee parenting education classes.

Manatee County Public Libraries – Six public libraries participate in this program.  Classes serve a cross-section of community parents with mobile children up to five years old. Classes are offered weekly year round.

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. The families typically stay for six weeks and most fall below federal poverty guidelines. Evening classes are offered once a week, year-round.

Salvation Army –For those families with temporal needs, family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, and utility assistance. A weekly evening therapy class is offered year round to homeless mothers.

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. Classes are offered weekly year round. Totaling 13 classes per week. 

Sally & Sam Shapiro Babies and Children's Medical Center – A Department of Health in Sarasota County facility for children's health care offering medical care, wrap-around services, and family-focused healthy lifestyle classes. Classes are offered on site once a week.

Selah Freedom - A national program offering prevention, outreach, awareness, and residential services to bring awareness to and offer solutions to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Therapy groups will be offered once a week to mothers participating in residential program.

SOLVE Maternity Homes – A residential program for young homeless pregnant women who need a safe living environment during and after pregnancy. 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. Two Circle of Security classes are provided weekly to the parents during their school year.

Visible Men Academy (VMA) - A charter school providing boys with outstanding academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment in Manatee County. Forty Carrots offers weekly Drama Discovery Therapy classes to students.