Social Services

**Due to a maintenance issue, the Family Service Center, 6919 Outreach Way, is closed July 5 and July 8-12. Phones for the Social Services Division are still operational. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

Welcome

The City of North Port Social Services Division was established in 1980 to assist families and individuals in need of short-term financial assistance. Our mission is to ensure the availability, awareness, and accessibility of programs and resources in the community, and to assist families and individuals while improving their overall quality of life. 

The Social Services Division is a tax-exempt governmental entity funded by the City of North Port. Additional funding sources are received through grants, generous individuals, churches, civic groups, schools and collaborative partners. These charitable funding sources, collaborative partners, and other outreach programs enable us to provide assistance to families and individuals that are experiencing a short term unavoidable financial crisis.


Area Resources

Hurricane Ian Resource Guide

Making An Impact (MAI), a nonprofit group providing equitable access to community resources, recently created a comprehensive disaster recovery resource guide in response to those in Sarasota and Manatee counties affected by Hurricane Ian. Access to the disaster guide is available 24/7.

Local Food Banks

The list of local food banks is always shifting and changing. Contact the Social Services Division to learn about the local distribution stops in North Port. All Faiths Food Bank.

Veteran Services

There are a host of local veteran services in the community.

Community Agencies

There are several community agencies that assist residents.

 

How Can You Help?

The Social Services Division assists North Port families to improve their overall quality of life. We ask you to consider your personal commitment in one of these ways.

Financial Support

Monetary contributions can help families and individuals experiencing a financial crisis. Please make checks payable to the City of North Port. If you wish to earmark a particular program listed below please note in the memo section.

Donations can be mailed or delivered to the Social Services Division, City of North Port, 6919 Outreach Way, North Port, FL 34287. For more information, contact the Social Services Division at (941) 429-3700.

Gift Cards

Choose a local grocer and purchase gift cards. We will donate gift cards to families receiving assistance through our office. Gift cards help us fill in the "gaps" on items that local pantries may not have in stock.

Volunteer

Community involvement is vital to our mission. Your contribution is more than just a gift. Without volunteer support, we would not be able to continue our community projects. Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways, from office support to assisting with events. If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with The North Port Police Department, Susan Wagner at (941)429-7403 or email at swagner@northportpdfl.gov.

Help during the Holidays

The City's annual Home for the Holidays Program provides a way to connect families with organizations, businesses, and individuals who want to help during the holiday season. There are many ways to get involved in this program, from donations, to adopting a family, to volunteering at the City's Senior Giving Tree Event.

Non-Profit Organizations, Take Our Mission Support Survey

The City of North Port Social Services Division is asking for your help. We are asking our area non-profit/not-for-profit agencies to help us determine area needs within our community. Please complete our survey so that we may better serve you, as well as our community.

Contact Us

Social Services Division

6919 Outreach Way, Suite 3
North Port, FL 34287
(941) 429-3700 Office
(941) 429-3701 Fax
socialservices@northportfl.gov