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Mission Statement

Step Up Sarasota

End Homelessness in Sarasota County Now

In Sarasota County we have the capacity to prevent and end homelessness and improve the health, safety, and quality of life for every citizen. Through a strategic community plan, Step Up Sarasota, stakeholders from across the county will partner to raise public awareness, fund and implement best practices to prevent and end homelessness, and break the cycle of poverty in Sarasota County, Florida.


Step Up Sarasota is Sarasota County's plan to prevent and end homelessness countywide.

Sarasota County's ten-year plan to end homelessness is in development. The initiative to develop a strategic community plan to prevent and end homelessness is led by Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness. Suncoast Partnership is the federally designated lead agency for the Continuum of Care in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Developing and implementing a long-term strategic plan to meet the challenges of homelessness in our community takes time. But there are fellow citizens experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless right now.

We need immediate action. Many agencies and service providers are performing miracles to prevent and end homelessness every day. However, in today's economic landscape, increased demand for services and significant budget cuts are making it difficult for our community to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Everyone in Sarasota County is both an Ambassador and a Stakeholder in the plan to end homelessness. Success depends on unifying collaborative efforts across all sectors:

  • The Public Sector
  • The Private Sector
  • The Philanthropic Sector
  • The Nonprofit Sector
  • The Interfaith Community
  • The Public At-Large

Whether you are a volunteer, service provider, corporate sponsor, or philanthropic organization, your contribution counts!

We ask each one of you to Step Up: as an Ambassador, as a Stakeholder, and as a part of the solution. Together, we can prevent and end homelessness in Sarasota County.

Step Up Sarasota!

End Homelessness in Sarasota County Now

Step Up Sarasota is made possible in part by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.



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