Center of Hope

The Salvation Army designs its programs and services to offer immediate relief, short-term care and long-term solutions that will best benefit the Sarasota community.  We know that while homelessness is a complex social problem, it is not a permanent situation for most – it is a temporary crisis. Once housed, the residents are able to access a wide range of services needed to promote and maintain greater self-reliance. With our support, families and individuals can begin to regain the self-confidence and control over their lives they lost when they became homeless.

faith child - bears The Center of Hope Serves as the primary location for the following services:

Emergency Shelter- temporary lodging provided for homeless families and individuals in our family dorm, women's dorm and men's dorm.

Community Feeding- serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year (approximatley 600-700 meals per day)

Voluntary Interim Placement- Enhanced Recovery (VIP-ER) Program and Community Recovery Program (CRP)- a ten-week intensive residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.
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Quality Life by Choice (QLife)
- for homeless individuals, connecting hope to opportunity for quality of life over time.

Family Resident Services ( formerly FAITH) Program- a program for homeless families where they receive free housing while they rebuild their lives.

Emergency Financial Assistance - Social Services- rental assistance, utility assistance, clothing closet. This is designed to assist families in crisis before they reach the homeless stage.