November is National Homelessness Awareness Month.

Now more than ever, Sarasota needs Second Heart Homes.

Now more than ever, we need you!

In just over a year, we have filled a significant gap in homelessness and mental health services, achieving:

  • Over 10,000 nights of homelessness off the street
  • Enhanced quality of life through improvement of hygiene, computer skills, interpersonal development and life skills
  • The purchase of four homes that provide long-term housing for 24 adult male clients
  • A reduction of emergency services provided by critical stabilization units and hospitals
  • A reduction in legal charges relating to homelessness
  • A reduction in panhandling
  • 13 Mental Health Court graduates
  • One home owner
  • One right to vote restored
  • Partnership with Samaritans Counseling Services of Gulf Coast

But wait, there's more!

There is a great need to serve the over 200 homeless women that are struggling in our community right now. We recently purchased two properties to start our first women's mental health housing program, which will serve 12 women in need of our supportive housing services.

"Home is Where the Heart is," our $75,000 unrestricted holiday campaign, is going to help us expand our offerings to homeless adults with mental health issues through critical investments in:

  • Our new women’s homes and support services program
  • Stronger client outreach
  • More housing for men and women
  • Expanded self-care, skill building and interpersonal programming
  • Volunteer recruitment and training
  • Increased access to community programs, services and resources
  • Staff hiring and training
  • Purchasing goods and services for client care and home maintenance
  • Post-program client support


Your holiday gift today will help us maintain and expand our proven supportive housing program in 2022!

  • Click on the heart above to make your holiday gift online. We welcome all types of unrestricted gifts, but especially recurring gifts and gifts made at suggested giving levels.

  • Or mail your check to: Second Heart Homes, PO Box 3886, Sarasota, FL 34230

  • To make a donation between $5-$500, please give directly through the Flanzer Foundation Matching Gift Program. Just click on the Flanzer image below and select “Second Heart Homes” as your Recipient. The Flanzer family is matching donations at these levels through year end.


Learn more about homelessness in Sarasota and how your

"Home is Where the Heart is" gift can make a big impact in 2022!