Resources

If Legal Aid of Manasota is unable to assist you we will attempt to make an appropriate referral to legal assistance available in your area. In case of emergency, dial 911.

Domestic Violence/Counseling Programs

Please be aware that the websites you visit are often stored on your computer. If you think your home computer use may be monitored and may affect your safety, please consider using another computer resource such as your public library for internet access.

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 immediately. If you are in immediate need of shelter or need additional help, call the numbers listed below.

SPARCC’s 24-hour Hotline: 941-365-1976

www.sparcc.net

 

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-500-1119

www.fcdav.org

 

Florida Sexual Violence Hotline: 888-956-RAPE (7273)

fcasv.org

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)

www.thehotline.org

National Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

www.rainn.org

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 866-331-9474

www.loveisrespect.org

 

Manatee Domestic Violence Center: H.O.P.E. 941-747-8499

www.hopefamilyservice.org

 

Children and Families Sarasota/Manatee: 877-595-0384

 

Women’s Resource Center: 941-366-1700

www.thewomensresourcecenter.org

 

Child Protection Center 941-365-1277

Consumer Assistance

Bar Association:

Sarasota: 941-861-8180

Manatee: 941-741-4091

 

Florida Bar Referral: 1-800-342-8011

www.floridabar.org

 

H.O.P.E. (Pre Foreclosure Hotline) 1-888-995-4673

Legal Hotline 1-800-625-2257

Immigration

Gulf Coast Legal Services: www.gulfcoastlegal.org

Bradenton: 941-716-6151

Clearwater: 727-443-0657

Sarasota: 941-366-1746

St. Pete: 727-821-0726

 

FIAC (Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center): 239-657-7442

County/Court Numbers

Clerk of Courts

Sarasota 941-861-7400

Venice 941-861-7400

www.sarasotaclerk.com

Manatee 941-749-1800

www.clerkofcourts.com

 

Family Mediation

Sarasota 941-708-6488

Manatee 941-861-7827

 

Guardian Ad Litem Program: 866-341-1GAL

 

Law Library

Sarasota 941-861-8191

Manatee 941-741-4090

 

Public Defender

Sarasota 941-861-5500

Manatee 941-747-3011

 

Sheriff

Sarasota www.sarasotasheriff.org 941-861-5800

Manatee www.manateesheriff.com 941-747-3011

 

State Attorney

www.sao.co.sarasota.fl.us

Sarasota 941-861-4400

Manatee 941-747-3077

Counseling

Jewish Family Services: 941-366-2224

 

Women’s Resource Center: 941-366-1700

 

Children & Families

Sarasota: 941-316-6000

Manatee: 941-741-3000

 

Family Mediation

Sarasota: 941-861-4820

Manatee: 941-749-3654  

Other Numbers

Labor Board (wages): 941-330-8296

Salvation Army (emergency financial assistance): 941-364-8854

Child Support Enforcement: 800-622-5437

Identity Theft Hotline: 877-438-4338

Elder Hot Line: 866-505-4888

Department of Labor (Accident): 800-321-6742

Consumer Fraud Complaints: 877-382-4357

Medicare Hotline: 800-633-4227

Veteran Affairs: 800-827-1000

 

Citizen Dispute Settlement Program:

Sarasota: 941-861-7833  

Manatee: 941-749-3660

 

For additional information and forms on a wide range of legal problems please visit FloridaLawHelp.org.