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
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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


Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-500-1119


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


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

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


National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 866-331-9474


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


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


Women’s Resource Center: 941-366-1700


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


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

Legal Hotline 1-800-625-2257

Gulf Coast Legal Services:

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

Manatee 941-749-1800


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



Sarasota 941-861-5800

Manatee 941-747-3011


State Attorney

Sarasota 941-861-4400

Manatee 941-747-3077

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


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