Sarasota nonprofit helps city’s mentally ill homeless population get off the street and back on their feet
SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2021 – Second Heart Homes, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a $20,800 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant will add new Volunteer Coordinator and Case Manager positions and support homelessness data collection requirements to help Second Heart Homes better serve its clients and the community.
“We are grateful for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s generous grant,” said Megan Howell, founder and executive director of Second Heart Homes. “The new positions will enable us to expand our services to more homeless adults with mental health issues, including implementing our new program for women. In addition, the grant will help us track progress and outcomes to enhance the response across the continuum of care to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”
About Second Heart Homes
Second Heart Homes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides housing and critical support services to adult Sarasota homeless residents with mental health issues. Second Heart Homes’ high-touch, tailored-services approach sets it apart from other homelessness nonprofits by providing long-term housing and care that revives dignity, establishes stability and teaches independence. Clients come to the organization based on their commitment to address their mental and physical health, remain sober and achieve personal goals toward self-sufficiency. Many rejoin the community. Second Heart Homes was founded in 2019 and is based in Sarasota, Fla. For information and to donate, visit secondhearthomes.org.
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation
For more than 25 years, together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of nearly 1,000 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that have established charitable funds here. Together, we have invested over $425 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.