68 Community Leaders. 1 Shared Purpose.

68 Community Leaders. 1 Shared Purpose.

Safely Delivering Babies into the World.
Safely Delivering Families into the Community.

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is a collaborative effort to give our most vulnerable neighbors a better chance at life. By pulling together our partners’ resources, this initiative will provide better access to the prenatal, newborn, and early childhood development care that gives babies and families a crucial opportunity to thrive.

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Timeline of Partnership Growth and Questions Asked

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Joining Forces

Make your organization’s work even more impactful by partnering with First 1,000 Days Sarasota County. Contact Barancik Foundation to get involved.

A Bond of Love
All Faiths Food Bank
All Star Children’s Foundation
Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center
CenterPlace Health
Child Protection Center
Children First
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
Easter Seals of Southwest Florida
First 1,000 Days Florida
First Step of Sarasota
Florida Association of Health Start Coalitions
Florida Center
Florida Department of Children & Families
Florida Department of Health
Forty Carrots Family Center
FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County
Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center
Gulf Central Early Steps
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Harvest House
Healthy Start of Sarasota County
In-Your-Nest Home Health Services
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Manatee Community Action Agency
March of Dimes
Mommy Magazine
My Choice Pregnancy Center
Nurturing Touch
Operation PAR
Parenting Matters
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
Pregnancy Solutions
RADical Healing, Inc.
Riverview High School Teen Parent Program
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)
Sarasota County Health and Human Services
Sarasota County Libraries
Sarasota County Schools
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota YMCA Safe Children’s Coalition
SOLVE Maternity Homes
Step Up Suncoast
St. Jude’s Catholic Church
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
The Florida Center for Early Childhood
United Way Suncoast
Women’s Resource Center

Facilitated by Bill Little, retired Deputy County Administrator and former Director of Sarasota County Health and Human Services.

Be part of the solution

Together we can help every child thrive. You can support the initiative by contributing to the First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Funds established at Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Donate to GCCFDonate to CFSC

Special thanks to our First 1,000 Days supporters:

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust
and Individual Donors



Sarasota County has a clear problem — and a simple solution.
By connecting women in need to available resources, we can commit to giving
every child in our community the opportunity to thrive.

We need your help to make that promise a reality.

Heart in Hand