Sarasota County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Sarasota County Florida social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

North Port Storefront Food Stamp Office 14806 Tamiami Trail North Port FL 34287 866-762-2237

Sarasota One Stop Service Center Food Stamp Office 1864 17th Street Sarasota FL 34234 866-762-2237


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Sarasota Housing Authority 1912 North Orange Avenue Sarasota FL 34234 941-361-6208

Venice Housing Authority 201 Grove Street North Venice FL 34285 941-488-3526


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Sarasota FL Medicaid Office 1864 17th Street Sarasota FL 34234 941-316-6088

Sarasota Florida Medicaid Office 3342 17th Street Sarasota FL 34235 941-201-5871

Venice Florida Medicaid Office 320 Seaboard Avenue Venice FL 34285 941-483-5922