IMPORTANT NOTICE: On Friday, August 3, 2018, the phones will be down at the Family Service Center as the City's Information Technology Division upgrades the communication equipment. To reach our Social Services Division that day only, please dial (941) 236-6977. Thanks for understanding. 


Social Services is a division within the General Services Department and was established in 1980 to assist families and individuals in need of short term financial assistance.  Our mission is to offer solutions to alleviate despair, retain or restore dignity, and direct families toward economic independence and productivity.

Social Services is a 501c tax-exempt governmental entity funded by the City of North Port. Additional funding sources are received through grants, generous individuals, churches, civic groups, schools and collaborative partners. These charitable funding sources, collaborative partners, and other outreach programs enable us to provide assistance to families and individuals that are experiencing a short term unavoidable financial crisis.

Some services are provided to North Port residents only. Proof of residency includes a North Port Utilities bill, an FPL bill, a mortgage bill, or a rental lease.

Learn more about how you can help.

Learn more about the financial assistance that we help facilitate to North Port families.

Check out our annual events, which are designed to connect families with local resources.

Learn more about the Family Service Center and the agencies that are located within our facility.