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North Port cares. Time and time again, North Port residents have stepped up to help their neighbors during times of need or hardship. This is apparent in big and small ways and is part of this community's culture. 

In fact, the City of North Port is one of the only cities in the United States with a dedicated Social Services Division. The Social Services Division assists in pairing residents who are experiencing a hardship with help that they need. The Division's offices are located in the City's North Port Family Service Center, which also provides office space for several community agencies that assist residents.

The North Port Family Service Center is located at the corner of Outreach Way and Pan American Boulevard. Contact the Social Services Division at (941) 429-3700.

Employment Assistance
Find resources to connect you with local employment.

Housing Assistance
The City's Social Services Division assists families in need of rental help. Project Sentinel is a nonprofit that offers resources related to other housing issues.

Local Food Banks
The list of local food banks is always shifting and changing. Contact the Social Services Division to learn about the local distribution stops in North Port.

 Veteran Services
There are a host of local veteran services in the community, including offices held by Sarasota County's Veteran Services Office at City Hall during various times of the week.

Free Discount Prescription Program
The City of North Port has partnered with the National League of Cities to provide a free discount prescription program for residents.

Community Agencies
There are several community agencies that assist residents.

Social Services Division
The City's Social Services Division provides assistance for residents in crisis on a day-to-day basis. They also provide programs to assist families and individuals long term.

Youth Scholarship Program
The City of North Port's Parks and Recreation Division and Social Services Division offer a Youth Scholarship Program for North Port children who need financial assistance to enroll in Parks and Recreation programs, such as summer camp.