We are so grateful to be working with Bank of America this year through their Basic Human Services partnership!
Men and women in Sarasota continue to struggle to provide basic necessities for their families. According to the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement by the US Census Bureau, over 46 million people and more than 20% of children under 18 live in poverty. Many are hard-working Americans who have experienced loss of income and face the challenge of choosing between providing foods for their families or paying their utility bills.
The poverty line for a family of 4 with 2 children was $23,624 in 2013. LOCALLY, that is 12% of Sarasota County families.
Helping individuals meet immediate housing needs and access case management in the long term is essential to our community’s growth and success. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Bank of America to provide opportunities for success to individuals and families in our community.
These grants will help individuals and families access much needed services and programs that address immediate issues like emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing, wrap around services and substance abuse treatment while helping them prepare for a more financially stable future.
As we look to provide for our community, Bank of America’s investment in our organization will enable us to continue performing our vital work and strengthen Sarasota County.