Safe Children Coalition hires architect, builder for new Youth Shelter

Architectural plans for the new Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter | Provided by Rick Oswald/Clifford M. Scholz Architects

SARASOTA, FL – Local community-based care organization Safe Children Coalition is continuing to move forward with its capital campaign, planning and construction of its new Youth Shelter. Architectural firm Clifford M. Scholz Architects – with Rick Oswald leading the team – is designing the new facility and Tandem Construction has recently been retained as the […]

Group moves to temporary Sarasota safe space to continue helping homeless teens

SARASOTA, Fla. — The lack of affordable housing affects different groups of people in different ways. One group adversely impacted and unable to independently work towards solving the problem for themselves are young or mentally challenged teens. Despite some recent challenges, one organization that has been trying to help homeless teens get off the streets […]

Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter is ‘on the move’

Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter team members (from l-r) Charles Harris, Karen Rapp, Jill Steiner and Aaron Bellamy

SARASOTA, FL – Research continues to show that moving is one of the most stressful life events people will experience. For team members at child welfare organization Safe Children Coalition, they are not only faced with moving the Youth Shelter while ensuring the safety of the youths in their charge but also needing to do […]

Barancik Foundation awards $1M grant for new Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter

The Safe Children Coalition has received a $1 million grant from the Barancik Foundation to support construction of a new Youth Shelter. From left, Safe Children Coalition president Brena Slater, Barancik collaboration and impact officer Matt Sauer, and SCC director of philanthropy Jacqueline House.

Since 1991, the Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter has addressed the needs of thousands of youths and families in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. The Youth Shelter serves children and teens, ages 10 to 17 – who are either homeless, have run away, are ungovernable, truant, experiencing family conflict or mental health crises – with temporary housing […]