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Family Haven of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc. offers low barrier-access to holistic housing and support programs modeling evidenced-based practices.

Who We Help
Family Haven of Catholic Charities assists families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Referrals are received through Coordinated Entry (Call 211) for emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing.  Eligibility is for Sarasota County residents which include: Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, and North Port.

How We Help
Staff walk beside those we serve in our shared human connection striving to model the virtues for success through integrity, hard work, and kindness.  Master case management services are designed to provide intensive support so housing permanency can be obtained and sustained.

Emergency Shelter
The Emergency Shelter program offers direct placement from coordinated entry into a clean, safe housing unit for adults and their children or individuals with ongoing daily Master Case Management services for up to 30 days.  We work to:

  • Establish participants strengths for a strengths-based housing-first approach
  • Client-centered case plan for immediate needs
  • Linkage to employment, education, childcare, medical/behavioral health, and other needed services
  • Assess client skills offering individual and group classes which may include topics such as tenant responsibilities, budgeting, parenting, nutrition, financial counseling

Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing
Working within the local Continuum of Care, the Family Haven of Catholic Charities offers transitional and permanent housing programs that may be extended up to 24 months and delivered through a tailored package of assistance which includes:

  • housing identification services
  • rental and move-in assistance
  • case management,
  • linkage and referrals

Through client-centered services, the Family Haven provides opportunities for housing identification which assists individuals and families in determining and finding appropriate housing. Our staff has partnerships with local landlords to identify client-chosen housing that meets their needs and preferences.

Rental and move-in assistance covers move-in costs, deposits, and utility fees.

Case management is client-centered so individuals and families may choose what works best for their needs.  Case managers offer opportunities to learn life skills so clients can overcome and troubleshoot barriers to acquiring and maintaining permanent housing.  Caseworkers collaborate with clients and landlords to problem-solve issues that may jeopardize stability. Finally, case managers provide linkage and referral services to vocational, educational, behavioral health treatment programs, peer support programs, and other community-based providers that provide food, clothing, and transportation.  This is so clients may have a network of needed services and supports in place for a long-term connection.


Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.
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