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Mission Statement: To revive the dignity of the homeless and mental health community through housing, support and love.

Second Heart Homes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides housing and critical support services to homeless adults who are committed to focusing on their mental health in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

Second Heart Homes’ high-touch, tailored-services approach sets it apart from other homelessness nonprofits by providing long-term housing and care that revives dignity, establishes stability, and teaches independence.

Clients come to the organization based on their commitment to address their mental and physical health, remain sober and achieve personal goals toward self-sufficiency.

Second Heart Homes was founded in 2019 and serves Sarasota and Manatee counties.


You’ve helped us make such an impact.

It has been over 2 years since we became a nonprofit organization, we have filled a significant gap in homelessness and mental health services, achieving:

  • Over 20,000 nights of homelessness off the street
  • Enhanced quality of life through improvement of hygiene, computer skills, interpersonal development and life skills
  • Operation of 7 homes serving 43 clients
  • A reduction of emergency services provided by critical stabilization units and hospitals
  • A reduction in legal charges relating to homelessness
  • A reduction in panhandling
  • 14 Mental Health Court graduates
  • One home owner
  • Multiple clients living independently
  • One right to vote restored
  • Hope for chronically homeless individuals
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We are excited to announce the expansion of our mental health housing program to Bradenton! This is our 7th home that will bring our program bed count all the way up to 43 individuals served through our whole program.

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Your generous support this year is going to help us maintain and expand our offerings through critical investments in:

  • Our new women’s homes and services program
  • Better client identification and outreach
  • Additional housing for men and women
  • Expanded self-care, skill building and interpersonal programming
  • Volunteer recruitment and training
  • Increased access to community programs, services and resources
  • Staff hiring and training
  • Purchasing goods and services for client care and home maintenance
  • Post-program client support

Please help us get our homeless, mentally ill men and women off the streets and back on their feet by making your gift today.

We welcome all types of unrestricted gifts, but especially recurring gifts and gifts made at our suggested giving levels. If you wish to make a gift between $5-$500, please make your gift directly through the Flanzer Foundation Matching Gift Program by clicking here and selecting “Second Heart Homes” as your Recipient. The Flanzer family is generously matching all donations to us up to $500 through the end of the year!

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