The Second Heart Program is a supportive housing program that revives dignity by providing robust services tailored to the needs of our clients. The demographic we serve are vulnerable, single adult Sarasotans at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. Some common contributing factors to homelessness and barriers to housing include:

  • Mental/ physical disabilities
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Absent support system
  • Neglect
  • Dual diagnosis/ self-medicating
  • Low or absent income
  • Insufficient, or difficulty navigating, resources
  • Loss of employment
  • Family crisis
  • Domestic abuse
  • Petty crimes related to homelessness

Second Heart Home

Housing with supportive services
Workshops to develop skills needed for self-sufficiency


Have a home forever
Graduate to independent housing


The Second Heart Program enhances the quality of life by providing housing, daily support, mentorship and workshops.

Many of our clients have never had the opportunity to learn many soft and hard skills. We look at the needs of each client and create a care plan that teaches them the skills to stop only surviving and start thriving.

Some of our workshops include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Computer Literacy
  • Financial Management
  • Guided Meditation
  • Job Seeking
  • Resume Building
  • Time Management
  • Skilled-Art Instruction
  • Volunteer Community Engagement
  • More…

All these elements come together to create a purpose-driven community that gets people off of the streets and into a caring home setting.

For more information about our game-changing program and services, listen to the Sarasota Stories Podcast, “Facing the Sarasota Homeless Problem with SHH Founder Megan Howell.”

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Male cleaning

***Disclaimer*** Images of previous clients may be used from time to time.