Safe Children Coalition


·       Over 1400 children in Sarasota, Manatee, and Desoto counties are not able to remain safely in their homes and need your help.

·       Lack of foster homes means placing babies in shelters and separating brothers and sisters.

·       Foster parents are local heroes, making a difference every day. If you are looking for a rewarding challenge, contact us today!

To learn more about how to become a foster parent go to our foster page.

"I am not afraid to grieve. I am afraid of what will happen to these children if no one took the risk to love them” – Foster Parent

We have a great need for safe and nurturing foster homes to care for children in need in our community and to assist families in healing and getting back together.

The Sarasota YMCA serves as the Lead Agency for Community Based Care in three counties – Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto. Under the leadership of the Sarasota YMCA, the Safe Children Coalition (SCC) is a collaboration between the Y and local community entities who together provide a continuum of child welfare services for dependent children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Child protection services provided include case management, foster care, independent living and adoptions.

Toll-Free Recruitment Information 866-661-5656

To learn more about adoption go to our adoption page.