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Parent Resources

If you are looking for specific local services or pursuing a general "research" topic as a concerned parent, we have assembled some helpful links below to assist you. If you are looking for direct help and services in our community, please go to the Whole Child Connection to fill out a profile and begin contacting local providers for those services you need.

Adoptive Families online magazine
Adopt Florida or call 1-800-96-adopt

Adults 60 & Older
Benefits Check Up

Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous local meeting access
Alcohol Awareness Council
Start Your Recovery

Child Care Aware

Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information

Community Information
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Manatee County
Manatee County Sheriff's Office
City of Bradenton
Lakewood Ranch
City of Palmetto
City of Anna Maria
City of Holmes Beach
City of Bradenton Beach
Monthly Activities in Manatee Neighborhoods

Culture, Arts & Science Activities
National Gallery of Art for Kids online
National Geographic Kids
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Village of the Arts
ArtCenter Manatee
Ringling Museum of Art
Come Children Sing

Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Assistance
Manatee County Government

Disabilities & Special Needs
Learning Disabilities
Agency for Persons with Disabilities -- state level
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Choice Magazine(for visually impaired)

Education -- Child & Adult
Manatee County Library
College Resource Center
Milestones in Action
School Ratings

Keep Manatee Beautiful
Be Floridian

Faith Based Organizations

Financial Literacy
My Money.gov
Internal Revenue Service
All Ages
Tax Guide for Immigrants
Saving Tips/Brochures About Money Management
Money Geek
Annual Credit Report

Florida Benefits Applications

Food Stability
Manatee Schools Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition
Food Stamps/Medicaid/Cash Assistance

Prescription Drug Savings Card
Florida Health Finder
Kids Health
National Women's Health Information
Planned Parenthood
Children's Health Insurance
Health Insurance
Playground Safety and First Aid Tips

Homes and Communities
Affordable Housing

Kinship Support
AARP's Grandparenting information and resources page
Grandparents as Parents

Military Resources for Families
Manatee County Veteran's Services
Turning Points

Multiple Resource Offerings
Turning Points

Office of Citizenship
U.S. Citizenship

Parent Information
Public Broadcasting Service' Parents
Zero to Three

Public Transportation
MCAT Bus Service

Teen Pregnancy Prevention
GAPS Program
Iron Sharpening Iron
PACE Center for Girls