Driving Community Change: Forty Carrots Family Center Receives Van Funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Categories: Capacity Building Grants,

Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Forty Carrots $25,000 to fund a new van for community outreach and travel for its Mental Health Program.

Part of the Foundation’s Equity and Access initiative, this grant is made possible through the Leslie and Margaret Weller Fund, Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund, James Franklin Warnell & Dorothy J. Warnell Fund, and the Two-Generation Approach Fund.

The new therapy van is equipped with every kind of therapeutic tool, supply, and resource necessary for therapists to create mobile treatment room for clients at Forty Carrots’ partner locations. This model of service delivery is highly effective and efficient by providing services to clients where they are already receiving partner agency services (i.e., families in shelters, parents in residential treatment programs, students in elementary schools, or teen parents at their high school) and speaks directly to the nature of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Equity and Access initiative in increasing clients access to mental health treatment for child and families.

Since 1993, Forty Carrots Family Center has served families in Sarasota & Manatee counties, ensuring good beginnings that last a lifetime for children through its expertise in Parenting Education, Mental Health Services, and Early Childhood Education. Rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator, Forty Carrots serves families from all walks of life, with 94 percent of families receiving services free of charge. Visit www.fortycarrots.org for more information.

See this news item as it appeared originally in SRQ Magazine on July 19, 2023, here.