Our Initiatives

The key to all success is action.

One Stop Cares is guiding resources towards events and activities that are most beneficial for the immediate needs of One Stop Housing residents and the local community. We partner with local businesses and organizations to provide residents with healthcare, rent support, educational programs, meals, employment services, household needs, and emotional support.

Your donations help support these initiatives and more!

Home Furnishings

In collaboration with Embrace of Celebration and One Stop Housing, we surprised two families with furnishings in their new home at Backlot Apartments in Kissimmee, FL. The families had previously struggled through homelessness and losing most of their possessions. The apartments were professional decorated and we believe they came out BEAUTIFUL. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new residents and thank Embrace for their generous donation!

Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Every year in December, One Stop Cares places Toy Drive collection boxes in local Sarasota and Manatee County businesses and restaurants to collect gifts. Help spread joy this holiday season by donating a gift to the One Stop Cares Toy Drive!

Annual Thanksgiving Event

We host an annual Thanksgiving Event aimed at bringing hope and support to families facing housing, employment, financial, and/or other social challenges in the Sarasota and Manatee County area. The 2023 event on November 22nd was a tremendous success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of numerous organizations and sponsors. Watch this video or click here to learn more!

On-site Telemedicine Center

Through partnership with Osceola Community Health Services, an on-site telemedicine center was opened in One Stop Housing’s Backlot Apartments. The center offers Telehealth and Tele-Therapy services to residents and the surrounding community including primary care, behavioral health, pediatrics care, and more.

Free Tuesday Night Dinners

Team members of One Stop Cares partnered with Paradise Grills to distribute free Tuesday night dinners to our residents.