Community Programs & Services

Better Communities Begin With Better Lives.

Mother with Two ChildrenStep Up Suncoast provides a wide variety of services and programs over a five-county area: Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Sarasota. (Note: Not every program serves every county.  Click below for details)

Programs range from early childhood education to energy assistance to income tax preparation. We are uniquely positioned to refer clients internally, providing an efficient and timely process.

If you have any questions about our programs and services, please contact our program office main line at 941-827-0188.


Preschool Language & Speech Screening

Family Self Sufficiency

Guidance Toward Economic Independence

Head Start and Early Head Start at Rise and Shine Early Learning

Comprehensive Childhood Development

Healthy Families Manatee

Education & Support for New Parents

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Parent Involved School Readiness Program

Housing Counseling

HUD-Certified Counseling for At-Risk Families

Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Child Development & Parenting Practices

Utility and Housing Assistance (LIHEAP/SOS)

Utility and Housing Assistance

VITA Tax Preparation

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Energy Saving Services for Your Home

Whole Child Manatee

Community Services and Programs