Community Programs

Manatee Community Action Agency provides a wide variety of services and programs over a five county area; Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Sarasota. 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.

With specific questions, please contact the program offices main line at 941-827-0188.


Preschool Language & Speech Screening

Center for Financial Stability

Guidance to Economic Independence

Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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

Teaching Our Toddlers (TOTS)

Early Learning for Toddlers and Parents


Energy Saving Services for Your Home

Whole Child Manatee

Community Services and Programs