The Community Alliance of Sarasota County is a group comprised of organizations in Sarasota's human services community. It is a meeting of minds for the sector, making connections and setting priorities for the social services delivery system as a whole. Each year, the Community Alliance’s Legislative Advocacy Committee asks the members of the Community Alliance to submit their issues to the committee for review.

This process culminates at the annual Legislative Summit, where the issues are presented to the broader community.

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have shifted our process and format. These issues are being discussed and voted on in the various subcommittees, workgroups and in other community forums. The Community Alliance will come together as a whole for the Summit when each system will inform the group of their voted priorities and the primary contact for those issues has a chance to speak to their issue.

This is just one more way that shows this community is coming together during COVID.

The Summit is Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 9am – 10:30am. This event is free and open to everyone.

You can view this year's submitted legislative issues here.

The Community Alliance of Sarasota County recognizes nine critical systems which provide health and human services for the community. They are:

Behavioral Health (includes Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
Child Welfare
Children and Youth
Criminal Justice
Developmental Disabilities
Early Learning
Health Care

Each system can have as many issues as submitted and that pass through the Legislative Advocacy Committee’s vetting process. This process establishes that all the required criteria has been met, such as a clearly defined ask, correct system alignment, etc.

Glasser/Schoenbaum’s role as administrator to the Community Alliance provides logistical and operational support at no charge.
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Community Alliance Legislative Summit 2020

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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November 17, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center empowers non-profits to closely network with other agencies and create synergistic energy towards the life changing opportunities we all want for our clients and those in our community.

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Chris Johnson Chief Executive Officer Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
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Real estate is one of the greatest costs in a business budget. Our partnership with the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center allows more money to go towards our mission. And what better place to house our office than on a campus with nineteen other outreach agencies.

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Janet Kahn Executive Director Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
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We are a small and young organization and having the ability to network and partner with other community organizations is key to the quality and impact of our work. In addition to the affordable space that The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides to all of us, it inspires us to use this collaborative model as we work to empower our students and their families.

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Luz Corcuera Executive Director UnidosNow
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I can't fully express how wonderful it is to take a client by the hand and walk them no more than a couple hundred feet from our office to another agency that can help them when they are in crisis.

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Justin Creel Program Manager St. Vincent de Paul, Rapid Rehousing Program
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As a small organization with a staff of two, employee safety was a big consideration when we were looking for office space. We did not want our employees to be in a place where they were alone. Being on the GSHSC campus has been great because there is a whole community of like-minded professionals.

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Svetlana Kaminsky Executive Director Children's Guardian Fund
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