Meet the Board – Victoria Scanlon

Victoria Scanlon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, has worked as a clinician and administrator in community behavioral health for over 20 years. Her clinical career focus created a passion in treating adults with serious mental illnesses and emphasis on criminal justice diversion. She joined Charlotte Behavioral Health Care in 2006 as …

Local Focus – JFCS Veterans

JFCS of the Suncoast Veterans Services supports veterans and their families who reside in Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. We offer the following services: case management, peer mentoring, financial assistance, legal, benefits counseling, transportation assistance, moving expenses, and childcare assistance to very low income veterans and their …

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Please see our new website for more information: www.hhweek.org Donate HERE! November 11-19, 2017 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to …

Meet the Board – Dr. Frank Lepore

An accomplished podiatric surgeon, Dr. Lepore joins the department after 14 years at his private practice in Middle Village, New York. “Dr. Lapore is a distinguished medical professional and we are pleased to have him as the health officer for Charlotte County,” said Paul Myers, Acting Deputy Secretary for County …

Local Focus – Chronic Functional Zero Committee

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of the successful Veteran Functional Zero Committee, the Chronic Functional Zero Committee is working to effectively end homelessness in the area for chronically homeless persons. There are five criteria that the committee works to meet: The community has identified and provided outreach to all …

Meet the Board – Melissa Turney

Melissa has been employed as a certified Correctional Officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years. She has been assigned to the Bureau of Detention and currently is the Assistant Jail Commander overseeing Administrative Services. Her education includes a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors …

Local Focus – Englewood Helping Hand

Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. is a community supported human service agency working to prevent homelessness in the Greater Englewood Area, zip codes 34223, 34224, 33946, 33947 and 33981, by providing food, rent/utility and other assistance to needy families as well as referral services to other agencies in both Sarasota and …

Meet the Board – Sheila Dixon

Shelia Dixon is a Southwest Florida native. Shelia received her Bachelor of Social Work degree and continued her education participating in the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program from Florida State University. Shelia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. Shelia’s …