Community & Veterans Services

Each year, the Community & Veterans Services’ team collectively brings in grant dollars and facilitates essential services for Manatee County residents that have contributed to a high quality of life as proven by continued rising property values and home sales, stable employment and high consumer spending. 

We provide support that fills gaps in Manatee residents’ lives to help them remain employed or become reemployed, stay in school, rehabilitate, gain new skills or make ends meet. We facilitate, partner with non-profit agencies and organizations and oversee human services that fulfill a wide range of needs. Our efforts reach the following:  

 Neighborhoods
402
 Home Owners
296,659
 Renters
99,275
 Ages 65+
113,970
 Children
72, 320
 Preschool Children
18,321
 Foster Children
215
Third Graders
Reading Below the
Third-Grade
Reading Level

55%
 English as a
Second Language
Student

5,508
 Veterans
38,000
 Adults (No Diploma)
29,210
 Below the Poverty Level
45,201 (11.2%)
 Underinsured
925
 Homeless
1,100
 Probationers
1,400
 Workforce Offenders
170/Month
 Juvenile Offenders
674/Month
 Unemployed
2.7% (AUG 2022)


Manatee County accepts applications from non-profit agencies to provide services needed by Manatee County residents on an annual basis. Learn more.

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Neighborhood Connections eMagazine September 2022

Announcements

Col. Mark W. Tillman at Van Wezel
September 12, 2022
Col. Tillman will discuss his experiences in a free program, presented by Tidewell Hospice and its Tidewell Honors Veterans Program, in partnership with Tidewell Foundation.Read More
Women Veterans Show & Luncheon
September 07, 2022
The Bradenton Women's Club invites veterans to attend a show and luncheon on Saturday, September 24, 1 to 3:30 PM with guest speaker Michelle M. Thomas, CMSGT, USAFR (retired), and the entertainment will be Bonnie Gray & Dancing Dance Company. Read More
A Tribute to Heroes Memorial
September 05, 2022
A Tribute to Heroes Memorial will be held Sunday, September 11, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Emergency Services Memorial Site at Rossi Park.Read More