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We Believe That
Every Child Deserves a
Healthy Start in Life.

Creating healthy starts

Our Mission

At the heart of a thriving community are healthy mothers, babies, and families. This belief drives everything we do at the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County. We are a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants, and families in Sarasota County.

Connecting families to resources

Programs and Services

From prenatal care and education to postnatal support and resources for young children, our programs are designed to support families at every stage of the journey. Whether you’re expecting a child, a new parent, or a caregiver seeking resources, we’re here to help you navigate the road to healthy parenthood.

Help new moms and babies

Join Us

We believe in the power of community and collaboration. There are many ways to get involved with the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County. You can donate, volunteer, attend our events, or even become a program participant. Together, we can ensure that every child in Sarasota County gets the healthy start they deserve.



Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County Executive Director shares her personal story of how she got involved with the organization.

We build lasting relationships


For awhile I lost focus of the bright side. I was already struggling. Luckily, for me, I had [my Healthy Start Care Coordinator] Jennifer! Jennifer could walk into my home visits and completely turn things around. She had an uncanny ability to get me back on track.

Megan M.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Boot Camp for New Dads gave me the opportunity to meet with other fathers and see that I’m not the only one in this new journey. I knew that I was supported and I realized that I’ve got what it takes to be a better person for me and for my family.


The Save my Life program gave me a glimpse into the many aspects of motherhood. Being a new mom, I never imagined all that motherhood would entail. I was driving down the road today, leaving one of my classes, and I thought about the magnitude of information that I earnestly seek every day to parent my newborn.


Thanks to Healthy Start we had a HOME, a SAFE PLACE to bring our baby to! It took a few weeks to get on our feet, but we were offered so many incredible services through Healthy Start

Help us make a difference in the lives of moms and babies.

Your support helps vulnerable, at-risk families right here in Sarasota County.