Protected Kids Coalition hires architect, builder for brand new Youth Shelter

Architectural plans for the brand new Protected Kids Coalition Youth Shelter | Offered by Rick Oswald/Clifford M. Scholz Architects

SARASOTA, FL – Area people-based care group Protected Kids Coalition is constant to maneuver ahead with its capital marketing campaign, planning and building of its new Youth Shelter. Architectural agency Clifford M. Scholz Architects – with Rick Oswald main the staff – is designing the brand new facility and Tandem Building has just lately been retained because the builder.

The brand new Youth Shelter is important to our group and SCC’s efforts to guard space youths: there are usually over 2,000 teenagers who’re homeless in Circuit 12 (Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties) and there’s all the time a ready listing for the shelter.

The SCC Youth Shelter supplies a protected area for homeless or unaccompanied teenagers who’re with out protected shelter on account of excessive parental battle, abuse or neglect, or a father or mother’s incapacity to manage. Teenagers may additionally be experiencing homelessness on account of a psychological well being disaster, substance/alcohol abuse, or teenagers could also be ordered to the shelter by the courtroom. The earlier Youth Shelter was greater than 60 years previous and restricted the variety of teenagers this system may serve. Homeless youths are at the moment being cared for at a brief facility in north Sarasota whereas the brand new Youth Shelter marketing campaign is underway.

SCC leaders be aware that, for the previous few years, the SCC Youth Shelter has been first or second in facility utilization out of the 30 shelters within the Florida community. With the one-two punch of the pandemic after which Hurricane Ian, the necessity has solely elevated.

The brand new Youth Shelter might be positioned on Sawyer Highway in north Sarasota, sitting on two acres of land. The almost 9,000-square-foot constructing will present protected emergency, short-term housing for youth ages 10-17, and is designed to cut back the listing of youth ready for protected shelter, and home the utmost variety of youths allowed by its contract constantly all year long. The final word objective of the Youth Shelter program is to reunite youth with their households as acceptable, or to assist mother and father discover sources for extra acceptable care, thereby protecting teenagers out of foster care. The brand new Youth Shelter will present almost 3,000 protected shelter bed-nights a 12 months and serve as much as 200 youth yearly for a few years to return.

For extra about Protected Kids Coalition or to study how one can assist the hassle to construct the brand new Youth Shelter, contact Jacqueline Home at or name 941-371-4799, ext. 1127.

About Protected Kids Coalition, Inc.
Protected Kids Coalition, Inc. (SCC) serves because the lead company for community-based look after Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. SCC is a collaboration between local people companies who present providers to kids and households in want. SCC is dedicated to defending kids, strengthening households, and constructing group. The core features offered by SCC embody baby welfare case administration, foster care, adoption, impartial residing, prevention, diversion, high quality administration, and assist providers. Go to or name 941-371-4799.