Manatee Children's Services

Dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse since 1977

Our mission: to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.

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Manatee Children’s Services

MCS provides a full spectrum of programs serving over 16,000 children and families annually. Since its inception in 1977 as the Manatee County’s first and only emergency shelter for abused children in foster care, MCS has grown to offer programs in treatment, prevention, intervention, and residential services. 

Our mission: to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families. 

Committed to Serving Children

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Tis the Season for the Annual MCS Holiday Project!

Dear Friends,

Each year during the holiday season, we look to individuals and organizations to assist in fulfilling the gift wishes of the children that we serve as part of our “Holiday Project.” The children participating in this project reside in our Emergency Shelter, one of our three long-term group homes, or are children of kinship caregivers in the MCS “Grandparents as Parents” program. All children receiving gifts through the Holiday Project have been victimized or are at risk of being victimized by child abuse.

If you or your company chooses to sponsor a child, we are kindly asking for a $50 gift card per child. Gift cards are especially beneficial to our at-risk children, as many do not ordinarily have the opportunity to shop for items of their choosing. You may also shop through the MCS Amazon account or make a financial gift earmarked as “MCS Holiday Project.” NOTE: please ensure all gift cards are active and validated.

If you are interested in making this holiday season brighter for a child in need by becoming a holiday sponsor, Please fill out and return a sponsorship form. The deadline for gift cards is 12/16/22. Thank you in advance for your support! Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday 2022 is almost here!

Save the date for this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022. Every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is celebrated as “Giving Tuesday,” a global movement of generosity designed to bring people together to transform communities and the world through giving.

Our focus of Giving Tuesday 2022 is “Caregiving Through the Holidays,” an initiative that will help MCS programs support our hardworking caregivers through the holidays when finances are especially challenging. Your gift will help clients like “Martha,” a grandmother who became her grandchildren’s permanent caregiver when their mom died. Through MCS, she gained a village of support and guidance through some of the hardest days of her life. 

Please help MCS this Giving Tuesday with a gift to support our hardworking kinship caregivers through the holidays. You can make your gift by:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit card (click HERE)
  • PayPal (click HERE)

MANATEE CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 (OR 1-800-352-9832 EN ESPAÑOLA) OR GOING ON THE DEPARTMENTS WEBSITE WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE MANATEE CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC. REGISTRATION #CH5547

Manatee Children's Services, Inc. complies with applicable statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, age and religion. Accessibility/availability of services for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or non-English speaking are provided. MCS also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to agency facilities. For additional information contact Manatee Children's Services, (941) 345-1200. 

Contact Us

Address:
1227 9th Avenue West
Bradenton FL, 34205

941-345-1200
info@mcsfl.com


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