Assistance with rent bills necessities employment business living

We are here to help Charlotte County residents during times of hardship and disaster.  If interested in applying for financial assistance, simply click the Apply for Assistance button below to begin the application process.  If interested in COVID-19 testing options in Charlotte County, click on the COVID-19 Testing button to begin the testing assessment and to schedule your test if necessary.


Community Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD)

COAD is a group of Charlotte County community organizations, working together during a disaster to provide coordination of services to ensure that unmet needs are addressed, provide financial assistance and supplies, and to share knowledge and resources with Charlotte County residents during a disaster.  COAD members include faith-based, non-profits, volunteer groups, and government agencies.

The goal of COAD is to expedite information and assistance between the partnering agencies and those in need of assistance.  For specific information regarding how to protect yourself from COVID-19 or what to do if you think you are sick, visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.  For Florida specific information regarding COVID-19, visit Florida Health's website.

Since its inception, COAD has received over 2,046 applications for assistance from Charlotte County residents.


These statistics represent website traffic for COAD Florida.  To view up to date statistics regarding COVID-19, visit The Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard.


New and returning visitors that have had at least one engagement with our website.


Engagement is measured by the number of times a user actively engaged with our site.


Interactions are measured by counting the total number of pages that people visit.


Ice T Gives COAD Shoutout!

Thank you Ice-T for a special shoutout of encouragement to Communities Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD), all of the organizations working together, and all of those impacted by COVID-19 in Charlotte County!  Watch this talented actor give heartfelt uplifting words to ‘The CODE’!!!

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Teen Zoom Therapy Group

In these times of uncertainty, mental health is more important than ever.  Everyone reacts differently in stressful situations, and it is common to go through changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Adjusting to “the new normal” is hard, but know this – you are not alone.

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NOW HIRING – Bocca Lupo

Bocca Lupo is hiring for all 3 locations.  Immediate openings.  FOH and BOH positions available.  Apply at  Please share and help spread the word!

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Power of Presence Webinars

You are invited to connect with Joy! VIRTUALLY! 

Author, Joy Thomas Moore, will participate in three 1-hour webinars exploring THE POWER OF PRESENCE in the time of COVID-19, presented by the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

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