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COAD works to help Charlotte County residents during times of hardship and disaster.  Agencies and organizations work together all across Charlotte County to keep our community safe and healthy.


Non COVID-19 Help

Are you experiencing financial difficulties not caused by COVID-19?  Click the button to begin the application process.

Click here for General Financial Help

COVID-19 Help

Been financially affected by COVID-19?  Use the button below to apply for financial assistance.

Click here for COVID-19 Related Financial Help

COVID-19 Testing

Interested in scheduling a COVID-19 test in Charlotte County?  Click the button below!

Click here for COVID-19 Test Scheduling


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.



The deadline to submit applications for Stage 2 of the Charlotte CARES for Business Recovery are being accepted NOW through Friday, September 4th 2020. For details and to apply, visit

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Farmers to Families Food Box Program

COAD, St. Vincent de Paul, Cheney Brothers, and GA Foods will be partnering this coming Friday, June 24th to distribute fresh produce, dairy and meats to our local community.  The event will take place at Franz Ross Park beginning at 9:30am.  The Park is located at 19333 Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte.  This is a “free event” for all.

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Important Information Regarding The 2020 Census

Did you know?
Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year?

Our most recent flash poll indicated that over 20% of those who responded are not encouraging those they serve to fill out their Census.

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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.

Assistance Applications

Number of times the COVID-19 Application Assistance page has been accessed.

COVID-19 Testing

Number of visits to the COVID-19 test scheduling page.

COVID-19 Screening

Number of times the COVID-19 screening page has been accessed.


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.


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