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.
Assistance with rent bills necessities employment business living food health safety
Vaccination appointments through January 15th, 2021 are full.
*Please note that due to the high volume of financial assistance applications you may not be assigned a staff member for 2-3 weeks.
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.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2021) – The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office established the CharCoCares text system to provide local updates related to COVID-19, area resources and opportunities as they become available. This system will also be used to share updates and announcements about vaccine availability.
Simply text CharCoCares to 888-777 on your smartphone to opt in. The service is free; message and data rates may apply.
In addition to CharCoCares text messaging, residents and visitors can find COVID-19 testing and vaccine updates on our social media channels and online at tinyurl.com/VaccineFAQ and tinyurl.com/CharlotteVaccine.
Gulf Coast Partnership and COAD Recognized for Helping Charlotte County Residents by Bite Squad and Pioneers Pizza
The Gulf Coast Partnership and COAD were honored to be given an amazing lunch by @Bitesquad and @Pioneerspizza. The staff appreciated the recognition and enjoyed hot pizza and wings!
Fresh produce, dairy, and meats available free to the community.
For the last seven years, Angelica Solivan’s job has been to help families in North Port find support through programs as a social worker.
She never thought she would find herself in need of those same community support services one day.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic began to shutter businesses and schools, the day she would need to ask for help came not long after. As a caseworker to 17 families, Solivan said it was as if she forgot she could be eligible for help, too.
Through a combined sum from Season of Sharing and federal CARES Act dollars, Solivan was able to pay three months of rent in June, July and September and a Florida Power & Light bill. The help allowed her a break from the constant worrying, she said, after nearly six months of wondering how she could financially get by for another month.
“I was able to breathe a little bit. I felt like I was drowning, and I was able to put my head just a little bit above water,” Solivan said.
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