Erin Bryce, Customer Service Coordinator, City of North Port, Florida writes:
"The City of North Port, Florida has a Social Services Division that directly assists families experiencing hard times. The Division works with local nonprofit agencies, such as the Jewish Family & Children Services, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army to provide rental or electric assistance for income eligible families. We receive money from grants to assist with the work that we perform. We also provide other services to assist families in improving their overall quality of life. How unique are we? I oversee the communications and public relations for this Division. We'd like to know how rare we are and if there are other cities that are offering these same services. Perhaps they are under a different name, but perform the same function... If so, please let me know."