Dedicated to Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse
Manatee Children's Services (MCS) was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned Manatee County residents who identified an unmet community need, temporary housing for children who had been removed from unsafe homes. Since 1977, the organization has grown to 12 different programs and continues to provide the entire Suncoast Region with essential services to improve the quality of life for children in need.
MCS provides two types of programs: prevention and intervention. Prevention programs include: in-home, individualized parenting educational services, group parenting classes, kinship support services, self-esteem programs, court school, personal safety programs and sexual violence prevention programs. Intervention programs include: emergency shelter, residential group care and activities inherent in investigations of allegations of physical and sexual child abuse. MCS also provides trauma focused counseling to victims and their families.
Manatee Children's Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. MCS receives funding from Federal, State and County Government Agencies, along with private donations. MCS augments contract dollars and donations by sponsoring several major fundraising events, the proceeds of which benefit the entire agency. MCS is dedicated to programs and services that stop the cycle of child abuse.
To advocate for and provide the resources, skills. and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.
1227 9th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Child Protection Team
& SCAN Program
1301 9th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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