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About HOPE Family Services, Inc.

HOPE Family Services (HOPE) is a private not-for-profit corporation founded in 1979 and received tax-exempt status under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1980.

HOPE’s primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options.

From the first program until today, HOPE has had one goal; to offer high-quality, life-saving services, which are confidential and offered at no charge for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The Mission of HOPE

To promote safety, strength, and well-being for those affected by domestic violence in Manatee County (Florida).

The Vision of HOPE

Through services and social change; ensure everyone in Manatee County has the skills and information necessary to solve problems in a nonviolent manner, thus eliminating domestic violence.

HOPE believes in Empowerment Based Advocacy

Empowerment-based advocacy is survivor-focused. Empowerment-based advocacy is about valuing each person’s individuality and survival skills. It is accepting that each person is an expert in her/his own life and our job is to assist a person by giving information and additional resources for one to be able to take control and responsibility for their life.


Services are provided regardless of race, sex, religion, age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, spoken language, sexual orientation, or gender identity.