Treatment & Prevention Programs

About Our Programs and Services

First Step of Sarasota Inc. offers innovative and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse programs for adults and children including, inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services.
If you or someone you know is experiencing issues with mental health or substance abuse challenges, First Step can help. We offer innovative treatment programs for both children and adults to help them transform their lives and conquer their challenges. We provide customized mental health and substance abuse treatments to our patients.
Sarasota: 941-366-5333 
North Port: 941-492-4300 
Manatee: 941-753-1823
Venice:   941-497-7742
Call the Access Center at 941-552-1950 for immediate counseling and referral services to individuals who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse crisis

Adult Services

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Children's Services

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Addiction Treatments

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Prevention Programs

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News & Events

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Officials watch First Step of Sarasota County CEO Shawny Robey cut the ribbon to open the new 40-bed Community Offender Rehabilitative Treatment (CORT) program facility.
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Mental Health Partners:

FIRST STEP OF SARASOTA, INC. IS A 501 (C ) (3) ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION ON CH1573 MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800 435 7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.