Basic Needs Assistance

Basic Needs Assistance

Whether you are looking for help with your most basic daily living needs or simply need a little help with one specific item, you will be amazed at all the services at one location available through the Open Door program offered by Turning Points. The compassionate staff and volunteers of the Open Door will assist you with a variety of needs to help you stabilize your current living and financial situation while becoming more capable of independently meeting your own needs.

The Open Door will help you solve nearly any problem affecting your ability to maintain a stable living situation. Regardless of your need or situation, please contact us. If we do not directly provide the service you require, we will refer you to one of our many partners. We are here to help in any way we can. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 2:00pm. Below is a table of the direct services we currently provide.

Open Door Day Resource Center


701 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205


(941) 747-0383

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm

Acquiring Legal Documents and Financial Assistance

(Services made possible in part by being registered as a Department of Children and Families Services ACCESS site.)

  • Florida state identification card (application and cost assistance)
  • Ordering a copy of your birth certificate (application and cost assistance)
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Food stamps
  • Other financial assistance programs when applicable

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Employment Assistance

People sitting at computer lab

(In partnership with Goodwill Job Connections program)

  • Fully equipped computer lab to search and apply for jobs
  • Resume writing and consultation
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Computer skills training

Interaction with Friends, Family, and Employers

  • Use of a telephone and fax service
  • Mailbox service. You can use our address for mail and employment applications.
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Fully equipped computer lab with Internet access and assistant

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Self Care and Well Being

Clothing room with clothes on shelves and on a rack

  • Daily continental breakfast and beverages to avoid dehydration
  • Daily lunch provided onsite by Our Daily Bread of Bradenton (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
  • Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. Toys, books, and other too.
  • Haircuts for adults and children
  • A hot shower and free personal hygiene kit to go
  • Restroom facilities and a dedicated shaving area
  • Laundry. We wash wash, dry, and fold up to 10 personal items weekly
  • Transportation. Free bus passes, fuel assistance (typically only for emergencies), and bicycles when available.
  • Prescription cost assistance depending upon need and situation


Volunteer With Us

Make a big impact in your community and join us in preventing and alleviating homelessness. We’d love to have you join us whether it is for just a few hours a week or more, or for a specific one-time initiative.

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Donations from people like you ensure our organization is able to continue helping single mothers, the elderly, families, youth aging out of foster care, domestic violence victims, the disabled, and others attain housing and related services.