Safe Children Coalition, under the leadership of the Sarasota YMCA, is the lead child welfare agency for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. As the child welfare contract holder with Florida DCF, Safe Children Coalition provides oversight and leadership for the entire foster care project. Child protection services provided include case management, foster care, independent living and adoptions. We welcome diverse families, including singles to our foster and adoption programs. Our homes foster infants, children and teens ages 0-17 according to the wishes of the foster family. Children available for adoption are typically older, have special needs or are part of a sibling group.