What does Parenting Matters do?

We support families by providing parenting education based on the individual needs of each family. We are able to provide in-home programs, support groups, parent-child play groups, and interactive workshops for parents and caregivers. Our services are offered in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. We serve parents with children ages 0-17, with a focus on those with children ages 0-12.

faqHow much does it cost to attend your programs?

We believe there should never be a financial barrier to children and families receiving the services they need. Thankfully, because of the generous contributions of caring individuals and organizations, our programs are offered at no cost to the families. Complimentary childcare is available during many of our groups and workshops, as well.


I work during the day. Do you have programs I can attend?

Yes, we offer both daytime and evening programs. Additionally, your employer can request customized, lunchtime workshops on-site .

I feel like I do a pretty good job as a parent.  How can I benefit from your programs?

Families do not need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of our programs. All parents can benefit from additional support and information. Families face bigger challenges than ever before in keeping their children safe—parenting is too hard to have to do alone. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child; let us be a part of your village.