January 26, 1983 Englewood Helping Hand, Inc was incorporated by Ministers of 6 local Churches, the Kiwanis Club and other concerned residences of our community. They saw the need to help those struggling in our small out of the way fishing village. They saw the Organization as a way for this dual county community (Sarasota and Charlotte) to best serve our residents without duplicating services. Englewood Helping Hand is the place in Englewood and the surrounding area to come for help be it food/temporary financial support or human services. We try to alleviate the need for our clients to travel to Port Charlotte, Sarasota or Venice to obtain services. Many lack or have unreliable means of transportation and would have difficulties in trying to obtain the services elsewhere.