We Need Your Help…We Can’t Do This Alone!


                      Our newest addition to the learn to fish recovery center family- Shyla Rose, Daughter of resident Jennifer H.                                

Dr.Don Struble, Office Admin Tiffany, Sabrina Crain-Sweeney and Contributor Sally R.


Our Learn to Fish Recovery Center ladies attend class. We have a 40+ hour a week curriculum, and the women’s focus, while they are here, is on their healing and recovery.


Thank you, Ms. Chris Roundtree, for blessing Taylor and mom Alexis with some cool new outfits for school, church, and play. Taylor loves his new hightop shoes with Lightning McQueen, his Paw Patrol flip flops and PJ Masks swim trunks too. Most of all, he loves the set of construction trucks you picked out…momma said he held on to them in bed all night. We at Learn to Fish are blessed to have your support and love of our women and children.


Our residents earning certificates in FIT Class

Congratulations to our most recent program graduate Alexis. She is now employed with Manatee County as a Senior Building Tradesman. She is pictured here with Her son Taylor. Alex is our resident “handywoman” and a wonderful mom. We know that God’s blessing is on her life and we are excited to see her journey continue to unfold. We are so proud of you!

Art therapy with Mary Beth, part of our holistic treatment plan at Learn to Fish Recovery Center for Women


Thank you to Christian Family Church and our long time, faithful Bible Study teacher Miss Lori. We were blessed to be able to attend services, and Carrie, one of our Learn to Fish graduates, shared her testimony with the congregation.
After service, we shared a time of food and fellowship with Miss Lori and other members of the congregation.


A  Attending group outings is a very important part of Learn to Fish Recovery Center and a way for our residents to gain support from Women in the Community. 


Jessica Adair of Beloved Boutique held a fundraiser at her boutique to benefit Learn to Fish!!  Thank you!  You are Beloved to Us!

Beloved Boutique

Sky-writing right above the Learn to Fish Recovery House!!  Just one of the miracles that happen every day!

Sky Writing over LTF

Manatee Educational Television – METV – did a monthly series on our Recovery Center!  Here are some of our ladies telling their story and how Learn to Fish has given them hope and is changing their lives!

What a Great Concert!  Christian performers Big Daddy Weave, Jordan Feliz and Plumb at Woodland Community Church, Friday May 20th.  Our gals had a fantastic time volunteering to help set up help guests!  Thank you to Woodland Church and JoyFM!Big Daddy Weave Woodland Church

Keller Williams Select Chose Learn to Fish to Benefit from their RED DAY Event!  Red Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates celebrate Mo Anderson’s birthday by spending the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities.RED DAY Group picture

We are so grateful to them for coming out and making our home Beautiful!!  What wonderful, giving people who really worked hard to make this day a Blessing to Us!

Keller Williams Sabrina

Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Dinner 2016.  What a wonderful group of people who help make what we do possible!  A Great Time With Great People!  We are Blessed.

Appreciation Dinner 2016

Portofino Restaurant Longboat Key Club Resort with our Amazing Volunteers & Donors.

On April 19, 2016 Manatee Community Foundation Awarded Learn to Fish a Grant…And Here is Our Fun Pic and our slightly more professional photo at MCF!!!

Manatee Community FoundationManatee Community Foundation Grant Award


The Ladies of Learn to Fish with the Fabulous Willeen (Willie) Buchholz, Mary Kay Consultant, who worked her makeup artistry magic to make our gals even more glam!

On February 8, 2016, Christ Church of Longboat Key held their annual Style Show to benefit Learn to Fish.  What a wonderful event it was!  So many ladies attended in support of us and to view the beautiful fashions by Patchington of St. Armands Circle.

See article in the Longboat Key Observer here

Our ladies modeled stylish outfits and felt like “Runway Models” for the day!  We are so grateful to Christ Church of LBK for their continuing support of our program and our ladies!


Lynn Cochrane who organized this spectacular event and Sabrina Crain Sweeney, Director of Learn to Fish

A special thank you to Lynn Cochrane for organizing this fabulous event!  Thank you to Leigh Anne Decker of Patchington ~ St. Armands Circle, the team at Design 2000 on Longboat Key for their amazing talents making our ladies’ hair absolutely gorgeous and to Willeen Buchholz of Mary Kay Cosmetics for her makeup artistry to make the ladies even more beautiful!

Everyone truly enjoyed this well-attended event! Our ladies and all the ladies who worked so hard to put on this show truly loved being brought together!  Special friendships and memories were made.  What a blessing!Abby and Raquel 7 5 4 3 2 1

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