Cares Outreach Services Inc
24 N. Lime Ave Unit 38
Sarasota FL 34237

Moving FORWARD to put Health Disparities BEHIND Us.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Michael A Kehoe
Board Chair Mr. Gregory Zitani
Board Chair Affiliation Westcoast Law, Managing Attorney
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2012
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
  • STRENGTHENED our focus: "Community Sponsored. Community Focused, Community Involved."
  • NETWORK -  Continued to expand community commitment by adding more community partnerships with various homeless coalitions, national organizations that support personal self-sustainability and organizations / businesses that promote growth, health and financial needs in disadvantaged /impoverished communities. 
  • PROVIDED FREE Health Screenings (Diabetes, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure), Education and Testing. Focal point was on prevention of the spread of HIV and STD's.
  • EDUCATE youth by their personal involvement on learning the importance of the need to respect sexual expression, identity and acceptance and responsibility to protect themselves and others from STI and HIV infection.  
  • ENHANCE and EXPAND availability in the community by establishing over 16 testing centers by engaging community partnerships and using CARES Mobile Unit. 
  • EXPAND - Office Space to accommodate in-house group facilitation and group meetings
  • INCREASE - Health Services to include the latest in testing technology, tests, screenings
  • UPGRADE - Office Equipment, Computers,Mobile Unit to provide greater security and convenience.
  • EDUCATE - Using Social Media, Community Events, Presentations.
  • INCREASE - CARES' "Community Ambassadors' to focus on Diversity. 
Needs Statement
  1. INCREASE: Mobilization efforts to have greater impact on community using Social Media / Marketing, etc. $5,000.00
  2. PURCHASE: Latest up-to-date / State-of-the-Art testing Rapid Test Kits for quicker assessment of infection. (This will allow persons to get into treatment faster). $7,000.00
  3. TRAINING for Ambassadors (volunteers) to enhance their community involvement / knowledge and to increase community services (additional tests, etc. $2,500.00
Background Statement
CARES Outreach Services was founded in Feb 2011 and obtained its 501c3 in 2012. CARES was a leader in Mobile testing in Area 8 by being the first entity to operates one. CARES Mobile Unit - first private-entity owned - focused on, but not limited to, HIV Prevention /Testing -  and services have expanded to include (when avilable / permitted) STI, HEP C, Rapid Syphilis  - was inaugurated in 2012  by City and County Commissioners and Mayor, Community stakeholders and gatekeepers and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Starbucks by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

CARES Outreach Services, Inc.'s Mobile Testing Unit is to bring Health Screenings and Testing 'to and into'  the community - providing testing, prevention and education and to assist in treatment (linkage to care) by collaborating with other providers.

Corporate offices are located in the Hedges Health Mart Building at 24 N Lime Ave, Sarasota. (CARES postal address is 24 N. Lime Ave, Unit #38)

CARES stands for “Community Awareness Resources and Educational Services”. 

CARES affable mascot is “CHAMPS” - Creating Healthy Attitudes Makes Perfect Sense”.

CARES concentration is "Community Focused. Community Involved. Community Sponsored."

The CARES Mobile Unit is funded by public donations/contributions. Corporate sponsors include, but are not limited to, Hedges Health Mart Pharmacy, AFC Urgent Care, Purple Rhino, SCAN etc.

CARES does not receive any Government  (Local, State, Federal financial funding, thus being able to keep the focus on the individual needs of the community. Personal needs of the community v. Performance-driven funding. 

HIV, Hepatitis C and STD Testing supplies are provided through the Bureau of HIV and Hepatitis directly from Tallahassee, Florida. CARES receives its condoms for its C4P3 program that are purchased through public tax dollars and general revenue sources thru the FDOH and picked up from the local Health Department.

CARES' meets and exceeds latest CDC, FDOH requirements required by and in line with the National HIV / AIDS Policy and CDC regarding other health issues / concerns through testing, education, prevention efforts - forming collaborative community partnerships. CARES is thankful to its volunteers (presently 8) known as Community Ambassadors (this allows all funding to be redirected for community services) and one staff member paid by Hedges Health Mart Pharmacy. CARES will eventually need to increase paid staff through partnership funding for office only.

CARES focus is to provide FREE or low-cost screenings, education and prevention presentations 'into' the commuinities to maximize efforts and outreaches through its Mobile Testing Unit:  CARES has provided HIV/STD education classes and exams on Hep C, Glucose, Cholesterol and other ailments / conditions with institutions such as City and County Employee Health Fair, SYSCO, Manatee County schools (with Its Your Choice Program), Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, Fashion Focus Hair Academy, community groups, businesses and community events

CARES core services are focused on our Mission Statement: “Moving FORWARD to keep Health Disparities BEHIND Us.”

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Lee
Areas Served Comments
CARES primary concentration is in Sarasota County involving locally owned community businesses to become stakeholders in the health of their customers and community. CARES will assist, provide and participate in other communities when needed as a 'Good Neighbor'
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Health Care
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Since 2011, CARES Outreach has become a recognized provider of Health Screenings and Testings in the greater Sarasota area.
True to its mission "Moving FORWARD to put Health Disparities BEHIND Us" CARES has expanded its initial testings from FREE Health Screenings and FREE HIV tests to include FREE Hepatitis C and STI's collaborating with other community partners - and providing services from the LGBTQIA segment of the general population to now include the Homeless, Disadvantaged, Under insured and those recovering from addiction. CARES operates a Mobile Unit to reach further out into communities-of-need and on non-traditional business hours or focused community/private business events.
CARES Prevention goals include community presentations/education on Hep C, HIV - and with community partners, Childhood Obesity, Diabetes, Cholesterol - at Trade Schools, Charter Schools, community groups and public social events. CARES foundation is embedded in Education, Prevention, Testing and Linkage-To-Care. Without these key components life-threatening illnesses will tear at the very fabric of a vibrant and energetic community.
CARES "Community Focused, Community Sponsored, Community Involved" commitment - supported by an all-volunteer staff of Community Ambassadors - demonstrates its dedication to serve the peoples of all micro-communities and depends solely on community organizations, individuals and businesses for operational funds. 
Gregory Zitani
Chairman of the Board
CARES Outreach Services, Inc.  
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

CARES Outreach Services, Inc. has immersed itself into the community one collaboration at a time, earning a reputation among businesses, organizations, individuals but more importantly local folk as an entity that puts its name in action: CARES cares. As CARES enters its fourth year, CARES core services have not changed, its mission and vision statements remain strong and fortified: “Moving FORWARD to put Health Disparities BEHIND Us”.

CARES has become a stalwart in the community. Whether from high-risk target HIV testing on its Mobile Unit to education in Middle Schools, High Schools, Trade Schools; Partnering with local 'mom-and-pop' businesses to major corporations at Health Fairs; organizing community awareness events to sponsoring global awareness days highlighting health disparities and prevention to dispersing over 85,000 condoms to area entities so that an even greater community can benefit from not getting life-threatening or altering diseases. From day care to after care, from 'our young leaders of tomorrow' to the 'seasoned community members who have built their future', CARES would like to expand and do more and would like to count on your help.

Your donations and contributions, gathered by your lifetime of hard-work will never be used to fund a lavish event / fundraiser. CARES believes every dollar of your gift should be used solely for the purpose you intended: for benefit of the community.

“Community Focused...Community Sponsored...Community Involved” with you. Why?

CARES cares – and so do you.

Thank You - on behalf of the voices of many who will never know your care and concern. Please feel free to contact me at anytime or stop by our offices. No, your offices. 

Respectfully yours, 

Michael A. Kehoe, Founder & CEO

Cares Outreach Services, Inc.

CARES presents HIV Education and Prevention by utilizing the FDOH video release that was approved by the Florida Business & Professional Regulation and current up-to-date statistics at classes in educational facilities, i.e. Middle Schools, Charter Schools, Trade Schools and After Care Programs.

Budget $75
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other HIV/AIDS
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Blacks, African Heritage Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
The short term achievements are behavioral modification and education.
This program will improve their lives by knowing risk factors and determinants that could lead to infection, and life-altering experiences. The class attendees receive immediate benefit by acquiring knowledge, safer practice methods and potential long-term outcomes if not practicing evidence-based procedures. 
Long Term Success

Long term benefits will be a decrease in HIV infection and the spread of the virus; for other heath disparities, it will mean a better quality of life, health, economics; for the community, it will keep taxes down (indigent support needs)less crowded hospitals and overall better quality of life.

Program Success Monitoring

Monitoring the success of the programs is done by the facility. Having had many repetitive sessions with new students / attendees signifies that the facility deems the programs a success and allows those needing certification to become certified (if needed). For non-certification, it is knowledge gained for personal use and for sharing amongst friends and family, Applies to all Health Disparities.

Program Success Examples

The success of the program is 'real-time' measurable, i.e. verbalized comments, facial expressions (sometimes of shock at pictures) and vocal expressions during the presentation. Youth and parents have expressed their lack of knowledge of risk to themselves, others, loved ones, etc,

Description To involve local students in artwork - utilizing their creativity and imagination -  to bring awareness of diseases (HIV, Diabetes, etc) to educate themselves, friends and the community by having their artwork displayed in public. (This program also fosters comraderie by joint participation and can break down social barriers).
Budget $500
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success Short Term success is measured by staff from the participating agencie/entities/schools/aftercare according to their measurables
Long Term Success
Long term success is measured by being asked to come back again the following year. 
On a personal nature, the longer term success is first measured by the excitement on the faces of the children as their artwork is displayed in public - and their parents, friends sharing in the learning experience that will last a lifetime.  
Program Success Monitoring I feel the program is working well and can best be explained in the words of the after-care provider: "...the students from last years graduating class was so jealous that they came back the following year to do a panel...this was good because it bridged one year with the next and fosters a bonding - a sorority/fraternity like setting..."
Program Success Examples The sense of pride the children feel when they've created their artwork.
* This program will start in July 2016. 
John's and Jane's - HIV Prevention Program. "Education is Prevention". - is an educational awareness program to prevent the spread of HIV and STI's from illicit street sexual activity and is open to family, friends and significant others. The latest HIV Prevention video issued by the FDOH Bureau of HIV / Hepatitis is supplemented by statistics relative to local area HIV and STD profiles and promoting use of sexual barriers and behavioral modification. Offered on an 'as needed' basis from Law Enforcement and Probationary Department.
Budget $1,200
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other HIV/AIDS
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified Blacks, African Heritage
Short Term Success

John's and Jane's - HIV Prevention Program will improve the quality of life by preventing,  not catching/spreading HIV and STI's to uninfected persons. Through one session, the target goal is to empower the individual to modify risky behavior and / or use protective barriers / measures to curb infection / life-changing situations of self and others.


Long Term Success  John's and Jane's - HIV Prevention Program will prevent the spread of disease; potentially diminish use of tax-dollars for medical care and treatment and community sustainability (resources, care, productivity).
Program Success Monitoring  This program will start in July 2016.
Program Success Examples This program will start in July 2016.
C4P3 - "Campaign-4-Prevention-3" is CARES condom distribution network.
C4P3 focuses on '3" key areas:
  • EDUCATION - the importance of using /practices ( abstinence, condoms, etc) to prevent the spread of HIV and other STI's
  • PREVENTION - using protection (condoms) to stop the spread of HIV and other STI's
  • TESTING - to inform person's of their status, provide behavioral modification if needed and link to services based on testing results
Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
Short term success is measured by the need to replenish condoms at area businesses / community collaborators.
Long Term Success
Long term success is measured by
  1. the continuance of area businesses / community collaborators in the programs
  2. Increased awareness / prevention classes at CARES office and request for mobile unit testing.
  3. Customers of area businesses / community collaborators frequenting more often and hopefully
  4. generating business.
Program Success Monitoring
Monitoring is performed by 
  1. Phone call -  inbound / outbound -  for replenishment
  2. Site visit - for ease of accessibility to public
  3.  Requesting additional supplies from condom suppliers.
Program Success Examples Through conversation with C4P3 businesses at time of replenishing supplies and site visits.
PrEp (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a Prevention Program to stem the rate of HIV infection transmission from an HIV-positive person to an HIV-negative person. It is a daily pill prescribed by a Doctor, covered by insurance and assisted by Patient Assistance Programs and Pharmaceutical programs. Uninsured individuals can also get PrEP through various programs available,
It is 99% effective if taken as prescribed. 
Budget $5,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
Short Term success is measured by
  1. Replenishment of rack cards placed at community partners / collaborators locations.
  2. Increased telephone calls re: further information
  3. Related business new clients for PrEP 
Long Term Success New Program. Not measurable as yet. 
Program Success Monitoring
Success monitoring is recognized by: 
  1. Rack Card replenishment. 
  2. Increased sales (PrEP) from community partners 
Program Success Examples One client has started on PrEP back in Oct. 2016 but was denied further PrEP by insurance company until February 2017. He had persistently 'jumped through hoops' by insurance carrier but persevered and finally got re-approved and is very relieved that he will be able to get it monthly. 
Program Comments by Organization This program has enlightened many students - young and old - on the basic of HIV m from the way it is transmitted, its history - progression, effects on society, individual lives (affected/effected by) and preventative measures to stop the spread. This is never so more important than today since education is minimal in local schools, media and hardly discussed. This has been offered in educational facilities, business presentations, health fairs and even to individuals alone. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Michael A Kehoe
CEO Term Start Oct 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email
Banking and Financing: Wall Street, 1978 - 1982.
Restaurant and Bar Management: 1992 - 1996
International - Tri-Star Consultants 1996 - 1999
Haverty's Furniture: Customer Service / Front Desk: 2001 - 2004
Community AIDS Clinic: 2006 - 2007
Bacon & Wing Interior Designs: 2007-2010 (Closed)
Hedges Health Mart Pharmacy: 10/2010 - to - Pres.
Coordinator/CEO: CARES Outreach Services, Inc. 10/2010 - Pres.
Sarasota City Police Volunteer: 2015
AA Counselor: 1987 to Pres.
HIV 500/501 Certified: 2000 - Pres. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 6
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Center for Disease Control
The White House - Office of AIDS Policy 
Florida Department of Health
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
All Ears Hearing
The Eye Associates
Legacy Health Fairs
 Sarasota Veterans Association
City of Sarasota
Sarasota County 
Sarasota Police Department
Sarasota Fire department 
Community Volunteers
Y Mentor Program 
TideWell Hospice
Infectious Disease Associates
Comprehensive Care Clinic
Sarasota School of Arts and Science 
New College of Florida
USF - Sarasota/Manatee 
Ringling College of Arts & Design 
Sarasota Military Academy 
Town Hall
Children's First (% locations) 
 Arlington Group (6 locations)
Newtown Association Recreation
Robert L Taylor Community Complex
Boys and Girls Club
Big Bros Big Sisters
Charlotte County Health Dept
Manatee County Health Department 
Sarasota County Health Department
Lee County Health Department
Collier County Health Department
Barrel 87
Bertha Mitchell /. The Courts 
Iberia Bank
United Way
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Synergy Health (Tampa) 
Churches - 13 in Sarasota, 3 in Charlotte. 1 in Lee
26+ Tattoo Parlors
8+ Bars
Hedges Pharmacy
Resurrection House for Homeless
Trinity Without Borders
Bethesda House
Janie's Garden
External Assessments and Accreditations
Florida Department of Health
US Center for Disease Control
Awards & Recognition
New MemberSarasota Chamber of Commerce2012
World AIDS Day 2014Center for Disease Control2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
CARES Outreach has enjoyed a successful year in 2016 - expanding services, increasing partnerships and community collaborations and in return has received numerous accolades and additional requests for outreaches. CARES success has been driven by several factors:
  1. MAINTAINING our focus on the community: "Community Focused. Community Involved. Community Sponsored."
  2. DELIVERING on the needs of the community for prevention and education in non-traditional business hours.
  3. EXPANDING services and new initiatives to reach those most at risk and / or have little / no transportation and 
  4. RESOURCE to the community of other providers and their services.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Gregory Zitani
Company Affiliation Westcoast Law, Managing Attorney
Board Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. James Rodgers Hilton Worldwide
Mrs. Sherill Sokol Doctor's Express
Ms. Maiah Taylor Sarasota Police Department
Ms. Sue Westcott Hospitality
Mr. Gregory Zitani Westcoast Law
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 60
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 40
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$0$7,194$0
Administration Expense$0$0$2,606
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.141.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%100%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$447$0$0
Current Assets$447$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$447$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Contributions, gifts, grants $8,198Other Revenue $2,860
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
CARES Outreach Services, Inc. has endured financial hardships during its first 4 years relying heavily on in-kind and financial support from one of its sponsors, Hedges Pharmacy. As CARES became recognizd in the community it serves, personal and private charitable gifts and donations have increased. Thanks to the giving of organizations that chare in CARES focus;" Community. Focused. Community Sponsored. Community Involved." CARES has seen, and is getting more financial support in 2017. These additional funds will be used to expand services, training for CARES Ambassadors as well as implementing new educational / presentation outreaches. CARES will continue to NOT seek any financial support from any government entity and will NEVER allow community donations to supplement, augment or 'juggle' funds to support any administrative salaries. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from their unaudited compilations.  No detail of income, expense and balance sheet has been provided.
Nonprofit Cares Outreach Services Inc
Address 24 N. Lime Ave Unit 38
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone 941 365-5926