Our Partners


Nordstrom donates $10,000 to Shelter’s Healing Arts

Nordstrom recently donated $10,000 to assist The Shelter’s Healing Arts program, which utilizes yoga, breath work, creative writing, art therapy, meditation, drumming circles and other clinically proven methods to help survivors heal from the past, live fully in the present and plan for a life free from violence.

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Suncoast Foundation grant supports Shelter Child Care

The Suncoast Credit Union has been a wonderful partner to The Shelter, providing a variety of grants through its Suncoast Credit Union Foundation since 2008. This year, The Shelter received a $5,000 grant to support the purchase of supplies and materials for our Onsite Child Care Program which serves families in our emergency shelter. Thank you!  

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Students build labyrinth at The Shelter

Linda Johnsen and Trang Burney from the Office of Student Engagement at Florida SouthWestern State College led a group of about 30 students to build a labyrinth at The Shelter on Jan. 28, 2017. The labyrinth will offer a quiet place for participants to find peace.

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Allstate Financial Literacy Program

Thirteen women recently graduated from The Shelter’s Economic Empowerment Class, sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. During the three-week program, participants learned about identity theft, budgeting and saving, banking options, credit basics, investments, car maintenance, insurance, taxes, housing, job readiness and more.

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Thank you to Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The Bank of America Foundation recently presented The Shelter with a $10,000 grant.

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Back to school in style thanks to free haircuts!

Thank you to Troy Halbisen for his gift of free back-to-school haircuts for 17 Immokalee youngsters. On July 27, Halbisen, a hairstylist at The Ritz-Carlton, set up shop in The Shelter's Immokalee Outreach Office and put his "snippers" to good use.

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Helping, healing hands are true gift

The Shelter is grateful to the helping and healing hands provided by Richard and Martina Muller, owners of DiVine Spa in Naples. Since January, the Mullers have generously provided free monthly massages and...

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Naples United Church of Christ supports The Shelter

Thank you to the Board of Mission & Outreach at Naples United Church of Christ for their grant award of $3,000 to benefit The Shelter’s emergency shelter.

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Thank you Wells Fargo

The Shelter received a check for $1,000 during the Wells Fargo Community Bank Community Connection Breakfast, April 20, 2016. The donation will further The Shelter's mission to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking.    

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ProLiteracy representatives visit Stay’N Connected

On April 19, 2015, several of The Shelter's Immokalee Outreach Office team members met with Todd Evans and Sara Howell of Pro Literacy to discuss the “Stay'N Connected” initiative, which expands access to Adult Literacy Services. In March 2015, The Shelter launched Stay’N Connected as an eight-week pilot program to assist native Spanish-speakers, who often face barriers getting out of an abusive environment because of limited English language skills. For more information on Stay'N Connected, CLICK HERE    

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Shelter named ‘Family Friendly’ by Naples Alliance for Children

The Shelter has earned the honor of being named a Naples Alliance for Children (NAFC) 2015 Family Friendly Workplace. Each year, NAFC searches for agencies of all sized that love families and show it.

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Thank you Bond, Schoeneck & King

Thank you to Ann Bares, Vice President Volunteer Engagement with United Way, and 15 volunteers from the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck, and King, who volunteered two hours of time to The Shelter's Options Thrift Shop, June 24.

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Barron Collier JROTC presents donation to The Shelter

Members of the Barron Collier High School JROTC raised $595 for The Shelter. Alejandro Serrano, Cougar Battalion Commander, presented the check to The Shelter on Friday, May 8, 2015.

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Local chapter of Sababa BBG supports The Shelter

Thank you to the Sababa BBG #2552 Chapter for their support for The Shelter. The group is a teen-led pluralistic Jewish youth movement with roots embedded in 90 years of tradition, culture, and brotherhood/sisterhood. The teens are given different initiatives, one of which is called ‘Stand -Up,’ where teens from across the international order ‘Stand-Up’ for causes that they feel passionate about. The Naples chapter chose to Stand-Up against domestic violence this year and raise awareness by hosting social action events and taking part in community service ...

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PNC Foundation supports Shelter’s Transitional Housing

The Shelter is grateful for the support of the PNC Foundation. In 2014, PNC Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant for The Shelter's Transitional Housing Program.

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League Club grant to provide bikes and more for Shelter

At the recommendation of its Civic Involvement Committee, The Community Trust Fund of The League Club, Inc. recently awarded $10,000  to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. These funds will be used to purchase adult bikes with locks and lights, small appliances and bedding for the emergency shelter. The grant was presented to Shelter Executive Director Linda Oberhaus during a Briefcase Breakfast, April 10, 2015 at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. "The needs are great and the decisions that our grants review committee must make are difficult," said ...

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Women of Initiative funds human trafficking advocate

The Shelter is thankful for a recently $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Women of Initiative Grant Fund. Proceeds from the grant will be used to fund a human trafficking advocate at The Shelter. The issue of human trafficking in Collier County recently came to light after a sex trafficking ring was uncovered operating in Southwest Florida.

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Collier’s Reserve raises $103,000 for Shelter

For over a decade, Members of Collier’s Reserve Country Club have hosted an annual fundraiser to help local charities in need. This year, the Club’s Community Service Committee set a goal of raising $30,000 to fund The Shelter for Abused Women and Children’s Medical Responder Training Program. Response was overwhelming as the Club’s 325 members rallied to raise more than $103,000 to support victims of domestic violence in Collier County.

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NCEF supports children’s services at The Shelter

The Shelter recently received a check for $350,000 from the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. This funding will provide a variety of children’s programs and services at The Shelter.

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Brookdale Foundation – Partners for Peace

The Shelter is grateful to The Brookdale Foundation for its support for our Elder Abuse Program. The Elder Abuse Response program was established in 2006 to identify victims of abuse in later life.

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