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.
Nearly 200 men attended the 6th Annual Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence® Men's Tailgate Party, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The theme for the evening was Casino Royale and attendees enjoyed a variety of casino-styled games, dinner, presentation and a Cigar & Scotch lounge.
Happy Holidays from all of the Elves at The Shelter for Abused Women & Children! Our volunteers are busy wrapping the gifts donated to brighten the holidays for our shelter participants. Click the video below to hear the joy!
The Shelter is grateful to Living Waters Church volunteers, who painted several rooms in our emergency shelter, Nov. 12, 2016, and donated $600 towards painting supplies. Thank you to Laura Allard, who coordinated the work through her group SALT (Serving And Loving Together), an outreach ministry at Living Waters Church.
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Thank you to everyone to turned out to support and/or dance in The Shelter's flash mob, Oct. 21, 2016, at Mercato in Naples. The dance was part of The Shelter's efforts to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Special thanks to DJ Cerone and photographer Carol Fox.
Under the theme, "Unmask Domestic Violence," The Shelter for Abused Women & Children's NextGen Committee hosted its annual Purple Party, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Paradise Wine in Naples, FL. Click below to view a video from the event!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to mark the observance, Nash organized the “Hands are for Helping” 5K run/walk on Marco Island Saturday morning to raise awareness, and also to raise operating funds for the Shelter (SAW). The afternoon before the event, 94 participants had signed up, but when the group headed out onto San Marco Road from the Shops of Marco a little after 8 a.m., over 125 turned out for the first-ever Marco Island event.
The Moe's Corporate Run drew an impressive crowd of runners this year, raising funds to benefit The Shelter and Collier Harvest. The 3 mile run/walk was open to all employees and family of local corporations, businesses, government offices, and institutions. The goal of the Corporate Run is to encourage people to be physically active.
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The Shelter's Walk for The Way team had a great time during the 11th Annual event, Oct. 1, 2016, at North Collier Community Park. This year's event featured a run and a walk fund-raiser with hundreds of participants. Click photos to view larger.
Shelter Senior Development Officer Tamika Seaton was a featured guest on B103.9 Radio Show Big Mama & The Wild Bunch, Oct. 10. Tamika discussed plans for the Purple Party, Friday, Oct. 14, at Paradise Wine. Click here for ticket information.
The Shelter would like to thank Bob and Claudia Klatz of White Doves of Naples for bringing six of their beautiful white doves to take part in a special Peace Ceremony for shelter residents, Oct. 11, 2016.
Participants gathered at Vino Picasso in Naples, Oct. 9, 2016 to take part in a special painting session for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The theme of the painting was butterflies, one of The Shelter's symbols for freedom and transformation. A portion of the funds from the event went to The Shelter.
The Shelter Community Education & Training Manager Karen Harmon and Stewardship Manager Rebecca Thompson discuss the 2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities as guests on the Fox 4 Morning Blend Show, Sept. 28, 2016
Through The Shelter's Healing Arts Program, survivors are using yoga, breath work, creative writing, art therapy, meditation, drumming circles and more, to heal from the past, live fully in the present and plan for a life free from violence.
As part of October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Healing Arts participants created masks and were invited to share their personal stories reflected in their artwork. Here are a few of the beautiful works created.
More of the masks will be on display at The Purple Party - Masquerade, set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at ...
Thank you to Ridgway Bar & Grill, Charlie McDonald Photography and everyone who turned out to support The Shelter's NextGen Committee's End of Summer Party, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Ridgway Bar & Grill in Naples.
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NAPLES, Fla. – Sept. 6, 2016 – The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples is taking a page from its own self-care playbook by becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved™ Worksite. The designation allows the 26-year old organization to demonstrate its commitment to community well-being, by helping its own employees and residents live longer, better lives. Blue Zones Project is a community-by-community, well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to ...
Five young Immokalee men got the opportunity to travel down some new paths thanks to the Open Roads on the Road program, Aug. 9-10, 2016. The 3-5 day program is an abbreviated version of the very successful Open Roads Adventure, designed to empower and develop the future leaders and spokespersons for The Shelter's Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence (GADV) initiative.