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Healthcare Network Health & Smiles Mobile visits The Shelter

Shelter participants received onsite care during a July 1 visit from the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida's Health & Smiles Mobile. Thank you to HCN and its wonderful staff for providing much-needed family dental and health services to our emergency shelter and community outreach participants.  

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Successful riders return to Fox 4 Morning Blend

Back from their 12-day, 1,200-mile bicycle ride from Naples to Washington, DC, The Shelter's GADV Spokes'men share their story on Fox 4 Morning Blend.

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Mana Holtz honored for dedication and service

On May 26, 2016 a Butterfly Bench Dedication was held to honor Mana Holtz for more than two decades of dedicated service to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

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Ride for The Shelter – Our Journey

On April 27, 2016, Ride for The Shelter Spokesmen Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesigner arrived in Washington, DC, following

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Old Bags Luncheon 2016

Old Bags 2016 was a huge success and could not have dazzled our community without your support!

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They’re off!

After nearly a year of planning and training, Shelter "Spokes'men" Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger hit the road at 9 a.m. this morning, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7th Avenue Social. The three members of Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence are riding 1,256 miles from Naples to Washington, DC to raise awareness for GADV, which calls on men to stand as equal partners with women to end domestic violence. Safe travels to our three Spokes'men! Watch their blog for updates on their exciting journey!

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The Shelter’s Year in Review – Photos 2015-2016

The Shelter enjoyed a very full year of events, activities and program offerings in 2015-18. Enjoy this video of our year in review.

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Ride for The Shelter ‘Spokes’men’ on Fox 4 Morning Blend


Shelter honors volunteers, April 6, with brunch at Naples Grande

Under the theme, “Giving Time, Touching Hearts,” The Shelter for Abused Women & Children honored its 440 dedicated volunteers, April 6, with a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at The Naples Grande. In 2015-16, Shelter volunteers logged an amazing 18,800 hours of service. If monetized, the total would exceed $434,500, based on 2015 figures from the Nonprofit Times. The lion’s share of the volunteer hours were given at The Shelter’s Options Thrift Shoppe, but countless hours were also spent answering The Shelter’s crisis hotline, making copies, attend...

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Three Gentle’men Riding 12 Days, 1,256 Miles to End Domestic Violence

On April 16, Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger will embark on a 1,256-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and funding for The Shelter's Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence® initiative, which calls on men to stand as equal partners with women to end domestic violence.

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Rebecca Thompson touts ‘Old Bags’ Luncheon on Fox 4 Morning Blend

The Shelter's Stewardship Manager Rebecca Thompson discusses The Shelter's Old Bags Luncheon on Fox 4's Morning Blend program. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.

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2016 Men’s Tailgate Party is big success!

The Shelter's Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® 2016 Men's Tailgate Party drew an attendance of over 180 men on Monday, Feb. 22, at Bay Colony Golf Club. A signature event of the GADV, the Annual Tailgate Party raises funding as well as awareness for GADV's directive, which calls on men to stand with women as equal partners to stop domestic violence and break the cycle of domestic abuse.

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NBC-2 News reporter interviews survivors on a new line of jewelry designed to help keep survivors safe

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida Shelter Board Member Christy Carpenter, a survivor of domestic abuse, and a former Emergency Shelter participant talk with NBC-2 news reporter Bryan Anderson about new lines of jewelry that help keep victims safe.

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Options Sixth Annual Fashion Show

A standing room only crowd enjoyed the Sixth Annual Options Fashion Show, Sunday, March 6, at The Shelter's Options Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North in Naples.

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thank you to United Way and the Women of 239

Thank you to the Women of the 239, who volunteered at Options via United Way to help the store prepare for its Sixth Annual Fashion Show. The group brought 10 volunteers from their organization plus Ann Bares, Vice President of Volunteer Engagement for United Way. The ladies will be back on March 23 to help Options prepare for its Sidewalk Sale.  

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Linda Oberhaus on Fox 4 Morning Blend

The Shelter Executive Director Linda Oberhaus discusses Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month on Fox 4's Morning Blend, Feb. 12, 2016.

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No-More ad among Super Bowl 2016 commercials


Photos from Ride for The Shelter fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cycle Brewing Party, Jan. 29, at Avenue Wine Cafe. The party raised over $6,000, bringing the Ride for The Shelter total funds raised thus far to $16,740. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Colin Estrem, Gordon Kellam and Glen Schwesinger will embark on a 1,156-mile bicycle ride from Naples to the Nation’s Capitol, where they will meet with elected officials to discuss The Shelter’s Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® (GADV) initiative.

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Linda Oberhaus addresses human trafficking on Fox 4 Morning Blend


Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon 2016 overwhelming success

Despite a weather delay, The Shelter's 16th Annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon set a record high in fundraising for this event. New this year was a moving musical performance by 15-year-old operatic singing prodigy Jackie Evancho. Click on the blog to view a video of photos from the event.

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