The Shelter salutes its dedicated volunteers

Under the theme, “Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place,” The Shelter for Abused Women & Children honored its 480 dedicated volunteers, Mar. 30, with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Kensington Country Club. In 2016-17, Shelter volunteers logged an amazing 22,183 hours of service. If monetized, the total would exceed $522,631, based on 2015 figures from the Independent Sector. 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, ...

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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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Troy Vincent’s keynote address during Mending Broken Hearts with Hope

Troy Vincent, Vice President of NFL operations, presented the keynote address during the 2017 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Feb. 20, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL. Vincent grew up in a home with domestic violence and has been instrumental in raising awareness and calling on men to stand with women to stop and prevent domestic 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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Warehouse/Floor Assistant

  Title: Warehouse/Floor  Assistant  Reports to: Manager, The Shelter Options Shoppe Status: Full-time, Non-exempt Description:     Assist and provide support to the warehouse organization, sales, and operations of the store with responsibility for merchandise handling and the delivery of excellent customer experience to donors and customers. Organization and donation support specific to the warehouse. Requirements & Skills:         High school degree or equivalent Bi-lingual (Spanish) ...

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Apple Pie Day set for Tuesday, April 25!

What’s better than a slice of fresh apple pie? A free slice of fresh apple pie! The public is invited to celebrate Apple Pie Day from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at The Shelter Options Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North in Naples. Options is the fashionable support arm of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Apple Pie Day is held to honor our dedicated Options volunteers and in memory of Jack & Lue Harris for their countless hours of volunteer service at Options. It was a very generous financial gift from Jack & Lue that enabled The Shelter to ...

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Windstar Foundation supports Bayshore area youth

The Windstar Club Charitable Foundation recently presented The Shelter with a $10,000 check to support at risk kids in the Bayshore area. From left, Kathleen Pinizzotto, Richard Dobson, David Slobodien, Shelter Executive Director Linda Oberhaus and Robert Eitel from the Windstar Club Charitable Foundation.

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Planned Giving Breakfast – Find Out How to Leave Your Legacy

Want to leave a legacy and make a difference? Join us at The Shelter to learn how! Speakers will include: Executive Director Linda Oberhaus, Adam C. Kerlek, Esq. of Bond, Schoeneck & King. Please RSVP by Friday, March 17 as space is limited - Tamika Seaton, 239.775. 3862 or email tseaton@naplesshelter.org

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Seventh Annual Fashion Show at Options

The Shelter Options Shoppe held its Seventh Annual Fashion Show, Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017, at the store, 968 Second Avenue, North in Naples. Chairs of the event were Lori Fell and Cara Martin. Enjoy the video.

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Darby Against Domestic Violence

I’m Darby, FCADV's new mascot and I'm on a mission to raise awareness about domestic violence and the interconnection of animal abuse. Even though I'm still a puppy, I want to make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors, their children and their pets. So, FCADV and I have teamed up to launch Darby Against Domestic Violence.

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Luck o’the Irish tree

Happy Everything! Participants continue to decorate the tree in emergency shelter to celebrate many holidays! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Warner & Patti Blow awarded Beau Venturi Peace Award

The Shelter honored Warner and the late Patti Blow with the Beau Venturi Peace Award, Feb. 20, 2017, during the 17th Annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon. On hand to help accept the gift was their daughter Tracy Pospect.

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Troy Vincent on Bob Harden Radio Show

Naples radio host and journalist Bob Harden interviewed NFL Vice President Troy Vincent, Jan. 17, prior to Vincent's keynote address during the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Monday, Jan. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

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NFL executive: Men must lead to end domestic violence

Naples Daily News Guest Editorial, Sunday, Feb. 19, 20 CLICK to view print version By Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of the NFL As young boys in Trenton, New Jersey, my brother and I grew up behind the closed doors of a home often engulfed with the haunting cries and unspeakable images that predictably come with horrific acts of domestic violence. Huddling together, we would squeeze our eyes shut, muffle our sobs and, without a sound, wordlessly agree that during those frequent occurrences of violence, our best survival plan was to blanket our pain and ...

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NFL’s Troy Vincent speaks out at MBH Luncheon

WINK News reporter Nicole Papageorge interviews NFL Vice President Troy Vincent prior to his keynote address at The Shelter's Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. NBC-2 Sports reporter Nate Foy interviews Troy Vincent. ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

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Forgive and forget? NBC-2 News report

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida Linda Oberhaus and survivor Christy Carpenter where recently interviewed as part of an NBC-2 news report on domestic violence and returning to abusive relationships.

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Shelter Welcomes Four New Trustees

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children recently welcomed Jane Borchers, Maegan Evans-Dustin, Diane McCaw, and Judi Embrescia to its Board of Trustees.

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Retail Associate

Print full job description Title: Retail Associate Reports to: Manager, Options Status:   Part-time, Non-exempt Description:   Assist  and  provide support to the sales and operations of the store with responsibility for POS transactions, merchandise handling and the delivery of excellent customer service to donors and customers Requirements & Skills:       High school degree or equivalent Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred Retail experience preferred Basic POS and computer skills Excellent ...

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NFL Vice President Troy Vincent to speak at Mending Broken Hearts Luncheon

NFL Executive Vice President and former football great Troy Vincent will deliver the keynote address during the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Vincent’s message, “Leadership over Violence,” will include his personal story of growing up in a home with domestic violence.

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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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