Immokalee Linguistic Outreach Advocate

Title: Immokalee Linguistic Outreach Advocate Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status: Full-time, Non-exempt   Description:   Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to survivors of domestic violence in Immokalee. Provide support, counseling, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence specifically focusing on the needs of the rural community.   Requirements & Skills:         High school diploma or equivalent Experience in domestic violence intervention and ...

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Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence (GADV) Advocate

Title: Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence (GADV) Advocate Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status:   Full-time, Non-exempt   Description:     Provide primary prevention activities and presentations in shelter and outreach arenas with a specific focus on the Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence curriculum. Establish a process of changing the attitudes and beliefs of men and boys with activities designed to actively promote healthy, non-violent relationships. Address the factors that condone intimate partner violence ...

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Immokalee Outreach Manager

Title: Immokalee Outreach Manager Reports to: Director of Programs Status:   Full-time, Exempt Description:     Responsible for managing the effective operation of the Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach programs and staff, and for providing crisis counseling and service management for program participants Requirements  & Skills:         v Bachelors Degree in social services or related subject (Master’s degree/licensure preferred) v Significant knowledge and experience in domestic violence v ...

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Immokalee Child and Youth Advocate and Counselor

Title: Child and Youth Advocate and Counselor Reports to: Immokalee Outreach Manager Status:   Full-time, Non-exempt Description:     Provide individual and group counseling to children who have witnessed and/or been exposed to domestic violence in the home.  Maintain knowledge of methods proven effective when working with children.  Maintain resource information on services and referrals available throughout the community.  Train community and professionals on special needs and issues of children living in violent ...

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De-stressing in the new year!

The Shelter is grateful for the donation of two scholarships for a yoga seminar with Yogi Nidra (center). Thanks to a generous volunteer, Shelter advocate Dorota and a resident were able to attend this special seminar on de-stressing. What a wonderful way to start the new year! Photo: Dorota, Yogi Nidra and a seminar instructor.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Shelter

The Shelter's youngest participants enjoyed presents and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Christmas Day at The Shelter. Knowing how busy Santa is this time of the year, we are extremely grateful that the Clauses took the time to visit our youngsters! A great time was had by all!  

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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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Lehigh JROTC continues the holiday collection tradition

The following letter was received by Immokalee Outreach Office Manager Josie Means. Each year, the Lehigh Senior High School JROTC collects food and clothing to assist Shelter participants in Immokalee. The tradition has a humble and heartwarming history.

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Marco Island Police Department collects for The Shelter

“The Shelter is an integral part of our community and we consider them part of our family,” said Police Chief Al Schettino. “I’d like to thank everyone for generously donating during this holiday season to this worthy cause.”

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Happy Holidays from The Shelter

. Enjoy this slideshow of staff and volunteers making the holidays bright at The Shelter. Special thanks to volunteer photographer Carol Fox! .

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YEAR-END TAX SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY

Did you know that at the age of 70 ½, you are required to start taking a minimum distribution from your Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) which is considered taxable income?

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Thank you BKS Partners!

A big thank you to the staff at Baldwin Krystyn Sherman (BKS Partners) for adopting one of our Shelter families for the holidays. The company adopted a pregnant mom with a 2 year old daughter, providing them with clothing, shoes and toys to make their holiday brighter.

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Wishing you a merry and bright holiday season

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! .

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FGCU students complete research on domestic violence

Students from Florida Gulf Coast University spent a semester as volunteers, assisting and learning more about The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. This video is a culmination of what they learned.

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Thankful for kindness at Immokalee Outreach Office

The Shelter's Immmokalee Outreach Office is thankful for two amazing volunteers, Elizabeth and Angelique, who coordinated some holiday cheer with donations for participants at the IOO. "Their energy and initiative is so contagious," said IOO Manager Josie Means. "They used their hands to make give it a more thanksgiving  theme! We are so grateful for their time and kindness."

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Naples Daily News: $3 M gift means shelter for Immokalee

“Family is very important to me so I was immediately attracted to the work that The Shelter is doing to help individuals and families heal from the devastating effects of domestic violence,” says benefactor Shelly Stayer. “It is personally rewarding to know this shelter will fill a significant need in the Immokalee area as well as provide for the specialized long-term care of victims of human trafficking.”

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AmazonSmile – your purchases can help The Shelter

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop, you’ll find the exact same convenient shopping experience as Amazon with the added bonus that a portion of the purchase price will go to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

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Raising Gentle’men Participants Visit Naples Equestrian Challenge

On November 4, 2016, Raising Gentle'men participants from Immokalee visited the Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) and had an opportunity to participate in equine-assisted activities. The young men experienced bathing a horse, learned how to understand horse behavior, and rode horses, some for the first time in their lives. This was a life changing experience for the young men. Many of them tried to be tough and serious, but quickly began smiling and laughing the entire time. One young man was initially afraid of the horses and learned that there was nothing wrong with ...

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Giving thanks for Thanksgiving dinner!

The Shelter is grateful to the Morisey Dart Precision Recruitment Group for its generous donation that provided enough Thanksgiving fixings to feed all of the families in our Emergency Shelter and all seven of our Transitional Living Cottages! Each Thanksgiving, individuals in Emergency Shelter prepare dishes and come together to celebrate the holiday as a group. Morisey Dart's thoughtful gift will create many smiles and warm memories for our participants. In addition to Thanksgiving, Morisey Dart sponsors Christmas and Easter dinners and has graciously volunteered ...

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Painting The Shelter with a dash of SALT!

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. CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE  

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