The Shelter’s Story

Learn more about The Shelter and its mission and outreach in Collier County

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Healthy Relationships at Oakridge Middle School

Thank you to Oakridge Middle School for allowing our advocate Sandra Hack to present our Healthy Relationships program to their students. It is through outreach and education that The Shelter hopes to prevent abuse before it begins.

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Watch the NFL’s harrowing Super Bowl ad

The NFL has released the 60-second version of a new anti-domestic violence PSA, which will air as a 30-second spot during the first quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1.

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Chilling new look at sex trafficking


World News Videos | ABC World News ABC News correspondent Diane Sawyer reports on sex trafficking in America World News Videos | ABC World News

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Congratulations to Berta Garcia and Jenny Theodore

The Shelter is proud to honor Berta Garcia as Employee of the Quarter and recognize Jenny Theodore for five years of service. Jenny serves The Shelter as a child care advocate, nurturing children of Shelter residents and staff.

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Dynamic Drawing during Mending Broken Hearts Luncheon

Highlights of the two-day event will be a Silent Auction featuring over a hundred items from area restaurants, spas and businesses, and a Dynamic Drawing for a 24-month lease of a 2015 Mercedes E350 Sport Sedan from Mercedes Benz of Naples OR $1,000 Saks Fifth Avenue gift certificate . Tickets are available online or by calling the shelter at 239-775-3862, ext. 261. The drawing will be held during the luncheon, winners need not be present to win.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade 2015

The Shelter turned out to celebrate the accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of freedom for all. The Shelter's dream is a community free from domestic violence so that every home is a safe haven for the family it shelters. Join us!

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The Shelter’s Tamika Seaton on Fox 4 Morning Blend!

Our Senior Development Officer Tamika Seaton discussed the Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence initiative on Fox 4's Morning Blend.

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Ready… Set… Go! Men’s Tailgate Party at Bay Colony

Help support Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence and The Shelter’s mission to “Prevent, Protect, and Prevail” over domestic violence by attending this year’s Men's Tailgate Party at Bay Colony Golf Club 4:30 pm, Monday, February 2, 2015

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Kick Off February with a Free Second Cup of Coffee

Kick Off February with a Free Second Cup of Coffee – and by Giving Back - with Second Cup’s “Caffe Sospeso” Campaign. Guests Will Receive Free Refills on Hot or Iced Coffee, and Can “Pay It Forward” by Donating the Spare Change to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

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Shelter Advocate featured in award-winning video

The Shelter is proud to announce that a video created by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence featuring our Elder Abuse Advocate Vickijo Letchworth has been named Best of Show in the 2014 Aurora Awards.

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NextGen Meeting January 21

Title: NextGen Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Brown & Brown Insurance, 1421 Pine Ridge Road, Ste. 200, Naples  Meeting Topic:  Planning for the 2015 Fit ‘n Fun Field Day Unplugged  Next Gen’s Mission: The Shelter’s Next Generation Committee is a diverse group of young individuals committed to expanding and deepening the support base of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children by “friend raising” and cultivating a next generation of support to provide increased awareness, sustainability and leadership ...

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Girl Scouts coupon for The Shelter

Kelley Sartori turned what some find tedious and time- consuming into an opportunity to give — one that benefitted The Shelter for Abused Women and Children and taught math skills to a group of Girl Scouts. Her daughter, Jocelynn Collins, who is a troop leader, and Sartori's granddaughter, Hailey Collins, 8, were among the first to get together to learn about couponing and potentially earn badges while improving math skills. The troop also learned finance and organizational skills through couponing.

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Flying high with Eagle Riders

The Shelter would like to thank the Eagle Riders of FOE 4028 for their generous financial donation and collection of hundreds of items from The Shelter's holiday wish list. Eagle Riders is a group of Fraternal Order of Eagles member motorcyclists who promote the Eagles and its causes, while doing something that they love - riding motorcycles.

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AKC sends gifts for four-legged friends

Thanks to the American Kennel Club, our four-legged shelter residents had a happy holiday with WOOFipedia Christmas stockings for each dog. We are grateful to the AKC for its financial support that allows our residents to bring their pets with them when they enter the Emergency Shelter.

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Marco Island Police Department sponsors family

Thank you to the Marco Island Police Department for sponsoring a Shelter family for the holidays. Thanks to your kindness, this family will have a brighter holiday season. Below, Naples Police Chief and Shelter Board Member Tom Weschler, left, joined Shelter Executive Director Linda Oberhaus in thanking MIPD Chief Al Schettino and his staff.  

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Bluebird Cottage opens

A ribbon cutting for Bluebird Cottage, The Shelter's sixth Transitional Housing cottage, was held Dec. 18, 2014. View the Video below. Since 2008 The Shelter’s Transitional Housing (TH) program has provided safe, affordable, and supportive transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children who are facing homelessness. It is the goal of Transitional Housing to maintain an empowerment-based, safe and secure living environment for domestic violence survivors. The Shelter’s Transitional Housing program is comprised of six cottages ...

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Roberts newest member of The Shelter Board

Marco Island resident Carole Roberts recently joined the Board of Directors for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Robert’s professional background includes extensive experience in the field of governmental affairs at the national and corporate levels. She was employed with the U.S. Department of Labor and the President’s Commission on Pension Policy and later served as vice president of federal government relations for Citigroup, Inc. Roberts is a member of the Greater Naples Leadership Masters Class XIX and is active in the Marco Island community.  ...

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Santa visits Shelter kids

Thank you to everyone on The Shelter's outreach team for making the children's holiday party a success! Santa even dropped by for a surprise visit! Thank you for all you do, all the smiles and holiday wishes make all the hard work worth it! Great job team!  

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Muffy & Warren Gill – Why we support The Shelter

Muffy and Warren Gill share their thoughts on why they chose to leave a legacy to The Shelter

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