Avon Foundation speaks out against domestic violence

On National Women's Day, March 8, 2013, Avon Foundation for Women Ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault announced the recipients of the 2nd Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women for their outstanding work to bring attention to the need to end violence against women. The Shelter is grateful for the support we receive from the Avon Foundation. Below is a video series on the Foundation's efforts to break the cycle of domestic violence.

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A day without slavery

Hosted by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, The Shelter took part in “A Day Without Slavery,” Oct. 8, 2014, at the Immokalee Sports Park. The goal of the event was to raise community awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking in Collier County.

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Protecting the whole family

Tragically, pets often become pawns batterers use to control their victims. Abusers threaten, harm and kill pets to: Exert power and control over family members Further isolate their victims Teach submission Demonstrate what will happen to family members should they disobey or try to leave the abusive relationship Thank you to the Collier Citizen for a great story on our Protect Your Pets Program - READ MORE

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Seacrest donates to The Shelter

Thank you to the Seacrest Country Day School Key Club for their donation of $300 to The Shelter. Accepting the check is The  Shelter Executive Assistant Karen Harmon.

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Get organized and get bikes for Shelter kids

Thank you to professional organizer Marla Ottenstein for her support for The Shelter! All proceeds from her Nov. 13 seminar will go to purchase brand new bikes for the children who will be in residence during the holiday season. Please join us in making their Christmas and Hanukkah a little bit nicer. Be sure to make your reservations early for this fast-paced, informative and motivating seminar on "How to Organize Your Closets & Dress Like a French Woman (or Man)!" Thursday, November 13th at 6 pm at Dagny's Spirits in the Pebblebrooke Center (corner of ...

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FGCU outreach

The Shelter, along with Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) and Gender Equality organizations held booths at Florida Gulf Coast University's Veterans Pavilion, Oct. 29, 2014, to raise awareness and offer information on programs and services.

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Haitian Immigration Fair & Forum

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Shelter sponsored an Haitian Immigration Fair/Forum, Oct. 26, at Church of Nazarene on Bayshore Drive in Naples. The forum drew more than 125 attendees including three immigration officers who provided information about Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) and other topics.

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Fox 4 Morning Blend

Thank you to Fox 4 Morning Blend, for hosting members of The Shelter's staff on your show each week during October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. View all five videos of the shows.

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Immokalee Children’s Fair & Peace March

More than 300 people turned out for the 15th Annual Immokalee Children’s Fair and Peace March, Oct. 27, sponsored by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Co-sponsors for the event included Lozano’s Restaurant, Fiesta Tents, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Collier County Parks and Recreation. Spread across the field at the Immokalee Sports Complex, the fair included games and booths featuring more than 20 community partners. The events were The Shelter’s final outreach during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sergio Lopez, a Gentle...

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Thank you Wilford & Lee

A big thank you to Wilford & Lee Home Accents stores in Naples and Bonita Springs. On Sunday, Nov. 9, the stores will be hosting an Open House and 5 percent of the Bonita sales and 10 percent of the Naples sales will be benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Bonita store - US 41 and Timber Wilde Drive - (239)947-9352 Naples store - US 41 at Vanderbilt Beach Road - (239) 514-424 For more information, go to www.wilfordandlee.com  

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The Shelter – We Have a Vision


Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014


DVAM 2014 Mercato Goes Purple


DVAM 2014 Flash Mob

Thank you to Nancy and Hank Fowler for this wonderful video! ,

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Everyone has a role in preventing abuse

Relatively new to The Shelter's programming, Neighbors, Friends and Families is a campaign of awareness of the signs of abuse so that people who are close to a victim can help. You may have some concerns about helping this person. Maybe you feel it is none of your business or you don’t really know what to say. You may worry that you will make things worse or maybe the situation is not all that bad after all. You may be concerned that the violence will turn to you or your family. Perhaps you think the survivor doesn't really want to leave the abuser because she keeps ...

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No More!

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is among nearly two dozen current and former NFL players appearing in a new series of public service announcements denouncing domestic violence and sexual assault. Officials of the No More Project said Wednesday that the players will appear in video and print PSAs to shed light on the issues. Several had personal experiences with the issues, including Troy Vincent, an NFL executive whose mother is a survivor of domestic violence and Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay, whose mother was killed by an ...

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CCPS Head Start proud in purple!

Sending a big thank you to the Collier Public School's Head Start staff for showing their support by wearing purple during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together, we can prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change. To find out how you can help - call 239.775.3862

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NextGen Purple Party 2014

NextGen's Purple Party at Ridgway's Bar & Grill was a great time for a good cause - October 3, 2014 .

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DVAM flash mob takes on Naples

Thanks to Nancy and Hank Fowler for putting together this fabulous video on our Domestic Violence Awareness Month Flash Mobs, which were performed all over the Naples area on Oct. 15, 2014. We had a great time and were joined by many other volunteers and community members as we work to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence in Collier County.

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Bikers Bringing Awareness Ride 2014