Programs to Prevail

You can prevail over the abuse in your life and help The Shelter change society’s acceptance of violence in the home:

  • Clinical Counseling Program: in English & Spanish, provided in Naples and Immokalee, four licensed therapists and five Master’s level clinicians provide free, empowerment-based, trauma-informed counseling services.
  • Community Collaborative Substance Abuse Program: Coping with emotional and psychological traumas often becomes burdensome for survivors of domestic violence. Our collaborative mission with both the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) and David Lawrence Center (DLC) provides a fulltime co-located Substance Abuse Specialist to offer treatment to survivors wanting to address their substance use.
  • Economic Empowerment: Asset building is a crucial part of domestic violence advocacy. Asset building can be linked to accessing various financial building blocks that help foster economic security. The Shelter has received a grant from the Allstate Foundation to address all aspects of economic independence.
  • ‘Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence®: A gathering of like-minded Gentle’men dedicated to supporting the  Raising Gentlemen program and breaking the cycle of abuse.
  • Healing Arts: heal from the past, live fully in the present and create a future free from abuse using art therapy, creative writing, drumming circles, yoga and other creative outlets; CLICK for brochure  CLICK for curriculumn
  • The Shelter Options Shoppe: empower change in our community by donating to/making purchases at The Shelter Options Shoppe. Proceeds support our life-transforming services while program participants shop, free of charge, for clothing, accessories, furniture and household items: Options Thrift Shoppe – 968 Second Ave. N, Naples, FL. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 239.434.7115.
  • Stay’N Connected: Offered through The Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach Office, this program works in partnership with ProLiteracy to expand access to Adult Literacy Services with an 8-week pilot program to assist native Spanish-speakers with limited English skills.
  • Transitional Housing Program: move towards self-sufficiency by developing real-world skills while under The Shelter’s supportive wing in one of seven THP cottages (must meet certain criteria to participate)

The Shelter’s programs and services are all confidential and provided free of charge.

For more information, please call 239.775.3862; TTY 239.775.4265.