Programs to Protect

Life-saving programs and services offered by skilled and compassionate staff help you (children, teens, adults, elders and your pets) find safety and start a path to peace:

  • Confidential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101; TTY 239.775.4265
  • Court & Legal Advocacy: Advocates provide referrals to Legal Aid Services and other attorneys regarding civil matters directly related to domestic violence. CLICK HERE for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges publication on Domestic Violence and Divorce
  • Direct Assistance: meeting basic needs so you can focus on personal empowerment and breaking the cycle of abuse
  • Emergency Cell Phone Program: a free cell phone to call 911 if needed (for emergency services only). For more information, please call 239.775.3862. Join the solution: donate your old cell phones and chargers – Donate your phone today
  • Emergency Shelter: the state-of-the-art Beau Venturi Home, a 60-bed residential shelter located at a confidential site in Naples; serving all of Collier County, FL. In addition to providing a safe haven, The Shelter provides:
    Child Care 
    After School Care

    Protect Your Pet Program featuring an on-site kennel.
  • Haitian Initiative: Developed to meet the undeserved Haitian population of Collier County, this initiative builds bridges with the community by ensuring Creole-speaking advocates are available and providing a women’s Creole support group as well as other outreach programs in the Haitian community.
  • InVEST: advocates and law enforcement collaborating on cases of high-lethality (high risk for domestic violence homicide)
  • Medical Responder Program: The Shelter and collaborating agencies have identified the need to provide services for survivors in accessible settings such as emergency rooms.
  • Neighbors, Friends & Family: It is The Shelter’s belief that everyone in our community has a role to play in helping to prevent domestic violence. In doing so, The Shelter’s Neighbors, Friends & Families program seeks to arm individuals with information, referrals and details on how to best support and respond when a loved one is being abused.
  • Safe & Together: This program works to reduce the number of children removed from rural migrant farm worker and other survivors of domestic violence who are involved in child abuse investigations, allowing the child to remain with the non-abusing parent.
  • Women of Means Program: supports women who have specialized needs based on their abusers’ power, privilege and access to resources. For more information on the Women of Means Program, please call 239.280.1384, ext. 258. CLICK HERE for brochure

All services are confidential and provided free of charge. For more information on current programs designed to protect victims of domestic violence, please contact The Shelter at 239.775.3862; TTY 239.775.4265.