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The first shelter – 1989  completed in 2002
           a converted four-plex

                                  The current facility

       In 1989, The Shelter’s journey began with a single
       step taken by a handful of committed individuals
       who believed that every human being has the right
       to a life free from domestic violence. The course set
       by those early trailblazers unified a community of
       support, and the resulting journey has transformed
       the lives of thousands of survivors in Collier County.

       It is our goal that one day, The Shelter will reach its
       destination when every home in Collier County is
       a safe haven for the family it shelters. Until then, as
       Ernest Hemingway said, “It is good to have an end
       to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in
       the end.”

       We invite you to join our journey as we seek to
       prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence
       through advocacy, empowerment and social

       Linda Oberhaus
       Executive Director

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