United Way Partner Agencies


 

Agency Phone Website Description
Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) (239) 939-2553 www.actabuse.com Our focus is to provide safety, education and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as they work to be self-sufficient and free from violence.
AFCAAM Center (239) 461-0233 www.afcaam.com AFCAAM offers children a hand up rather than a hand out.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (239) 337-2391 www.aidshealth.org AHF serve people who have HIV/AIDS. We provide for our clients with case management, medical services, medications from our pharmacy and food from our food pantry.
Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center (239) 437-3007 www.alzheimersswfl.org The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center provides education, information and support for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers.
American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf Region (239) 278-3401 www.redcross.org/local/florida/south-florida/local-chapters/southern-gulf-coast The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Red Cross programs are focused on helping the community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, from house fires to hurricanes, heart attacks and other emergencies.
Amigo’s Center (239) 437-6727 ext. 23943 www.amigoscenter.org Provide immigrants tools of success to become successful and contributing members of society including teaching English, providing legal assistance with government required documents as well as emergency food and clothing.
AMIkids Southwest Florida (239) 765-9696 www.amikids.org We are a non- residential program that works with 14 to 18 year youthful offenders in education, behavior modification and counseling. Helping separate a troubled path to a brighter future.
Beacon of HOPE (239) 283-5123 www.beaconofhopepineisland.com The Beacon of HOPE Pine Island is an organization helping our people live lives of dignity by building bridges between people in need and people with a desire to serve.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (239) 288-4224 www.bbbssun.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast’s One to One Mentoring Program provides meaningful, monitored relationships between adult volunteers and disadvantaged children, ages 6 through 18, in Southwest Florida.
Blessings in a Backpack (239) 690-4653 www.blessingsinswfl.org/ In Southwest Florida over 62% of school children are on the federal free and reduced lunch program. We focus our mission on Title 1 schools in Lee County.
Bob Janes Triage Center & Low Demand Shelter 239-275-3222 ext 5243 triage.leegov.com/ The Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter is a multi agency collaboration which provides a voluntary pre-arrest diversion program for individuals exhibiting symptoms of a behavioral health disorder(s) and who are at risk of arrest for low-level minor offenses or future involvement with the criminal justice system
Bonita Springs Assistance Office (239) 992-3034 www.bonitaassistance.org 35 years providing a hand up and not a hand out. Temporary food and financial assistance to residents in Bonita Springs. BSAO facilitates access to other social services at the United Way House Extension.
Bonita Springs Lions Club Eye Clinic (239) 498-4947 www.eyeclinic.bonitalions.org The Eye Clinic is a major service organization devoted to providing free eye exams, medical and surgical treatment in our community. We provide assistance to needy children and adults.
Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council (239) 936-8072 www.swflcouncilbsa.org To prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County (239) 334-1886 www.bgclc.net The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County offers year-round out-of-school enrichment programs focused on helping youth achieve academic success, live a healthy lifestyles, and demonstrate good character & leadership.
Café of Life (239) 495-9325 www.cafeoflife.org The Cafe of Life is committed to serving the poor and hungry of the greater Bonita Springs area with food and support in a warm and caring environment.
Catholic Charities of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties (239) 337-4193 www.catholiccharitiesdov.org Catholic Charities runs programs assisting Human Trafficking victims, home-bound elderly, SNAP applicants, youth development, teenage mentoring, young mother/ infant assistance, substance abuse , immigration assistance & citizenship, and food pantries.
Child Care of Southwest Florida (239) 278-1002 www.ccswfl.org CCSWFL provides quality education to prepare children for school success, provides training for child care professionals, and manages the USDA Child Care Food Program.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (239) 939-2808 www.cac-swfl.org The focus of our agency is to give kids a safe place to come and be heard.
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Southwest Division (239) 334-0222 www.chsfl.org/southwest Children’s Home Society of Florida is a multi-service agency that has been supporting Florida’s most vulnerable since 1902, striving to protect, heal, and strengthen our children and families.
Children’s Network of Southwest Florida (239) 226-1524 www.childnetswfl.org Children’s Network is the lead Community Based Care nonprofit child weflare agency serving abused, neglected and abandonded children in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties.
Community Cooperative (239) 332-7687 www.CommunityCooperative.com. Community Cooperative’s focus is to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (239) 461-0334 ext 6 www.dsc.us. We were founded in 1983 to serve, educate and advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing citizens in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades County.
Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC) (239)433-8523 www.dvic.us. DVIC works with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pre-qualify, educate, train, and employ our disabled military veterans. We offer training, licensing, and employment opportunities through our program.
Dr. Piper Center for Social Services (239) 332-5346 ext 2614 www.drpipercenter.org To provide employment and volunteer opportunties to seniors and assist frail and elderly to be maintained in their own home or mentor and tutor children with special needs in our communities.
Dress for Success SW Florida (239) 689-4992 www.dressforsuccess.org/swflorida Dress for Success SW Florida has the privilege of serving and supporting disadvantaged women in the community who are seeking employment, need to retain employment or start their own business.
Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (239) 935-6100 www.elcofswfl.org Enroll children in high quality programs, support professional development for early learning professionals and educate the community on the importance of early learning to secure support for the agency mission.
Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida (239) 275-4838 www.epilepsy-services.org Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, case management and prevention and education services to uninsured adults who have epilepsy.
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva (239) 472-4775 office or (239) 472-0404 24-Hr. www.fishofsanibel.com/ Our goal is to be able to assist every qualified family, single and child through their crisis situation to a healthier, more stable life
Friendship Centers (239) 275-1881 www.friendshipcenters.org Empowering older adults, families, caregivers and our Florida community through aging services that promote aging healthfully & prevent and/or delay nursing home placement for low-income, frail elders at high risk.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (239) 561-1800 www.gsgcf.org Girl Scouting helps girls achieve personal and academic success now while preparing for the careers or life journeys they choose in the future.
Gladiolus Learning and Development Center (GLAD) (239) 481-2100 www.gladkids.net GLAD is a top notch childcare center that provides a well-rounded curriculum to low income families with a child-centered approach that exposes children to a diverse compilation of learning activities and areas of child development.
Good Wheels (239) 768-2900 ext. 208 www.goodwheels.org Good Wheels has continued to increase service to attempt to keep up with the increased demand for medical transportation for the disabled and disadvantaged in our community
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (239) 995-2106 ext. 2302 www.goodwillswfl.org We provide job training and placement, linkage and referral to community resources, affordable housing, transportation assistance, youth programs, and other needed services in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Charlotte, and Collier Counties.
Guardian ad Litem Foundation (239 )533-1435 www.voicesforkids.org The Guardian ad Litem Foundation-20th Judicial Circuit, is a non-profit agency charged with raising funds in support of Southwest Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program.
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (239) 334-7007 www.harrychapinfoodbank.org The Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds more than 30,000 people a month through a network of more than 150 agencies that operate pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs.
Health Planning Council of SW Florida (239)433-6700 www.hpcswf.com HPCSWF works to promote cost-effective, quality health services for the people of Southwest Florida. Providing health-related information and resources for health programs and services in our community.
Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida (239) 425-6920 www.HealthyStartBaby.org Our mission is to reduce infant deaths and increase healthy births. Last year, services were provided to approximately 17,000 pregnant women and infants here in Southwest Florida.
Home Ownership Resource Center of Lee County (239) 768-2013 www.horcswfl.org To help clients attain home ownership, financial management skills and have access to non-traditional loan products that will help them remain proud homeowners for generations to come.
HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida (239 ) 267-1777 www.hopeclubhouse.org HOPE Clubhouse provides persons living with mental illness opportunities for meaningful work within the clubhouse to prepare to return to paid employment when he/she expresses the desire for a job.
Hope HealthCare Services (239) 482-4673 www.hopehcs.org Hope provides specialized care and support to people of all ages with complex healthcare and social services needs.
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) (239) 415-2635 www.humantraffickingawareness.org To bring the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public consciousness by conducting systematic community outreach trainings and targeted youth prevention programs.
IMPACT For Developmental Education (239) 334-6160 www.impactforkids.org IMPACT’s focus is to reduce the severity of disabilities or developmental delays by providing a continuum of early intervention services to at-risk children (ages 0-5) and their families..
Interfaith Charities of South Lee (239) 267-3510 ext. 23926 www.icslee.org Provide emergency sources for food and financial assistance, offer programming for financial stability through budget classes and income tax preparation, bring other needed services through our United Way partnerships.
LARC (239) 334-6285 www.LARCLeeCounty.org LARC promotes and provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live, work and participate in their communities to the fullest extent their capabilities allow.
Lee County Legal Aid Society (239) 334-6118 www.LeeCountyLegalAid.org Through LCLA’s legal representation, clients’ financial stability improved by obtaining child and/or spousal support orders, distribution of retirement accounts/assets, and value of savings by division of debts to opposing party.
Lehigh Community Services (239) 369-5818 www.lehighcommunityservices.com LCS was established for charitable purposes to promote American ideals, to foster the best interest of people in need and to assist in furthering the well being of needy residents.
Lifeline Family Center (239) 242-7238 www.lifelinefamilycenter.org Lifeline Family Center is a home dedicated to saving the unborn and providing young women in unplanned pregnancies with a comprehensive educational program and counseling in a safe secure home.
Lighthouse of SWFL (239) 997-7797 www.lighthouseswfl.org Lighthouse of SWFL is the only nonprofit provider in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties that provides comprehensive, specialized rehabilitation services for people living with blindness and visual impairment.
Literacy Council Gulf Coast (239) 676-5202 www.literacygulfcoast.com Through trained volunteers, the Council helps local residents, including mothers and their children, to acquire the literacy skills necessary to improve their quality of life.
Lutheran Services Florida (239) 278-1140 www.lsfnet.org Lutheran Services Florida’s CINS-FINS Program serves families with at risk children who are displaying runaway, truant and ungovernable behaviors. Also served are families that are at risk of becoming homeless.
NAMI Lee County (239) 337-9024 www.namilee.org NAMI Lee County provides information and referral, education courses and support groups for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. We also provide Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement officers.
New Horizons of SW FL (239) 948-4146 www.newhorizonsofswfl.org New Horizons offers tutoring and mentoring to at-risk youth empowering them to graduate from high school with a plan for their lives; enabling them to be contributing members of our community.
Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida (OMH) (239) 267-4663 www.ourmothershome.com To transition teen mothers and babies from foster care to productive lives by providing a safe and nurturing home, education, parenting support, and enrichment programs, to include mental health counseling.
PACE Center for Girls, Lee County (239) 425-2366 www.pacecenter.org PACE is the only non-residential gender specific, not-for-profit delinquency intervention and prevention program for at-risk girls in Lee County providing education, counseling, training and advocacy.
Partners for Breast Cancer Care (239) 454-8583 www.pfbcc.org Partners is the only non-profit organization in Lee County that funds breast screening and diagnostic testing for under served women and men at no cost to the client.
Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida (239) 334-2797 www.qualitylifecenter.org Afterschool, teen leadership, summer camp and early learning programs work to transform at-risk youth in Southwest Florida into self-sufficient adults by providing a solid foundation, academically and socially.
SalusCare (239) 275-3222 www.saluscareflorida.org SalusCare is a not-for-profit mental health/substance abuse services provider with six locations in Southwest Florida providing a wide-range of treatment, prevention, detox and crisis/emergency services for both adults and children.
Scholars Program / Florida Gulf Coast University (239) 590-7909 studentservices.fgcu.edu/scholarsprogram/about-scholars-program.html The Scholars Program strives to prepare high-achieving students in grades 4-12 for college by offering after-school and on-campus programs on skill-building, leadership, service, academic excellence, and other college-prep assistance.
Social Norming – The School District of Lee County (239) 337-8348 www.leeschools.net The Social Norming/Marketing Project’s focus is to provide prevention activities to keep schools safe and keep students free from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD).
Special Equestrians (239) 226-1221 www.specialequestrians.net Special Equestrians is a United Way agency which provides therapeutic horseback riding classes and equine assisted activities to individuals with disabilities in Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties in Florida.
The Bonita Springs YMCA (239) 221-7560 www.swflymca.org Our YMCA focuses on children and families in our communities. We provided quality researched-based programs that significantly impact the well-being of our youth, their families and the communities we serve.
The Fort Myers YMCA (239) 275-9622 www.swflymca.org Our YMCA focuses on children and families in our communities. We provided quality researched-based programs that significantly impact the well-being of our youth, their families and the communities we serve.
The Heights Center (239) 482-7706 www.heightsfoundation.org The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, provides programming and access to education, opportunity, and enrichment in the Harlem Heights community.
The Salvation Army (239) 278-1551 www.salvationarmyleecounty.org The Salvation Army provides food, shelter, health services, counseling, and other physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual aid to persons in need.
Agency Phone Website Description
Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) (239)939-2553 www.actabuse.com Servicing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by providing a 24-hour hotline, shelter, counseling, education, and advocacy.
Agape Home (863) 946-2228 www.agapehome.org Agape Home is a Christ centered program for women with life controlling issues. We are a residential, twelve month, fully supervised program.
Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center (239)437-3007 www.alzheimersswfl.org Provides information, education and support to individuals with memory impairment and their family caregivers.
American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf (239)278-3401 www.redcross.org Assist individuals recovering from disasters, disaster preparedness resources, teach lifesaving skills like CPR, serve as emergency communication and support to U.S. Military, Veterans and families.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (239) 288-4224 www.bbbssun.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council (239) 936-8072 www.swflcouncilbsa.org Seeks to positively impact youth school success, self-sufficiency and character development by providing programs and outdoor experiences that will strongly influence a youth’s ethical decision-making, social and life skills.
Catholic Charities of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties (239)337-4193 www.catholiccharities.org Deliver assistance to Human Trafficking Victims, low income home-bound elderly, SNAP applicants. Operate youth development/tutoring programs, teenage mentoring, substance abuse counseling, immigration application assistance, and three food pantries.
Child Care of Southwest Florida (239) 278-1002 www.ccswfl.org Provides quality early learning preparing children for school success, implements training for child care professionals, and manages the USDA Child Care Food program.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (239) 939-2808 www.cac-swfl.org To improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect. CAC provides abuse determination services, counseling, parenting education, prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte.
Children’s Home Society of Florida – Southwest Division (239) 334-0222 www.chsfl.org The Division’s programs and services include Healthy Families Lee and Collier, Independent Living (teens in foster care), case management for developmentally disabled persons, mental health counseling for children and adults and Cribs for Kids.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (239) 561-1800 www.gsgcf.org Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida offers the premier leadership development program for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make their communities and the world a better place.
Good Wheels (239) 768-2900. www.goodwheels.org To coordinate and provide safe, compassionate, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to the disadvantaged, disabled, those working to gain economic self-sufficiency, and the general public.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida (239) 995-2106 www.goodwillswfl.org Goodwill Industries of SW Florida is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.
Guardian Ad Litem Foundation (239) 533-1435 www.voicesforkids.org Supports SW Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children: funds the recruitment, training and retention of Guardian ad Litem volunteers and provides financial assistance for the child’s social, health and educational needs.
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (239) 334-7007 www.harrychapinfoodbank.org Distributes more than 16.6 million pounds of food through 150 partner agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.
Healthy Families www.floridahealth.gov/chdHendry/ To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. Our Vision: “To be the Healthiest State in the Nation”
Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida (239)425-6920 www.HealthyStartBaby.org Provide prenatal care for uninsured pregnant women and in-home-visits for pregnant women and infants from birth to age 3 who are at higher risk.
Hope HealthCare Services (239) 482-4673 www.hopehcs.org Comforting care for individuals and families living with life-changing illness. Services include care for seriously ill children, home nursing care, Parkinson support, nutrition for seniors, hospice, and bereavement counseling.
Lighthouse of SWFL (239) 997-7797 www.lighthouseswfl.org Training and support services, reading, writing, hygiene, orientation and mobility, Braille, painting, computers, vocational rehabilitation, recreation, student transition services and counseling to the visually impaired.
Literacy Council Gulf Coast (239) 676-5202 www.literacygulfcoast.com Assist adults and children to acquire necessary literacy skills. We offer English language classes, US Citizenship Prep, GED Prep, Moms and Tots® Family Literacy Program.
RCMA (239) 658-3560 www.rcma.org Provides high quality child development services and education to farmworker and rural low-income families in centers, childcare homes, after school dropout prevention programs and charter schools.
The YMCA (239) 275-9622 www.FortMyersYMCA.org The YMCA is a leading nonprofit organization that is strengthening Southwest Florida communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The Salvation Army (239)278-1551 www.salvationarmy.org Provides food, shelter, health services, counseling, and other physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual aid to persons in need.
Agency Phone Website Description
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast (561) 383-1111 www.211treasurecoast.org Connects people to services 24 hours a day by understanding their individual emotional, financial and community needs and to support the health & human service system as a whole.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties (772) 466-8353 www.bbbsbigs.org Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
CASTLE (863)467-7771 EXT 888 www.castletc.org CASTLE prevents child abuse and Neglect through education and awareness.
Children’s Home Society of Florida – Treasure Coast Division (772) 344-4020 http://www.chsfl.org/TreasureCoast Children’s Home Society of Florida protects kids from the tragedies of abuse and neglect, guide teens to transition successfully into adulthood and create and strengthen families in our community.
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties (772) 220-1220 www.elcirmo.org ELCIRMO offers subsidized child care assistance and programs that give children a competitive start in life. ELCIRMO is responsible for the planning and implementation of school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten services.
Hibiscus Children’s Center (800) 403-9311 www.HibiscusChildrensCenter.org Hibiscus Children’s Center Mental Health Services provide therapy and education to children, parents and caregivers to help children recover from the traumas of abuse and grow into healthy, productive adults.
Hospice of Okeechobee (863) 467-2321 www.hospiceofokeechobee.org Provides comfort, support and care to those dealing with life-limiting illness in order to live a complete and rich life.
Martha’s House (863) 763-2893 www.marthashouse.org 24 hr emergency safehouse shelter, safety planning, 24 hr hotline, support groups, personal advocacy and counseling, injunction assistance, courtroom and medical accompaniment, child and teen advocacy, referrals, for victims of DV and sexual assault.
My Aunt’s House (863) 467-0982 To provide basic clothing items to meet the needs of school-aged children at the beginning of the school year and throughout.
Okeechobee Educational Foundation (863) 462-5000 ext. 257 The Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. is committed to supporting the students and staff of Okeechobee County Schools in their vision of Achieving Excellence.
Real Life Children’s Ranch (863) 763-4242 Provides residential group homes that care for children who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected.
Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County (863) 462-5000 ext. 257 Provides comprehensive, integrated services for children and families through coordinated leadership, planning and collaboration involving all segments of the community.
Treasure Coast Food Bank (772) 489-3034 www.stophunger.org Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) is the only food bank and the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast, providing millions of pounds of food to more than 200 charitable organizations serving those in need.