In an effort to provide affordable housing in Lee County, several agencies operate a combination of shelters or transitional units for the working poor and low income. Families or individuals that are homeless also have emergency shelters they can turn to for both a place to sleep as well as a meal and information on how to obtain permanent housing.
Each center will be staffed by a combination of volunteers and staff, and they are dedicated to providing both short term solutions as well as helping to stabilize the situation. Other services provide by the housing programs in Fort Myers include meals, clothing, and information on long term housing solutions, whether that is a voucher for section 8 or placement into a low income apartment.
Abuse Counseling & Treatment is located in Fort Myers, FL. They provide assistance to women that are victims of domestic violence, and there is also support for their children. There is shelter, legal support and advocacy, and other help provided too. The hotline is (239) 939-3112.
Fort Myers Rescue Mission
6900 Mission Lane
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Telephone number is (239) 334-7365
The charity only assists homeless men. Shelter, meals, clothing, counseling, and food is offered, including at the holidays.
Serenity Center and Shelter
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Main number is 239-693-7911
Lifeline Family Center
907 SE 5th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Lutheran Services Florida
3615 Central Avenue, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Focuses on helping families and keeping them together. Low income housing can be arranged, including for single parents. Counseling and other assistance is provided as well in Lee County.
Bread of Life Mission
6454 Scott Street
Port Charlotte, Florida 33950
Telephone number is (941) 575-4440
Salvation Army Social Services Campus
Main address is 2400 Edison Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Telephone number is (239) 334-3745
They offer emergency shelter for the homeless. There are sites for single women, men, and children. Other programs in Less County include casework as part of Comprehensive Care and counseling as placement into transitional housing.
The Salvation Army will also provide meals as well as clothing to clients. Other services for the homeless are GED classes, housing placement assistance, budgeting and more, including help with security deposits for people that successfully go through the Comprehensive Care process.
Cafe of Life
26724 Nomad Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Source of Light and Hope Development Center
Main address is 3903 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Main phone - (239) 334-3739
Sunlight Home can be called at (239) 352-0251.
Shelter is for pregnant moms. They can also get baby items, diapers, furniture, and more.
St. Matthew's House
Address is 2001 Airport Road S
Naples, FL 34112
The main program is Justin’s Place Recovery Program. Males who are going through the recover program may be provided housing as part of Wolfe’s Place, but this is only for those clients. It is a rent subsidized, low income apartment complex. Thrift stores with furniture are also available as well as meals from Firehouse Feeding Ministry.
Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher Program
4224 Renaissance Preserve Way
Fort Myers, Florida 33907
Call (239) 344-3220 for information.
Rent and deposit subsidies are provided as part of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the funds can often assist people moving from transitional housing.
Or try calling Lee County Housing Authority in North Fort Myers, FL at (239) 997-6688.
Orthodox Community Services
820 Kennedy Blvd
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
An emergency shelter is operated.
OASIS Youth Shelter
3634 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Goodwill - Southwest Florida
Main address is 4250 Hatton B Rogers Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33903
Telephone - (239) 995-6100
The apartments are mostly for the disabled in Lee County, however the Hatton B. Rogers Retirement Community is for senior citizens. They are residents with a lower income, and medical care, transportation, and other support is arranged too. Locations include Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, as well as North Fort Myers.
Lee County Department of Human Services - Family Self-Sufficiency Program
2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Information on public housing, financial aid, and homeless prevention is provided too. There is also vocation job training, credit workshops, and placement into transitional as well as low income apartments.
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