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Food & Financial Assistance by appointment only. For more information, please call (239) 775-9447

Doing The Most Good in Collier County since 1981

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How You Can Help

Give Where You Live

Give Where You Live

The seventh annual Give Where You Live Collier is a Collier County-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy, from February 10, 2021 until noon on February 11, 2021.

According to the 2017 Collier County Community Needs and Assets Assessment study, “99% of our Collier year-round residents have an average household income of $57,258. The minimum sustainable living wage for a family of 4 is estimated to be at $66,127, higher than the average household income for the bottom 99%. A considerable percentage of families (34%) have difficulty meeting basic needs.”

Basic needs include food, water, clothing, education, health care, and shelter.

The Salvation Army of Collier County Social Services programs help families stay in their homes by providing crisis intervention counseling and emergency service programs designed to meet unmet basic needs. For example, we have partnered with FP&L and through their Care to Share program, we can keep utilities on in a household experiencing hardship. Families are provided with clothing and furniture vouchers that can be used to ‘shop’ our Family Store at no charge.

Studies show food insecurity has a lifelong effect on children: lower reading and math scores, more physical and mental health problems, more emotional and behavioral problems and a greater chance of obesity. Our Naples and Immokalee food pantry distributed 192,836 lbs of food to 4,888 households comprised of 13,547 individuals last year.

$100 will allow us to…

Provide approximately 20 bags of nutritionally sound groceries to families who struggle each day to simply eat a meal. Imagine knowing that your kind gesture will put breakfast on the table in the morning before a child heads off to school, or enable a family to come together at the dinner table at the end of a trying day – one often filled with worry, wondering where the next meal will come from.

$250 will allow us to…

Help cool the homes of at least 15 families in the stifling heat of the summer here in Southwest Florida. Your donation will bring lifesaving comfort to Collier County families in need during the hottest calendar season when temperatures can reach into the mid and upper 90’s. Many of these families include seniors and small children depending on this support during a time of the year that often sees heat-related illnesses spiking across the nation. Your generous gift could be a lifesaving one.

$500 will allow us to…

Provide rent or mortgage assistance to a family on the brink of losing the only home they know. Your donation can help a family avoid eviction or foreclosure. You could be the difference between a family keeping their home or becoming homeless.

Please help us grow more good by giving where your heart is – Collier County, FL.

How We Help

Reading Program

Children’s Services

As a proud Future Ready Collier partner, we strive to ensure every child is ready for kindergarten. Committed to the families we serve, we want to give parents complete peace of mind. Our Child Development Center is DCF-licensed (LN# C20C07538) and staff receive ongoing training throughout the year. Nutritionally balanced food is provided by our full-time kitchen staff. Children are served a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack.

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The Salvation Army Child Development Center Naples FL

As a proud Future Ready Collier partner, we strive to ensure every child is ready for kindergarten. Committed to the families we serve, we want to give parents complete peace of mind. Our Child Development Center is DCF-licensed (LN# C20C07538) and staff receive ongoing training throughout the year. Nutritionally balanced food is provided by our full-time kitchen staff. Children are served a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack.

The child care center offers developmentally appropriate programs and specialized curriculum. Our loving and qualified staff is ready to prepare each child for a bright future.

Your child will build social skills and make friends. We will encourage your child through exploration and learning. With love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging, we nurture your child's self-esteem positively.

At the Salvation Army Naples Child Care Center, we allow every child to show their uniqueness with love and guidance based on the Word of God through Scripture and praise.

The Family Services Center is located at 3180 Estey Avenue in East Naples. We provide a wonderful facility for 80 children from ages 1 to 5 with a small child-to-teacher ratio. We accept new students as availability allows.

Tuition

  • 1 year old classroom - $140 a week
  • 2 year old classroom - $130 a week
  • 3 year old classroom - $120 a week
  • 4 year old classroom - $110 a week
  • VPK Wrap-Around Care - $95 a week

There is a one-time registration fee of $50.

Included is a delicious morning and afternoon snack. A nutritious hot lunch is served and prepared by our full-time kitchen staff.

All tuition is based on a flat rate. Sliding fee scale fee is available upon request to those qualifying. An application must be requested during the enrollment process.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Drop-off time is between 7:30 - 9:30 AM. Closed on major holidays.

Enrollment

Enrollment is based on availability, please call 239-417-2315 to schedule a tour. We serve children from 1 year through five years old without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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Fran Cohen Youth Center

Our after-school and summer day camp programs provide children of all ability levels the opportunity to play and grow in a positive and safe atmosphere. Motivated by God's love, our programs strive to develop the whole child - within their environment - to help them grow physically, mentally and socially.

PROGRAMS

  • After-School: Runs from end of the school day until 6:30 PM
  • No-School Days: Open on most no-school days (see schedule below) from 7:30AM-6:30PM
  • Early Release Days: Open on days when the children get out early from school
  • Summer Camp: Open for most of the summer; M-F 7:30AM-6:00 PM

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Transportation is provided from Poinciana Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Shadowlawn Elementary, Calusa Park Elementary, Avalon Elementary, Gulf Coast Charter Academy, Mason Classical Academy, and East Naples Middle.
  • A healthy snack, included in program fee, is provided for all children.
  • In addition to designated homework time and outdoor play, the Fran Cohen Youth Center program consists of various additional components highlighted below.

Camp Keystone for Immokalee Children

For over 100 years, The Salvation Army has recognized the restorative power of nature. The Salvation Army operates 45 residential summer camps and hundreds of day camps across the country. Each year more than 185,000 children and senior citizens enjoy the fresh air, exercise and new friendships at these annual summer camp programs.

The Keystone camping experience is more than just a pleasant vacation. Children learn new skills and self-reliance; trained counselors who understand their emotional needs and problems help them to mature. Camp activities include learning to swim, adventure and scouting camps, arts and crafts, music developments and sports. Open to Collier County children ages 7-12.

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Adult Services

We help those facing difficult times by providing aid whenever possible.  Our programs provide Financial Assistance and other aid to Collier County residents who meet certain criteria.

Emergency Social Services

We help those facing difficult times by providing aid whenever possible.  Our programs provide Financial Assistance and other aid to Collier County residents who meet certain criteria.

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Emergency Social Services programs available include:

Financial Assistance

(Rent / Utilities)

Bring original documents and valid ID to complete all paperwork needed for assistance. Financial assistance is provided once in a 12-month period.

Make sure to bring the following with you to get started:

  • Original Drivers License- OR -
  • Original State-Issued Photo ID
  • Other items on the list(s) below

Photocopies cannot be used. Save

*Rental Assistance:

(amount to be determined)

  1. Valid ID
  2. Proof of 3 months payment prior to requesting assistance
  3. Landlord to complete and sign W-9 and any other required documents (no photocopies accepted)
  4. Picture ID with Collier County address (3 months residency is required)
  5. Valid Social Security cards for every person in the home
  6. If not working: medical documentation from a doctor or Termination of Employment Letter
  7. Proof of income (pay stubs, disability check stub, unemployment or AFDC check stubs)
  8. Copy of Lease

*Requires Committee approval and proof that you paid a portion of your rent. Checks are issued twice a month.

Utility Assistance:

  1. Valid ID (FPL requires Social Security card for all adults in the home)
  2. Final Notice of Electric or Water bill
  3. Proof of 3 months payment prior to requesting assistance
  4. Copy of Lease
  5. If not working: medical documentation from a doctor or Termination of Employment Letter

Items that DO NOT qualify for assistance include:

  • Security Deposits
  • Last Month's Rent
  • Utility Deposits
  • Accrued Late Fees
  • Daily Late Charges
  • Transfer Charges

There may be other requirements as determined by The Salvation Army's Social Services Director.

To help us serve you, be sure to bring original Photo ID and documents.

Our goal is to provide exceptional service. If you or your family need financial assistance with your rent, mortgage, electric or water bill, please call 239-210-4009 to schedule an appointment to complete paperwork with a caseworker to determine eligibility. Making an appointment ahead of time will help our caseworkers secure resources and give prompt service.

Clients seeking grocery orders, vouchers and seasonal programs will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Naples and Immokalee Food Pantries

Our Naples and Immokalee Family Service Center locations provide food for residents in need in Collier County. Some residency exceptions may be made, depending on the amount of food we have in our Pantry at the time of the request. Because donations to our Food Pantry increase and decrease throughout the year, the number of times a Client is eligible to receive food may change.

Please bring valid Photo ID.

To help us serve you, be sure to bring original Photo ID. Clients are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Help Stock the Shelves

Help is needed all year (extra help needed during November and December). Help collect, sort and pack bags for distribution to needy Collier County families.

Please print and complete the Volunteer Application packet. Then, call our Director of Volunteer Services, Maria Ramos at 239-210-3076 to schedule an interview.

To find out more about the available volunteer opportunities at The Salvation Army Naples Corps, please contact Maria Ramos, Director of Volunteer Services at:

Email: Maria.Ramos@uss.salvationarmy.org

Hold Your Own Food Drive

Neighborhood food drives are a fun way to create the feeling of community. View the flyer.

Items we always need include:

  • Canned chicken
  • Spam
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Canned Salmon / Tuna
  • Beef Stew
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Corned Beef
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Canned Ham

Other much-needed food items are:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Pasta

Food donations accepted at this location (large donations please call for pickup):

Naples Address:
Family Social Services Center
3050 Horseshoe Drive North
Building B, Suite #260
Naples, FL 34104
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army of Collier County Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)

Make an appointment to sit down with one of our Hurricane Irma Disaster Case Managers to leverage all resources available to meet your unmet needs.

2050 Commerce Avenue #9, Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 657-2198 • Fax (239) 657-2196
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed for lunch 12 PM - 12:30 PM
*Immokalee DAC is closed on Thursdays

Note: FEMA has established a sequence of delivery for disaster assistance. It is vital you follow FEMA guidelines to maximize benefits. Please visit the FEMA.gov website for the most up to date information.To receive assistance at The Salvation Army Operation Lasting Hope Disaster Assistance Center households will need to provide proof of disaster-related damage. Proof of damage/loss may consist of a FEMA Assessment Report, an insurance damage report, loss verification report, settlement letter, letter from landlord listing the damage to your personal property if you're a renter, letter of denial or proof of loss statement. The documentation provided must show a loss to personal property to qualify.For repairs, you may need to provide a valid quote form a qualified service provider that indicates:

  1. The nature of the service(s) needed
  2. The cost of the service(s) and
  3. Written verification from the service provider that the damage is the result of the disaster.

Agencies

When we work collaboratively we can create real social impact. The DAC's will be open to all organizations assisting Hurricane Irma survivors. If your organization is interested in having space at the DAC, please let us know.

September is National Preparedness Month

When a disaster threatens call the

Collier Information Center at 3-1-1 or 252-8444.

Since 1899, The Salvation Army has provided emergency services to individuals and communities affected by disasters and other catastrophic events. The "Army" has been on the scene of thousands of disasters ... honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, in the place of need. The Salvation Army is among the first to arrive at the disaster scene and among the last to leave.

In a disaster, The Salvation Army has the ability to provide both immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help. Basic services may include:

Food Service

The most visible of The Salvation Army's disaster services is the delivery of meals and drinks to disaster victims and emergency workers. Food may be prepared and served at congregate feeding sites (such as a Salvation Army corps building, camp or shelter) or from one of the Army's mobile feeding units/canteens, which are essentially kitchens on wheels.

Hydration Service

Hydration service provides beverages that replenish electrolytes (minerals such as potassium), enhance energy and meet general hydration requirements for those served.

Cleanup and Restoration

The Salvation Army supports people as they restore and rebuild after a disaster. Cleanup and restoration services include distribution of cleanup supplies, coordination of volunteer rebuilding teams and set up of warehouses to distribute reconstruction supplies.

Donations Management

The Salvation Army is one of the nation's leaders in collecting, sorting and distributing donated goods. During a disaster, The Salvation Army may open disaster warehouses to receive and sort donations, establish distribution centers to dispense goods directly to victims and channel donations to support other disaster programs such as mass feeding and cleanup.

Spiritual and Emotional Care

The Salvation Army provides spiritual comfort and emotional support to disaster victims and emergency workers coping with the stress of a disaster. Salvation Army counselors, who are ordained clergy (officers) or lay personnel, will offer a "ministry of presence," as well as examples of spiritual and emotional care activities include comforting the injured and bereaved, conducting or participating in funeral and memorial services and providing chaplaincy services to disaster workers and emergency management personnel.

Disaster Social Services

The Salvation Army provides direct financial assistance to disaster victims through a system of trained caseworkers. The assistance available may include essential living supplies, such as food, clothing, medicine, bedding, or baby products, emergency housing needs and disaster-related medical or funeral expenses.

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How we work with other agencies:

  • The Salvation Army of Collier County is an integral member of the community of disaster service organizations.
  • The Salvation Army's role is affirmed in The Federal Relief Act of 1970 (PL 91-606) and The Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (PL 93-288).

The Salvation Army is active in:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disasters (NVOAD)
  • Voluntary Organizations active In Disasters (VOAD)
  • Local/State/Regional Emergency Management Organizations
  • Local/State/Regional Planning and Service Organizations

Helpful Links

Social Services & Food Pantries

Naples Social Services & Food Pantry
3050 Horseshoe Dr. N. #260, Naples, FL 34104
239-210-4009 Fax: 239-210-4010Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hours subject to changeFinancial Assistance Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Last sign-in is at 1:00 pm

Immokalee Service Center

Immokalee Social Services & Food Pantry
2050 Commerce Ave. #8, Immokalee, FL 34142
239-657-2199 Fax: 239-658-0807Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Hours subject to change

Operation Lasting Hope

Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Center

2050 Commerce Ave. #9, Immokalee, FL 34142
239-657-2198 Fax: 239-657-2196 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 12:30 pm to 4:30 pmAshley Jones, Director of Social Services/Disaster Recovery Phone: 239-210-4016 Email: Ashley.Jones@uss.salvationarmy.org
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Church Services

The Salvation Army is part of an international church that began in London, England in 1865. Salvation Army Centers of Worship are called Corps. Our Corps (church) offers a variety of activities and services and we invite you to worship with us. Come and experience a fresh approach to worship at The Salvation Army Worship Center located at 3170 Estey Avenue in Naples.  Join our blended community church with more than 18 nations worshiping every Sunday.

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.
Worship at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish translation available).

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

We welcome all to join us in worship at our Chapel located at 3170 Estey Avenue, Naples FL 34104.

Call (239) 775-9447

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Club 316: Club 316 is a Salvation Army-based character-building program similar to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts where kids earn badges by learning about a specific item and accomplishing various tasks.

Leave the Cooking to Us!

Once a month in Naples and Immokalee adults ages 65+ get together for lunch, crafts, information sharing, and fellowship.

Under Construction

The Salvation Army of Collier County, Social Service offices, remains engaged in remote business practices. We will continue to share information and resources as this situation evolves to determine how to help the most vulnerable during these uncertain times. The Salvation Army is committed to providing a “continuation of care” during and following the COVID-19 crisis through tackling challenges with innovation and adaptation.

We are welcoming the new decade with confidence. At The Salvation Army of Collier County, data and infrastructure fragmentation is a thing of the past with our software-defined application and storage platform.

Looking ahead, we are planning how we will begin welcoming clients back into our office using innovative ways that follow strict social distancing practices and use proper protective equipment, but a date has not been set.

We are thankful to be able to provide care in His name as the hands and feet of Jesus, which is the hallmark of our mission at The Salvation Army.

CCPS FREE MEAL PICK-UP SITES

During this week’s school closure, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17th), Collier County Public Schools will be offering FREE meals for ALL children age 18 and under at 27 locations throughout the District.

This free meal service will begin on Tuesday, March 17th, with pick-up available each weekday from 9am to 1pm. The meals will be “grab and go” style. Students will be able to pick up two meals (breakfast and lunch OR lunch and next day’s breakfast). Participating families will also receive a daily activities page. School buildings will be closed; therefore, meals must be consumed offsite.

IMPORTANT: Per federal regulations, children 18 and under must be present to receive meals.

Click here to view a list of all pick-up locations. If your child’s home school is not listed, you may visit any of the participating locations. You may also click here to search for your closest pick-up location using your address.

NEW: HARRY CHAPIN FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will also be providing food distribution at locations throughout Collier County. Please click here to access the Harry Chapin Food Bank locator

A treasure hunter’s paradise in paradise.

Family Store Hours
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

To schedule a pickup,
please call 239-775-0721.

Family Store #1
(next to Oakes Farm)
2255 Davis Boulevard
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239-774-4347

Thrift Store
(next to The Print Shop)
2313 Davis Boulevard
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239-774-1445

Volunteer and make a difference.

Our Thrift Store staff is supported by Volunteers and their precious help is greatly appreciated. If you have just a few hours a week or more, we need you.

Download a Volunteer packet, then call the Family Store Manager at 239-774-4347 to volunteer today!

You make them smile and give them hope.

You make them smile and give them hope.

Whose life will your clothes and goods transform?

When you donate goods to The Salvation Army of Collier County, those items are then sold at our Family Stores. Proceeds help fund life-changing programs.

Every time you transform your look, you transform lives. Doing the most good!

Call 239-775-0721 to schedule a free pick-up.

Turn your treasures into a charitable legacy.

Your estate treasures like valuable antiques, stamp and coin collections, works of art, cars, boats, and other personal property can make suitable charitable gifts today or after your lifetime.

To help shape future lives contact Tony Tidwell at 239-210-4017.

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