Financial Assistance By Appointment Only – Please call (239) 210-4009
If you are interested in meeting with a disaster case manager, please call (239) 359-8179 to schedule an appointment
Due to a fire on our campus, our Food Pantry Assistance is suspended until further notice
Our Child Development Center is currently not taking any new enrollments. We hope to begin taking new enrollments in the next school year. Thank you

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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.


  • 1 year old classroom - $130 a week
  • 2 year old classroom - $120 a week
  • 3 year old classroom - $110 a week
  • 4 year old classroom - $100 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 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.


  • 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 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Early Release Days: Open on days when the children get out early from school
  • Summer Camp: Open for most of the summer; M-F 8:00AM-6:00 PM


  • 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 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.

Please see this form for information on how to apply for a Hurricane Ian SBA loan

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.

*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:


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
3180 Estey Avenue,
Naples, FL 34104
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


is a groundbreaking initiative of The Salvation Army. It allows The Salvation Army to work hand-in-hand with motivated families to propel them away from chronic, intergenerational poverty and toward a path to self-sufficiency. As we serve 30 million Americans annually, we are keenly aware of the trials our client families face. We also know that their struggles will persist if we keep treating the recurring symptoms of the problem and not the source. Poverty is not an affliction of the unfortunate few. It is a national epidemic. 43.1 million people in the United States are at or below the poverty level ( Left unchecked, the poverty of today will impact untold families tomorrow. Youth who live in poverty for half of their adolescence are 32 times more likely to stay there; 42 percent of children born to parents in the bottom fifth of income distribution remain at the bottom – a startling reality in this land of opportunity. The impact of intergenerational poverty is seen, most acutely, in children, as over one half of those adults who were poor in childhood currently live at or below the poverty level.

Our Response

The Mission of Pathway of Hope:
To provide enhanced services to families that are ready to take action to break the cycle of poverty for their children and generations to come. The Pathway of Hope intends to address the root causes of poverty for at least 100,000 client families across the country. In addition to attending to families’ immediate needs, we want to eliminate the substructures of poverty in their lives by opening doors to opportunity, building community alliances to expand access to resources in
order to create transformational change for parents and their children. To accomplish these ambitious goals, The Salvation Army has expanded its holistic approach, which serves the entire person; physically, emotionally and

Laying The Foundation for Hope
The Salvation Army is well-positioned for this bold mission due to the wide scope of our engagement footprint. With 1,216 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers nationwide, we serve every
zip code in the US. In the Southern Territory we operate 342 Corps and 75 Service Centers. There is no need for new infrastructure. We will be harnessing more than 150 years of program experience, social service expertise and unalterable faith in the ability of people to help themselves when provided with real opportunities. The initiative builds upon and expands our current strengths, as well as the ties we already have with families in the communities we serve.

Collaborative Coaching with Families
The typical Pathway of Hope family is composed of a single mother, in her mid-thirties, with two to three children. Every day, she is faced with the daunting task of deciding whether to pay for food, electricity or medical needs from her allocation of meager resources. She is employed in a low-wage, part-time position without benefits. Her average annual income is $13,549. Hunger and food insecurity are this family’s reality.

While Pathway of Hope is comprehensive and characterized by compassionate, concerted care, it is not for everyone. Applicants undergo a thorough evaluation to establish their readiness to proactively overcome behaviors and patterns that reinforce their impoverished identity.

Compassionate, Strengths-Based Case Management
Case Managers meet one-on-one with participating client families for intensive counseling, as well as conduct home visits to identify the barriers to self-sufficiency. Using a strengths-based approach, case managers leverage a client’s existing strengths and resources to collaboratively develop a plan of action that will lead to self-sufficiency.

Community Coordination
Addressing the underlying causes of intergenerational poverty is a difficult task that no one single organization can address on its own. The Salvation Army is partnering with agencies to address the specific needs of the families in Pathway of Hope.

We collaborate with area agencies and organizations in order to provide client families with the best tools and support strategies for achieving their goals. Pooling resources also helps share the direct cost of meeting program beneficiaries’ needs and achieving our intended results. This approach allows The Salvation Army and other organizations to stretch our resources further, prevent duplication and help a greater number of people with more in-depth methods.

Consistency of Programs through Robust Training and Evaluation
We are extremely dedicated to the consistent implementation of Pathway of Hope and the uniform tracking of its effects within the lives of those it serves. To ensure both high performance and impact across all implementation areas, The
Salvation Army is investing in case manager training and the expansion of the information technology system currently in use at Pathway of Hope locations.

Benchmarks of assessment include how many Pathway of Hope families achieve sufficiency, increase stability, report increased hope, reduce the number of barriers they face, decrease their use of emergency services and report an increase in income.

For more information please contact

Frances Ribot
Program Manager
Phone 239-210-3081
Cell Phone 239-227-4292

Leave the Cooking to Us!

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

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)
  • Local/State/Regional Emergency Management Organizations
  • Local/State/Regional Planning and Service Organizations

Helpful Links

Social Services & Food Pantries

Naples Social Services & Food Pantry
3180 Estey Avenue,
Naples, FL 34104
Fax: 239-210-4010

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hours subject to change

Financial 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 Social Services and Food Pantry

Horizon Village 415 Rose Avenue Office A Immokalee, FL 34142 
Fax: 239-658-0807

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am to 11:30 am
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hours subject to change

For more information regarding Social Services please contact

Ashley Jones, Director of Social Services/Disaster Recovery

Phone: 239-210-4016
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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.

A treasure hunter’s paradise.

Family Store Hours
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Schedule a pickup online

Family Store
2255 Davis Boulevard
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239-774-4347

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.

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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