Discover current resources for hurricane relief – updated daily!
Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, has vetted and background-checked host volunteer families available to provide short term childcare to first responders, essential workers and families in need of getting their children into a safe environment.
Better Together is also working with local employers to find workers to assist with damage.
Employers and job seekers can contact Better Together for assistance.
Cape Christian continues to deploy teams of volunteers to help residents of Cape Coral in need of minor roof repairs and tarping. Please contact Greg Johnson at 952-999-2685. Roofing repair and tarping services will be provided by the Adventure Disaster Relief Team and will be based on need and limited to Cape Coral residents with no other means to prevent further damage.
Cape Christian will also continue to deploy teams of volunteers throughout some of the hardest-hit areas of SWFL to deliver supplies to families in need.
The nonprofit provides emergency groceries, hot food, social services as well as Meals on Wheels food and mobile food pantry deliveries throughout Lee and North Collier County
The Community Market is open Monday – Friday with emergency groceries and hot meals at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Fort Myers and pop-up Mobile Food Pantries are hosted as available.
For community members in need, Healthcare Network, with practices throughout Collier County, offers integrated behavioral health, which allows patients to receive behavioral health services when they visit for adult, pediatric and women’s care services.
Marion E. Fether (MEF), 1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee
FSU College of Medicine, 1441 Heritage Blvd., Immokalee
Nichols Community Health Center Golden Gate, 12655 Collier Blvd., Naples
Children’s Care East (CCE ), 6350 Davis Blvd. #1001, Naples
Children’s Care North (CCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #208, Naples
Family Care North (FCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #206, Naples
Family Care iTech (FCIT), 508 North 9th Street, #142, Immokalee
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 239.658.3000 to schedule or make an appointment. Telehealth services are also available.
Additionally, Healthcare Network offers traditional mental health services through the Center for Psychology and Wellness, located in Nichols Community Health Center, 2655 Collier Blvd., Naples. Mental Health services are available in person or via telehealth.
Healthcare Network’s multilingual Community Outreach Team is going out into the community (see remaining schedule below) providing tetanus vaccines, medical assistance, mental health support and water and other supplies (wipes, hand sanitizers, diapers when in supply) to those in need.
Monday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Everglades Community Church, 101 S. Copeland Ave., Everglades City, 34139
Tuesday, Oct 18
9 a.m. to noon, River Park Community Center, 301 11th St. N. Naples
2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fleischmann Park Community Center, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples
Thursday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nichols Pediatric Center, YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd. Naples
Friday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greater Naples Fire Rescue, 175 Capri Blvd., Naples
The Outreach Team is also canvassing communities working to connect individuals impacted by the storm with medical and other support services. If you work or live in Collier County and need help finding recovery resources, please call Healthcare Network’s Community Outreach Team at 239.675.7080, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hope Healthcare is currently providing a range of services including:
Hospice and palliative care for adults and children in Lee County, including hospice at home – more info at www.hopehospice.org
Donations to support life-saving care and hurricane recovery efforts can be made at morehope.org
NAMI Collier County
The Sarah Ann Drop-In Center, a confidential, accepting, and safe environment where people over the age of 18 with a mental illness diagnosis can participate in support groups and activities is open.
Those with mental illnesses and their families who are in need of peer support, food pantry supplies, clothing, coffee, a shower, air conditioning or laundry support are welcome at the center Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We know one in five people live with mental illnesses daily; with the widespread devastation that has occurred, the stressors and triggers are magnified. If you are feeling overwhelmed and need to speak to some of NAMI’s Peer Operators, call the Wam Line at 800-945-1355 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or the National Suicide Hotline at 988.
The Sarah Ann Center is located at 6324 Trail Blvd. Naples, FL 34108.
Lee BIA Builders Care
Builders Care is providing a range of emergency home repairs at no cost to elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need, including roof tarping, water damage mitigation, window replacement, AC repair, roof repairs, property debris and tree cleanup, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, wheelchair ramp rebuilds and delivery of food, water and other essentials.
TwinCutZ, a professional barber shop, is providing free haircuts to first responders, health care workers and linemen on Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its McGregor/Bridge Plaza location at 12901 McGregor Blvd., #12, in Fort Myers.
A truckload of donations will be onsite providing relief items including clothing, baby items, water, pet food, non-perishable food and hygiene products like shampoo and body wash. The barber shop is also giving away home grooming tools such as clippers, trimmers, shavers and blow dryers. Hot meals will also be provided.
Vibe Yoga offers a variety of yoga and meditation classes including sound healing meditation, gentle yoga, restorative yoga and trauma-informed yoga. All classes are taught by certified teachers including, Warriors at Ease, a trauma-informed yoga class that is FREE to those in need. Visit https://vibeyogaswfl.com/class-schedule/ to view class times. Dedicated group classes for organizations, families and teams are available.