Local Services

Services Help Line  United Way 211 of Lee County

24-Hour Information and Referral Service – (239) 433-3900

7275 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

 

EMERGENCY HOUSING

Abuse Counseling & Treatment

939-3112

P. O. Box 60401, Fort Myers 33906

Open: 24-7

Services: shelter & counseling for victims

of domestic violence

Bread of Life Mission

(941) 575-4440

6454 Scott Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Services: Faith bases homeless shelter

CHAINS, Inc.

479-7698

3613 Fairview Ave., Fort Myers 33916

An Ex-Offender Ministry in the African

American Community; temporary short term

housing for men, mentoring, resource for

returning to community

 

Fort Myers Rescue Mission

334-7365

6900 Mission Lane, Fort Myers 33916

Open: 24-7

Services: Christian based for men and

families with children.

Lifeline Family Center, Inc.

Maternity Home/Aftercare Transitional Housing

242-7238 M-F 9:00 a.m./5:00 p.m.

907 S.E. 5h Ave., Cape Coral 33990

Services: Shelter for pregnant mothers

providing a safe home/learning environment,

educational-job training, counseling,

parenting classes & spiritual direction

Criteria: Prior to six months pregnant, ages

15-22, must pass drug test and have no active

felony charges

Lutheran Services (OASIS)

278-5400

Hours : 8 a.m. – 4 :30 p.m.

3634 Central Avenue, Fort Myers 33901

Services: minors age 10-17

 

Florida Rural Legal Services

334-4554

3210 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers

Open: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Services: Assessment for pro bono services

The Nations Association

332-7575

4625 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers 33905

Open: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Services:

Immigration services

VETERANS SERVICES

 

The Veteran Center

938-1100

2072 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers 33901

VA Veterans Homeless Outreach Services

Contact: Rick Merillat at 939-3939 ext 6495

OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Services:

Enrollment for health benefits, request

discharge paperwork, drug and alcohol

treatment. Medical domiciliary referral etc.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic

939-3939

Benefits Info: 1-800-827-1000

3033 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers 33916

Open: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F)

Services: Health benefits, NSC pensions,

SC pensions, etc.

God’s Table at Chapel by the Sea

463-3173

100 Chapel Street, Fort Myers Beach 33931

Services:Veteran Services: Friday 8:30 a.m.

Lee County Veterans’ Service Office

938-1100

Contact: John Ebling

2072 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers 33901

Open: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

FOOD PANTRIES

 

All Souls Episcopal Church

997-7685

 Must live in North Fort Myers

and not be served by another food pantry

14640 N. Cleveland Ave., N. Fort Myers 33903

Clothing:

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday

Food Pantry:

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday

Food Service:

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday

Alva United Methodist Pantry

728-2277

21440 Pearl Street, Alva 33920

 

Bonita Springs Assistance Office

992-3034 Open: (M-F) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

10346 Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs 34135

Services: for Bonita and Estero residents

Broadway Church of God

936-8366

3309 S. Broadway, Fort Myers 33901

Open: (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday).

Services: Food/Groceries 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Criteria: Call 275-1141 first; bring photo ID;

eligible 1 time per month

Cape Coral Caring Center

945-1927

4645 S.E. 15th Avenue, Cape Coral 33904

Open: 9:00 a.m. – Noon for Cape residents

Catholic Charities

334-4007

3430 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 33901

Christian Brothers

997-9098 for Bonita Springs/Estero only

26650 Noble Lane, Bonita Springs 34135

 

Community Cooperative Ministries

332-7687 Must have a referral

3429 Dr. MLK Boulevard, Fort. Myers

Services: Food/ grocery items 9:00-11:00 a.m.

First Assembly Cornerstone (Ministries)

337-4140

3220 Martin Luther King Blvd., FM 33916

Services: food or clothing available Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Harvest Time Ministries

947-6016

25783 Carnation Court, Bonita Springs 34135

Services: food & clothing for farm worker

families in Bonita Springs

Healthy Choice Ministries

867-1256 Call prior & talk with Scott

878-1970 for Food

3506 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers 33916

Food and groceries available M-F

Criteria: Must have a photo identification

 

Helping Hands

433-5901

2203 Fowler Street, Fort Myers 33901

(located at Labor Ready Office) 461-0008

Criteria: Bring photo identification and proof

of residence in North Fort Myers

Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee, Inc.

992-6080 or 267-6155

20300 B. Trailside Drive, Estero 33928

Serving Island Park, San Carlos & Estero

Monday from Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – Noon

ICAN

337-2391 Services available to clients only

2231 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers 33901

Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte

481-4449 Call for appointment

6237 Presidential Court, #E, Fort Myers 33919

Services: Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

McGregor Baptist

936-1754

3131 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers 33916

Open for food/groceries Monday & Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Criteria: 2 forms of ID, eligible 3X per year

Nations Association Charities, Inc.

332-7575

4625 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Services: need DCF of new job referral

New Life Assembly of God

(239) 369-6147

507 Sunshine Boulevard, Lehigh Acres 33971

Open: Tuesday and Thursday from

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. by appointment

Services: Food/groceries items for Lehigh

residents (bring identification)

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church

283-0456

12175 Stringfellow Road, Pine Island

Open: call for an appointment 33922

Services: Food/grocery items for Pine Island

residents only 6x year limit: M-F 8am-2pm

Lee Mental Health Center – Lehigh

United Way House 369-0177

1303-103 Homestead Road, Lehigh 33936

Contact: Jeff Zerbe

St. John the Apostle MCC

344-0012 – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3049 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 33901

Services: Food/Grocery items by referral

The Nations Association

332-7575

4625 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers 33905

Open: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Services: Food/grocery items – Must be

referred by food stamp office or new job

The Salvation Army

334-3745 Open: Monday-Friday

2476 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers 33901

9:00 a.m-11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Services: Food/grocery items

 

St. Vincent de Paul

334-9225

2073 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Myers 33901

9:00-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Services: Groceries, other help

2202 Fowler Street, Fort Myers 33901

6 Days a Week at Labor Ready 461-0008