Summer is here! The snowbirds are nestled into their homes up north. That means many local families will work fewer hours and many others will be laid off. The kids will be out of school soon and children who were provided meals at school will be eating at home straining family budgets. Summer meal sites and food pantries help families survive the lean summer months. We are compiling a list of meal
The Collier County CoC has completed the final draft of its governance charter and welcomes comment from its members and the public. Interested persons can review the Final Draft Governance Charter and provide comment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30, 2014.
Each month approximately 200 callers—many with nowhere else to turn—receive vital information and referral to screened and approved human service organizations. A call log also provides valuable information that allows the United Way and others to assess greatest community needs and target resources. Collier 2-1-1, a United Way administered federally designated phone number, works like 9-1-1, but is for non-emergency calls. It utilizes state-of-the-art technology and expertise to connect callers
During the last two weeks in January each year, communities nationwide conduct a point-in-time (PIT) count of persons experiencing homelessness. Collier County conducted the PIT Thursday, January 23. The community wide effort, led by the Hunger and Homeless Coalition, is possible through the collaboration of: partner agencies that provide social services, mental health services, veterans’ services, and homeless assistance; local government and the public school district; business and civic organizations
The Coalition will host Get Help Clinics in Naples and Immokalee at the end of January. The Naples clinic will be held Thursday, January 23 from 3 pm until 6:30 pm at the Tree of Life Church, 2132 Shadowlawn Drive. Representatives from various health and social service agencies will be providing health related counseling and referrals, including flu shots, vision and dental screenings, and hearing tests. VA representatives will be available