Please join us for our 10th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. Our Master of Ceremony is David Plazas, News-Press Digital Engagement Editor. This year’s theme is a Masquerade Party. Our Guest Speaker is Commissioner Brian Hamman. Music will be performed by Motown Magic. Information is attached. In addition to purchasing tickets, we are asking for donations for the silent auction. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated.
The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is hosting a Security Showcase & Expo at Harborside on October 28th. Please join us!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Janet Bartos
Lee County Homeless Coalition launches awareness initiative
in conjunction with World Homeless Day and in advance of
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2014) – On the threshold of World Homeless Day on October 10, the Lee County Homeless Coalition (LCHC) has launched its “Home Plate” general awareness initiative in Southwest Florida to expose the plight of people who are homeless in general and Lee County in particular, announced Janet Bartos, executive director for the Coalition.
The public is invited to participate by picking up a complimentary Home Plate Kit to host a meal as a catalyst for an awareness and discussion event in their homes with a handful of invited guests. The kit is an LCHC-branded tote bag containing 10 branded meal plates and an activity sheet to help get the discussion going. Additionally, participants are encouraged to view a brief and locally produced video posted on the nonprofit’s website that brings to light poignant information and little known facts concerning homelessness.
On any given night in Lee County, there are approximately 3,000 men, women and children without a place to call a home, Bartos said.
“The purpose of hosting an event is simply to raise awareness among concerned citizens and their friends and neighbors — this is not a fundraising drive,” Bartos explained. “More people need to have an appreciation for the depth of the issue before they can decide how they might be able to help our cause.”
This initiative also leads up to LCHC’s 10th annual dinner auction Nov. 1 and to National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 15 through 23.
Lee County Homeless Coalition is a nonprofit organization comprising community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness. The Coalition’s mission is to advocate, educate and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.
Good morning everyone I am pleased to announce that the website for the HT
Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is now live. I have also
attached a copy of our first newsletter (even though it is also available
on the website). The event calendar will be updated regularly as we
receive notification of new events and if any of you have an event that you
would like us to include please let us know. There are many different
resources that can be accessed by anyone interested and these will also be
updated on a regular basis. Thanks to all of you for collaborating with us
as we move forward in our efforts to combat Human Trafficking and
streamline our regional services.
Alex Olivares, M.S.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Human Trafficking Resource Center at Florida Gulf Coast University
(See attached file: newsletterpdf.pdf)
Human Services Information Network Meeting
Feel free to post, distribute and forward. Take note of some of our new
health and wellness options….TAI CHI!!!! Please remember you do NOT have to
be a customer of our agency to attend these classes and we are on LeeTran’s
route in case you want to refer your clients, customers, and patients. We
are finalizing our Fort Myers Beach Outreach Calendar and will forward that
once our partners confirm their dates.
Have a great day.
Roger C. Mercado, Jr. MSW | Division Director, Social Services & Education
| roger | NOTE NEW NUMBER 239.332.7687 ext. 7117
CERT TRAINING ~ Community Emergency Response Team
The deadline to register is Monday, September 29
CLASSES: Monday & Wednesday October 6, 8, 13 and 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE 24 hour training is available to volunteers in our community
Learn how to respond to emergencies
In your neighborhood, workplace, or community
Nancy Tanner Training & Exercise Coordinator with Hendry County Emergency
Management will be coordinating & teaching the 24 hour Basic CERT training.
Taught at The Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
located at 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle. At least 10 participants needed.
Participants will need to bring their lunch.
Contact Nancy Tanner
at the Hendry County Emergency Management 863-674-5400 or
Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church 863-675-0656
This information provided by the Hendry/Glades Family Services Network.
Hosted by the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee and United
Way 211 in partnership with the network of Human Service agencies in Hendry
and Glades counties.
…. to provide a forum for information exchange and coordination among
providers and the community to enhance the availability and delivery of
It’s that time again for the First Christian Church Car Care Event on Saturday, October 11th. We assist financially challenged single mothers, widows, widowers, and seniors with this service. Please call Margo to set up an appointment at 941-416-9946.
Would you like to volunteer to help? Please call Margo at 941-416-9946.
Good afternoon everyone,
Attached you will find the agenda for our Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Youth
Services Coalition meeting. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jessica Spencer,
Statewide Coalition Director for the Drug Free Florida Committee who will
be presenting information on the proposed changes in Florida marijuana
laws. You don’t want to miss this!
See you there,