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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Description:

AHF is a global non profit agency providing cutting edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay to over 1 million people in 41 countries.  In Ft. Myers we offer a health care center and pharmacy annex, free HIV testing and linkage to care, case management, support programs, and support groups.  Please contact us for further information.

Address:
2231 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 33901
Phone: 239-337-2391
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Avow Hospice

Description:

Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County’s original nonprofit hospice. Avow provides comfort, care, understanding and dignity to those who are seriously ill and their caregivers, as well as those mourning a loved one’s passing.

In 2017, Avow partnered with the GSN WeCare Committee, to conduct an eight-week LGBT bereavement support program. The program provides participants with a safe, compassionate environment to share thoughts and feelings, receive support and embrace hope and healing.

This year, Avow received a $15,000 grant from the LGBTQ Fund through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to expand their LGBTQ programs. In addition to offering support services, Avow is providing education and outreach to elder care facilities, care givers and others concerning issues facing the LGBT community in need of eldercare or senior housing

Address:
1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples 34105
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Center for Progress and Excellence

Description:

Founded in 2017, the Center for Progress and Excellence Inc. provides comprehensive social and behavioral health services to the Southwest Florida region, in order to promote self-sufficiency and personal progress throughout the community, regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and economic status.

The Mobile Crisis Team

This team provides a rapid on call service. The team consists of mental health professionals. This effort will reduce barriers and provide on site assessment, timely coordination and appropriate services. By providing individuals with an on-call behavioral health intervention, it can significantly reduce unnecessary Baker acts and provide appropriate and timely assessment, intervention and engagement. A highly trained and specialized mobile crisis unit will assist in managing crisis situations in an effective, holistic and humane manner.

LGBT Transitional Home Many

LGBTQ youth have the added layer of trauma that comes with being rejected or mistreated because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This transitional housing program will empower the young men and women with the tools needed to live independently. The importance of having a secure environment to call home can't be overstated. The unique transitional housing model will encourage the growth of independent, positive and productive adult community members.

Address:
6360 Techster Boulevard, Fort Myers 33966
Phone: 239-223-2751
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Collier Freedom

Description:

Collier Freedom is a grassroots organization located in Naples Florida. The mission is to create an inclusive community regardless of race, nationality, faith or sexual orientation for a common vision of freedom, equality and social justice.

Address:
P.O. Box 7392, Naples 34101
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David Lawrence Center

Description:

Based in Southwest Florida, the David Lawrence Center is a not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.

Address:
6075 Bathey Lane, Naples 34116
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Equality Florida

Description:

Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, they are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Address:
P.O. Box 13184, St Petersburg, FL, Southwest Florida 33733
Phone: 813-870-3735
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY GENDER & SEXUALITY ALLIANCE

Description:

The primary purpose of this organization is to raise social awareness and bring together all people of Florida Gulf Coast University, and the surrounding community. It is a safe forum for discussion for all those who are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender. It is a network of individuals who meet weekly in order to promote activism, awareness, diversity and fun.

Address:
10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers 33965