Every day, hundreds of people in Collier County are living on the streets. Down on their luck, they need a safe and nurturing environment and someone to lend a helping hand. The Immokalee Friendship House strives to help the less fortunate among us.
The Immokalee Friendship House was founded in 1987 by Sister Marie McFadden, and a small group of caring community leaders. Working in the area, these individuals noticed that many men, women, and children, many of them hard-working migrants, had no place to sleep at night. To address the lack of emergency housing, the Immokalee Friendship House was created.
Since its inception, Immokalee Friendship House has provided meals, clothing, and shelter to thousands of individuals in Greater Collier County. The shelter is nearly always at capacity, some of which are families with young children.
Abused women and children, migrant farm workers, convalescents, people fighting addiction, and families that recently suffered a loss of income all come through the doors of the Immokalee Friendship House.