Naples, FL – DATE – Domestic violence and human trafficking remain real issues for many women and children. In 2018, for instance, the Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children provided over 28,000 nights of shelter and 9,079 hours of childcare to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Seeing such high numbers of need, the Alsco Naples Branch wanted to help support and protect some of the community’s most vulnerable members.
“You never know if some of our employees or future employees will have a need or have used their services,” says William Dandridge, the General Manager of the Alsco Naples Branch.
With a mission to prevent domestic violence and human trafficking and protect victims through advocacy, empowerment and social change, the Shelter opened in 1986 in response to a notable increase in calls to the county’s Hotline and Rape Crisis Program.
Over the years, the Shelter has expanded its footprint and added additional services, such as serving the needs of child victims as well. Today, some 67 full- and part-time staff members provide services in three different locations through residential and outreach services.
“The Shelter can help turn around the lives of local families and help them to move forward with their lives, and that’s something worth supporting,” notes Dandridge.
The Shelter operates a 60-bed emergency shelter; seven transitional living cottages with the capacity to house 42 participants; provides outreach services, training and education throughout Collier County, FL, with offices in Naples and Immokalee.
We employ a staff of 67 full-time, part-time staff and on-call team members. Program staff are trained and certified in the area of domestic violence. All staff members have additional specific credentials based on their particular job function. Programs are provided in Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs at schools, the courthouse, community centers and at partner agency locations.
Alsco is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, founded in 1889, that was recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Celebrating 130 years of business, Alsco provides linen and workwear rental services to customers that include restaurants, healthcare, automotive industry and industrial facilities. With over 180 locations and more than 20,000 employees, Alsco provides world-class service to over 355,000 customers in 14 countries. Learn more at https://alsco.com.
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