Get Help

The Caring Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to Noon.

If you are one of many people who do not have sufficient resources to maintain a suitable lifestyle and you are a Cape Coral resident, you may qualify for help from the Cape Coral Caring Center. Because we know the minimal essentials of life are food and shelter, we are here to assist you if you need these essentials:

  • Food items
  • Electric bill assistance (when funds are available)
  • Referrals to other agencies

To receive food assistance, all you need is a valid Cape Coral driver’s license or Florida ID.

We are also here to help you with:

  • Critical needs to cope with a negative economic situation on a short-term basis.
  • To maximize services to individuals and families.
  • To minimize duplication of services by various agencies.
  • To help maintain a suitable standard of living..


Below is a list of other agencies that may be able to help you.

Food Resources

Cape Coral Assembly of God
717 Skyline Boulevard
Telephone: (239)574-5690
Every other Saturday.  Call for details!

Faith Presbyterian Church
4544 Coronado Parkway
Telephone (239) 542-2858
Provides a Food Pantry on Fridays 7:00 AM-9:00 AM, Must call first for application.

Vineyard Community Church
923 SE 47th Terrace
Telephone (239) 549-8075
Open Doors & Register for Groceries on Thursday’s at 4:30, Dinner 5:45

Cape Coral Caring Center’s Caring Café
1105 Cultural Park Blvd,
Thursdays from 9:30 till 12:30. You will receive a bag of groceries.

Adventist Community Service
1509-1511 SE 47th Terrace
Provides food and clothing- Open Tues. & Thurs. 10am- 2pm

To Apply for Food Stamps or WIC
Florida Department of Children & Families: (561)227-6722
WIC: (239)344-2000
Food Stamps 1-850-300-4323 or go online at: www.def.state.fl.us/programs/access

Medical Resources

Lee Physicians Group Cape Coral United Way
1435 SE 8TH Terrace, next to Cape Coral Hospital
Telephone: (239) 424-2757

Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
643 Cape Coral Parkway East.
Telephone (239) 206-1224
Call for details and appointment!

Elderly Services Resources

Lake Kennedy Senior Center
400 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Telephone: (239) 574-0572
Seniors 60+
Provides hot lunches for anyone 60+ and volunteers of all ages.

Cape Coral Mini-Bus
Telephone (239) 574-0573

Meals on Wheels
This is for the homebound elderly.
Telephone: (239)-337-1055

Elder Hotline
For other assistance for seniors.
Telephone: 239-652-6901

Dr. Piper Center, Senior Compassion Center
Telephone: 239-332-5346

Area on Aging Agency
Telephone: 866-413-5337

Veterans Resources

Hearts & Homes for Veterans, Inc.
2330 Alicia Street Fort Myers
Telephone: (239) 674-1719

The Brotherhood of Heroes Resource Center
4522 Del Prado Blvd S.
Telephone (239) 360-8913

Homeless Shelter Resources

Bootstrap Homeless Ministries
4801 Orange Grove Blvd
Telephone: (239) 898-2331

The Salvation Army Homeless Resource Center
2450 Edison Ave Fort Myers
Telephone: (239) 789-1169

Fort Myers Rescue Mission
Christian based for men
Telephone: (239) 334-7365

Angel Wings SWFL
Telephone: (239) 898-0945

Lee County Rapid Rehousing
Telephone: (239) 305-2222

Employment Resources

Career Source Southwest Florida
1020 Cultural Park Boulevard Cape Coral FL 33990
Telephone: (239) 673-8591

City of Cape Coral: Job Postings
Telephone: (239) 574-0535

Goodwill Job Link
Telephone: (239) 995-2106

Social Services

Salvation Army
Social Services, Family, Medical and Correction Services
Telephone: (239) 537-9959

Counseling Low Income Housing Assistance

United Way 211
Program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies within Lee County. Clients can call and receive information and referrals appropriate to their needs. Application for assistance with electric bills can be obtained through applying for LCEC Power to Share (funding when available) through 211

Section 8 HUD Offices
4224 Renaissance Preserve Way, Ft. Myers
Telephone: (239) 344-3220
Or go to: www.hacfm.org

1420 SE 47th Street, Cape Coral Florida 33904 | 239.945.1927

4645 SE 15th Avenue,
Cape Coral, FL 33904

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