Immokalee Friendship House
Providing meals and shelter for thousands of individuals for over 35 years
Immokalee Friendship House was founded in 1987 by a small group of caring community leaders. While working in the area, they 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 in this farming community of 25,000, the Immokalee Friendship House was created.
Immokalee Friendship House provides shelter to over 1,000 people and feeds over 25,000 meals each year.
Upon arrival, each Immokalee Friendship House resident’s needs are assessed and in-house assistance and referrals are coordinated. Warm showers and hot meals are made immediately available. The shelter provides three meals a day, including a bag lunch to take to work or while job prospecting. In the evening, clothes are washed, chores are done, and social services such as AA meetings, support groups and case management are made available. To help guide residents toward independence, staff assists with job interview preparedness, referrals, and finding affordable housing.
We continually reach out to the Immokalee community with:
- Food distribution programs to area churches and agencies
- English training for the Migrant Workers Association
- Bilingual AA/NA meetings and bible studies
- 100% scholarships to Immokalee technical center
602 West Main St.
Immokalee, FL 34142