Community Support & Services

The State of Florida and Lee County offer a variety of community groups that provide assistance to home education families.

Note: These sources are provided only as a reference and should not be considered as an endorsement for or against any of the parties indicated by the Lee County Public School System.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

CHESF Informational Meeting
Purpose: Informational meeting about CHESF as a homeschool support group to provide family fellowship and activities for both parents and children.
Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Grace Christian Ministries (390 Freemont St, Ft Myers, FL)
More Information: https://www.homeschool-life.com/fl/chesf/

Financial Aid Nights 2019
What: Receive information about FAFSA hints and tips; types of financial aid available and timeline
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Cape Coral High school

Financial Aid Nights 2019
What: Receive information about FAFSA hints and tips; types of financial aid available and timeline
When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Where: South Fort Myers High school

Financial Aid Nights 2019
What: Receive information about FAFSA hints and tips; types of financial aid available and timeline
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Lehigh Senior High school

Financial Aid Nights 2019
What: Receive information about FAFSA hints and tips; types of financial aid available and timeline
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Dunbar High school
 

Better Together
Mission: Keeping families together by offering support and preventative services that empower the whole person and the entire family.
More Information: https://bettertogetherus.org/
Contact: 239-470-2733 or isis@bettertogtherus.org 

United Way

Mission: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.
More information: https://www.unitedwaylee.org/

Project Dentists Care
What: A local program that brings free dental care to individuals and families whose household income is under $48,000 a year.
Contact: https://www.floridadental.org/foundation/programs/project-dentists-care

The Bridge Fund
What:  To help bridge the gaps that exist in our greater Bonita Springs/Estero community support systems by helping people experiencing personal crises and by supporting education needs.  
Contact:  http://www.thebridge-fund.org/
 
VALERIE'S HOUSE
Mission: Valerie's House mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives. 
Vission: Valerie's House vision is that no child will grieve alone.
Contact/more information: angela@valerieshouseswfl.org or www.valerieshouseswfl.org

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System

Purpose: The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Service centers include 19 centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Technology. In addition, the FDLRS Network also includes 6 Multi-disciplinary Centers who focus on in-depth evaluations and several statewide projects offering specialized services.
Details: http://www.fdlrs.org/

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Adult Education Program
Who: Any student age 16 and older interested in earning the State of Florida high school diploma.
Registration: Begins January, 2020
More Information: Please call Adult Education Department directly at 239-939-6310 or visit their website, http://www.leeschools.net/general-education-development-ged .