Lee County Government is investing in Human & Business Services to provide immediate assistance for individuals, families and businesses. Funds are available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.

Visit www.LeeFLCares.com for more information on eligibility




​Dial 211 for a free hotline to help navigate the human and social services available in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties.

Lee County Human & Veterans Services is offering client services by phone and internet. Call (239) 533-7900 with any questions. ​


 Employee and Paycheck Resources

Florida Re-Employment Assistance (Insurance) Program

 Application

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  (800) 204-2418

  • Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Florida law.
  • Florida administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal Law.
  • To qualify, you must have worked in Florida during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available to work each week that you are collecting.
  • You will be eligible for an extra $600 per week (in addition to your state benefits) in emergency federal compensation through July 31, 2020
  • The new program includes all unemployed workers, including gig workers, self-employed and contractors.

Coronavirus Stimulus Check

 ​$1200 per Adult & $500 per Child

 Distributed by IRS, No Signup Needed

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  • The amount you will receive will depend on your total income in 2019 or 2018 federal tax return.
  • Single US residents must have a social security number and an Adjusted Gross Income under $75,000 to receive the full amount of $1,200. The sum decreases as your AGI goes up. If your AGI reaches $99,000, you will not be eligible for the stimulus.
  • Heads of Household will get the full $1,200 payment if your AGI is $112,500 or less, with the amount decreasing till you reach $146,500.
  • Couples filing jointly without children with an AGI below $150,000 will get a $2,400 payment, decreasing to zero at $198,000.
  • For each child age 16 or younger in the family, parents will get a payment of $500. Older children and other dependents may not be eligible for payment. If you are retired and did not file a federal tax return in 2018 or 2019 you may still qualify. The IRS will use your Social Security benefit statement to determine eligibility

Career Source SWFL

 ​Register at the Job Bank

  ​(800) 557-3242

  • The first step to begin your job search is to fully register or update your profile at Employ Florida. If you have not yet registered with our job bank, EmployFlorida.com, you are missing out on thousands of job opportunities from our preferred employers. You can complete your background and build or upload a résumé. You can activate your Virtual Recruiter which will automatically notify you of job openings that will match your interests and skills and will tell you how to apply for the jobs.

Food Accessibility Resources

Mobile Pantries/Pickup Meals

 ​Harry Chapin

 Community Cooperative

 The Salvation Army

 Lee County School District 

  • The following agencies/organizations are currently providing food assistance through mobile food pantry distributions or meal pick-up programs. 
  • Please click on the links to the left for location and schedule information.

 Medical Resources

Coast 2 Coast Rx Help

 ​Apply Online

  • Coast2CoastRx Card is a free prescription coupon card provided by community governments. 
  • Cardholders can save on both brand name and generic drugs.

Housing Resources

Assistance with Past Due Rent, Mortgage and/or Utilities 

 Apply Online
  • Applications and all supporting documents may be submitted via email or dropped off in the drop box.
  • Drop box located is located at 2440 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. 

Home Energy Assistance 

 (239) 533-7900

 Learn More

 Application

  • Call (239) 533-7900. Select options 1, 5 and 2 when you hear the greeting begin to play.
  • Clients must call to receive an application number prior to submitting their application
  • LIHEAP Applications may be submitted via:
    • Email: liheap@leegov.com
    • Mail: Lee County Human & Veteran Services, 2440 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901
    • Drop Box: Available at the address listed above. 

Home Repair Assistance

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 Application


Veterans Benefits

​Assistance Obtaining Benefits for Veterans

 Application


Homelessness Resources

Homelessness Prevention Program

 (239) 533-7900

  Learn More

  • If you are living outside, in a car, or in an emergency shelter, we invite you to complete a survey to help you find a housing solution by connecting you to available resources. You can complete the survey by calling 239-533-7900 and selecting options 1, 5, then 3. For more information visit www.leegov.com/dhs/fss/homeless