17 Dec 2012

Community Offender Probation & Education Unit (C.O.P.E)

Categories: Specialty Units

The purpose of C.O.P.E. is to assist prison releasees reentering society. This brochure has been put together with you and your family in mind. The definition of opportunity is, "a good chance for advancement or progress." By serving your time, you've reached a fork in the road and you have the opportunity to leave the past behind you.

Should you experience difficulty with drug or alcohol abuse, or need assistance with education, job training or counseling, please feel free to contact our social service partners listed here. Our goal at the Fort Myers Police Department is to achieve safe streets and communities while encouraging you to take advantage of services you may need. We understand and recognize the importance of family who can assist you in rejoining society. They too are encouraged to participate.


Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT)
PO Box 60401, Fort Myers 33906
239-939-3112 (24/7 Hotline)
Provides assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual
assault through shelter, advocacy, counseling, support groups,
information, and referrals.
Elijah's Coat
3580 Fowler Street, Fort Myers  33901
Provides pastoral counseling, recovery support, case management,
court advocacy, inmate re—entry, life skills, employment coaching,
and family support.
Adult and Community Education/Lee County School District
2855 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers 33966
Provides information about classes for adults, such as GED preparation, computer skills, English as a second language, literacy, and foreign languages.
Eternal Homes
4231 Desoto Avenue, Fort Myers 33905
Provides transitional and emergency housing for men only.  Family support, parenting and recovery support coach, individual service outreach case management, transportation, support groups, and employment coaching.
After the Rain in Southwest Florida
2580 First Street, Fort Myers 33901
Provides 15 beds for women for life skills and substance abuse recovery.
Fort Myers Rescue Mission
6900 Mission Lane, Fort Myers 33916
Provides a faith-based homeless shelter and a soup kitchen.
African Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM)
3681 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers  33916
Provides after school reading program for grades K-5; mentoring groups for youth age 11-17 years; Boy Scouts.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church – Reverend James A. Bing
2030 Palm Avenue, Fort Myers 33901
Provides basic spiritual and practical services for youth and adults; limited food, clothing, and transportation services; internet access and basic computer skills; referrals to other community service agencies.
Agency for Workforce Innovation (WIA)
4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers 33916
Provides services for job seekers including job placement assistance, employability skills training, and unemployment claims filing.
Grace Community Center
4151 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, North Fort Myers 33903
Provides court approved weekly parenting classes, free GED classes, Tuesday night recovery mtgs. & worship services (6:30pm), Sunday worship (10am), food pantry, thrift store.  3rd Saturday morning of each month, various community outreach programs including some free health screenings and free haircuts.  Some of these service may also be available through the month.
Aim Target Programs, Inc.
3677 Central Avenue, Suite H, Fort Myers 33901
Provides outpatient alcohol and drug evaluation, treatment and education, random drug testing, domestic violence education, anger management groups, and support groups for victims of domestic violence.
Hanna House
2715 Guava Street, Fort Myers 33916
Provides transitional and emergency housing for females only. Family support, parenting and recovery support coach, individual service outreach case management, transportation, support groups, and employment coaching.
Ann's Restoration House
599 Carolina Avenue, Fort Myers 33905
Provides transitional housing for men only.
High Tech Central
3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers 33916
Occupational, technical training, job preparation,  and GED preparation.
Community Cooperative Ministries – Soup Kitchen
3429 Dr MLK Jr. Blvd, Fort Myers 33916
Provides a soup kitchen for homeless and needy families.
Lee Mental Health Center, Inc.
2789 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers 33905
239-275-3222 (General) 239-275-4242 (Emergency Services) Provides a broad array of mental health services for children and adults at the Ruth Cooper Campus and Vista Campus.
Cornerstone Ministries
3220 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Fort Myers 33916
Provides food, clothing, work training, literacy training, back-toschool supplies for low-income families, youth groups, and
church services.
Southwest Florida Enterprise Center
3903 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite K, Fort Myers 33916

Assists to re-enfranchise former felons who have served their sentence. Assists in providing voter registration, voter education, and identifies and provides referrals for former inmates and their families through collaborative partnerships.
Narcotics Anonymous
PO Box 50375, Fort Myers 33905
Offers support groups for those recovering from drug addiction.
The Salvation Army/Red Shield Lodge
2400 Edison Ave, Fort Myers 33901
Provides meals, emergency shelter for women and children, residential treatment programs, GED for eligible persons, and medical care to people in need.
Nations Association
4625 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers 33905
Provides a soup kitchen, food, prescription drug and clothing assistance, and job training. Summer inner-city youth program.
Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Inc. (SWFAS)
3763 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers 33901
Provides prevention programs, support groups, outpatient and residential services to those impacted by alcohol and drug abuse.
New Life Hope Assembly – Pastor Raymond Davis
1936 Henderson Ave, Fort Myers 33916
Brotherhood Ministries, Women's Mission Ministries, Sunday school, and morning worship.
United Way
7275 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers 33908
Neighborhood resource center assists in locating social and health services.
St. John First Missionary Baptist Church
2044 Brown Street, Fort Myers 33916
Provides food, clothing, worship service, Men's & Women's Groups, Youth Groups.
Vocational Rehabilitation – FL Department of Education
4150 Ford Street Ext, Suite 3, Fort Myers 33916
13971 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 8, North Fort Myers, 33903
Workforce and employment opportunities.

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Contact Fort Myers Police

Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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