Community Support & Services

Community Supports and 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.

Homeschooling Parent Groups

Keeping Kids Safe

Dyslexia Outside-the-Box
What: Support for parents with a child struggling with dyslexia.
More Information: Dyslexia-Outside-the-Box

APPS Parents Should Know About
What: List of APPS that parents should be aware of.
More Information: 6 Apps Every Parent Should Know About or 13 Apps Every Parent Should Know About

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 aged 0-5 with disabilities.
More Information: or FDLRS (Island Coast)

Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families
Purpose: Provide families with knowledge, language, and activities necessary to teach elementary school-aged children about personal safety.
More Information: Lauren's Kids or Safer, Smarter Families

Boys & Girls Club of Lee County
What: Character, Leadership, Education, Career Training
More Information: Boys & Girls Club

Family Supports & Services

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.
More Information: Florida Project Dentist

Better Together
Mission: Keeping families together by offering support and preventative services that empower the whole person and the entire family.
More Information: Better Together or [email protected] or 239-470-2733

United Way
Mission: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.
More information: United Way of Lee County

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.
More Information: The Bridge Fund

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.
More information: [email protected] or Valerie's House

Lee County Homeless Coalition: Green Resource Book 
What: This guide was prepared to help those who find themselves homeless or in immediate need of some sort of assistance. It does not contain all the services which may be available to assist you or guarantee services are still available. Our sincere hope is that it will connect you with someone who can be of assistance
More Information: Pocket Guide to Emergency Assistance or or 239-322-6600

Engaging "After-School" Program

Are you a homeschooling family looking for a supportive and engaging after-school program? Look no further! Our program offers a unique blend of indoor and outdoor activities, group games, crafts, social interactions, and a fun environment for kid grades K-Middle. All Parks and Recreation staff are First Aid, CPR certified, and DCF trained. After care is $40 per week and is from 2:30-6:00pm. Our facility also offers extended care, which is an additional $25 per week, from 6:00-8:00pm. All Tigers Club members receive complementary admission to our Friday night Game Night Program.

Austin O’Brien | Recreation Specialist I

Eagle Skate Park & William “Bill” Austen Youth Center

Address: 315 SW 2nd Ave. Cape Coral, FL 33991

Website: ( (239) 242-3954 |6(239) 242-3969|[email protected]