Resources for Recovery


penguin sweethearts

We’ve all seen all the pictures, we hear and live the stories every day

So here’s a picture to warm your heart. 

And a list of resources to help you heal.

Where to get stuff – Updated 12/20/17


Go to the above link for a list of very helpful companies and organizations to get furniture and more.

Get free furniture click here


 Free Damage Repair

STEP Monroe County 2017

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Career Source – has lots of part-time and full-time jobs; and they are THE one stop shop, you can also apply for Disaster Unemployment there as well as much more. They’re at the Pink Plaza, go past West Marine (north) and up the stairs/elevator.

Food Pantries:
St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church – Mondays starting at 4 PM
Burton Memorial UMC – call them for hours 305.852.2581
1st Baptist Islamorada – call them for hours 305.432.0312

New places to get food/clothes/diapers and more!

Key Largo Baptist –  call for information  305.451.1642
Church of the Nazarene – call for help 305.304.9060

If you need mattresses call Sean at 407.451.4310.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has items available: bunk beds, storage lockers, and refrigerators, all in good working order.

Please contact Meagan Hull ( if you are interested or know somebody who could use this stuff.       updated Nov 3, 2017

For help with rent/bills/mortgage from Catholic Charities contact: Charlene Pagan 305.619.2646.

More Help with Rent/bills/mortgage
Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, $25,000 from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys to provide much-needed help for rent, housing and other needs to full-time fishing guides. Contact Steve Friedman at for more information. updated 10/25/17

Monroe County Education Foundation, $25,000 from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys to provide immediate assistance to teachers and educators Keys-wide. For assistance, contact Chuck Licis at  updated 10/25/17

Financial Assistance available through Catholic Charities for residents of Monroe County affected by Irma.  Call Charlene Pagan for information at 305 619 2646.

KAIR is also offering help with rent/bills/mortgage.  Call at (305) 743-4582.

FKEC and Coldwell Banker foundations are offering assistance with rent/bills/mortgage.

Crisis Support 

Living Springs Counseling – offering Pastoral Counseling at a generous sliding scale, Rx assistance and urgent needs assistance.  Call at 305.432.9554  (no text)


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