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City begins moving homeless people out of Fort Myers park

By 10:30 p.m. Friday, Lions Park in Fort Myers must be empty of people experiencing homelessness, and the relocation process was already well underway to begin the early hours of the day. A man experiencing homelessness at a different location claims police moved others early in the morning. Lee County’s homeless outreach team was  at […]

Homelessness in Lee County: Millions of dollars provided, but is it helping?

For the last four years, Vicky Bond has carried her past and her belongings with her, sleeping on a bamboo mat at Lions Park. “I got real depressed, lost my job, lost my apartments and just started living homeless,” Bond said. Alcoholism and unmonitored medications caught up with her, and then, Hurricane Irma hit. “And […]

Fort Myers city council fails to pass plan to help homeless people

A plan to address a homeless camp at Lions Park in Fort Myers failed during Monday night’s city council meeting. The homeless camp will remain at the park, near Lee Memorial Hospital. During Monday’s meeting council voted against a plan to bring 30 to 35 homeless volunteers to a fenced-in area on the Salvation Army’s […]