Category: Health and Human Services

A Positive Step

5503 College Road
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 304-1969

Mission: Dedicated to improving the health, welfare and recovery of at-risk children and their families.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

A.H. of Monroe County

1434 Kennedy Drive
Key West FL 33040

(305) 296-6196

Mission: To establish and maintain in Monroe County, Florida, a Corporation that will provide case managed healthcare, food programs, counseling, housing, clinical, and other supportive and volunteer services; increase affordable housing by acquiring, developing, and maintaining low income housing for persons in need; and conducting health education and linkage to care.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Active Disabled Americans, Inc.

225 Upper Matecumbe Rd.
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 451-2102

Mission: “Captain Mick Nealey, an experienced Keys captain and guide, has launched Active Disabled Americans dba Tranquil Adventures, a charter , tour and cruise operation. What sets this venture apart from others, however, is that it is configured to cater to people with disabilities, rather than just let them tag along if they can somehow get aboard. Nealey, founder and operator of Active Disabled Americans and a victim of polio at age 2, considers himself able bodied even though he sometimes uses a wheelchair himself. ‘I knew from an early age that I’d never be able to run as fast as the other kids,’ he said, ‘but I was always stronger. My disability never stopped me from doing anything I wanted.’ While other companies are interested in just taking you out for a boat ride, our company is dedicated to helping you enjoy a tranquil time while creating a memorable moment. We modify equipment to help with fishing, snorkeling, diving or paddling a kayak.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Alcoholics Annonymous

P.O. Box 685
Key West, FL 33041

(305) 296-8654

Mission: “A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

American Cancer Society

1010 Kennedy Drive #303
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 292-2333

Mission: “The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

American Red Cross 

Mission: “The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. In addition to disaster relief, the Red Cross conducts health and safety training (CPR and First Aid) to lay and professional responders, locates people separated from their family members by war, civil disturbances or disasters, and provides emergency-related services to members of the US Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes


Anchors Aweigh Club

404 Virginia Street
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-7888

Mission: “Anchors Aweigh Club Inc. is a recovery center in the lower Keys, dedicated to providing a venue for both indoor and outdoor 12 step meetings. Member owned, Anchors Aweigh Club is a 3,500 + sq. ft. building and outside garden that provides space for over

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

5800 Overseas Hwy,Ste. 38
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-7111 

Mission: “The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center promotes health and wellness through community education, service-learning programs, health screenings recruitment and professional development of health providers, and information support services.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity:  Yes





Autism Society of the Keys

156 Pueblo Street
Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 942-5172

Mission: To provide services to children and families affected by autism to improve their quality of life.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc.

P.O. Box 4447
Key West, FL 33041-4447

(305) 294-7300

Mission: “Our Mission:To offer assistance to cancer patients in the Florida Keys in their quest for education and treatment, in whatever way possible, whenever possible.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Caring Friends For Seniors, Inc.

997 73rd St., Oceanside
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 289-0004

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Center for Independent Living of the Keys (CILK)

103400 Overseas Hwy., Suite 243
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 453-3491

Mission: “To offer assistance to persons with disabilities in acquiring independent living and self-advocacy skills in order to maintain independence and self-sufficiency.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

CHARLEE of Dade County, Inc. (Children Have All Rights: Legal, Educational, Emotional)

155 South Miami Avenue Suite 700
Miami, FL 33130

(305) 779-9600

Mission: “To provide therapeutic, residential, and supportive services to abused, abandoned, and neglected children within a safe environment in a community-based continuum of care.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Child Find/FDLRS


Mission: “In coordination with the Monroe County School District, Child Find/FDLRS locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. The primary target population for Child Find is children birth through the 22nd birthday who are not enrolled in a public school, with emphasis on children 0-5 years of age.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Children’s Bereavement Center Inc.

7600 S Red Rd Ste 307
South Miami, FL 33143

(305) 668-4902

Mission: “The mission of the Children’s Bereavement Center is to provide families in South Florida loving support in a safe place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through the healing process. The CChildren’s Bereavement Center provides peer support groups for children, teens and young adults (elementary through college) who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Children’s Bereavement Center also extends supportive services and resources to families, caregivers, schools and the community. All peer support groups are free of charge.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Children’s Memorial Tree Garden of Key Largo

P.O. Box 3000
Ocean Side/Tree Garden Way
Key Largo, FL 33037

Mission: The park provides dedicated areas within municipal passive parks where parents who have lost a child may dedicate close to home, a living tree, with a plaque in memory of that child. The Key Largo Park is a protected hardwood hammock.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Christina’s Courage

1401 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 619-0779

501(c)3 Public Charity: Yes
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Cornerstone Resource Alliance Inc.

5537 College Rd
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 393-2972

Mission: CRA provides shelter and supportive case management services to adults experiencing homelessness. At CRA we pride ourselves on treating our clients with respect and kindness. No matter where they are on their journey, compassion, education, and understanding are core team values that we believe build a strong foundation to assisting people out of homelessness, and helping our community understand the needs of this vulnerable population.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

D.O.L.P.H.I.N.S. to Stop Domestic Violence, Inc. DBA Living Springs Counseling

92300 Overseas Highway, Suite 200
Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 942-4226

Mission: We empower our clients to create and live out Different Options for Living Playing and Hoping INonviolence and Safety (D.O.L.P.H.I.N.S.).

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Dept. of Children and Families- Economic Services

1111 12th St., Suite 304
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: “Protect the vulnerable; promote strong and economic self-sufficient families; advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Doctors Hospital Inc.

5000 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Domestic Abuse Shelter

PO Box 522696
Marathon Shores, FL 33052

(305) 743-5452

Mission: To provide safety, accountability and justice for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence through comprehensive services and community education.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Easter Seals Florida, Keys Region

5220 College Road
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-1089

Mission: “Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Equality Florida Human Rights Education Project

P.O. Box 13184
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

(813) 870-3735

Mission: “Equality Florida is our statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights organization working to change Florida law so that no-one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Florida Guardian ad Litem Program

5503 College Road #206
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 292-3485

Mission: “A partnership of community advocates and professional staff providing a voice on behalf of abused and neglected children.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Florida Keys Chapter of the ACLU

6810 Front Street #195
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is freedom’s watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Florida Keys Children’s Shelter Inc.

73 High Point Rd
Tavernier, FL 33070


Mission: Welcome to an organization that listens when no one listens. That cares when no one cares. That protects when there’s no protection. And that provides hope when all hope seems to be lost. Our job is to help children and their families get back on track — because everyone deserves the chance to shine. The Florida Keys Children’s Shelter is more than just a place to stay. Our extensive programs—both residential and non-residential—have helped and counseled thousands of children and families in their time of need since 1985. We’re dedicated to providing the best possible solutions for abused, abandoned or neglected children; and children that have run away, are truants, or are considered ungovernable by their parents.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Task Force

108 Avenue L
Marathon, FL, 33050

Mission: To promote water safety through education and swim survival classes.

Volunteer Opportunities: No

Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition

3132 Northside Drive, Suite 102
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 293-8424

Mission: The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition promotes maternal and child health-related services and programs for families in Monroe County.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition

2221 Patterson Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 293-0641

Mission: Providing homeless people with resources to attain self-sufficiency and working toward eliminating homelessness in Monroe County.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Florida L.E.G.A.L

P.O. Box 0068

(352) 796-5744

Mission: “Fraternal organization promoting diversity and representing the needs, interests and concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered law enforcement personnel in the state.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Friends Of The AIDS Memorial Inc.

3255 Duck Ave. #3
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: “Preserving, protecting and enhancing the Key West AIDS Memorial at the White Street pier to ensure the dignity and respect of those whose names are engraved there.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Grace Jones Community Day Care Center

231 41st Gulf
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-6064

Mission: Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to provide quality education, while nurturing a child’s body, mind and spirit.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Guidance/Care Center

3000 41st Street Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 434-7660

Mission: To empower everyone with whom we come into contact to engage in a process of healing, growth and change benefiting themselves, their families, coworkers and communities.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Habitat For Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys

471 Overseas Highway, Unit 102
Big Coppitt, FL 33040

(305) 294-9006

Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer organization working in interfaith partnership with God’s people in need to help create and preserve decent affordable housing for the betterment of the community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys

P.O. Box 2151
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 453-0050
305-453-7887 – Fax

Mission: “Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer organization working in interfaith partnership with God’s people in need to help create and preserve decent affordable housing for the betterment of the community.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Helpline, Inc.

P.O. Box 2186
Key West, FL 33045

Hotline: 305-296-4357 or 2-1-1


Mission: Switchboard 2-1-1 Helpline of the Keys, a division of Switchboard of Miami, Inc. counsels, connects and empowers people in need. Helpline’s services include a 24/7 confidential information, 2-1-1 service, referral and crisis counseling helpline, suicide prevention and intervention training, telephone reassurance program, dedicated LGBTQ helpline, and phone answering services for non-profits and organizations in  the Florida Keys.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Heron-Peacock Supported Living (United States Fellowship of Florida)

P.O. Box 5475
Key West, FL 33041

(305) 295-8693

Mission: “Providing housing and support services for men and women with chronic mental illnesss at the Heron House in Marathon and the Peacock Apartments in Key West.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes


HospiceCare of Southeast Florida

91256 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070


Mission: It is the mission of HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. to provide quality hospice services and education to patients with life limiting illnesses, their families and the community regardless of ability to pay. The Board of Directors and staff acknowledges that the agency must be operated in a manner that is fiscally responsible to the diverse community we serve, while maintaining the financial viability of the agency.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Independence Cay

1669 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-3121

Mission: Provides services for people who have been temporarily displaced from traditional permanent housing. Our services include: transitional housing, soup kitchen, case management, life skills, laundry, showers and inclement weather shelter.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Islamorada Fire Fighters Benevolent Association

81850 U.S. 1
Islamorada, FL 33036

(305) 664-0130

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Just 4 Kids

P.O. Box 228
Key West, FL 33041

(305) 292-6873

Mission: “Providing services (clothing, school supplies, holiday gifts and art programs) for needy kids in the Keys based on teacher and agency reccomendations.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Key Bridge

1111 12th St., Suite 212
Key West, FL 33040

Mission:At Key Bridge, we are committed to a single goal: we strive to make the world a better place. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to helping those in need overcome challenges, while encouraging them to find meaning in their lives.Volunteer Opportunities:
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes
Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc

98600 U.S. 1
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 451-2766

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Keys Advocacy Center, Inc.

103400 U.S. 1, # 243
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 453-3491

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR)

3010 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-4582

Mission: To serve those individuals and families in the Florida Keys who have found themselves in crisis. Working in partnership with other agencies and organizations, every effort is made to return people to self-supporting, productive lives.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes


4500 Filer Cove Road
Big Torch Key, FL 33042

(305) 731-9444

Mission: To provide weekend food for needy children in our local community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Kids Come First in the Florida Keys, Inc.

5800 Overseas Highway
Suite # 6
Marathon, FL 33050


Mission: To create a community where each child in Monroe County has the resources, skills, and motivation to survive and thrive in school and in life. This vision is brought into reality by conducting a variety of age and grade appropriate programs that provide youth the opportunity to build Developmental Assets as identified by the Search Institute as providing the foundation for their success in school and in life. Serves youth in the county from preschool to young adults through high school in various prevention and leadership programs, year round. Our most notable program is Challenge Day which has aired twice on Oprah.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

La Leche League of Key West

P.O. Box 1802
Key West, FL 33041

(305) 294-4463

Mission: “Providing a better understanding of the connection between breast-feeding and the health of mothers and babies. Helping mothers breast-feed through mother-to-mother support and various education programs.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – South Florida

(954) 744-5300

Mission: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

501(c)3 Public Charity: Yes
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Lower Keys Medical Center Auxiliary Incorporated

P.O. Box 2341
Key West, FL 33041

(305) 292-2038

Mission: “Assisting the Lower Keys Medical Center staff, manning the information desk and operating the gift shop to provide annual nursing scholarships.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Mental Health Care Center

1205 4th St.
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 292-6843

Middle Keys Community Land Trust

PO Box 500194
Marathon, FL 33050

Mission: The creation and preservation of affordable housing in the Florida Keys.

Monroe Association for Retarded Citizens

1401 Seminary Street
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-9526

Mission: To provide our clients with dignified, compassionate, professional care in a family environment for the duration of their needs.

Monroe County Foster – Adoptive Association

P.O. Box 4759
Key West, FL 33041

Mission: Creating Memories Fund.

Monroe County Perinatal Network, Inc.

1100 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-8033

Music With Heart Inc.

Kim T. Gordon, Executive Director
Music With Heart Inc.


Mission:  To raise funds through music and the arts to help people in need in the Florida Keys

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
501(c)(3) Public Charity: Yes

National Kidney Foundation of FL

1040 Woodcock Rd. Suite 119
Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 895-0051

Mission: The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida is to prevent kidney and urinary tract disease, improve the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

PACE Center for Girls

3130 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: A non-residential deliquency prevention program targeting the needs of females ages 12-18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, ungovernable, delinquent or in need of academic skills.

Rural Health Network of Monroe County, FL, Inc.

3706 N. Roosevelt Blvd
Suite C
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: To improve the quality of and access to health care in Monroe County, with the cooperation and involvement of the network membership, other community health care providers and the community at large. Rural Health Network is a not-for-profit organization and depends upon grants and contributions from the community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

Samuel’s House, Inc.

1614 Truesdell Court
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-0240

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Mission: To provide housing in a nurturing environment for homeless women, women with children, and intact families, and to provide them with care coordination beneficial to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

SeaBee Foundation, Inc.

The mission of the SeaBee Foundation is to assist in the needs of children and families who are potentially at rish due to financial or single parent circumstances. Scholarships for education are and childcare are available monthly.

PO Box 430657
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Sister Season Fund

422 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: Locals helping Locals, we are hear to assist with rent & utilities for persons in the Hospitality Tourism related Industry, when they become temporarily out of work, due to an accident or illness, through no fault of their own.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

South Florida Work Force

(305) 453-1287 

Mission: South Florida Workforce provides high-quality employment and training solutions to job seekers, workers, and employers to foster regional economic growth.

Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, Inc.

P.O. Box 2990
Key West, FL 33041

Mission: Planning, facilitating, coordinating, advocating and supporting community efforts that address homelessness in Monroe County.

Special Olympics Florida Monroe County

1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711

(305) 923-0288

Mission: To provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen

2706 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040


Star of the Sea Foundation

5640 Maloney Avenue
Key West FL 33040

(305) 292-3013

Mission: To provide goods and services to the indigent and underprivileged residents of Monroe County Florida.  We will do so with respect and compassion, and at no cost to these individuals, without regard to race, creed or religion.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

The Big Pine Key Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

State Rd 940
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

(305) 872-2844

The Childcare Provider Association Of The Fabulous

8712 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 852-8468

The Jose Wejebe Memorial Foundation

30971 Avenue A
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

(305) 396-7178

Mission: To honor Jose’s legacy by matching his passion for conservation, education, and making fishing dreams come true for individuals with life impacting challenges.

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

The Salvation Army

1920 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-5611

Mission: An evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church that provides services to Key West through its church, thrift stores, social services, medical assistance and emergency and disaster relief programs.

The Sugarloaf Key Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

17175 U.S. 1
Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042

(305) 745-1110

United Way of the Florida Keys

P.O. Box 1287
Islamorada, FL 33036

(305) 735-1929

Mission: Provides funding for local human services agencies based on evaluations and recommendations from a Keys-wide volunteer board.

Visiting Nurse Assoc. & Hospice

1319 William Street
Key West, FL 33040


Mission: The mission of Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association of the Florida Keys is to provide high quality, efficient, comprehensive, cost-effective consumer oriented home health and hospice services to a culturally, economically and medically diverse community – enabling persons, families and significant others to maintain their dignity and integrity, while remaining as independent as possible in the residence of their choice.

Wellness Interfaith Network, Inc.

99611 U.S. 1, # 265
Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 433-4496

Mission: We improve Keys residents’ quality of life, increase access to health services and maximize related resources.

Wesley House Family Services

1304 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 809-5000
(305) 809-5010 – Fax 

Mission: Wesley House Family Services promotes and enhances the safety, well-being and development of children by educating, supporting and meeting the needs of families.

West Care Foundation

3180 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

(305) 571-8619

Mission: Empower everyone with whom we come into contact to engage in a process of healing, growth and change benefiting themselves, their families, co-workers and communities.

Womankind, Inc.

1511 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-4004

Mission: Womankind is a unique health care choice for women of all ages and economic situations in Key West. We offer medical services specifically addressing women’s concerns, in an atmosphere designed to be comfortable for women. We also organize and sponsor events and programs to promote women’s health.

Zonta Foundation of Key West, Inc.

P.O. Box 1382
Key West, FL 33041-1382

(305) 294-9119

Mission: Funding some local health services for women including the Mammogram program and the HPV Initiative and working to improve the legal, political and professional status of women

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