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Shelter Needs

The emergency shelter operates as a home for survivors during their stay. We find the items we most often need are those that help maintain the general upkeep of a functioning household. The advocates who staff the shelter 24/7 work hard to utilize our resources carefully and efficiently. We have several organizational systems in place to assure the items are accessible to survivors. After leaving a controlling and abusive situation, our approach is to assure that survivors do not need to ask for items to satisfy their basic needs. Donations of items from the list below will help us stretch our budget further and meet the varied needs of survivors and their children.

Below you will find the General Wish List for items needed in the emergency shelter and a link to download the list. Our Amazon Wish List is included as well, which we often update to provide a point of reference for the items that have proven to work best for survivors, or are a specific need at the time. We do not have a preference for a brand name or where the items are purchased. We know that many want to help from the comfort of their own home and the Amazon Wish List satisfies that option.

Amazon Wish List

Check out our Amazon Wish ListYou can choose some items we are in need of and have them shipped directly to us.




General Wish List

This list reflects the items that are most often needed.  If you have specific items you think may be useful that are not listed below, please call: (904) 491-6364 or email

To download our most up to date list: Shelter Wish List

  1. All new underwear – Women’s, Girls, Boys – All sizes
  2. Shampoo
  3. Conditioner
  4. Deodorant
  5. Toothpaste
  6. Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
  7. Body & Face Wash
  8. Feminine Products
  9. Hair Products for Natural Hair
  10. Hairbrushes & Hair Ties
  11. Gift Cards (small denomination to places like Walmart/Target)
  12. Twin Sheet Sets
  13. Diapers & Wipes
  14. Pull ups – all sizes
  15. Single-use Cutlery & Plates
  16. Spiral Notebooks
  17. Wet/Dry Dog & Cat food
  18. Welcome bags for adults and children
    • (includes basic toiletries, hair brush, toy or activity for child)
  19. Canned foods
  20. Individually packaged Snacks & Juice Boxes
  21. Reusable grocery bags
  22. Headphones

Please drop off donations at one of our Purple Dove Resale Centers or the Micah’s Place Outreach Center and indicate the items are for the shelter.