Helping the less fortunate in Flagler County. We Need your help!


Flagler County Family Assistance Center, Inc. aka The Sheltering Tree

Flagler County Family Assistance Center, Inc. aka The Sheltering TreeFlagler County Family Assistance Center, Inc. aka The Sheltering TreeFlagler County Family Assistance Center, Inc. aka The Sheltering Tree

Helping the less fortunate (nearly and chronically homeless), in Flagler County, our community.

Corona Virus Update March 17,2020

 The Sheltering Tree is not accepting clothing donations until further notice. Please Do not leave any clothing donations outside of the offices. We appreciate your cooperation.

We will temporarily suspend meeting clients on Tuesdays. If you need our services, please call (386) 437-3258 Ext, 105 We will call you back. Thank you for your understanding., recently translated fliers about COVID-19 prevention for homeless shelters and similar groups into the 30+ languages found most frequently in the world's shelters. They're all available for free here: 

Our Stories

The Cold Weather Shelter Shut Rudely Down.

Flagler County’s Only Cold Weather Shelter Shut Down by The City of Bunnell, Florida

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Planning and Zoning Administration voted to shut down the ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Sheltering Tree’s Cold Weather Shelter. THIS IS THE ONLY COLD WEATHER SHELTER THAT EXISTS IN ALL OF FLAGLER COUNTY. 

See Article in Flagler Live. 

 The News Journal On Line.

WNDB News 

Palm Coast Observer 

The Sheltering Tree will Appeal!

The City gave the shelter 3 months to find a new location without allowing the Sheltering Tree to present their case. Should you need assistance during that time, please contact the Office.


We help the less fortunate in Flagler County


Each Tuesday, The Sheltering Tree is open from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. to offer those who are currently or nearly experiencing homelessness. Some of the ways we help is by providing, 

Emergency food and supplies

Clothing and hygiene products

Information about community resources

Assistance with signing up for, or renewing public assistance programs

Assist with targeted financial assistance 

The Sheltering Tree's "Cold Weather Shelter" is operated as a subsidiary of the  Flagler County Family Assistance Center, Inc. (FCFAC). It opens anytime the temperature is 40 degrees or lower in Flagler County, as reported by NOAA weather. 

Our office is open most Tuesdays, year round to offer emergency supplies and food. 

FCFAC is a non-profit coalition of individuals, faith-based communities and service organizations of Flagler County dedicated to feeding the hungry, providing shelter to the homeless, while helping them transition to permanent affordable housing, and preventing at-risk individuals from becoming homeless.    

FCFAC, Inc. believes all individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and provides a doorway through which their clients can find the support they need to move forward in rebuilding their lives.  

Learn More


Do you have items to donate? Contact The Sheltering Tree to find out if they can use the items you may have.  Care to donate financially?  Contact The Sheltering Tree Office via our contact page or click on the PayPal Donate Button above to support this worthy cause. You will be taken to a Secured website where you can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.  

Financial Donations are needed to help in many areas.  See our "Needs" page.

The Sheltering Tree

205 North Pine Street

Bunnell, FL 32110

(386) 437-3258 EXT 105