The Collier Citizens Council presents The Murray Hendel Civic Achievement Award Honoring 2024 recipient Linda Oberhaus

The Collier Citizens Council is pleased to announce that Linda Oberhaus, CEO of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, is the winner of this year’s Murray Hendel Civic Achievement Award, given annually for extraordinary contributions to the community.

Ms. Oberhaus has over 30 years of professional experience in the human services field. With BS and MS degrees in social work from the University of South Florida and executive training at the Harvard Business School, she has set new standards for sheltering the abused and forgotten in the Naples and Immokalee areas.

Her work has generated several outreach offices and over a hundred beds, plus plans for a complex where the abused can live for an extended period. An untold number have benefitted from her services and care.