DLC Receives $10,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant from Community Foundation of Collier County for Emergency Medication

Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received a $10,000 COVID-19 relief grant from the Collier Comes Together Fund, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC). The grant will be used to fund DLC’s adult emergency medication fund for indigent clients residing in the Crossroads residential recovery program.

The DLC Crossroads program offers a full continuum of abstinence-oriented, holistic substance use disorder treatment for adults, including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment. DLC’s integrated recovery method utilizes a holistic bio-psychosocial treatment approach that combines evidenced-based practices and state-of-the-art medical supervision, while teaching new skills and activities that the individual and family can incorporate into their daily lives after discharge.

While in Crossroads, clients maintain medication adherence for prescription medications for either medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and antibiotics, or co-occurring mental health conditions.

An estimated 20% of Crossroads clients – many who have been significantly impacted by the economic downturn related to COVID-19 – require medication for physical wellness and/or psychiatric treatment but are unable to afford the expense. The expense of this medication assistance is uncompensated.

“It is anticipated that the need for mental health and addiction treatment services will increase as this pandemic continues, and therefore, this additional funding will help sustain the Crossroads program and ensure more people can access this life-saving care,” said Scott Burgess DLC President and CEO. “DLC relies on additional community support and grants to help fund uncompensated care for clients without an ability to pay, especially those impacted by this economic and health crisis. We are grateful for the CFCC’s continued support of the wellbeing of Collier County residents in need who turn to DLC for help and hope.”

CFCC activated emergency relief funds from the Collier Comes Together Fund to collect donations to aid in Coronavirus relief. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CFCC revised its grants process to make current grants as unrestricted as possible, so nonprofit partners have maximum flexibility to respond to the crisis. CFCC is directing all possible unrestricted dollars into the grant pool, in order to have more funds available to grant. The funds will help rapidly deploy basic needs resources to healthcare nonprofit organizations and will help support their operations as well as their staff at the front lines of Collier County’s coronavirus outbreak. 

About the Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation of Collier County, now entering its 35th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $214 million in assets and has distributed over $184 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.

About David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health

Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is a national leader providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance use, and integrated healthcare solutions, available for children, adolescents and adults. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC serves more than 9,000 people through over 290,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

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