About David Lawrence Centers for
Behavioral Health

For more than 50 years, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) has centered around providing life-saving and life-changing behavioral health care services to all those in need.

Our Mission

To provide life-saving and life-changing behavioral health care through education, prevention, intervention, and treatment available to all.

Our Vision

To lead the way in transformational care so every individual can achieve what is possible.

About Us

Based in Southwest Florida, the David Lawrence Centers is a not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. DLC provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges.

About Us
About Us

About Us

Based in Southwest Florida, the David Lawrence Centers is a not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. DLC provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological, and substance use challenges.

History

History

“It started out as a group of citizens motivated by a concern for the lack of mental health services in Collier County. We formed a Board and developed a plan we could present to the public for financial support.” – Louis S. Moore, M.D., Chairman, Founding Board of Directors.

DLC, formerly known as the Collier County Mental Health Clinic, opened its doors on October 10. 1969.

View DLC’s Timeline
History

History

“It started out as a group of citizens motivated by a concern for the lack of mental health services in Collier County. We formed a Board and developed a plan we could present to the public for financial support.” – Louis S. Moore, M.D., Chairman, Founding Board of Directors.

DLC, formerly known as the Collier County Mental Health Clinic, opened its doors on October 10. 1969.

Learn More
Background Image on Left Side

DLC's Centers of Excellence

DLC delivers care in the community through six distinct centers of operation, including:

These complementary areas of focus allow DLC to tailor our education, prevention, intervention, and treatment protocols with sensitivity to the needs of each demographic, delivering care and support in a manner that is whole-person focused.

Accreditation

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Healthcare Administration.The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission accredited health care organization by either calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing complaint@jointcommission.org.

Funding

As a not-for-profit organization, DLC relies on a variety of funding sources. DLC is funded in part by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Collier County Department of Housing, Human & Veteran Services, and private donations made through fundraising efforts.

DLC is also financed in part by U.S. Department of Treasury, under Federal Award Number 596000558, and Collier County Community and Human Services Division.

The Collier Drug Court Program is financed in part by U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Collier County Community and Human Services Division.

Community Partners

  • Ave Maria University
  • Bikes for Tykes
  • Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
  • Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
  • Children’s Network of Southwest Florida
  • Collier County Board of Commissioners
  • Collier County EMS
  • Collier County Public Schools
  • Collier County Sheriff’s Office
  • Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL)
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Drug Free Collier
  • Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida State University – Center for Child Stress and Health
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
  • Goodwill of Southwest Florida
  • Grace Place
  • Gulf Coast Runners Club, Inc.
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Hazelden Betty Ford
  • Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
  • Hodges University
  • Housing, Human and Veteran Services of Collier County
  • Marco YMCA
  • Max Flex Fitness
  • Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida
  • NAMI of Collier County
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation
  • Naples Police Department
  • Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic
  • Pace Center for Girls
  • PAWS Assistance Dogs
  • Physicians Regional Healthcare System
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Rotary Club of Naples Bay
  • Shelter for Abused Women and Children
  • Southwest Florida State College
  • Matthew’s House
  • State Attorney’s Office
  • Storytellers Creative Arts, Inc.
  • Tobacco Free Collier Coalition
  • Valerie’s House
  • Wounded Warriors of Collier County
  • Youth Haven

Need Help Now? Call us at (239) 455-8500

Click on this would take you to the top of the page!