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Acute Care Expansion Underway; Community Support is Vital
From the CEO David Schimmel Due to your overwhelming response to our e-mail campaign in June, to advocate to the Collier County Board of Commissioners in support of our request for additional... Read MoreRead More About This News
Corporate Partners Honored with Breakfast and Commemorative Brick
David Lawrence Centers recently paid tribute to our corporate donors during the annual Corporate Partners breakfast hosted this summer on the Polly Keller Campus. Each corporate partner was given... Read MoreRead More About This News
Naples Children & Education Foundation Helps Expand Children’s Services
With the help of two grants from our valued investors, the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, David Lawrence Centers will be able to... Read MoreRead More About This News
NAMI of Collier County Partnership Produces Big Benefits for Families in Need
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental... Read MoreRead More About This News
SeaSalt Hosts Book Signing and Talk by Dr. David Perlmutter to Benefit DLC
Nearly 80 people attended a sold out luncheon hosted by our generous corporate supporter, Naples restaurant SeaSalt. The event featured a talk by our friend in the medical community, Dr. David... Read MoreRead More About This News
A Bold Vision for our Future
From the CEO David Schimmel With the support and guidance of our Center and Foundation Boards, the David Lawrence Centers has recently completed the development of a new strategic plan that will... Read MoreRead More About This News
Saks Philanthropic Corporate Philosophy Produces a Winning Partnership during Shopping Event
Due to the overwhelming support of our donors and the efforts of the Saks Fifth Avenue Naples sales staff, David Lawrence Foundation just received a generous check for $9,370 from Saks, one of our... Read MoreRead More About This News
DLC Recognized for Excellence Nationally…Twice
In April, David Lawrence Centers was honored nationally among thousands of our peers for two separate awards at the 42nd Annual National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's Mental Health... Read MoreRead More About This News
DEPRESSION IS COMMON AND TREATABLE
Millions of Americans struggle with depression. At the David Lawrence Centers, the number one diagnosis for individuals seeking assistance is depression. Depressive disorders affect approximately 15%... Read MoreRead More About This News
People Are Our Greatest Asset
From the CEO David Schimmel In order to be the undisputed leader in our field where people will experience life changing wellness, it takes a team of skillful, dynamic professionals who are... Read MoreRead More About This News
Community Comes Out Strong to See the New Substance Abuse and Specialty Services Center during Open House
More than 100 guests including board members, donors, community partners, dignitaries, alumni association members and the media turned out for the Open House of the recently renovated and expanded... Read MoreRead More About This News
“Old Havana” Gala Breaks Fundraising Event Records
It was a record crowd as more than 450 sponsors, patrons and guests turned out for the David Lawrence Foundation's annual themed gala "Old Havana" at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For the special... Read MoreRead More About This News
Collier County Grants Fund New Emergency Back Up Generator to Operate Crisis Unit and Other Key Buildings
Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services has awarded the David Lawrence Centers a Community Development Block Grant provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban... Read MoreRead More About This News
Gulf Ball Scores Big for Mental Health
The David Lawrence Centers Young Executives, a group consisting of a broad cross section of business professionals and others from throughout Collier County whose mission is to build awareness of... Read MoreRead More About This News
Volunteer Helps Launch Music Therapy Program at Crossroads
Raymond Griggs passionately believes in the therapeutic value of music and giving back to the community. He has been conducting music therapy on a volunteer basis for more than seven years in local... Read MoreRead More About This News
Crossroads Expands, Moves into Beautiful, New Space
Over the summer, the residential substance use clients and staff moved into a beautiful, new renovated space on the Center's main campus. The renovations, thoughtfully designed by PK Studios and... Read MoreRead More About This News
Partners in Recovery Honored During Recovery Month Awards Ceremony
In honor of National Recovery Month, held every September, the David Lawrence Centers in partnership with dedicated volunteers from our Alumni Association hosted an awards ceremony to honor... Read MoreRead More About This News
Volunteers Participate in “Demolition Day” at David Lawrence
On a hot and humid Saturday over the summer, the David Lawrence Foundation rallied dozens of energetic volunteers representing the David Lawrence Centers Young Executives, Fifth Third Bank and... Read MoreRead More About This News
Trinity-by-the-Cove Grant Funds Scholarship Medication Program for Disadvantaged Children and Adults
Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church has generously awarded the Center an $18,000 grant to fund the Scholarship Medication Program which provides full or partially discounted psychotropic medications... Read MoreRead More About This News
Save-the-Date for
The David Lawrence Centers Young Executives annual event "Gulf Ball" will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, 7065 Hamilton Ave. in south Naples. The evening will... Read MoreRead More About This News
Pave the Way with David Lawrence
The first round of bricks have officially been installed in the David Lawrence Centers Serenity Garden and now you too are invited to create a legacy by purchasing a commemorative brick to honor... Read MoreRead More About This News
Make Plans to Spend an Evening in
The David Lawrence Foundation invites you to spend an evening in "Old Havana" at our signature fundraiser gala on Friday, January 20th at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples. This annual... Read MoreRead More About This News
New 2011-2012 Board Officers Elected
The David Lawrence Foundation is pleased to announce the election of its 2011-2012 officers to the Board of Trustees. Each of the following board officers will serve a two-year term: Michael Benson,... Read MoreRead More About This News
Donors Recognized at Appreciation Luncheon
Approximately 30 long-time donors and loyal supporters of the David Lawrence Centers were recognized recently at an Appreciation Luncheon held at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. At the... Read MoreRead More About This News
Gala Honored as “Best Themed Event”
Gulfshore Life magazine has recently recognized the David Lawrence Foundation's 2011 annual gala event as the Best Themed Event in Southwest Florida. The event recreated elements of India's... Read MoreRead More About This News
DLC Poised to be one of the First Community Mental Health Centers in Florida to Receive HITECH Act Federal Incentive Payment
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, designated $19 billion for providers who can... Read MoreRead More About This News
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
Most individuals seeking behavioral health services have histories of trauma which often lead to mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders. Historically, trauma related treatment... Read MoreRead More About This News
Child’s Path Preschool Wins Naples Daily News Reader’s Choice Awards
Naples Daily News handed out awards to Southwest Florida's best of the best and this year, the David Lawrence Center's program won the Choice Star Award for best child care. Each year, the Naples... Read MoreRead More About This News
New Acute Care Psychiatrist Adds Additional Expertise to Growing Medical Team
Evelio H. Sosa, M.D., is the newest member of the David Lawrence Center's diverse, expert As an Adult Staff Psychiatrist in the Acute Services Department he will provide psychiatric medical services... Read MoreRead More About This News
League Club Provides $10,000 Grant to Improve Access to Innovative, New Telemedicine Services in Immokalee
The Civic Involvement Committee of The League Club, Inc. recently awarded the David Lawrence Centers and Foundation a $10,000 grant from their Community Trust Fund. The grant will be used to fund... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    Board Member and Children’s Book Author Gives Talk and Donates Books to Kids in Collier County Public Schools
One of the newest members of the David Lawrence Centers Caryn Hacker-Buechel, spent the day just before summer break representing the Center's extensive . She spoke to several classes of children... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    Young Executives Hosts Third Friendraiser
The David Lawrence Centers Young Executives gathered recently at a local establishment to raise funds and build awareness of the comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment programs... Read MoreRead More About This News
Underage Drinking
National Alcohol Awareness Month, held every April, is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, this... Read MoreRead More About This News
Criminal Justice Reinvestment Grant Awarded to Enhance Forensic Reintegration
The Department of Children and Families has awarded Collier County Housing, Human and Veteran Services a criminal justice mental health and substance use reinvestment grant. The grant is for $182,830... Read MoreRead More About This News
Donated Car Delivers In-Home, Community Based Mental Health Services to Children in Need
David Lawrence Foundation Corporate Partner Mutual of Omaha Bank has generously donated a 2003 PT Cruiser in excellent condition to the David Lawrence Centers . The car is being utilized to... Read MoreRead More About This News
Young Professionals Hosts Wine Tasting
The Young Professionals for David Lawrence hosted a special wine tasting event in March at Tony's off Third in Old Naples. The Young Professionals for David Lawrence consists of a broad cross... Read MoreRead More About This News
SunTrust Employees Support Events Through Volunteerism
The David Lawrence Foundation recently hosted one of its most successful fundraisers, "India: An Exotic Journey" at the Naples Yacht Club. More than 350 patrons, sponsors and other special guests... Read MoreRead More About This News
Yoga and Recovery
Yoga can be a powerful and supportive tool for people who are going through major life changes and recovery. Increasingly, yoga and meditation are being embraced as ancillary modalities because they... Read MoreRead More About This News
Bala Vinyasa Yoga Class Donation Helps Crossroads Clients Find Freedom and Recovery through Yoga
Bala Vinyasa Yoga has generously donated weekly yoga classes at their studio for clients enrolled in the Crossroads program, DLC's 16-bed adult residential substance use treatment program. The... Read MoreRead More About This News
Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
In honor of this month's National Red Ribbon Week Campaign (October 23-31), now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people each year, we are... Read MoreRead More About This News
Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise
The nonmedical use or abuse of prescription drugs is a serious and growing public health problem in this country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 48 million... Read MoreRead More About This News
The Gift That Keeps Giving
By: Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, Vice President, Comerica Bank Charitable Services Group Where else can you go in today's financial environment to find a vehicle that pays attractive rates (75% to 80% of... Read MoreRead More About This News
Partnerships Formed to Integrate Primary and Behavioral Healthcare
David Lawrence Centers and Collier Health Services, Inc., a not-for-profit community health center that primarily provides medical and dental care to at-risk children and adults, have been... Read MoreRead More About This News
Brent Lovett Promoted to Chief Medical Officer
Congratulations are in order to the Center's newest member of the Executive Management Team, Dr. Brent Lovett, who was recently promoted to Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lovett is a 20 year veteran in... Read MoreRead More About This News
Planning Teens Summer Activities Can Prevent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems
Submitted by Christine Holmes, LMHC Director of Substance Abuse and Specialty Services David Lawrence Center Parents should take an active, inquisitive and direct approach to adolescent summer... Read MoreRead More About This News
HOW TO SURVIVE ECONOMY INDUCED STRESS
To help cope with what appears to be a long-term economic downturn, people can follow these simple guidelines to reduce stress and sadness: Focus on positive aspects of your life. Look to family... Read MoreRead More About This News
Alcoholism Risk Factors, Societal Impact and How to Get Help
David Lawrence Centers April is National Alcohol Awareness Month which provides organizations in the substance use field with an opportunity to encourage local communities to focus on alcohol... Read MoreRead More About This News
Economic Downturn Drives Admissions Up and Funding Down
In January, economists finally told us something most people in Florida already knew: the U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007. Headlines and talk shows are riddled with bad... Read MoreRead More About This News
Children’s Crisis Stabilization Funding Restored… For Now
Our anxious plea for help to temporarily replace the state funding that has been cut for the Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit (set to end June 2009) was answered when trustees from the Naples... Read MoreRead More About This News
Collins Family Carries on Norris Foundation’s Legacy of Giving
Joann Dellora Norris Collins, a daughter of the late famed philanthropists Dellora Angell and Lester J. Norris of St. Charles, Illinois, began supporting the David Lawrence Centers more than ten... Read MoreRead More About This News
Educational Party Series Kicks off at Vega Residence
Foundation Trustees Sharon Kenny and John Vega recently co-hosted an informal David Lawrence Centers and Foundation "friendraiser" at the Vega residence. More than 30 of their close friends were... Read MoreRead More About This News
HOW TO DEAL WITH ANGER
When you're angry, blood pressure rises, your heart rate and breathing speed up, and your body unleashes a surge of hormones that prepare it for physical aggression. Holding in rage can cause chronic... Read MoreRead More About This News
FORENSIC SERVICES HELP WOMAN REGAIN STABILITY
Jenny's struggle with mental illness began shortly after her twin boys were born when they were removed from her home due to neglect. She was diagnosed with depression and spent the next year in... Read MoreRead More About This News
Forensic Services Help Woman Regain Stability
Jenny's struggle with mental illness began shortly after her twin boys were born when they were removed from her home due to neglect. She was diagnosed with depression and spent the next year in... Read MoreRead More About This News
Donors Fund Newly Opened Emergency Services Assessment Center
Through the generosity of donors, the David Lawrence Foundation was able to fund the construction of a newly renovated and expanded Emergency Services Assessment Center. The Emergency Assessment... Read MoreRead More About This News
New Children’s Anger Management Group Therapy Program Launched
David Lawrence Centers recently launched a new children's anger management group therapy program called Talk It Out: Helping Kids Deal with Anger. The program is designed for intermediate and... Read MoreRead More About This News
FoxFire Golf Tournament Benefits DLC for 12 Years
FoxFire Golf & Country Club, located off of Davis Boulevard, has been a generous donor for more than 12 years. This quaint, private gated community has a golf tournament held every year in... Read MoreRead More About This News
Why Giving Gifts of Stock Makes Sense in Today’s Economy
Submitted by: Howard M. Hujsa, Esq. Board Certified Wills, Trusts, & Estates Lawyer with Cummings & Lockwood, LLC In this time of economic turmoil it can be very useful to... Read MoreRead More About This News
Need A Great Gift Idea? Give the Gift of Treatment.
Tired of struggling to find what to buy that friend or loved one who you know has everything? Consider giving the gift of treatment to someone less fortunate by making a donation to the David... Read MoreRead More About This News
Hong Kong Gala A Huge Success
Thanks to our generous sponsors, patrons, guests and hard working committee, a record breaking 360 tickets were purchased to the Foundation's sold out Hong Kong: The Exotic Far East gala. Guests... Read MoreRead More About This News
Commissioners Agree to Fund Adult Crisis Unit
More than 60 people including clients, mental health advocates, board members and David Lawrence Centers supporters attended the Board of County Commissioners Meeting on November 18th. The standing... Read MoreRead More About This News
What are some of the warning signs for suicide?
By Dr. Thomas Jacob, David Lawrence Centers Adult Staff Psychiatrist What are some of the warning signs for suicide? Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. The most... Read MoreRead More About This News
New Website Launched for Collier County Juvenile Assessment Center
David Lawrence Centers, together with our community partners, launched a new website for the Collier County Juvenile Assessment Center http://www.collierjac.org/. The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)... Read MoreRead More About This News
Sponsorships and Tickets Now on Sale for Signature Fundraiser Hong Kong: The Exotic Far East
Honorary co-chairs Joyce and Bill O'Meara and their children Cristal & Jim O'Meara, are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available... Read MoreRead More About This News
Children’s Services Expansion Begins
To better meet the needs of Collier County families, the David Lawrence Centers has recently started the expansion of Children's Outpatient Services. With the recent reallocation of resources due to... Read MoreRead More About This News
The Ackermans and Stranahans Become Founding Members of New David Lawrence Society
The David Lawrence Foundation has proudly launched a new fundraising initiative, The David Lawrence Society, with the announcement of its first founding members: Jean and Don Ackerman and Robin and... Read MoreRead More About This News
Call for Nominations: Recovery Month to Honor Local Law Enforcement Officials
This September marks the 19th annual celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month). Recovery Month recognizes individuals in our community who have made a... Read MoreRead More About This News
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SERVICES HELPS BUSINESSES MANAGE EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLBEING
The men and women of our workforce are our most valuable assets in business. Good employees are hard to find and expensive to train. Employee Assistance Programs like the one offered through the... Read MoreRead More About This News
“HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY CHILD MAY NEED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE?”
By Dr. Brent Lovett, David Lawrence Centers Medical Director The decision to seek professional help for a child can be difficult for parents. Mom and Dad are usually the first to recognize... Read MoreRead More About This News
Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill Wins Battle Over Depression; Will Share Her Story at Fundraiser
The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. "America's Sweetheart" Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice working toward the dream she was able to accomplish by age nineteen - winning an... Read MoreRead More About This News
Bruce Cook Helps Get People the Help They Need
Bruce Cook is an Adult Substance Abuse Outreach Specialist. Through his work, Cook actively encourages, educates and engages prospective clients who show a potential need for substance use services.... Read MoreRead More About This News

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