Mental Health & Substance Abuse
According to the 2017 community needs assessment , Collier County has too few mental healthcare resources and the treatment system is overloaded. A lack of inpatient beds for treatment and affordable housing make life even harder for people struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. Many residents are unaware of the extent of the problem locally.
We will partner with the county, local law enforcement, media outlets and our nonprofits to raise awareness of the need, as well as the gaps, in mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment.
This funding will provide more staffing, counseling, helpline assistance and other support services to address the increasing needs in our community.
Read “A Sobering Reality” – a report on what area experts have to say about an overloaded system’s challenges and how the Community Foundation will support their programs and help raise awareness.