DLC Gets Help for Seniors with Moorings Park Foundation Grant
September 16th, 2019
Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, has received a $20,000 grant from the Moorings Park Foundation to provide uninsured or underinsured seniors who are 65 and older with mental health and substance use disorder treatment. The Moorings Park Endowment Fund grant is a result of the Moorings Park Social Accountability Program, which supports unmet needs by funding community health initiatives to local non-profit and public health agencies.
The grant will help seniors access treatment services they might otherwise not seek as a result of their inability to pay. The funds will be utilized for crisis stabilization, adult detoxification, residential addiction treatment and outpatient medical services.
“David Lawrence Center greatly values our continued partnership with Moorings Park Foundation and appreciates their investment in senior health and wellness,” said Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Center President and CEO. “We are serving more and more seniors with depression and addiction from prolonged use/misuse of opioid pain killers. These funds will eliminate financial burdens for some of our most vulnerable, aging citizens so they can live their life to the fullest.”
Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Center is a national leader in providing world-class mental health and addiction recovery solutions for children, adolescents and adults. The Center’s innovative, integrated treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, David Lawrence Center creates life-changing wellness for more than 9,800 people through over 276,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500.