Fabricio Ferrer Named David Lawrence Center Direct Service Provider of the Year
October 28th, 2016
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce that Fabricio Ferrer, Targeted Case Manager, was named the David Lawrence Center Direct Service Provider of the Year and was nominated for the Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) statewide Direct Service Provider of the Year Award.
The FCCMH is an association of 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The FCCMH Direct Service Provider of the Year Award honors and recognizes a leader in the field who demonstrates and provides outstanding knowledge on behavioral health issues and who has made significant contributions to their organization’s programs and services.
Throughout his tenure with David Lawrence Center, Fabricio has consistently demonstrated professionalism, compassion and dedication and is a steadfast advocate for the needs of his clients. He facilitates strong partnerships within the community to ensure continuity of care and works collaboratively with his clients, community resources and his treatment team to achieve the best outcomes. Fabricio is recognized with this honor for being a dynamic, skillful professional who provides exceptional service to clients and staff.
Fabricio completed his medical studies in 1994 in Cuba and practiced family medicine there for 14 years. During that time, he worked with a patient population facing issues with drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution and poverty. After coming to the United States in 2010, Fabricio completed his nursing degree, graduating Cum Laude and receiving the Florence Nightingale Nursing Award from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Fabricio joined David Lawrence Center in December 2013 as a Behavioral Healthcare Technician on the Crisis Stabilization Unit and less than a year later was quickly promoted to Targeted Case Manager where he works with adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Center is a national leader in providing world-class mental health and substance abuse 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 9,000 people through over 220,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.