DLC Named Family Friendly Business for the 18th Consecutive Year

December 16th, 2019

Naples, Fl – David Lawrence Center (DLC), Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, announced the Center has once again earned the Family Friendly Business certification by Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR), a private, non-profit agency whose main focus surrounds the education of young children, and provides professional development services to early childhood teachers and professionals. DLC has received this honor for the last 18 years.

DLC was among more than 70 local businesses honored at the Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon hosted at the Hilton Naples. For the past 20 years, the Family Friendly Business Awards program has acknowledged local businesses that put family first. Businesses that offer benefits to assist employees in raising their children–such as flex time, health insurance or childcare reimbursement—are eligible to be recognized as a Family Friendly Business.

“A growing number of businesses are developing family-friendly policies to reduce friction between family and work responsibilities,” said Niccole Howard, CCCR Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Ultimately, these policies help companies attract and retain top talent. As a society, we are learning that what is good for families is good for business.”

DLC was chosen, in part, due to its robust and competitive family friendly benefits that include generous paid time off for vacation, jury duty and holidays, health insurance, short-term disability, 401k, tuition reimbursement and flexible work schedules (including remote work-from-home availability to assist employees with a work-life balance).

“The David Lawrence Center staff includes more than 300 dedicated, compassionate and highly trained professionals who provide over 276,000 services to nearly 10,000 people each year,” said Marie Ronquillo, DLC Human Resources Director. “It is an honor to support our staff with all the training and support they need to manage their personal work-life balance so they can be their best at supporting our clients’ journey to happy, healthy, and whole.”

“We congratulate David Lawrence Center for once again being named a Family Friendly Business,” added Howard. “We are inspired by all DLC does to strengthen our community and support their employees with families.”

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.

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