David Lawrence Center Receives $30,000 Grant from Stranahan Foundation for Children’s Services

October 24th, 2017

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, is pleased to announce that the Stranahan Foundation of Toledo, Ohio has awarded the Center a $30,000 grant to support children’s mental health services.

The funds will specifically be utilized in outpatient and community-based treatment settings for psychotherapy services, psychological testing and individualized support needed to treat the complex mental health needs of children in Southwest Florida. In addition, a portion of the grant will provide highly specialized traumatic incident reduction (TIR) training for clinical staff who treat children and adolescents.

Funding for these treatment services will improve access to David Lawrence Center’s mental health treatment services so that children and their families can recover from crises and prevent the need for intervention. The goal of this grant is to improve the overall well-being of children and build a healthy community.

David Lawrence Center CEO Scott Burgess said, “Investing in the mental health and wellbeing of children in our community is a top priority for DLC. Early identification, diagnosis and treatment can help children build skills and resilience, as well as prevent more serious problems such as substance abuse, criminal justice involvement, school failure, hospitalizations and teen pregnancy as they get older. We are honored the Stranahan Foundation has chosen to continue to walk alongside us in this important, lifesaving mission to restore and rebuild lives one child at a time.”

About the Stranahan Foundation

The Stranahan Foundation is a family-governed foundation headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.  The Foundation was created in 1944 by brothers Frank D. and Robert A. Stranahan, founders of the Champion Spark Plug Company. The purpose of the Stranahan Foundation is to assist individuals and groups in their efforts to become more self-sufficient and contribute to the improvement of society and the environment. The Foundation supports a multitude of important programs that fit within five priority areas of interest including education; physical and mental health; ecological well-being; arts/culture; and human services.

About David Lawrence Center

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 225,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, please call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

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