Back to Success Stories

Contact Us

Please do not submit confidential information such as birthdate, diagnosis, or other personal information. Submit this form with your general contact information and we will reach out to you to get more information.


*This e-mail is for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon for urgent clinical needs or questions.

*You will receive an auto-response once the form is submitted and received. Please wait for the page to refresh to ensure your message is sent successfully.

Lucy Share Story

After weathering a traumatic divorce, Lucy became severely depressed and despondent. She went from a happily married, successful saleswoman to being unemployed, without a penny to her name. Feeling demoralized and emotionally fragile, she was forced to sell her belongings to try and keep up with the rent. Ultimately, it was not enough and the once proud, hard working woman found herself at a homeless shelter fearful of the unknown.

Things started looking up for Lucy when a David Lawrence Center homeless outreach specialist visited her at the shelter and referred her to a psychiatrist. She was diagnosed and treated for major depression with psychotic tendencies. She was assigned a case manager who linked her to a host of social and economic services. She moved into one of the Center’s 22 affordable housing units and received help with daily living skills such as developing a personal budget. It wasn’t long before she showed signs of improvement and was able to live more autonomously.

She did so well she was named House Mother and given the responsibility to help her roommates and manage the house. Lucy shared with new found confidence, “I take a lot of pride in the house and take very good care of it. Our neighbor told me this is the best she’s ever seen the place look.” She explains, “I help the housemates do their laundry, keep their rooms clean, prepare meals and remind them of their medications. It has really helped my recovery to be able to help them.” She adds, “David Lawrence Center has helped me feel more independent and secure. I know I’ve come a long way.”

Choose Your Language

Select your language by clicking an appropriate flag

Haitian Creole


24/Hour Walk-In Access



  • David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health
    Main Campus
    6075 Bathey Lane
    Naples, FL 34116