Welcome to NAMI Collier County, Florida
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Collier County is dedicated to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by serious mental illnesses. We provide innovative education, support, and advocacy programs and services for over 16,000 individuals in Collier County annually. Our vision is to ensure that all persons with mental illnesses receive the help they need in developing resilience, and are assisted in working toward their recovery. Ultimately, resulting in their leading productive and meaningful lives within our community.
|Dear NAMI Supporters, |
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we are following recommendations to keep our staff and community healthy. We have closed the NAMI Collier offices to the public and our dedicated staff continues to work remotely or at a safe social distance from one another in our buildings.
NAMI Collier has been affected dramatically by the arrival of the Corona virus, but in ways and volume we could not predict. While we have officially closed our offices, we are finding the need for our services has significantly grown over the last several weeks. There are increased numbers of people living with mental illness who are now home-bound, or on the streets, without the daily meals and support provided at the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center.
Our group facilitators are hosting virtual groups every day, in addition to daily phone tree check-ins to ensure that our members are not feeling too isolated. The NAMI office is also taking financial aid requests for immediate needs such as medications, doctor co-pays, food, or other essentials.
We are doing what we can remotely, but we need help from our faithful supporters to meet this growing crisis. For example, we estimate that we will need $5,000 a month for the next 3 months for care packages including food, fresh produce, household supplies, and staff to assemble bags to deliver to 200 plus drop-in center members and HUGS families. We estimate needing another $5,000 a month for our emergency fund to meet those financial aid requests.
As we have risen to the occasion of changing our services to meet the growing needs of our community, we would appreciate any financial support you would be generous enough to donate. Your kindness will directly impact the lives of those we serve in our local community.
Pamela Baker, CEO, and the Board of Directors
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Ways to Donate
1) Visit www.namicollier.org and use the Donate button located at the top right of our Home Page
2) Write a check made payable to NAMI Collier and mail to: 6216 Trail Blvd. Bldg C, Naples, FL 34108
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