An intensive 40-hour training provided several times per year to law enforcement officers and other first responders. CIT training focuses on identifying and de-escalating individuals in mental health-related crises.
ESG Rapid Rehousing engages literally homeless and at risk individuals throughout Collier County. The ESG program provides funding to assist literally homeless individuals for short to medium term housing solutions within Collier County. Each individual has the opportunity to work with a Supportive Housing Specialist to find and secure a home, work towards employment, and engage local resources to resume community based living.
Based on the belief that individuals are capable of choosing their own services, this program helps participants begin or remain on the road to recovery and to develop or regain a life of meaningful, productive activity.
SAMI, the Student Alliance on Mental Illness, provide mental health services to youth, both emotionally and financially. SAMI operates school-based clubs in several high schools. NAMI Collier maintains contracts with licensed mental health professionals that are willing to provide therapy and diagnostic services to minors 13+ without parental consent when it is not possible. This is authorized by 2018 Florida Statutes,Title XXIX Chapter 394.4784.