With continued population growth, Collier County’s mental health crisis services will not be able to meet the community’s demands. The David Lawrence Center (DLC) currently has 30 crisis treatment beds, and the facility is consistently at peak capacity. State data demonstrates that a considerable number of Collier Baker Acts are currently being transferred out of county.
Additionally, there are approximately 150 inmates in the Collier County Jail each day that have mental health issues and/or co-occurring substance abuse issues that could be more effectively treated in a different, less intensive setting.
COSTS AND FUNDING:
Scott Burgess, CEO
David Lawrence Center