A grant of $15,000 helped to expand needed behavioral health services at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN). HCN will provide additional mental health services to at-risk populations to address the growing mental health concerns in children and adolescents. They are also expanding their services and fostering new partnerships with a number of local organizations to create a safety net for at-risk populations in Collier County.

One Year Later: The grant helps serve adults lacking personal resources or insurance needed to receive behavioral health services. These typically involve $50-$200 expenditures that are best provided within hours or a day or two of the initial diagnosis. The staff has increased from 2 to 13 professionals. The program is expected to well exceed the initial 100 adult goal.