Donated car will help therapists reach kids for treatment
Mutual of Omaha Bank, a corporate partner of the David Lawrence Foundation, has donated a 2003 PT Cruiser in excellent condition to the David Lawrence Center for use in providing free mental health treatment to children and adolescents residing in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through the state of Florida’s Title XXI Behavioral Health Network (BNet) Program.
“A reliable car is very important to accommodate the extensive travel needed to deliver these in-home services across such a large multi-county territory,” says Geralyn Poletti, director of community and satellite services for the center. The PT Cruiser will take the therapist directly to families who, due to a variety of treatment barriers, otherwise would not access the care they need. “These children have significant impairment in their ability to function in the home, school or community setting due to a mental health, serious emotional disturbance or substance abuse problem,” Ms. Poletti adds.
For more information about the David Lawrence Center, call 455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. ¦