Specializing in Mental Health Support
for Collier County
We are a nonprofit that provides mental health support, advocacy, and education to inspire resilience and strengthen communities in our region. With roots dating back to 1987, NAMI of Collier County is a nonprofit that has been serving the local community’s social, emotional and behavioral health needs for generations. You can count on us to coordinate a variety of programs that serve the needs of our members and their families.
Small enough to care,
big enough to create an impact
Combining Awareness with Action
Our programs include:
Sarah Ann Drop-In Center (SAC)
Supporting adults with mental health needs in a warm, welcoming environment
Supportive Housing and Supported Employment
Supporting individuals through stable housing and workplace success
Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS)
Responding to the complex behavioral health needs of children of all ages through assessments, navigation, referrals and support, including in-home parenting
Self-Directed Care (SDC)
Connecting callers, who remain anonymous, with essential mental health services and resources
Student Alliance on Mental Illness (SAMI)
Our support groups include:
A recovery support group for adults living with various mental illnesses
Creating a safe space for caregivers to share stories of challenges and successes
Hearing Voices/Seeing Things
DBT Peer-Run Skills Training
Building a satisfying life through skills training based on dialectical behavior therapy
I've been in my efficiency apartment now for several months and couldn't be more grateful. The move-in started with me, my belongings a roof, AC and running water. Then came a bed, dishes, food, silverware, cleaning supplies, towels, etc. As I write this now it's a home. It's my safety place. I love, support, boast about and express extreme gratitude to National Association of Mental Illness and the Collier County team.”
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
View weekday activities at the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center and upcoming community events!
NAMI Collier County thrives on community partnerships, empowering members to navigate complex systems and make meaningful progress. With our partners, we can overcome overwhelming obstacles to advocate for the most vulnerable people in our community by supporting their social, emotional and behavioral health.
Furthermore, a crisis doesn’t have to the impetus for partnership. NAMI Collier County is taking proactive steps alongside other community organizations to prevent the need for emergency intervention, providing proactive support for the community’s social, emotional and behavioral health needs.
Special thanks to Collier Community Foundation for funding our website development.
NAMI Collier County is one of more than 600 NAMI Affiliates across the U.S. – a foundation that lends powerful support to our work in the local community. What started as a small group of families gathered around the kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on social, emotional and behavioral health. Learn more at www.nami.org.