NAMI Collier is pleased to announce a generous $20,000 donation from Suncoast Credit Union to support local COVID-19 response efforts in the community.

NAMI Collier will use the funds to continue mental health support groups that are always free to the community. Offerings include Peer-to-Peer, which gives adults living with mental health conditions a better understanding of their condition and hope for recovery; Family-to-Family, which helps loved ones of those with a mental health condition significantly improve their problem solving and coping abilities; as well as many additional support groups in multiple formats.

“Since the pandemic, the requests for our assistance have multiplied exponentially,” said Pamela Baker, executive director of NAMI Collier. “This money will go a long way in helping us to further meet the mental health needs of our community.”

The donation from Suncoast Credit Union is part of a $550,000 donation to support hunger and mental health organizations throughout Florida that have seen increased needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 has created serious implications in mental health throughout our nation, with research showing significant impact on individuals and relationships, said Suncoast Credit Union President and CEO Kevin Johnson. “We feel a moral obligation to support the efforts of those who are working to help others. This year has brought real struggles, challenges and loss for so many, and we are committed to lifting our communities up and providing support for those who need it.”

 

About NAMI Collier

NAMI Collier provides free mental health support, education, advocacy, and outreach to those affected by mental illnesses. NAMI Collier envisions a community where those living with mental health conditions can live healthy fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. www.namicollier.org

 

About Suncoast Credit Union

Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the ninth largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $12.4 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union,

Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 74 full-service branches and serves more than 913,000 members in the following 39 Florida counties: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $30 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit: suncoastcreditunion.com.