Collier Resource Center
Monthly eNewsletter
Welcome to the Collier Resource Center's new eNewsletter, keeping you up to date with the latest news and events at the center!
Our First Friendraiser
On April 6, 2017 we held our first "friendraiser" to spread awareness and introduce Collier Resource Center (CRC) to our friends in the community. 

Nina Gray, Board Chair, gave an educational presentation with examples of success stories from individuals and families who have already benefited from the services available through Collier Resource Center.

Eighty-eight guests mixed and mingled and had a wonderful evening as we introduced CRC to the community. 

A warm and enthusiastic thank you to the businesses below for their incredible support of the event.
Generosity Leads to First CRC Employee

Thank you to our benefactors who have funded a part-time Client Program Coordinator.  This position is 50% funded by a Community Foundation of Collier County Angel Fund grant and 50% from an anonymous donor.

We are now able to hire our first employee which will expand our outreach to prospective clients and other nonprofit organizations, as well as increase our office hours of operation.

Stay tuned for an announcement once our new hire is identified!

Road Trip: Ideas for the Future from Our Friends at The Woman's Resource Center of Sarasota

What happens when four high-energy women embark on a mission?  They take a road trip to Sarasota, that’s what happens.

Nina Gray, Barbara Knepshield, Nan Moore and Mary George headed out early on February 17th to visit the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Sarasota.  The goal of the Naples foursome was to learn from these pros who have been caring for and about their clients since 1979.  The WRC and Collier Resource Center are similar in their operation, which is to provide strategies, resources and opportunities that strengthen families and the community.

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Resource Success Story

“Thank you for not giving up on me.” 

Just before Christmas, a client called the Collier Resource Center (CRC) because she needed help with her FPL bill.  Her soon-to-be ex-husband was moving away and cancelling his FPL account.  Our client was extremely concerned because she needed electricity to run her medically-necessary and life-sustaining equipment and she didn’t have the $400 to transfer the past due account to her own name.

What sounded like a daunting task at first, was quickly and efficient solved by our volunteer Voncile Whitaker...Read more.

Volunteer Spotlight: Nan Moore

It’s in her DNA

Nan learned about giving back many years ago from her mother Beth Moore.  Beth, along with the leadership of Barbara Widman and some of their friends, took domestic violence out of the shadows and into the light of reality.  These pioneering women launched what is known today as the Shelter for Abused Women and Children.  It started in 1988 in a four-plex apartment tucked away on a quiet street.  Nan recalls the myriad ways she and her father helped her mother with tasks necessary to start the charity – everything from painting walls to cleaning bathrooms.  Nan laughingly says, “The security system we had was a baseball bat.”

Nan has embraced many roles within CRC.  She meets with other nonprofits to let them know what we can do to help them and to be sure we have up-to-date information about what they offer so we can effectively help our clients...Read more.

We envision a community where all people are empowered with information and have access to resources which increase their opportunities for success. 

Your gift can make this vision a reality.
Please make a gift to CRC today!