A local psychologist, Dr. C., was working with a patient who was in desperate need of help. Mack, a 69-year-old man, struggled with memory issues and was living in his car in a local parking lot for several months. As a result, he had no place to shower, no food, and was unable to keep track of his medications. Dr. C. had difficulty finding the best way to help Mack and met with little success when trying to contact organizations and identify resources for him. She was desperate and out of options when she reached out to the Collier Resource Center.
CRC program coordinator Marioly took over from that point. She contacted Mack and began the intake procedure to assess his situation and identify his exact needs. In conjunction with the psychologist, CRC reached out to the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County. After weeks of outreach, planning, and coordination with the Hunger and Homeless Coalition, a secure place was found for Mack, where he is now residing.
Recently, Dr C. told Marioly, “I was waiting for a miracle like this to happen. I tried everything I could think of to help Mack. Thank you for guiding me in the right direction and connecting me with the right people.”