Safety & Outreach

The strength of our community really comes from its citizens. The Gulf Coast Partnership and our community partners rely heavily on volunteers and professionals that call Southwest Florida home.

Working closely with highly skilled retirees allows us to utilize resources that would otherwise go untapped to help so many people in need.

It takes a connected community to provide the highest possible care and safety for people that need services.

During the last five years, the Gulf Coast Partnership has provided more than $3 million to support the services of local agencies.

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Training provides a model for law enforcement officers to work in cooperation with the mental health system, consumers, and their families.

CIT training significantly decreases injuries, death, and community dissent. In turn, person(s) with a mental illness are diverted to treatment rather than jail or returned to the streets.

Jesus Loves You Ministry

As part of this support, Jesus Loves You Ministry fulfills the street outreach portion of the emergency solutions grant to engage homeless individuals living on the street in order to get them fed, supported, and housed.

Jesus Loves You Ministry provides many of the things we take for granted every day such as showers, food, and transportation in order to help individuals find permanent employment and housing.


SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.