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Resilient Southwest Florida’s
At Resilient Southwest Florida, our goal is to connect those in need with those that can help. Like the mangroves surviving the forces of nature, our community connected will protect us from the elements we are facing. The pandemic exposed unmet needs in our community, including financial concerns and underlying health risks like depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Bringing it together as one community is the vital piece that will make us better together. United, we will build a resilient southwest Florida by connecting individuals and organizations to health resources. We are only as healthy as our most vulnerable individuals. Let’s come together!
What Our Community Partners Are Saying
“Resilience SWFL will be an important community resource as we navigate through and beyond the challenges of the pandemic. Our neighbors in need will be able to access those who can help in mental health, physical health and well-being, food and financial insecurity and business health in one convenient location.”
Most Floridians are familiar with “resiliency” – our history with hurricanes and other natural challenges have taught us, as communities, to be resilient. But resilient communities and economies consist of resilient people, and we all could use some help after 2020. This effort brings together practical, easily accessible tools and resources to help each and every one of us deal with the challenges – physically, mentally and socially – that COVID has thrown at us. As stewards of the area economy, we hope these resources will be invaluable to our workforce, our employers and our future entrepreneurs – our youth.
As a country and local community, we were facing epidemics related to suicide and opioid overdose before the pandemic. Depression, anxiety and substance use are at the highest levels we’ve ever seen. Many children, adults and families are struggling greatly. I am proud to partner with my colleague community partners to maximize our collective impact in addressing, holistically, community health and wellness!
Challenges like natural disasters, pandemics, and economic downturns have demonstrated that organizations on their own cannot address all the needs of our community to survive, recover and thrive. Resilient SWFL is an inclusive system with multiple partners that combines our unique resources, creativity, skills, and strengths to vastly expand the community’s ability to address the needs of its individuals, improve well-being outcomes, and build greater resiliency against future adversity.
Our community’s compassion, generosity, and commitment to serve has played a vital role in managing this challenging pandemic. We have witnessed the emergence of innovations like Resilient SWFL to help us better withstand future challenges. The collaborative environment with Resilient SWFL is a key piece to fulfilling our overall objective for a happier, healthier community now and in the future.
“The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties such as the ongoing pandemic, it’s physical, mental, and economic impacts, depends on the resources communities can provide its citizens. That’s why Resilient Southwest Florida is so important. It links us to the support services we need to adapt to adversity, cope with stress, and stay connected to people who care. In SWFL we are blessed to have easy access to such a vast array of services that support our wellbeing and help us thrive as individuals and communities”.
We are living in times of increasing volatility and uncertainty. Only those communities that have collaborated to form resilient support systems will truly be able to care for the most vulnerable and at risk. Fortunately, SWFL leaders are working together to build those critical partnerships and be a model for providing the physical, mental and financial resources desperately needed by so many as a result of the pandemic.