Elite DNA Behavioral Health, a comprehensive behavioral and mental health care provider, recently hosted its Back-to-School Supplies Drive, collecting 2,100 essential items to help students across Florida prepare for the 2023-24 school year.
The month-long collection spanned 32 Elite DNA offices across the state and aimed to help students feel emotionally prepared for the school year by equipping them with the necessary resources to thrive in the classroom. The collection gathered a variety of classroom items, including backpacks, notebooks, binders, college and wide-ruled paper, pocket folders, pens, No. 2 and colored pencils, pink erasers, highlighters, pencil boxes, student scissors, glue sticks, wired headphones, sanitizing wipes and more.
The drive benefited students in schools across Alachua, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Martin, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole and Volusia counties.
“Every year, we see an increase in the costs of essential back-to-school items, which can cause anxiety and stress for families. With rising inflation, food and gas prices and many regions still navigating the lasting impacts of last year’s storm season, we see even more families struggling to afford necessities this year,” said Elizabeth Dosoretz, LCSW, founder and CEO of Elite DNA Behavioral Health. “We are so thankful for all of you who helped support local children through this drive and set them up with the tools they need for another successful school year.”
About Elite DNA Behavioral Health
Elite DNA Behavioral Health was founded in 2013 by Elizabeth Dosoretz, a licensed clinical social worker and mother of three, whose goal is to provide accessible, affordable mental health care to everyone. Now celebrating 10 years in business, Elite DNA is one of the largest mental health providers in the state, providing in-person and virtual behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults at more than 30 locations across Florida. Services include psychiatry, psychology, medication management, substance use treatment, TMS therapy for depression, occupational therapy, speech therapy, applied behavior analysis and targeted case management services. Elite DNA accepts a large variety of insurances, including Medicaid/Medicare and has a self-pay sliding scale for established patients. For more information, visit EliteDNA.com.