Lee & Bob Peterson Foundation donates $15k

The Lee & Bob Peterson Foundation has contributed $15,000 to First Step of Sarasota, Inc. / Coastal Behavioral Healthcare in order to extend telehealth services for high-risk and under-served populations, three area foundations have contributed funds for laptops and telehealth accounts so that therapists from First Step of Sarasota / Coastal Behavioral Healthcare can continue serving clients in the face of the #coronavirus crisis.

“For more than 15 years, my parents – Lee and Bob Peterson – worked to raise funds for and awareness of mental health causes and issues,” added Jeffrey Peterson, president of the Lee & Bob Peterson Foundation. “In times of crisis, those with mental health and addiction disorders are even more at risk. Through this investment in hardware and access to telehealth platforms, First Step and Coastal Behavioral Healthcare will be able to continue their critical, lifesaving work, even when they can’t serve clients in person.”