Our Vision Continues Today

We provide assistance and educational programs to Southwest Florida families in need and at-risk youth in our community.

se-habla-espanol- we speak spanish

Nations Association is a non-profit organization is Southwest Florida founded by Rev. Israel Suarez in 1978. Since then, we have mentored and reinforced positive lifestyles and values that will allow families and young people to take their place as productive members in our community. Through our mentorship, these families and young people have learned life skills, and have been taught personal responsibility and leadership. Our young people have earned scholarships, volunteered in the community, and have mentored those that came after them.

Over the years, thousands have been able to benefit from our assistance and our programs. And, today we continue in that mission.

In 1990 Nations Association was recognized with the Point of Light designation
by President George H.W. Bush.

Programs and Education that Nations Association Provides Include:

Drug & Suicide Prevention

family assistance



Help & Counseling


Community Service Learning

financial literacy

We Partner with Community Leaders, Businesses & Organizations

lee county sheriff, nations association, partnerships


Sense of Purpose


Sense of Community

Service to Others

Since opening the doors in 1978, Nations Association has helped others in need in our community.

Nations Association survives solely on individual contributions and corporate sponsorships, with no government grants or assistance. The need is great and grows every day. Please give if you can. You can be instrumental in helping us assist families in need and at-risk youth in Southwest Florida.

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

Nations Association is a 501(c), non-profit organization.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free within Florida 1-800-435-7352 or by visiting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. FL Reg. CH3022