Founded by Rev. Israel Suarez in 1978

The goal of Nations Association was to assist & enrich families & at-risk youth in Southwest Florida. 


Through numerous mentoring & educational programs we educated & prepared families & young people to be able to handle the ups & downs of life.

We assisted them in creating a brighter future for themselves & their community through numerous programs that included:

Drug & Suicide Prevention

Academic Assistance

Leadership Development

D.O.V.E. Help & Counseling

Community Service

Health Fair

Financial Literacy

Parent Liaison-Advocate


Nations Association began with a small group of volunteers reaching out to troubled families in the community with “a word of hope and a helping hand”. Nations offered, their services regardless of age, race, gender or employment. Since 1978, Nations Association, under the leadership of Rev. Israel Suarez and many mentors and advisors, initiated countless programs and services in our community to people in need:

  • Inmate Counseling
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Soup Kitchen Meals
  • Food Assistance
  • Access Provider
  • Walk-In Clinic
  • Thrift Store
  • Medical Financial Assistance
  • Transportation Services
  • Disaster Relief
  • Job Readiness-Placement
  • Financial Assistance
  • Clothing/Furniture Assistance
  • Translation Services
  • Summer Camp/FieldTrips
  • Back to School Supplies
  • Community Awareness
  • Beautification Projects
  • Scholarships
  • College/Career Readiness

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