Mental health challenges shouldn’t define an individual’s life. Gulf Coast JFCS Behavioral Health programs encompass resources and support to help individuals manage severe and persistent mental health diagnoses as well as substance abuse issues. Each of these programs equips individuals with needed skills and resources to empower them to build their lives and ultimately gain independence.
- Adele Gilbert Residential Treatment Facility
- Adult Residential Treatment and Stabilization
- Alternative Family Program
- Community Assistance & Life Liaison Program (CALL)
- Darlington Residential Treatment Facility
- Domestic Violence Technical Assistance Program
- Intervention Services
- Older Adult Support Program
- Prevention, Intervention, and Diversion
- Supported Housing/Living Program
- Quick Response Team
Adele Gilbert Residential Treatment Facility
Adele Gilbert Residential Treatment Facility is a 16‑bed-level 2 state-licensed residential treatment program in Pasco County for adults who have a diagnosed mental illness and may have co-occurring substance abuse issues. The program accepts non-violent forensic referrals that would be better served in a community setting. Services include medication management and education, recovery-oriented life skills training, psychosocial rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, individual therapy, and other supports for up to three or eight months.
Adult Residential Treatment and Stabilization
Adult Residential Treatment & Stabilization (ARTS) is a 16-bed level 1 state licensed intensive residential program in Broward County for older adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness and may have co-occurring issues. The program accepts forensic referrals that would be better served in a community setting, as well as from the local state hospital and mental health receiving facilities. The program provides psychiatric services, psychosocial rehabilitation, life skills training, and other supports for approximately three months.
Alternative Family Program
Alternative Family Placement (AFP) is based on the therapeutic foster home concept of trained sponsors. They open their homes to no more than five adults or seniors with mental illness and welcome them into their families. With over 219 beds in 71 licensed care homes covering a 36-county area, sponsors provide 24-hour client supervision, care, and support in exchange for a monthly stipend.
|Fort Myers Area
Serving Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties
Serving Pasco County
Serving Flagler, Volusia, Levy & Bradford Counties
Serving DeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota Counties
Serving Polk, Highlands & Hardee Counties
|South Florida Area
Serving Broward County
Serving Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties
|Tampa Bay Area
Serving Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties
Community Assistance & Life Liaison Program (CALL)
The Community Assistance and Life Liaison program (CALL) is a program led by Gulf Coast JFCS in partnership with St. Petersburg Police Department. A team of clinical staff and community navigators are dispatched to non-violent, non-criminal calls to provide a therapeutic, wrap-around response. The CALL program responds to intoxication, drug overdose, mental health crisis, suicide intervention, truancy, homeless complaints, and neighborhood disputes.
Darlington Residential Treatment Facility
Darlington Residential Treatment Facility is a 16-bed-level two state-licensed facility that provides short-term (3-9 month) residential treatment to adults who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and/or a co-occurring disorder. The facility provides access to psychiatric medication management services as well as psychosocial rehabilitation, individual counseling, and case management services, in addition to life skills training in a home-like environment that fosters independence and encourages individuals to seek independent living in the community. The facility receives referrals from the local state hospital as well as the mental health receiving facilities, case managers, and family members within the Suncoast Region.
- Must be age 18 or older.
- Diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness as evidenced by a psychiatric evaluation completed within the last year.
- Continent of bowel and bladder.
- Able to function in an unlocked facility and therefore not a danger to self or others.
- Able to self-preserve (ability to recognize danger and take steps to avoid danger).
- No aggression in the last six months.
Older Adult Support Program
Older Adults Support Program provides specialized intervention for elders at risk of suicide. In close coordination with state Adult Protective Services, this holistic program in Broward County provides in- home assessment, crisis intervention counseling, and case management with the overall goal of reducing suicide risk.
Prevention and Intervention Services
Prevention and Intervention Services provide substance abuse services for adults in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties. We offer presentations focusing on the prevention of substance abuse and increasing healthy behaviors in our communities. For individuals who present with risk factors for substance misuse, we provide in- home services for individualized screening, assessment, and intervention through education, short-term problem solving, advocacy, referral, and follow-up to reduce risk factors and the need for more extensive treatment.
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Warning Signs
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Persistent irritability
- Unexplained chronic pain
- Unusual restlessness or agitation
- Complaints of blurred vision or dry mouth
- Changes in eating habits
- Slurred speech
- Frequent falls or unexplained bruising
Medical Misuse Warning Signs
- General loss of interest
- Memory trouble after taking medication
- Loss of coordination
- Being unsure of oneself
- Having trouble concentrating
- Excessive fatigue or wakefulness
- Confusion about medication use
Depression Warning Signs
- Being easily upset
- Social isolation
- Lack of energy
- Increased forgetfulness
- Neglecting self-care
- Crying easily
- Believing that one can’t do anything worthwhile
- Feeling hopeless or overwhelmed
- Thinking life isn’t worth living
Supported Housing/Living Program
Supported Housing/Living Program assists over 75 individuals with serious mental illness or co-occurring substance abuse issues to live independently in the community. Services include obtaining affordable housing, developing readiness for work or volunteer activities, vocational job and coaching, and helping to strengthen daily living skills. Services are provided in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.
Community & Home-Based Rehab
Assisting consumers with developing goals, locating affordable housing, developing a budget, and linkage to outside services as needed.
Providing direct assistance with daily living skills, side-by-side individual support, and mentoring.
Assisting members with skills required to interview for and obtain a job, and provides support once employment is obtained.
Referrals Come From
- Residential treatment facilities
- Psychiatric units
- Other community service providers
All referrals must have a completed Supported Housing Application in addition to a recent psychiatric evaluation.
The project described was supported by Grant Number 6H79TI084551 from the Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Quick Response Team
The Quick Response Team (QRT) is a program led by Gulf Coast JFCS in partnership with Pinellas County Human Services Department and Pinellas County Safety and Emergency Services. The Quick Response Team comprises both case managers and peer specialists who respond to referred individuals who were recently treated with naloxone or who are at risk of overdose. Services include risk assessment, safety planning, peer support, community stabilization, and a Naloxone Education and leave behind.
14041 Icot Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760
To Request a Free Naloxone Kit:
Email Quick-Response-Team@gcjfcs.org to request a free Naloxone kit.
Kits are for individual use in event of a potential overdose and may be requested by both individuals and organizations withing the Greater Tampa Bay area.
See attached resource list for further support options.