Alternative Family Program is based on the therapeutic foster home concept of trained sponsors who open their homes to up to five adults or seniors with mental illness and welcome them into their families. With 190 beds in 75 licensed care homes covering a 36-county area, sponsors provide 24-hour client supervision, care and support in exchange for a monthly stipend.
Alachua / Volusia County
901 NW 8th Ave., C-8
Gainesville, FL 32601
8695 College Park Way, Suite 2034
Fort Myers, FL 33919
11031 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 100
Port Richey, FL 34668
2250 Gulf Gate Drive, Suite H2
Sarasota, FL 34231
5400 S. University Dr., Suite 507
Davie, FL 33328
3939 US 98 South, Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33812
A welcoming home for those with mental illness
AFP was bestowed recognition by the American Psychiatric Association for significant achievement with seriously and persistently mentally ill adults, stating that the program was “an outstanding and important model for community mental health.”
“I am very satisfied with the services I have received here. I am very relaxed and content. We are treated like family.”
“I got to practice the skills that I have learned in the Step Program. I have learned steps to be more independent. I have learned to respect my caregiver and self. ”
“I moved in on November 2, 2006 into the best home that I have had in years. At Keith’s I have my own private room with a fish tank, something I have always wanted. I feel so lucky that I found this place.”
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