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United Way of Central Florida’s mission is to inspire our community to give, advocate and volunteer by identifying needs and mobilizing vetted resources to create positive, local change. We envision a united community where all are empowered to achieve their fullest potential. Annually, we provide services to more than 70,000 individuals in Central Florida, with an additional 250,000 visitors to our healthy food pantries. UWCF makes it easy for donors to have an impact. We have a history of innovation in responding to pressing needs and identifying gaps in services. Our 80 local partner programs meet people where they are and give them a hand up, not a handout. Focused on preventive services, we realize no one can do their best at work or school if they are hungry, sick or in pain. Today, the most vulnerable are struggling more than ever. That’s why United Way steps up to address the most pressing needs.

Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

CFBHN is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and a CARF International Accredited Services Management Network organization* contracting with community service organizations to provide a full array of publically funded mental health and substance abuse services in the SunCoast counties of Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota. Services include acute care, residential treatment, housing, medical, outpatient, recovery support, and prevention. * CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Services include medical, dental (pediatric and adult), behavioral health, OB/GYN, nutritional counseling, and optometry. In addition, CFHC’s Community Health Centers offer quality patient-centered care for every stage of life. Onsite labs and full pharmacy services provide convenience for patients and busy families. Translation services are available for all languages, and specially trained Navigators (Community Health Workers) assist patients at no charge with everything from forms to transportation. These services ensure that access to health care is not a barrier to treatment.

Modeled after nationally recognized drug courts, it offers a continuum of drug education and treatment alternatives. The court proceedings are unique in that they are non-adversarial in nature with a dedicated Judge and multi-disciplinary team who oversees each participant’s progress and holds them accountable for their actions while receiving treatment. The voluntary programs involve appearances before a PSC Judge, treatment and frequent, random testing for substance use. PSC exists to provide participants with the opportunity to become productive, substance free members of the community while increasing public safety and reducing crime in a cost effective manner.

1 in 5 American adults will experience a mental illness in a given year. 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life will experience a mental illness. The good news is you or your loved one do not have to fight the battle alone. At Lakeland Regional Health’s Harrell Family Center for Behavioral Wellness, we offer comprehensive behavioral health care for adults, children and adolescents through both inpatient and outpatient services.

The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional, and statewide Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs). ARCO is a membership program that brings together new, emerging and established RCOs to build the unified voice of the organized recovery community. ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies through networking opportunities and sharing resources. We are committed to advocating for policies and funding to develop and strengthen organizations led and governed by the recovery community.

The Mission of Floridians for Recovery is to promote the Florida recovery movement through existing RCO’s, linking all recovery partners, and encouraging a reduction in obstacles to long-term recovery for individuals and families through statewide and local initiatives.

By centering and amplifying the voices of communities and people of color, sex workers, drug users, and others directly impacted by the war on drugs, we are working towards a future free of HIV/Hepatitis C, drug overdose, the patrolling of body autonomy, systemic racism and mass incarceration.

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