About Us


The Centers provides children and adults from every walk of life with inpatient, residential, and outpatient mental health and substance abuse care. Licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Centers is a private, non-profit organization serving Citrus and Marion Counties since 1972.

With four locations in Citrus County and three in Marion County, the Centers is one of the top employers supporting more than 560 trained professionals, including psychiatrists, clinical social workers, therapists, nurses, case managers, and substance abuse counselors. Housing a fifty-seven-bed acute care facility for child and adult crisis stabilization, a fifty-bed adult residential substance abuse treatment program, a fifteen-bed adolescent residential substance abuse treatment program, a drop-in center and model clubhouse for the mentally ill, a pre-arrest diversion program, and an extensive range of outpatient services, the Centers serves nearly 17,000 people each year. In partnership with Kids Central, Inc., the Centers provides family care management services for children in foster and relative care, as well as early engagement and crisis intervention services for families. Through its partnerships with local schools, law enforcement, and various service agencies, the Centers also offers vital community outreach, prevention, and intervention programs for thousands more.

Every day, the Centers has a significant impact in the communities we serve. In fact, one out of every fifteen Marion and Citrus County residents receive a service from the Centers each year. We are a community safety net, working closely with numerous agencies to ensure that all in need receive hope, healing, and recovery.