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Programs

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Outpatient Programs

Mental health challenges shouldn’t define an individual’s life. AHAWC's 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.

Outpatient Services provide treatment and support to address symptoms and functioning. This level of care addresses mild to moderate levels of illness or supports sustained recovery for those who have experienced severe or chronic illness and treatment at a higher level of care. Our therapists use a range of modalities that are evidence-based and effective in treating these problems.

Prevention and Intervention Services

Prevention and Intervention Services provide substance abuse services for adults in Duval, Clay, and surrounding 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

  • Tremors

  • 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

Supportive Housing/Living Programs

Supported Housing/Living Program assists 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 Duval, Clay and surrounding counties.

Community & Home Based Programs

Assisting consumers with developing goals, locating affordable housing, developing a budget, and linkage to outside services as needed.

Support Services

Providing direct assistance with daily living skills, side-by-side individual support, and mentoring.

Vocational Coaching

Assisting clients with skills required to interview for and obtain a job, and provides support once employment is obtained.

Referrals Come From

  • Residential treatment facilities

  • Other Providers

  • Schools

  • Psychiatric units

  • Jails

  • Other community service providers

All referrals must have a completed Supported Housing Application in addition to a recent psychiatric evaluation.

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Adults

AHAWC aims to provide services that are available for those experiencing some mental health challenges or stress. Mental health challenges shouldn’t define an individual’s life. Agape 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. Resources are also available to adults in crisis; people with serious, disabling or potentially disabling mental illnesses who live in the community, who cannot otherwise access mental health care; certain people with serious mental illnesses who get involved with the criminal justice system. Individuals experiencing mental health struggles or stress related to the challenges of life can find care through our providers and their different levels of care.

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Children

All children deserve access to effective care to prevent or treat any mental health problems that they may develop. Even under perfect circumstances, children’s behaviors and emotions can change frequently and rapidly. Services center on interventions and activities that help to reduce or manage symptoms or distress for persons up to eighteen (18) years of age who have severe emotional distress or a mental illness. Mental Health services include crisis stabilization and support, residential treatment, outpatient treatment (individual and group), case management, medication management, assessment and prevention.

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