Aspire Health Partners Integrates Services for Children and Adolescents

Youth with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse to benefit.

Orlando, FL – January 5, 2016, Aspire Health Partners created an integrated juvenile crisis and addictions receiving program by co-locating the existing JARF (Juvenile Addictions Receiving Facility) program with the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU) on Kennedy Blvd.  This is the first integrated unit for children and adolescents and joins with the adult integrated unit at the same Kennedy campus.  Aspire Health Partners becomes the first company in Florida to have integrated units for both children and adults.  The juvenile program has 20 beds and can admit individuals committed under the Baker Act or Marchman Act.

According to Thomas Greenman, Senior Vice President of Acute Care Services, “By combining the two programs, we are able to extend greater psychiatric services to the JARF clients and educational services to CCSU clients.  Youth with co-occurring issues (mental illness and substance abuse) will have both issues treated in an integrated approach.  The community gains an integrated program that can better serve these complex and difficult youth and their families.”