Overview

Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) is the managing entity contracted by the Department of Children and Families to oversee state-funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.

Our Mission:

Central Florida Cares Health System is a resource center that utilizes state, federal and innovative funding sources, promising practices, and/or pilot programs to support our providers as they address identified behavioral health needs of the community.

Our Vision:

Achieve a comprehensive and seamless behavioral health system promoting recovery and resiliency.

Our Guiding Principles:

To promote evidence-based practices in service delivery across the system of care

To increase ease of access to all needed services

To improve continuity of service provision and coordination of services across the system of care

To reduce utilization of restrictive levels of care and use the resulting savings to enhance community-based recovery services

To meet or exceed all outcome and performance requirements

To work with the Department of Children and Families to integrate the CFCHS outcomes and its planning processes with the Department of Children and Families’ annual and long-range planning

To adopt integrated approaches which afford access to primary and specialty medical care in concern with behavioral healthcare

To always put the person served first in all aspects of its operations

Our Values:

The worth of every person served

The principles of recovery — hope, trust, choice, personal satisfaction, interdependence, and community involvement

The ability of every person to attain recovery and develop resiliency

The need to focus on each person’s strengths and competencies

The need for family-centered children’s services which build resiliency

The need for each person for respect and dignity