Since July 2012, Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) has managed substance use and mental health services (also known as behavioral health services) for Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, and is supported by Florida’s Department of Children and Families. Central Florida Cares fund a services network comprised of many organizations offering various levels of treatment options. These options include prevention, interventions, crisis support, residential treatment and outpatient services for adults, children, as well as families, to include opioid and medication assisted treatment. It is important to note Central Florida Cares is not a hospital and we do not provide direct service to patients/clients/customers, but help to make it possible for our network organizations to provide direct services. Keeping in line with our vision to achieve a comprehensive and seamless behavioral health care system and understanding the system is complex, CFCHS focuses on the Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) philosophy that focuses on strength-based approaches that promote hope.

CFCHS is dedicated to serving persons in need of mental health and/or substance use services by providing the best possible information, options, and resources available in our community. Furthermore, it is our primary objective to ensure that all individuals are given their “first step towards success” by putting the person served “first” in all aspects of our operation.

We thank you for visiting our website and wish you and yours success.


Maria Bledsoe
Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission:

Central Florida Cares manages an affordable, high-quality behavioral health care system for persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

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….

Our Values:

  • The worth of every person served;
  • The principles of recovery — hope, trust, choice, personal satisfaction, interdependence….
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