River Region offers a broad spectrum of non-residential services to adolescents, twelve years of age and over, and to their parents/caregivers. Children's Treatment Services accepts referrals from all referral sources. River Region works closely with Duval County Schools to provide intervention and treatment services.
Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient Treatment provides comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment for adults and is based upon the 12-step Recovery model and family-system approaches. To learn more about outpatient treatment services, download the Outpatient Treatment Factsheet.
In Residential Treatment, clients receive individualized substance abuse treatment in a residential setting. This provides them with the opportunity to stablilize until they are assessed as being appropriate for transfer to a less intensive level of care. These services are funded in part by the City of Jacksonville Public Service Grant.
Adult Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Adult Psychosocial Rehabilitation is designed to assist the recipient to compensate for or eliminate functional deficits and interpersonal and environmental barriers created by their disabilities and to restore social skills for independent living and effective life management. Case Management provides comprehensive services to adults who exhibit serious impairment due to mental illness in the northwest quadrant of Jacksonville.
Mental Health Drop-In Centers
The Drop-In Centers provide peer support through a variety of support groups. The Drop-In Centers also refer clients to other programs where they may be able to obtain other services. Overlay Specialists work primarily with chronic mentally ill consumers conducting Psychosocial Rehabilitation services. The focues is on coping skills, independent living skills, depression and support groups, medication compliance and recreational therapy.
Mental Health Outpatient Treatment
Mental Health Outpatient Treatment services serve both men and women with issues related to Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Treatment includes group therapy, psychotherapy, and supportive counseling.
Co-Occurring (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) Treatment
This program provides services for Dual Disorders, which are defined as a Chemical Dependency diagnosis concurrent with another DSMIV Axis I psychiatric disorder. Dual Diagnosis treats clients for chemical dependency and mental illness, which are co-occurring.
Family Intervention Services
Family Intervention Services are funded in part by the Department of Children and Families. The services are provided through a collaboration of community based organizations to assist parents with substance abuse problems. Counselors assist in removing barriers to treatment, which include assessments, case management, intervention services, outreach and limited incidental assistance. Services are provided in various locations.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Anger Management classes run the duration of a 9-week course to assist individuals in developing skills that are neccessary to successfully manage anger.
Parenting Classes/Support Groups
Outreach to the Elderly
River Region's outreach to the elderly services promote wellness to a population that is often overlooked. It also provides a mechanism for needed interventions by poeple other than primary caregivers and families. The primary goal of hte program is to achieve medical compliance by participants. Training is provided in homes, senior centers, housing projects, and churches. Caregivers, social workers, andother supportive individuals assist in the adoption of medical compliance models for the elderly. Education about proper use of prescribed medications, Direct Observed Therapy, and medication coordination with patients' prescribing physicians is a primary focus.
River Region provides follow-up services to local hospitals regarding hip fractures, falls, and accidents. The community-wide training about the complications associated with medicating the elderly and withthe rising use of alcohol and other drugs is provided at local conference and or group sessions at the request of the host through our Speaker's Bureau.
Get Connected! We are promoting successful aging in the Beachwood area. Services offered include Case Mangement for Independent Qualtiy Living; Education; Help with Medical Compliance; Hospital Follow-Up; and Care Giver Support. River Region offers these services and more for persons 55 and older. Come by and visit today! Services are now offered at the Beachwood Community Center located at 11758 Marina Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246 or call 904-899-6300 ext. 4223 or ext. 4224. Download the flyer.
Corrections (Court Services)
River Region provides court treatment programs, which offer substance abuse treatment instead of prosecution and in most cases incarceration for those that are charged with a felony. These programs services include:
- › Adult Drug Court
- › Next Step DUI
- › Treatment Accountability for Safe Communities
- › Mental Health Court
- › Juvenile Drug Court
River Region Human Services, Inc. provides a variety of housing options both on site and several locations in the Jacksonville, FL area. There are a total of six scattered site programs - three that provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless and disabled individuals and families. All provide rental help along with supported services, including case management and/or a peer specialist. For details about our housing services call 904-899-6300 x4217. These services are funded in part by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Jacksonville Public Service Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS funding.
Assisted Living Facility
The Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is designed for people with mental health or co-occurring mental illness, substance abuse, and an HIV diagnosis. This service provides housing for those who are court- ordered to obtain a residence within an inpatient facility.
Rogerson Halfway House
Transitional housing for court-ordered substance abusing offenders who have been released and are required to participate in an inpatient treatment program. Every client who meets the definition of homeless at intake is required by law to be entered into the Northeast Florida Information Network Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
Andy's Place offers permanent supportive housing for those who have been homeless due to substance abuse, mental illness or HIV/AIDS. Residents at Andy's Place receive life skills training, which will increase their opportunities to become productive, have income, and be contributing members of the community. These services are funded in part by the City of Jacksonville Public Service Grant.
The name Andy's Place comes from the River Region logo, which features a figure that could be either male or female and is named Andy, short for Androgynous. The figure represents the wide variety of services and outreach programs that River Region Human Services provides to the men, women and children of the Jacksonville, FL region.
Supportive Housing Options (SHO) Program
The SHO program provides case management, motivation enhancement and scattered site permanent supportive housing for families with serious persistent mental illness. Residents receive the following services:
› Case Management
› Motivation Enhancement
› Referral and linkage to resources
› Medical Education
› Employment Assistance
› Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services
Support Housing Alternatives Program (SHAP)
SHAP provides housing assistance for chronically homeless individuals. The project leases units with one person in each unit. Rental assistance provided is tenant-based, allowing the client to choose his or her own housing. The goal of the program is to assist participants in obtaining and remaining in permanent housing. Eligible clients must have a history of substance abuse and or mental illness. .
Forging Useful Systems to Empower (FUSE) Program
The FUSE program provides affordable housing and coordinated supportive services for households (families and individuals) headed by homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as develop an Integrated HIV/AIDS Housing Plan (IHHP) for Northeast Florida.
Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)
River Region provides a fully integrated continuum of housing and comprehensive supportive sergvices for target populations with special needs consisting of adults with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring substance abuse and or mental illness problems, as well as a history of criminal justice involvement. Based upon individual client needs, the HOPWA program consists of housing services that range between supportive mental health and substance abuse services, closely supervised assisted living, and residential co-occurring treatment services. These services are funded in part by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS Fund.
To learn more about our Housing Services call 924-1551 x 402.
HIV/AIDS & Prevention
River Region's AIDS Outreach Department provides free and confidential HIV testing, pregnancy testing, pre- and post-test counseling, risk/reduction assessments, linkage to services for substance abuse, mental health and other medical treatment, and HIV/AIDS educational classes.
STD testing (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis) is only conducted at designated locations on specified days/times for consumers between the ages of 13 and 24.
Drop-In Center Locations
Hours of Operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours of Operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Safe for Life Program
Hours of Operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc.
HIV/AIDS Testing Hours
Justina Rd. Community Center
HIV/AIDS Testing Hours
Wesconnett Health Center
HIV/AIDS Testing Hours
Scheduling of Mobile Unit
The mobile unit provides free and confidential HIV testing, condums, and literature at various locations. Times and locations vary. If you are interested in scheduling the mobile unit or would like to know the location of the mobile unit, please call us at (904) 899-6300 ext. 4465.