Recovery Resources

At Transformations Recovery Center it is important for us to provide recovery resources for those who may need additional services to assist them in their journey of recovery. The recovery resources below will connect you to support groups, educate you on the disease of addiction and mental health issues as well as inform you of your rights in the work place. This is a vast amount of information, we suggest you take some time to look over these recovery resources to see which may be best for you to look in to further. We trust you will find additional support and answers to some question you may have

Support Groups

12 STEP GROUPSNarcotics Anonymous-
(561) 848-6262 For Meetings in your area : Anonymous-
(561) 655-5700 For Meetings in your area: CLUBSOasis Club- WPB  (561)-694-1949
Triangle Club- WPB  (561)-832-1110
Easy Does It Club- WPB  (561)-433-9971
Our Club- Lake Worth- (561)-586-6920
Central House- Boynton Beach- (561)-272-6708
Crossroads Club- Delray-(561)-278-8004
Hillsboro Pines-Boca Raton- (561)-483-5978
101 Club-Pompano Beach- (954)-941-9896
12 Step House- Ft. Lauderdale-(954)-523-4984
United Club-Ft. Lauderdale- (954)-561-9131



General Information About Alcohol and Other Substances

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Information
This Federal office establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
800-666-3332 (Toll-Free)

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
The White House Office and the Centers for the Faith-Based and Community – Federal agencies-are working to support the essential work of these important or is to make sure that grassroots leaders can compete on an equal footing for federal funding and greater private support, and face fewer bureaucratic barriers.

708 Jackson Place
Washington, D.C. 20502

This government agency provides information and resources on alcohol and drug health insurance/Medicaid issues.
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
877-696-6775 (Toll-Free)

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

This clearinghouse provides comprehensive resources for alcohol and drug information

11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
800-729-6686 (Toll-Free), ext. 260
800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll-Free)
877-767-8432 (Spanish) (Toll-Free)

HHS, National Institutes of Health (Nit!)
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research an agency under the US. Department of Health and Human Services

9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

This institute provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas.
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This government institute supports more than 85 percent of the world’s research drug abuse and addiction and carries out a broad range of programs to ensure reliable  research information and its implementation in policy and practice.
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5213 MSC 9561
Bethesda, MD 20892-956 1
Telefax fact sheets: 888-NIH-NIDA (Voice) (Toll-Free)
Or 888-TTY-NIDA (TTY) (Toll-Free)

HHS, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
This Federal Agency provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans tin Medicaid, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) an related programs.
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
877-267-2323 (Toll-Free)

HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s mission is to improve and e health care for all.
Parklawn Building, 5600 FischersLane
Rockville, MD 20857

The Department of Defense provides a wide array of services to prevent and trea disorders, including worksite education, drug testing, early intervention, outpatient and inpatient treatment.
5111 Leesburg Pike
Skyline 5, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22041

DOD, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
The public affairs office develops policies, plans, and programs in support of DO operations.
1400 Defense, Pentagon, Room 3A-750
Washington, D.C. 20301-1400

Culture-Specific Resources
HHS, Indian Health Service
This agency offers health services for Alaska Natives and American Indians.
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852-1627

HHS, Office of Minority Health Resource Center
This national center develops health policies and programs to eliminate health in ethnic minority populations.
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, D.C. 20013-7337
800-444-6472 (Toll-Free)
301-230-7199 (TDD)

This government agency offers resources on the prevention of alcohol and drug for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Island communities.
1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

DOT, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
Bureau of Indian Affairs
This office of the DOT provides reservation-based alcohol and drug use disorder for Indians.
1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240-4000

Justice System
This government agency enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States law, including drug enforcement.
Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-000 1

DOJ, Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
This bureau offers community training and technical assistance to prevent crime, disorders, and violence (reference and referral services for criminal Justice professionals
800-851-3420 (Toll-Free)

DOJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
This bureau provides information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, justice systems at all levels of government.
800-851-3420 (Toll-Free)

DOJ, Community Capacity Development Office
This multi-agency’s strategy is to “weed out” violent crime, gang activity, and direct “seed” human services to the areas where these activities occur, encompassing p treatment, and neighborhood revitalization.
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20531

DOJ, Drug
Court Planning Initiative
The Drug Court Planning Initiative provides research, scholarship, and informal other court-based intervention programs.
DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street NW, Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20531

DOJ, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
This government agency enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations and supports non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illegal substances on the domestic and international markets.
2401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301
202-307-7936 (Office of Demand Reduction)

DOJ, National Criminal Justice Reference Service
To support research, policy, and program development worldwide, this Federal criminal justice and alcohol and drug use disorder information.
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
800-851-3420 (Toll-Free)

DOJ, National Institute of Justice
This national research, development, and evaluation agency of the US. Department dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues, an agency under the US. Department of Health and Human Services.
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
301 -496-4000

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
This library contains extensive alcohol and drug use disorder research.
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
888-346-3656 (Toll-Free)

Office of Science Policy and Communications
This government office conducts science-based research on alcohol and drug use 6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5213, MSC 9561
Bethesda, MD 20892-956 1

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention National Prevention Information Network
This government organization improves the accessibility and quality of alcohol a. prevention programs and provides national leadership in the development ofpoli services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use and underage alcohol and tobacco
1 Choke Cheriy Road
Rockville, MD 20857

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
This government organization improves the accessibility and quality of alcohol a. programs and provides national leadership in the development ofpolicies, program to prevent the onset of illegal drug use and underage alcohol and tobacco use.
1 Choke Cherry Road, 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20857

This Web site serves as a family guide to keep youth mentally healthy and drug free

The DEA produced the drug prevention book, “Get it Straight! The Facts About i realize the truth about drugs.
Office of Diversion Control
2401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301
800-882-9539 (Toll-Free)

National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcohol Prevention Task Force on College Drinking
This council offers research and information on college drinking.
Wilico Building
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
301-443-3 860

ONDCP, National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
A comprehensive advertising and public relations program, the Media Campaigii information for teens and tips for parents on keeping their kids healthy and drug-

HHS, SAMHSA Buprenorphine Physician Locator
The Locator is an online resource designed to assist the States, medical, and add communities, potential patients, and/or their families in finding information on can prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone® and Subutex®) for treatment of opioid
866-287-2728 (Toll-Free)

ILHS, SAMHSA National Helpline
This national hotline offers confidential information on alcohol and drug use dis referral.
800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (Toll-Free)
800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll-Free)
877-767-8432 (Spanish) (Toll-Free)

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This is a searchable directory of alcohol and drug treatment programs.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
This government organization provides information on treatment programs, publ opportunities, and resources and sponsors Recovery Month.
1 Choke Cherry Road, 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
Office of Applied Studies
The Office of Applied Studies (OAS) serves as SAMHSA ?is’ focal point for data col dissemination activities.
1 Choke Cherry Road, 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
This government agency provides benefits and services to people who are veterat

survivors of veterans.
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20420
VA Benefits: 800-827-1000 (Toll-Free)
Healthy ljfestyle education and activities for youth are presented through aprogi by the Families, 4?I] and Education and Extension Service of the US. Departm 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 2225
Washington, D.C. 20250-2225
The Department of Education makes available information for students, parents, administrators, including grants for anti-alcohol/drug programs.
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-6 123
800-872-5327 (Toll-Free)
ED, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
This office provides information on drug-free school programs and activities.
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-6123
This interactive workplace Web site provides information about physical health,) and alcohol. Its goal is to improve the health, safety, and quality of flfe for emplo across the nation.
CSAP Workplace Resource Center Helpline
This helpline supplies centralized access to information about drug-free workpla 1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
800-WORKPLACE (800-967-5752) (Toll-Free)
The Department ofLabor provides information for US. job seekers, wage earner information about workplace rules and regulations.
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20210
866-4-USA-DOL (Toll-Free)
DOL, Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
The Drug-Free Workplace Advisor provides information to businesses about how to maintain an alcohol- and drug-free workplace. This Advisor also provides inforl? Free Workplace Act of]988 based on the Office of Management and Budget’s (C non-regulatory guidance.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-2312
Washington, D.C. 20210
DOL, Substance Abuse Information Database
This interactive database of the US. Department of Labor’c Working Partners fo Free Workplace provides a one-stop source of information with summaries andJ relating to workplace substance abuse issues. Employers can draw on articlesfr success stories from a variety of industries to assist them in establishing and maii substance abuse program.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-23 12
Washington, D.C. 20210
DOL, Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
Working Partners helps to build a drug-free workforce by equipping businesses tools and information to effectively address alcohol and drug problems.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-23 12
Washington, D.C. 20210
202-693-5919 ?
This comprehensive Federal Web site provides disability-related government resi www.disabilityinfo .gov
Information for small business employers about EEOC-enforced laws and proces the EEOC.
US. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1801 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20507
Financial, technical, and management assistance is offered to small businesses, i about grants/loans and employee assistance programs.
409 Third Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20416
800-U-ASK-SBA (Toll-Free)
SBA U.S. Business Advisor
The Business Advisor gives access to Federal government information, services,
Culture-Specific Resources

National Minority AIDS Council
The Council supplies resources for minorities with AIDS
1931 l3thStreetNW
Washington, D.C. 20009-4432
African American
Association of Black Psychologists
This association addresses issues facing black psychologists and the black comm P.O. Box 55999
Washington, D.C. 20040-5999
Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc.
This association provides help for African-American children and their families i system.
440 First Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery
This campaign includes alcohol and tobacco control to promote positive commu foster environments free of health disparities.
1231 North Broad Street, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
National Association of Black Social Workers
The membershi), of this association includes African Americans working in socia
1220 11th Street NW, Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20001
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
This association offers programs and services for African-American college stud campuses.
8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
National Black Alcoholism and Addiction Council
Programs, education, and training for the prevention and treatment of alcohol w the African-American community are provided.
5104 North Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 111
Orlando, FL 32810
888-NBACORG (Toll-Free)
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
This organization offers information about issues affecting African-American women
633 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
National Medical Association
This association serves as the collective voice of African- American physicians ai justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.
1012 10th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Asian/Pacific Islander
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
This forum includes Asian and Pacflc Islander communities in all health, politic arenas.
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 835
Washington, D.C. 20036
Japanese American Citizens League
A community organization, the League provides assistance through programs tht preservation of the Japanese-American community and challenges social injustic occur.
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Korean American Coalition
This group holds one strong voice for the Korean-American community by bringi build a better community for all through education, service and advocacy.
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 730
Washington, D.C. 20036
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
This association aids the mental well-being ofAsian Americans and PacUic Islan problems including substance use.
1215 19th Street, Suite A
Denver, CO 80202
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, Inc.
This private, non-profit membership organization involves service providers, fam promote health and social justice and address the alcohol, tobacco, and other dii Pacflc Islander populations.
340 East Second Street, Suite 409
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Organization of Chinese Americans
This organization serves as a resource for Chinese-American and Asian-A merico permanent residents to help them secure their rights through legislative and political means
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 601
Washington, D.C. 20036
ASPIRA Association, Inc.
This association offers programs and activities dedicated to leadership developm Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.
1444 Eye Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20005
Latin American Youth Center
This center provides outpatient counseling services for Hispanic individuals, fam 1419 Columbia Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
This alliance offers information on health issues that affect the Hispanic commui’ 1501 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
National Hispanic Medical Association
This association conducts health and policy research and offers programs to imp Hispanics and other underserved populations.
1411 K Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20005
National Latino Children’s Institute
This national institute conducts research and presents educational materials, pro focused on Latino children.
1325 North Flores Street, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78212
National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention
This Council prevents tobacco use and reduces alcohol use disorders in the Latir the dissemination of science-based research findings, community education, tech analysis, and advocacy.
1616 P Street NW, Suite 430
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-265-8054, ext. 61

Por La Causa, Inc.
This non-profit community development corporation offers social service programs throughout Arizona.
1112 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4043
Puerto Rican Organization for Community Education and Economic Develo
This organization addresses the social, health, and economic needs of Latino anc communities.
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Native American
American Indian Community House
This organization provides health and social services for American Indians in Ne
708 Broadway, Eighth Floor
New York, NY 10003
National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics (NANACoA
This association provides a Native American frameworkfor healing children of a 6145 Lehman Drive, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
866-480-6751 (Toll-Free)
National Congress of American Indians
This organization offers assistance for tribes, tribal leaders, and youth in the pre recovery of alcohol and drug use disorders among American Indian andAlaskan communities.
1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036
National Indian Child Welfare Association
This association is dedicated to the well-being ofAmerican Indian children andj 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
National Indian Health Board
This organization provides health care research and services for tribes, area hea organizations, Federal agencies, and private foundations.
101 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 8-B02
Washington, D.C. 20001
Pima Prevention Partnership
This non-profit, multi-cultural coalition for alcohol and drug use disorders and a in Tucson provides policy leadership, program development, youth prevention se planning, and evaluation services to promote community development for Native Americans
330 North Commerce Park Loop, Suite 160
Tucson, AZ 85745

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
This organization develops initiatives to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, anc Native American youth.
P.O. Box 800
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
White Bison, Inc.
This American Indian non-profit organization offers learning resources to the Nc community nationwide on topics such as sobriety, recovery, prevention, and wells inspiration to go on beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a ljfe of wellne day).
6145 Lehman Drive, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3440
866-480-6751 (Toll-Free)
Faith-Based Organizations
Alcoholics Victorious
This is a Christian-oriented 12-step support group for those recovering from alec dependency. It offers information and referrals, literature, phone support, confer meetings, and a newsletter.
1045 Swift Street
Kansas City, MO 64116-4127
Calix Society
This is a 12-step fellowship of Catholic alcoholics who help one another maintai; Alcoholics Anonymous. The group is concerned with total abstinence, spiritual d sanctfIcation of the whole personality of each member.
2555 Hazeiwood Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55 109-2030
Catholic Charities, USA
This membershzp association provides vital social services to people in need, reg religious, social, or economic backgrounds.
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2756
Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a worldwide Christ-centered recovery ministry. By workin, their Biblical principles and the corresponding Eight Recovery Principles found individuals find freedom from past hurts and harmful addictive and dysfunctional scenerios
25422 Ttabuco Road # 105-151
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
This Mormon organization promotes strong family relationshzps.
2520 L Street NW, Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
Faith Partners
Faith Partners helps congregations identify experienced volunteers and establish ministry ofprevention and recovery support for the people they serve. 2525 Wallingwood Drive
Building 8, Suite 804
Austin, TX 78746
888-451-9527 (Toll-Free)
This organization facilitates the involvement offaith-based communities in the in’ reform.
3300 Veda Street
Redding, CA 96001
General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church
This organization offers faith-based programs for people with alcohol and drug i 110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 404
Washington, D.C. 20002
Institute for Public Health Faith Collaborations
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
This institute promotes vital learning at the intersecting boundaries where faith t merge, and emerge transformed.
1256 Briarcliff Road NE
Building A, Suite 107
Atlanta, GA 30306
Inter-Congregational Alcoholism Program (I.C.A.P)
I C.A.P. is a network of recovering alcoholic women in religious orders. The gro Catholic women who are, or have been, members of religious orders who are mi or chemical dependencies.
7777 Lake Street, Suite 115
River Forest, IL 60305-1734
www.crml .uab.edukjaWicaps .html
Jewish Addiction Services I Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League Jewish Addiction Services is an outpatient treatment program for adolescents suffering from alcohol, drug, or other addictions.
1515 Reistertown Road, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21208

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others
This group assists Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their fan associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment.
850 Seventh Avenue, Penthouse
New York, NY 10019
Lutheran Services in America
This organization advocates for sound and compassionate public policies on beh ministry organizations and the people they serve.
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-3850
800-664-3848 (Toll-Free)
National Council of Churches
The Council helps parents communicate with their children about alcohol, tobac
110 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
For a full description, refer to Mutual Support Groups.
Overcomers In Christ (OIC)
OIC is a recovery program that deals with every aspect of addiction and dysfunc mental, emotional, and social). Members overcome obstacles using Christ-center P.O. Box 34460
Omaha, NE 68134
Presbyterians for Addiction Action (PAA)
Presbyterian, Health, Education, and Welfare Association
FAA assists Presbyterians as they minister in an increasingly addictive society to Presbyterian faith.
100 Witherspoon Street, Room 3041
Louisville, KY 40202
888-728-7228 ext. 5800 (Toll-Free)
Reviving the Human Spirit: A Faith Community Initiative
Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
This independent foundation is dedicated to improving community health in Cinc surrounding counties.
Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH 45209-1948

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s has hosted 12-step programs and other affiliate programs for more tha 221 34th Street
Newport News, VA 23607
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Through the Adventist Development and ReliefAgency and other programs, the i operates youth camps, community service projects, family life counseling, and HE Pro grams, which include alcohol and drug use disorder prevention/treatment an continuum.
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
301 -680-6000
SOS Clearinghouse (Save Our Selves)
This organization is dedicated to providing a path to sobriety, an alternative to ti upon supernatural or religious beliefs.
4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027
The Springs Rescue Mission
The Mission reaches the poor and needy of Colorado Springs byprovidingfor th ministering restoration to their spirit, soul, and body.
5 West Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
We Care America
This national network of individuals, churches, and ministries work together to m and hurting by building capacity among faith-based organizations.
44180 Riverside Parkway, Suite 201
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Family and Social Services
Alliance for Children and Families
The Alliance for Children and Families provides services to non-profit child and economic empowerment organizations.
1701 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006-1505
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
This membership organization has more than 1,100 public and private non-profii well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from 50 F Street NW, 6th Floor Washington, D.C. 20001-1530 202-638-4918

Children of Alcoholics Foundation (COAF)
COAF’s goal is to help reduce the impact ofparental substance use on children children of all ages reach their full potential by breaking the intergenerational cj substance use.
164 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund provides child welfare and health programs. 25 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
This national parent-run organization focuses on the needs of children and youth behavioral, or mental disorders, and their families.
1101 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
For a full description, refer to Mutual Support Groups.
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA)
This association is devoted solely to representing administrators of state and loc agencies, bringing an informed view of the problems facing families today to the welfare policy.
810 First Street NE, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20002
North American Family Renewal Institute, Inc. (NAFRI)
This institute researches, treats, and educates on aliforms of addictive behaviors training, public policy awareness, and specialized networking weekends for indii community.
8503 Schultz Road
Clinton, MD 20735
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
This sorority offers social services for communities around the nation. 1000 South Hill Drive
Cary, NC 27513
888-747-1922 (Toll-Free)
For a full description, refer to Schools/Youth under Federal Agencies.
University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children and the Courts
This organization provides research, evaluation, technical assistance, and guidw juvenile courts on substance use, addiction, abuse and neglect, domestic violence related issues.
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Young Men’s Christian Association of the U.S.A. (YMCA)
The YMCA provides health and social services for men, women, and children. 1701 K Street NW, Suite 903
Washington, D.C. 20006
Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A. (YWCA) The YWCA offers health and social services for women and their families 1015 18th StreetNW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036
800-YWCA-US 1 (Toll-Free)
Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association/92nd Street Y
This organization is committed to sharing its programs with all New Yorkers reg circumstance. Itprovidesfinancial assistance and an outreach program that bri,i of economically disadvantaged local schoolchildren and keeps them off the street 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Health Care
The Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems Initiative
George Washington University
This program works to increase access to treatment for individuals with alcoholj collaborating with policymakers, employers, and concerned citizens.
2021 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20006
Families USA
This organization provides resources on access to high-quality, affordable healt1 citizen issues.
1334 G Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
National Association of Community Health Centers
This association collaborates with community, migrant, and homeless health ceni care to the poor and medically underserved.
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
The NCQA provides information about the quality of the nation managed care
2000 L Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
The NCQA provides information about the quality of the nation managed care
2000 L Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
National Health Law Program
This national program provides resources on health care for uninsured or unden people.
Health Consumer Alliance
2639 South LaCienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Justice/Legal System
American Bar Association (ABA), Standing Committee on Substance Abuse
The Standing Committee on Substance Abuse is committed to promoting justice s addresses problems associated with illegal use of drugs and alcohol in this count mission, the Standing Committee collaborates with other ABA entities, federal, St public/private organizations, and state, local, and territorial bar associations. 740 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
American Correctional Association
This organization provides resources for practitioners in the correctional profess in improving the justice System.
4380 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706-4332
800-ACA-JOIN (Toll-Free)
Center for Families, Children and the Courts
This center is dedicated to improving the quality ofjustice and services to meet ti children, youth, families, and self-represented litigants in the California courts. 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94 102-3660
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
This center focuses on reducing reliance on incarceration as a solution to social 54 Dore Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
D.C. Bar Lawyer Counseling
This organization provides services to the profession, the courts, and the commui 1250 H Street NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005-5937

Baker Act

Enacted in 1971, the Baker Act is a statute of the state of Florida aimed at protecting the rights of persons with mental illness along with maintaining public safety. The act was named for then-Representative, Maxine Baker, who was known for having an interest in mental health issues, and serving as chair for the Florida House of Representatives on mental health. Its intent was to promote the use of community-based mental health care instead of institutionalizing persons with mental illness.

The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call emergency commitment). It can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, or mental health professionals. There must be evidence that the person a) has a mental illness (as defined in the Baker Act) and b) is a harm to self, harm to others, or self neglectful (as defined in the Baker Act). Examinations may last up to 72 hours and occur in 100+ Florida Department of Children and Families designated receiving facilities statewide.

Many things may occur after the examination. This includes the release of the individual to the community (or other community placement), a petition for involuntary inpatient placement (what some call civil commitment), involuntary outpatient placement (what some call outpatient commitment or assisted treatment orders), or voluntary treatment (if the person is competent to consent to voluntary treatment and consents to voluntary treatment). The involuntary outpatient placement language in the Baker Act took effect in 2005.

Marchman Act

Marchman Act- Involuntary Assessment – Florida Statute 397.6811

A Petition for Involuntary Assessment may be filed when there is good faith reason to believe an individual is substance-abuse impaired and because of that impairment, has lost the power of self-control with respect to substance use. The Petition is filed with the Clerk of Court and must be set for hearing within 10 days. Notice of hearing is provided by mail to the petitioners. The patient is served notice of hearing by a plainclothes Deputy Sheriff.

A General Master presides at the hearing. After hearing all relevant testimony, the court may enter an Order for Involuntary Assessment. Unless arrangements have been made for assessment at a private facility, the court order shall direct the Sheriff’s Office to take the patient into custody and deliver him/her to a public facility licensed by the Department of Children and Families.

The facility will assess and stabilize the patient for a period not to exceed 5 days. A written assessment is sent to the court. Once the written assessment is received, the court may proceed with the Petition For Involuntary Treatment.

Marchman Act- Involuntary Treatment – Florida Statute 397.693

A Petition for Involuntary treatment may be filed once the written assessment is reviewed by the court and the recommendation is involuntary treatment. Notice of hearing is provided by mail to the petitioners and any attorney on record. The patient is once again served notice of hearing by a plainclothes Deputy Sheriff. A general master presides at the hearing and after taking all relevant testimony, the court may enter an order for involuntary treatment for a period not to exceed 60 days. It may also direct the Sheriff to take the patient into custody and delivery him to the licensed facility.

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