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Sinfonia Family Services of Florida to Provide Alternative to State-Funded Residential Care for Youth

GAINSVILLE, Fla., Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sinfonia Family Services Florida - behavioral health division of Sinfonia HealthCare Corporation - has announced their implementation of a Children's Community Action Team (CAT) on August 1. CAT programs offer intensive clinical behavioral health services to families living with youth aged 11-21 who are at risk of institutional placement due to mental health issues, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders.

The company's Gainesville office is located at 17 N.W. 33rd Court; however, delivery of CAT services will be primarily community based, with treatment provided in youth's homes, schools, and workplaces. The service delivery team includes case managers, licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, and therapeutic mentors. Services offered are crisis intervention, development of natural support networks, case management, individual and family therapy, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, family education, transportation, tutoring, substance abuse treatment, and therapeutic mentoring.

Michael Evans, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Sinfonia Family Services of Florida is excited to provide CAT services in Alachua County. The community action team concept utilizes a multidisciplinary, person-centered approach to coordinate treatment interventions and natural supports. Services are tailored to the individual needs of youth, allowing them to remain successfully in their homes and communities and offering a lower cost alternative to foster care, juvenile/criminal justice, or residential care. Our goal is to serve a minimum of 35 clients and their families each month."

"We are very happy to be able to impact the lives of families in Alachua County by keeping children in their homes and communities," stated Jo-Ann Prisco, Sinfonia HealthCare Corporation Executive Vice President. Jo-Ann is responsible for introducing Sinfonia Family Services and their unique continuum in eastern markets.

About Sinfonia Family Services:

Sinfonia means "symphony" and since the 16th century has represented the "sounding together" of a variety of instruments to produce a harmonious sound. Sinfonia Family Services provides innovative, comprehensive care and integrated wellness services to individuals and families, with a commitment to compassion and excellence and a demonstrated ability to effect consumer-centered change. The vision of Sinfonia Family Services is to be the premier provider of high quality, evidence informed, comprehensive services to children, adults, and families in the communities served. Services are typically delivered in consumers' homes and are designed to prevent more intrusive and costlier care. The Sinfonia Family Services Eastern Region Administrative Office, located in Port St Lucie Florida, supports the following subsidiary companies:

  • Sinfonia Family Services of Florida, with offices in Ft Myers, Ft. Pierce, and Gainesville
  • Sinfonia Family Services of Louisiana, with offices in Metairie, New Orleans, and Covington
  • Quality Life Counseling of New Orleans (QLCNO) with offices in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana
  • Sinfonia Family Services of Maine, with offices in South Portland, Saco and Brunswick
  • Family and Community Support Services, with offices in Farmville and Richmond, Virginia

About Sinfonia HealthCare:

Sinfonia HealthCare was launched in January 2013, in Tucson, Arizona, by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO & CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq:PRSC). Sinfonia has created an innovative approach to community based medical care by establishing a full continuum of health services including: hospice, home health, companion care, primary care, wellness, and medication therapy management. Sinfonia also operates a behavioral health division designed to integrate mental health, pharmacy and primary care throughput the eastern United States.

CONTACT: Jo-Ann Prisco, Executive VP, Eastern Region jprisco@sinfoniahealth.com 772-216-3031 Sandy Mellor, Dir. Community Relation sfmellor@sinfoniahealth.com 520-339-1744

Source:Sinfonia HealthCare Corp.