Florida Community Alliance,Inc.

Florida Community Alliance, Inc. (FCA) is a comprehensive mental health not-for-profit agency founded in 2008 by a Boynton Beach Law Enforcement Sergeant and a Mental Health Therapist. Perspectives shared by this husband and wife team brought about a paradigm shift that tilted scales in favor of justice and improved the lives of over 600 youth and their families since inception. Florida leads the nation in instances of prosecution whom choose to try children as adults (Rhodes, Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 2008; volume 3, number 2). In Palm Beach County, 87% of detained youth are between the ages of 14 and 17. The increased juvenile incarceration rate means that more juveniles are subjected to gang recruitment as a means of protecting themselves from inmates’ intent on harming younger prisoners.

Accredited Services & Staff

In partnership with Local Law Enforcement, Department of Juvenile Justice, Public Defenders Office, Juvenile Court Programs, School Board Police, Goodwill Industries, and Eckerd Re-entry programs, FCA engages children, youth and families in a combination of modalities which may include comprehensive assessments, individual, family and group therapy, health and educational prevention classes, wraparound community case management, life skills, job readiness training, mentoring and medication management.

FCA staff consists of qualified licensed and/or certified professionals in each of their areas of expertise.

Outcomes

Annual outcomes demonstrated that the recidivism rate of youth graduated from FCA’s "L.E.T.’s Pass It Forward Program" were 8% in 2010, 12% in 2011 and 17% in mid-2012. Over 50% lower than rates recently reported by Law Enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Mission Statement

To ensure accessible and affordable quality mental wellness care to at risk adolescent and families through effective utilization of wraparound methods that promote stewardship, and engages the participation of social service and natural support networks in order to reduce the burden of indirect cost of care to society.


The Details

(26.65063,-80.07941)
 
  • Address
    1870 Forest Hill Blvd.Suite 204West Palm Beach, FL 33406
  • Contact
    • Minnie King
  • Phone
    • 561-909-7011 Cell
  • Fax
    • 561-776-4213
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support, Employment, Justice & Legal

Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Florida Community Alliance,Inc.?

by Kim C. (November 19, 2013)
I volunteered towards paid employment. I worked extra days and extra hours doing my best. BIG PROBLEM-They do not have an HR dept. More then half the employees are interns and volunteers (accounting, social workers, etc.) No proper training was provided. It's complete disorganized chaos. I volunteered to give back to the community that helped my family and I wanted to provide a decent holiday for my son. Once I began working for money, I was paid for 2 weeks and 3 weeks unpaid. Paid for 20 hrs but worked about 40. Then they had a medicaid audit and expect everyone to attend over the weekend to clean the files up fast and cram in training and suddenly my HR file seemed to go missing. Frustrated, I left. I'm glad I left in time to find another job. They 'lost' my sons photos/artwork. The Ex Director is selfish, spiteful and manipulative. She doesn't believe she needs to pay people for their work. HORRIBLE place to work. I wouldn't recommend them for services either. Very disorganized
by Emma K. from TX (September 14, 2013)
Highly unprofessional organization with inconsiderate and disrespectful Director. I have volunteered at several different organizations and have never heard of/encountered/worked with a rude site coordinator. After choosing to volunteer elsewhere due to negative environment, it took almost two months to obtain my hours in writing. It was no surprise to me when I discovered the Director was arrested in 2011 for Battery. I simply cannot recommend this organization to any volunteer.
 

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