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Mission Statement

To provide safe and effective programs to strengthen youth and families.


The Arnette House provides a variety of residential and non-residential services to individuals and families. These include counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, information, and residential services in the 5th Circuit which includes; Marion, Lake, Sumter, Hernando & Citrus Counties.

Services are by caring and dedicated professionals who focus on the strengths of the family while providing skills and knowledge to help improve life at home. Our master’s-level counselors provide our clients with the therapy they need with to end conflict, improve communication and reunite children with their families.

Our Goals

1. To keep families together by helping them earlier, before kids are out of control.

2. To strengthen the family unit before kids end up in delinquency or foster care.

3. To be a place for the "front end" of the Juvenile Justice System (the key is prevention and early intervention).

Residential Services include a 24 hour emergency youth shelter for children ages 10-17 who are runaways, lockouts, homeless, truant or experiencing parent/child conflict. When kids need a place to go, The Arnette House is here to provide respite care in our emergency shelter. We serve more than 500 children each year.

Non-Residential Family Crisis Intervention Counseling provides immediate crisis intervention and counseling which helps families resolve crisis situations and stay together.

Group Homes/Transitional Living consists of two Foster Care group homes for six boys and six girls ages 13-17 which focus on the physical and emotional well-being of individual clients, and teach methods for sustaining basic life skills aimed at fostering self-sufficiency. Clients are provided a healthy and supportive living environment, which meets basic needs such as food and shelter, and will assist in their goal to become self-sufficient once they age out of foster care when they turn 18.

Other Services

◦Individual and Family Counseling

◦Specialized Group Therapy and support groups

◦Parenting and Specialized Parenting classes

◦Testing, Assessment and Diagnosis for clinical treatment

◦Case Management

◦Outreach and Prevention Services in local schools

◦Information and Referral Services

◦Tutorial Services

◦Recreational and outdoor adventure-based challenge programs

◦Life Management and social skills training

◦Mentoring and job skills training

◦Aftercare support and follow-up



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