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Jackson Community Mental Health Center

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Jackson Community Mental Health Center, founded in July 2003, is a Joint Commission-accredited, community-based, multi-service organization that provides comprehensive behavioral and substance-related healthcare services for adults and children in the north and northwestern sections of Miami-Dade County.

The mission of JCMHC is to build the health of the community by providing a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County. We provide services to persons across the developmental spectrum (i.e. children, adolescents, and adults). This broad spectrum service capability enables us to meet the needs of the entire family and to provide a continuum of services across the lifespan of the individual.

Services & Specialties

JCMHC provides services to more than 3,000 adults and children annually, including:

  • Child, adolescent, and adult behavioral health and substance-related services
  • Case management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Child, adolescent, and adult evaluations and medication management
  • Crisis stabilization and detoxification services
  • Assistance for individuals seeking employment and housing as part of their treatment plan

Services are available at two convenient locations tailored to meet the needs of the individuals we serve.

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Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

JCMHC provides treatment to children and adolescents with a wide range of childhood conditions that may affect daily life functioning such as:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Drug and alcohol/substance use
  • Immigration and acculturation issues
  • Issues associated with aging
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Suicidal ideation or self-injurious behavior
  • Trauma

Services are provided in the community at the child’s home and school, as these environments are most natural to the child and family. Working with parents is an integral part of therapy. Therefore, JCMHC providers work with their clients’ caretakers to ensure treatment success.

JCMHC offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and medication management, therapeutic activities in individual and group settings, and targeted case management. Targeted case management provides an array of services such as advocacy, assessment, linkage, service planning, and monitoring services for eligible JCMHC clients.

Individuals are seen by appointment at a time and place convenient for clients and their families. Office hours for Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

Families and Communities Empowered for Service (FACES)

Families and Communities Empowered for Service (FACES) is an intensive outpatient service delivery model designed to assist youth, ages 12 through 17, and their families, toward recovery and resiliency. JCMHC uses this strength-based team approach to help youth with severe mental illness and/or substance-related disorders and their families.

Services may be provided in the home, school, or other suitable locations selected by the team and family. Some key components of the FACES process is: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Peer Support Group, High Fidelity Wraparound, SSDI/SSI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR), drug testing, motivational interviewing, and the provision of contingency funds when appropriate.

Individuals are seen by appointment at a time and place convenient for the clients and their families. Office hours for FACES are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

Beyond Empowerment

Beyond Empowerment (also referred to as “FACES Expansion”) provides outpatient therapy and support to youth, ages 18 through 21, who received behavioral health care services as a child and/or adolescent. Beyond Empowerment facilitates seamless and continuing care for youth transitioning into adulthood This system of care is enhanced to provide clinical services, housing information, career and education advisement, peer support, and recreational activities. These young adults also have access to a peer specialist at The Youth and Family Center (also referred to as “The Center”), located in north Miami-Dade County.

Individuals are seen by appointment at a time and place convenient for the clients. Office hours for Beyond Empowerment are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

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Adult Outpatient Services

JCMHC provides comprehensive behavioral health care services to adults 18 and above who are experiencing difficulty due to behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, and/or relational issues. Common patient diagnoses include psychosis, PTSD, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and concurrent substance abuse. Services are also available to HIV-positive clients and their affected family members.

JCMHC offers comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment, individual, therapy, medication evaluation and management, therapeutic activities in individual and group settings, and targeted case management. Targeted case management provides an array of services such as advocacy, assessment, linkage, service planning, and monitoring services for eligible JCMHC clients.

Adult outpatient services also include Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). TANF provides assessment, targeted case management, screening, and treatment services to individuals experiencing employment and familial instability. These services are also available to families living at or below the 200 percent poverty threshold, as defined by federal poverty guidelines.

Individuals are seen by appointment Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a licensed 20-bed Baker Act-receiving facility that provides psychiatric inpatient care for individuals 18 years and older. Individuals presenting to the CSU also receive behavioral health and/or substance-related emergency screening and assessment.

Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Detoxification Unit
The Detoxification Unit provides inpatient substance abuse detoxification for adults 18 years and older. Individuals presenting to the unit also receive mental health and/or substance-related emergency screening and assessment.

Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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