Crisis Services for Adults and Children
Call us at 772-468-3909 at any time of the day or night. Someone is waiting to help you.
Our trained and experienced staff is ready day and night to screen individuals who come to us for help either on their own, from a hospital or other health care facility, or through law enforcement personnel.
Mobile Crisis Unit
A specially trained team goes directly to the individual in crisis, assess the situation, and make sure everyone involved is safe. A Mobile Crisis worker will help to refer the individual to the appropriate services.
Adult Crisis Stabilization Services
On our main campus in Fort Pierce, we have a 30-bed facility that provides individuals in crisis a safe place to get treatment and establish balance in their lives again.
Children’s Crisis Stabilization Services
Children in crisis have unique needs. Our Frances Langford Children’s Crisis Unit gives children and families a safe place for inpatient treatment and the child- centered care required to establish balance in their lives again.
Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
On our 12-bed unit on Midway Road, adults experiencing acute symptoms from substance abuse can receive medication to prevent and manage withdrawal symptoms and also receive medical and psychosocial treatment to help them become and stay substance-free.
Independence Recovery Program (IR)
After Detox, individuals can take part in a 6-bed, 28-day treatment program to help them remain clean and sober. The program follows the 12 Step Model to recovery and resilience. Individuals are welcome to refer themselves to this program, and participants are also accepted from community providers, Mental Health Court, or jail.
Short Term Residential (SRT)
The 20-bed Short Term Rehabilitation Treatment Program gives individuals with severe mental illness a place to stay and receive intensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to give individuals an opportunity to re-integrate back into the community.
Adults with a mental illness and perhaps a co-occurring substance abuse disorder need a wide range of services, especially if they lack a natural support system to assist them in their recovery. Through Targeted Case Management, our staff can help them with finding and maintaining supportive house, establishing linkages with community agencies and services, providing education to families and significant others about mental illness and coping strategies, getting primary medical care at the New Horizons Primary Care Clinic, and overall reducing the need for future psychiatric hospitalization.Intensive Case Management is available for individuals requiring more frequent interventions and a higher level of support to maintain their stability. A team provides services in the home or community setting, with a staff member available 24/7 to assist as needed.
Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
FACT provides services in homes, at work, and in community settings in St Lucie and Indian River Counties for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. A multi-disciplinary team works with these individuals to lessen the symptoms of mental illness, meet basic needs, and promote quality of life.
Psychosocial Rehab and Independent Living Skills
At each of our centers in St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee, we offer recovery-oriented services to assist individuals on their road to recovery. They learn skills needed for independent living, such as medication management, pre-employment, health maintenance, social skills and use of community resources.
Children’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Frances Langford Children’s Crisis Center
Funded initially through the generosity of the Frances Langford Foundation, this 20-bed facility provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children from ages 6 through 17 who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues and need crisis intervention.
Outpatient Therapy Services
Outpatient Therapy Services provide mental health, and substance abuse services for adults and children in our four county areas. Clients may be referred by family, a community agency, the courts, or may be self-referred. Comprehensive social, psychological and psychiatric evaluations are provided. Based upon the evaluation and diagnosis, the appropriate treatment will be provided for adults, children and families.
Case managers serve as coordinators for children and their families who are in need of services from many community agencies. A New Horizons team links families to community resources and advocates for the family when needed. They provide services in the home, school and community.
When the Department of Children and Families decides that parents may be having a possible substance abuse problem that is contributing to the abuse or neglect of their children, the family may be referred to our Family Intervention Team. We provide assessments, evaluations, referrals to community resources, and help to remove any barriers to treatment.
Strengthening Families is a family skills training program that serves families in St. Lucie County with children ages 5 to 14. Families attend classes over a 14-week period to learn better parenting and family life skills.
When children are experiencing severe emotional problems, the Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site Services Team goes to the child’s home and school to assist parents, teachers and school officials. The team offers problem solving skills, anger management skills and other treatments to maximize the child’s strengths and reduce behavior problems in school and at home.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program is a substance abuse prevention conducted in the elementary and middle schools in St. Lucie County to educate youth on the dangers of substance abuse. The educators help students develop greater self- esteem and coping skills individually or in small group sessions. This program is evidence-based. Across the country, this program has proven to be effective. It is funded in part through the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie and the Department of Children and Families.
Transitional Group Home (TGH)
The Transitional Group Home on our Midway campus is in every way a home for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who have major skill deficits in activities of daily living and independent living. In this 16-bed supervised setting, they learn to take responsibility for their recovery, practice coping and life skills, gradually gain independence, and eventually transition back to the community.
New Horizons is committed to the belief that even one suicide is one too many. Its Zero Suicide Program trains New Horizons staff and also members of the community in proven steps to recognize the signs that a person may be contemplating suicide and to direct the right resources to help that person. New Horizons is the only mental health facility in the State of Florida to receive a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to implement this program.
The Injection Clinic serves clients living with schizophrenia who find that Clozapine is the most effective medication for managing their symptoms. The Clinic follows a drug regime that is tightly monitored according to guidelines established by the FDA.
Psychiatric Medical services are provided to adults, children, and adolescents. These services consist of crisis intervention, diagnostic evaluation, medication management, and other treatment recommendations; such as inpatient or outpatient treatment. Inpatient services provide psychiatric stabilization on the ASU, residential care/treatment, rehabilitation on the Short Term Residential unit, and chemical dependence detoxification. Discharge from an inpatient unit ideally results in seamless transition into the community with referral for follow-up care. Outpatient services are directed towards maintenance of the individual in the community, a focus on recovery and resilience, and prevention of relapse. These services are rendered by physicians, nurse practitioners, and licensed mental health providers.
The Primary Care Clinic provides services to our adult clients to promote educate and prevent basic health issues, while offering diagnostic evaluation for referral. These services are rendered by nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants with physician oversight & supervision. Health conditions targeted include: weight management, chronic disease management, diabetes, and smoking cessation as well as other primary care needs. This coordinated system combines medical and behavioral services to address the whole person, not just one aspect of his or her condition.
New Horizons staff works with individuals in correctional facilities, providing direct services to people who are emotionally disturbed and to those who need help after drug or alcohol-related criminal offenses.
Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court helps individuals with mental illnesses who are charged with a crime in St. Lucie County to navigate the judicial system and receive appropriate services and treatment in the community instead of within the jail system. This innovative program is a collaboration among the judicial system in St. Lucie County, the Public Defender’s office, the State’s Attorney’s office, New Horizons, and area mental health and substance abuse treatment providers.