Achieving Independence

Substance Abuse Intervention Program

Achieving Independence

1492 West Flagler Street

Miami, FL  33135

Program Contact

Vanessa Pena

Chaplain, Performance System Analyst

vpena@voa-fla.org

(786) 369-1852  |  Cell (305) 962-4191

 

Program Overview

Achieving Independence serves adults who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse with co-occurring mental illness, people who are at risk of homelessness, individuals that are homeless due to substance abuse, and people who are not effectively served by the existing system of care. The goal of this program is to promote independent living, sobriety, housing stability, mental health stability, and employment stability.

 

Qualifications for this Program

  • Those who have substance abuse disorder 

  • 18 years or older 

  • Must be referred by South Florida Behavioral Health Network (SFBHN). Please direct all referrals for Achieving Independence to SFBHN

 

Year Established

2017

 

Services Provided

  • Supportive housing 

  • Supportive employment

  • Case management

  • Outpatient behavioral health services 

  • Socialization activities

  • Intervention

  • Aftercare 

  • And much more!

 

Funding Partners

South Florida Behavioral Health Network (SFBHN)

Achieving Independence

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