Mental & Physical Health

Mental & Physical Health Programs currently funded by Manatee County Children's Services.


Baker Act Youth Program

Program provides Baker Act services to children who are in acute psychiatric distress and have been determined to be a threat to themselves or others.

Program includes inpatient crisis stabilization, psychiatric treatment, medication stabilization, individual, group and family therapy, and discharge planning for follow-up care of clients who are assessed as requiring 24-hour care under the Baker Act until they are stabilized and can be treated in a less intensive setting.


  • Manatee County resident
  • Ages 4-17 years and their families

Phone: (941) 782-4600

Provider: Centerstone

Location: Centerstone Hospital, 2020 26th Ave E, Bradenton

Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week


Children’s Community Action Team (Substance Abuse/Mental Health)

Program provides youth substance abuse outpatient treatment services, intake assessment and evaluation, individualized treatment planning, psychosocial assessment, individual, family, group therapy, drug urine screening, case management, substance abuse and mental health screening, support groups, discharge planning, and referral and linkage to services for child and families within the community.

Provides substance abuse education, fundamentals of education, behavior modification principles and social skills education.


  • Manatee County resident
  • Ages 5-17 years and their family

Phone: (941) 782-4100

Provider: Centerstone of Florida

Location: 365 6th Avenue West, Bradenton 34205

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment or as needed


Children’s Counseling Services (Domestic Violence)

Program is designed to promote strength, safety and well-being for Manatee County children who have been affected by domestic violence, and to assist families with non-abusive methods of communication. Methods used include: individual and family counseling, parenting education, case management, advocacy, referrals, and staffing with a licensed clinical supervisor.


  • Manatee County resident
  • Ages birth-17 years
  • Victims of domestic violence, and their non-offending parents

Phone: (941) 755-6805

Provider: Hope Family Services

Location: Confidential

Hours: Tues-Thurs, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Rape Crisis Advocacy and Therapy for Children

Provides on-call crisis counseling, education and support to child victims of sexual assault. Through a 24-hour crisis call line, child victims have access to an advocate who arranges legal, medical, and behavioral health services throughout the recovery process.

Advocate accompanies the victim to law enforcement interviews including line-ups, photopack review sessions, and controlled phone calls; to court related interviews including prefiling interviews, depositions, hearings, and trials; and assists in filing compensation claims and information referrals.


  • Victim of sexual assault in Manatee County
  • Ages 0-17 years

Phone: (941) 782-4299

Provider: Centerstone of Florida

Location: 383 6th Ave W, Bradenton 34205

Hours: Varies based on client need


Sexual Offense Abuse Reactive (SOAR)

Program provides individualized treatment from the most basic prevention skills for young children with sexual misconduct issues to the long term, intensive treatment of adolescent sexual abusers.

SOAR utilizes treatment modalities (cognitive behavior, empathy, and skill enhancement) and relapse prevention that are proven effective on a national level and adopted by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.


  • Manatee County resident
  • Sexual abuse offender
  • Ages 6-17 years

Phone: (941) 741-755-4782

Provider: Insight Counseling Services, Inc.

Location: 351 6th Avenue West, Bradenton 34205

Hours: Varies based on client's needs, Monday-Saturday