Mission: THE AGENCY'S MISSION IS TO IMPROVE LIVES FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY THROUGH FAMILY SUPPORT, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
Programs: Family Therapy/Individual Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling: The Family Therapy Services offered at Regis House are structured; scientific sessions which follow the empirical, evidenced based therapeutic model Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFTÔ). BSFTÔ uses a strategy of focused interventions that improve problematic family relations and skill-building strategies in order to provide youth and their families with the tools needed to decrease individual and family risk factors. Individual therapy addressing mental health issues like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, unresolved loss and grief, as well as issues of substance abuse, is also available. These services are designed to offer support and foster a sense of family through community awareness and family interventions. Improved Community Control Groups: This intensive intervention program targets adolescents ages 17 and younger, providing re-offense prevention services to youth who are already involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Youth participate in group therapy, as well as an individual session, and case management services. Family therapy is provided as needed. Program participants are classified as adjudicated delinquents or have had adjudication withheld, and are under the supervision of the Juvenile Court and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Community Control Program. This curriculum based program uses Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®) and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches that are designed to target issues specific to an offender population and has been proven to increase offenders' moral reasoning, decrease dropout rates, increase life purpose and reduce antisocial thinking and behavior. Melrose Elementary School: The Children’s Trust funds Regis Houses After school program at Melrose Elementary to provide Literacy enhancement, social skills development and Physical fitness to approximately 80 children every year in grades 3-5, who are attending or residing in the Melrose community. Structure activities are homework assistance, pro-social activities, reading enhancement, recreational activities, and field trips to area cultural attractions.