Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1218FY0001

The Starting Place












Mark Casale


The Starting Place











Project Title:

The Starting Place

Date Submitted:

2/13/01 4:46:51 PM












Steven Geller














Statewide Interest:

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The Starting Place


Mark Casale


2057 Coolidge Street

Contact Phone:

(954) 926-6941



Hollywood 33020

















Broward, Dade, Palm Beach














Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The funding will support substance abuse for at-risk youth (age 12-17) throughout the Tri-County area (Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach), providing additional and much needed programs and services for the expansion of all our therapuetic programs. With the increase in population throughout South Florida, it is imperative that The Starting Place expand our overall program(s) to accommodate the increasing number of adolescents who will need our services.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The Starting Place is proud of its excellent success rate. Seven out of ten clients (ages 12-17) or 70%, remain drug-free after one year of graduating from our facility. Tracking and staying involved with the client after they graduate from our program enables us to monitor their success and follow their progress. We chart each client up to 12 months after they leave our program. Should we notice that the client problems with drugs and alcohol have resurfaced, we will then recommend additional treatment for the client.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






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Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Florida State Senate Appropriations Sub-committee on Health and Human Services


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