Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1639FY0001

Family Emergency Treatment Center












Colleen Thayer


Coastal Recovery Centers











Project Title:

Family Emergency Treatment Center

Date Submitted:

2/16/01 8:36:42 AM












Lesley Miller














Statewide Interest:

To close gaps in mental health service delivery system-a statewide problem.













Coastal Recovery Centers


Christine Cauffield


363 6th Avenue West

Contact Phone:

(941) 927-8900 329



Bradenton, FL 34205































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The Family Emergency Treatment Center (FETC) is a 24-hour, seven day a week emergency walk-in clinic for mental health and substance abuse.  The mission of the FETC is to "provide short-term intervention for clients coping with crisis mental health or substance abuse issues.  We will support and empower individuals regardless of age or income, to take and active role in their own recovery".  Designed like the emergency walk-in clinics for acute physical care, the FETC provides a range of services that meet the immediate behavorial needs of the consumer.  The scope of services offered thorugh the FETC for any individual with mental health and/or substance abuse needs falls into two major categories, clinical services and community support.


Clinical Services including:  Assessment of Needs0, Emergency Counseling/Brief Theraphy.  Acute Medication Intervention, Referral, Behavorial Health Screening.


Community Support Services including:Observation/Drop-in (this service can be ideal for law enforcement, and provide a respite for those needing a "mental health break").  Family Support (in addition to providing intervention counseling, family support includes providing temporary "quiet space" and necessary goods such as diapers, food vouchers, and baby formula).Use

of the First Call for Help computerized database to link callers in need with the best referral source in the community.


The FETC is staffed 24 housrs a day by psychotherapists, care managers, and clinical support specialist.  Board certified psychiatrist ave available by appointment to provide emergency medication evaluations.


By offering 24-7 intervention and assessment, a seamless level of care is provided, and there is increased accessibility regardless of ability to pay.  The FETC assures unrestricted access through staffing that is geared toward a walk-in service delivery model.  As such, there is no "waiting list" as often exist with other services delivery systems.  The FETC manages walk-in traffic through triage, crisis intervention, brief theraphy, and referrel to community providers.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The Department of Children and Families dictate Performance Measures for the Family Emergency Treatment Center.  DCF has developed several new outcome measures for the FECT, starting with the FY 2000-2001 contract that commenced on July 1, 2000.  Based on the first six months of data, FETC should exceed all DCF performance-based outcome measures.











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Recurring Operations



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Is there a documented need for this project?






Coastal Recovery Analysis











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




Hearing Body:

Manatee County Legislative Delegation


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