Tampa, Fla. (February 24, 2017) – Join Gracepoint and ACTS for a double-ribbon cutting celebration for its new Central Receiving Facility (CRF) and Gracepoint’s Children’s Crisis Center.
The ribbon cutting takes place on March 3 at 9 a.m. at the building for the Central Receiving Facility, located on Gracepoint’s main campus at 2212 E. Henry Ave. Tours will be given of the facility before it opens to the public.
The CRF serves as central intake for the assessment and referral of adults suffering from a behavioral health crisis. The new facility is designed for use by law enforcement as the single point of access into the behavioral health system of care. The building is a partnership between Hillsborough County’s largest and most experienced providers of mental health and substance abuse acute care services, Gracepoint and ACTS.
“We are thrilled that the Central Receiving Facility is opening,” said Richard Brown, ACTS CEO. “The new facility serves as a one-stop location for law enforcement to bring people suffering from mental or substance abuse issues.”
Also being celebrated during the event is the ribbon cutting for Gracepoint’s recently renovated Children’s Crisis Center, which serves children ages 5 – 17. At the Children’s Crisis Center, staff have the expertise to recognize psychiatric disorders in children and the experience to recommend the most appropriate next steps for treatment.
“Hillsborough County’s safety net and resource deficit will be greatly strengthened with this collaborative effort,” said Joe Rutherford, Gracepoint’s CEO. “Our Central Receiving Facility will serve as the lynchpin for a coordinated system of care involving numerous agencies and law enforcement. In supporting the state’s goal of “no wrong door”, our model includes a focus on reduction of re-admissions by providing intense support services in conjunction with ACTS resources. Fortuitously, this project provided Gracepoint the catalyst necessary to build out a new Children’s Crisis Center, effectively doubling our capacity to 28 beds. It is reinforcing to see our legislatures’ goals and Governor Scott’s fiscal support for an improved system of care be realized in such a tangible fashion.”
For more information or to RSVP for the ribbon cutting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813.239.8083.
Gracepoint (formerly Mental Health Center, Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and has been the serving the Tampa Bay community since 1949. At Gracepoint, adults and children and their families have access to 26 board-certified psychiatrists, therapeutic specialists and 26 locations throughout Tampa Bay. Gracepoint’s mission is educating, advocating and giving hope to people touched by behavioral health and developmental challenges. Gracepoint is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the highest accreditation standard for behavioral health. For more information about Gracepoint, call 813.272.2244 or visit www.gracepointwellness.org.
ACTS, Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc., is a non-profit serving the Tampa Bay area since 1978. ACTS offers treatment to improve health through personal and family centered recovery practices. As a comprehensive, community-based behavioral health organization, ACTS mission is to apply the best of contemporary physical and behavioral health interventions and social support services available to assist individuals and families to engage and succeed in recovery. ACTS is accredited by CARF, the highest accreditation standard for rehabilitation facilities. For more information about ACTS, visit www.actsfl.org or call 813.246.4899.