Our Mission


PREVENT! works to
• Prevent Destructive behaviors
• Protect and nurture children
• Redirect high-risk youth
• Treat addictions
• Strengthen and reunite families

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During just one day at PREVENT!,

A little girl leaves foster care to reunite with her parents as their family continues to heal…
Principals call for school-wide training in bullying prevention…
A successful professional calls for help to stop drinking…
6 classes of 5th graders learn about smoking risks…
A judge orders an aggressive “road-rager” into ten weeks of Anger Management…
A teenage boy hears his father say, “I love you, son!” for the first time…
A pregnant addict cries for help to save her baby.

 

Each year PREVENT!’s 22 programs touch the lives of more than 15,000 Brevard residents.

Families in crisis receive counseling, parenting skills and case management.
Adults and adolescents learn constructive ways to manage their anger.
Students participate in comprehensive school-based programs proven to prevent substance abuse, violence and delinquency.
Entire school populations learn conflict mediation, bullying prevention and cultural diversity awareness.
The Community accesses free substance abuse information, educational resources and referrals based on the latest available research and validation.
Adults receive intensive alcohol and other drug abuse treatment, aftercare and relapse, prevention services.
Babies are born healthy and drug-free to former addicts who live in “Sally’s House,” PREVENTS!’s long term residential recovery home program facility.
Brevard taxpayers are spared the costs of deep-end medical, mental health, criminal justice and child welfare services when PREVENT’s clients succeed. 

Interpreter services for the hearing-impaired
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you are entitled to interpreter services at no cost to you. Please inform staff of the services needed.
In addition, services may be accessed through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or calling toll free:

1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
1-877-955-8773 (Spanish)
1-877-955-8707 (French Creole)

Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated or retaliated against in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may file a complaint by writing or calling:
Department of Children & Families
Office of Civil Rights
1317 Winewood Blvd., Building 1, room 110
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700
(850)487-1901
(850)922-9220 TTY