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ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of Beacon Point

The ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of Beacon Point, a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health facility,  located at 717 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ocala, FL 34471 was held on September 16, 2019


  1. Need to increase capacity for Marion County’s outpatient substance use treatment and
    behavioral health services for uninsured, homeless and working poor
  2. Community need to increase accessibility and capacity for:
    a. Outreach & Navigation
    b. Assessments
    c. Counseling / Intensive Outpatient Therapy
    d. Peer Support Activities, AA, NA, 12-Step
    e. Medication Management & Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    f. Case Management
    g. Medical, Dental and Vision
    h. Life Stabilization & Self-Sufficiency Services
  • Education, GED, Trade Skills
  • Job Readiness and Employment
  • Case Management for Occupational, Social, Educational, Emotional, Relationship and Essential Housing Stability
  • Obtaining benefits for which the client is eligible (e.g., VA, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.)

Goals & Outcomes:

  1. Reach people in the early stages of addiction before OD – dental clinics, ER’s, referrals
  2. Reduce Arrests, ER visits, OD’s and impact on jail/court system relating to SUD/MH
  3. Stabilize & Reduction in Harm
  4. Reduce Frequency & Impact of Relapse
  5. Build a centralized continuum of care on one campus
  6. Create a Sense of Hope, Self-Esteem and Sense of Community
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