CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit social services agency that has provided services in North Central Florida for over 40 years. While CDS’s many individual programs serve a wide variety of community needs, they all fall under the umbrella of the organization’s mission statement, “Strengthening Communities by Building Strong Families.” The three main programs areas include:
- Youth Shelters – Programs for youth in crisis
- Counseling – Services for troubled youth and their families
- Prevention – Educating the community, focusing on substance abuse and high-risk populations
CDS has offices in Gainesville, Lake City and Palatka and its services now cover an eleven county area, including: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwannee, Levy, Putnam and Union. CDS is the sole provider of many of its services, such as runaway shelters, in North Central Florida.
ADA Statement: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, auxiliary aids and services are available to deaf or hard-of-hearing clients and companions at no cost. Persons needing special accommodations to participate in any of CDS’s services or programs should contact CDS Human Resources for assistance (352) 244-0628 x3812.
Annual Reports – The CDS fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30. The annual report is named for the calendar year in which it is completed. Please be patient as the files are large and will take a couple minutes to download when you click on the links.