SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1970
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 52 years. CDS has different programs and serves a wide variety of community needs. Our goal is to provide the best wrap-around services, but we are also a great point of contact for many partners. If our services cannot assist your particular case, we can connect you with a partner in our community who can.
All of our programs fall under the umbrella of the organization's mission statement, " Strengthening Communities by Building Strong Families."
We accomplish this through our prevention, counseling, and youth programs. In our programs, youth learn valuable social and cognitive-behavioral skills, manage their emotions, and handle situations better at home and school.
CDS has offices in Gainesville, Lake City, and Palatka. Depending on the program we cover Alachua, Bradford, Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union. CDS is the sole provider of many of its services, such as our runway short-term residential program, in North Central Florida.
A TIMELINE OF CDS
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Corner Drug Store opens its doors as a community service agency
Independent Living Program added to services
Family Action is added to Prevention and Interface as a program within Corner Drug Store
Interface expands its services to 11 counties
The Corner Drug Store procures the new facility for Interface Youth Program
Jim Pearce joins Corner Drug Store, Inc. as Executive Director
Corner Drug Store changes its name to CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services
CDS moves to strengthen prevention programs and moves away from substance abuse treatment and prevention
CDS continues to serve thousands of youth and their families per year and hopes to build a new youth shelter to fit our current needs
CDS adds the SNAP program - funded by the Florida Network
Philip Kabler joins CDS as CEO effective Julne