CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, 52 years in the community

SERVING  THE  COMMUNITY  SINCE  1970

ABOUT US
 

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.

Strong partnership with the Florida Network and CDS
CDS, Interface Youth Program help for youth and families
INTERFACE PROGRAM IN GAINESVILLE, PALATKA AND LAKE CITY, FL

A TIMELINE OF CDS

CDS 52 YEARS HELPING YOUTH AGES 6-17 AND FAMILIES FOR FREE
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NEW CEO PHIL KABLER

PHILIP KABLER

CEO

NEW COO CINDY STARLING

CINDY STARLING 

Chief Operations Offer

COMPTROLLER DIANA SANCHEZ

DIANA SANCHEZ

Comptroller

DATA SYSTEMS LIZ TSCHUMY

LIZ TSCHUMY

Data Systems Manager

OUR  LEADERSHIP  TEAM

1970

The Corner Drug Store opens its doors as a community service agency

1987

1990

1995

1997

2003

Independent Living Program added to services

2007

2013

2016

Family Action is added to Prevention and Interface as a program within Corner Drug Store

Interface expands its services to 11 counties

2019

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

2022

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BECKY HUNT

VEITA JACKSON-CARTER

GILVERT A. LEVY

JOSEPH E. SMITH

ROBERT E. THOMAS 


JASON L. SHAW

DEBRA KINMAN-FORD

CHRISTOPHER C. STOKES 

JIM SURRENCY

REGINALD WILLIAMS

FRANK WILLIAMS


 

TOMMY LANE 
President

DANIEL CRAPPS
Vice President

DR. RICHARD MANKIN
Secretary



LOUIS KALIVODA
Immediate Past President & Board Member 1985-2020

THANKFUL TO OUR GREAT PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS, UNITED WAY, FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU, LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA, LSF,CARF,FLORIDA NETWORK, DCF, PARTNERSHIP, FLORIDA JUVENILE JUSTICE

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