To provide comprehensive behavioral health services to residents of Miami-Dade County regardless of race, creed, sex, age, gender orientation, disability, or socio-economic status.
New Hope for New Life Through New Horizons
Nouvel Espwa Pou Yon Nouvel Vi A Trave Nouvo Orizon
Nuevas Esperanzas Para Una Nueva Vida Atraves De Nuevos Horizontes
New Horizons is a non-profit community based agency serving a federally designated poverty area, which began serving Miami-Dade County residents in March, 1974. Formerly known as the University of Miami/Jackson Community Mental Health Program. New Horizons was incorporated in February, 1981. The Center was established to provide culturally sensitive and accessible services to its multi-ethnic catchment area and to ensure that impoverished communities Overtown, Wynwood, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Northside, West Little River and Little Haiti) received their fair share of adaptive resources. New Horizons has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative model of quality clinical care provided by multi-lingual (English, French, Creole and Spanish) community staff and teams. The Center offers a wide range of preventive, therapeutic and supportive outpatient and social/rehabilitative services which include: comprehensive drug abuse and mental health care, including aftercare; case management; crisis screening and intervention; psychosocial rehabilitation; and residential services. The majority of clientele served by the agency are of African American, Haitian and Hispanic/Latino heritage, with an age range from 1 year to 90 years of age.
The Center has been successful in service provision to specialized populations – homeless mentally ill; persons with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse); children and families at risk for abuse and neglect; adolescents at risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system; adult clientele involved with state and local criminal justice system; single mothers transitioning from public assistance to work and self-sufficiency; residential care for HIV/AIDS infected persons and mothers addicted to drugs and their children. The major goal is to empower families to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge and resources to assume full responsibility for the emotional and physical health, social and academic development of their children.
New Horizons Community Mental Health Center, Inc has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative model of quality clinical care provided by multi-lingual (English, French, Creole and Spanish) community teams (African-American, Anglo, Bahamian, Cuban, Haitian and Puerto Rican). The center offers a wide variety of preventive, therapeutic, and supportive outpatient and social/rehabilitative services.
The brains behind a better quality mental health care, Dr. Evalina Bestman has impacted the Miami community dramatically with her genuine investment in providing a comfortable and cultural experience for all patients of New Horizons Community Mental Health Center.
Evalina Bestman, Ph.D., CEO