To provide comprehensive behavioral health services to residents of Miami-Dade County regardless of race, creed, sex, age, gender orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.
New Hope for New Life Through New Horizons
New Horizons is a nonprofit community-based agency serving a federally designated area of poverty, which began operations in Miami-Dade County in March of 1974. Formerly known as the University of Miami/Jackson Community Mental Health Program, New Horizons was incorporated in February of 1981. The Center was established to provide culturally sensitive and accessible services to its multiethnic catchment area and to ensure that the impoverished communities of Overtown, Wynwood, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Northside, West Little River, and Little Haiti received access to behavioral health resources. New Horizons has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative model of quality clinical care provided by multilingual (English, French, Creole and Spanish) staff and teams. The Center offers a wide range of preventive, therapeutic and supportive outpatient and social/rehabilitative services, which include: comprehensive substance abuse and mental health care, case management, crisis screening and intervention, psychosocial rehabilitation, and residential services.
The Center has been successful in providing services to specialized populations. The latter includes persons experiencing homelessness and mental illness, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse), children and families at risk of abuse and neglect, adolescents at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, adult patients involved with state and local criminal justice systems, single mothers transitioning from public assistance to work and self-sufficiency, and residential care for patients unable to sustain independent living due to mental illness.
As a champion for an equitable delivery of comprehensive behavioral health services, Dr. Evalina Bestman has impacted the wellness of the community of Miami-Dade County and the patients of New Horizons Community Mental Health Center.
Evalina Bestman, Ph.D., CEO