The Seminole System of Care (SSOC) Expansion is a four-year, four million dollar project to expand the System of Care on behalf of transition-aged youth (13-21) with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders (mental health/substance abuse), improving the bridge between child and adult-serving systems.
For information call: 407.688.9650 or visit seminolesystemofcare.com
} Our Mission
◦ Seminole System of Care (SSOC) provides a family-driven, youth-guided and culturally competent system of care for youth and young adults with emotional health needs and their families. Community partnerships and shared responsibility are the foundation of a service delivery model that is comprehensive, easily accessible and respectfully preserves the dignity of every family served.
} Our Vision
◦ A community of children and families that are well equipped to deal with the stressors of life and live empowered, independent, healthy and productive lives.
Priority populations include:
- Youth with current or former involvement in the Child Welfare System, Juvenile Justice System, Criminal Justice System or Special Education System
- Youth with physical disabilities and/or chronic illness
- Homeless Youth
- Victims of Human Trafficking
- LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit)
The six primary objectives SSOC will work toward are:
- Increase availability of and access to quality treatment and recovery services to transition-aged youth for mental health and/or co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse). This will include related services for their caregivers.
- Increase the prevalence of community providers offering services in line with evidence-based or evidence-emerging practices to ensure sustainability.
- Increase collaboration among child-serving and adult-serving mental health and substance abuse providers and systems.
- Increase youth engagement in the creation, implementation and management of their own recovery plan.
- Improve youth outcomes across multiple life domains, including family relationships, living environment, social functioning, recreational, job functioning, developmental, legal, medical, physical health and education.
- Decrease placements in restrictive or institutional settings.
2921 S. Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL 32773