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Staff Spotlight: Qasim Ward Becomes Club SUCCESS Director

Qasim “Q” Ward, the new Club SUCCESS Director brings history and ambition to one of Peace River Center’s popular mental health recovery programs. The clubhouse model enables members—those persons living with a mental health diagnosis—to build self-confidence and reintegrate into their community. Qasim, who began his Peace River Center career as a Club SUCCESS Generalist…
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Program Spotlight: Supported Housing

Did you know last fiscal year, Peace River Center’s Supported Housing program provided 52 households with assistance? Led by Manager of HUD & Supportive Housing Programs Cedric H. Cox, Sr., C.O.S, the program provides: rapid re-housing services to persons who are homeless or living in places not meant for human habitation; rental assistance services for persons…
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Donor Spotlight: Lisa and Steve Moseley

Lisa Moseley’s involvement with Peace River Center evolved throughout the years. As a teacher and guidance counselor, she referred families to the organization and was impressed with the services offered to people who otherwise could not afford it. Later, she was invited by former Chief Development Officer Margaret Parry to take books and crafts to…
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Program Spotlight: Crisis Response Team

No matter the time of day, no matter where you are, Peace River Center’s mobile crisis team is available to help. The Crisis Response Team (CRT) members offer immediate crisis intervention by phone, mobile response, or walk-in at the Bartow and Lakeland Crisis Stabilization Units. The CRT also provides consultation for individuals’ family or key…
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Spotlight: Mary Jane Oglesby

Director Reflects Back on 30 Years in Mental Health Care at Peace River Center In 1984 Mary Jane Oglesby began her mental health career because she felt the need to help persons like her cousin who were challenged by mental illness daily. Peace River Center was the only Baker Act receiving facility for uninsured persons…
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