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CEO Corner April 2018

Dear Friends: In the nearly five years since becoming CEO of Peace River Center, there have been many policy and practice changes that impact those we serve. But one thing seems to stay consistent—the need for accessible mental health services continues to grow. In the few months since our last edition, there have been several…
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Movers for Moms Collection Drive Kicks Off

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kicks Off Movers for Moms® Drive to Help Mothers in Peace River Center Domestic Violence Shelters It’s once again time for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Polk County Movers for Moms® collection drive, which provides gifts and supplies to women living in Peace River Center’s Victim Services shelters as a…
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape some time in their lives, and 1 in 67 American men have experienced rape or attempted rape. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to…
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Peace River Center Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission 

For Immediate Release February 16, 2018 Bartow, FL – Peace River Center, a licensed and accredited, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use and integrated medical services serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.…
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Donor Spotlight: Ansley Martin Frese

Peace River Center is fortunate to have a strong base of incredibly generous donors. We’d like to introduce you to one of those volunteers, Ansley Martin Frese: In April, Ansley was selected as the recipient of Publix’s Mr. George Community Service Award. This award recognizes associates who demonstrate charitable community involvement through time spent volunteering…
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