Access to Recovery (ATR)
Client Choice Program

On September 29, 2010, the Florida Department of Children and Families received a 3-year, $9.7 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the Access to Recovery (ATR) program. If funding permits, the Department may be eligible for a fourth year of funding in the amount of $3.2 million. The ATR program emphasizes client choice, allowing individuals to choose where they receive clinical treatment and recovery support services in the community among a network of community-based and faith-based providers. Over the life of the grant, the program will serve more than 6,500 veterans and their families, individuals involved with the criminal justice system, adults with prescription drug abuse, and persons with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in a five-county area that includes: Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. The Department began enrolling providers into the ATR network in December 2010 and will continue to enroll providers in the target counties until an appropriate array of services is available that affords clients choice. Providers interested in participating in ATR should review the documents below and submit information to the Department as indicated. Individuals in need of services may contact an assessment agency listed below.

Palm Beach CountyJerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health (561) 383-5841
 Joe Milisitz (561) 620-9797
Orange CountyHuman Services Associates (407) 836-8839
Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas countiesCatholic Charities:
 37733 Meridian Ave
 Dade City 33525
 (888) 816-6968
 5726 126th Ave North
 Clearwater 33760
 (727) 556-6397
 2021 E Busch Blvd
 Tampa 33612
 (813) 631-4370
 1213 16th St N
 St.Petersburg 33705
 (727) 893-1313

ATR Documents

Network Provider Application

Client Eligibility Matrix

ATR Services Guide

Sample Network Provider Agreement

Data System User Agreement

WITS Data System User Guide – Provider

WITS Data System User Guide - Assessor