Family Help

Family Help is a juvenile justice prevention program designed to assist families who have a child that is a runaway, truant, and/or ungovernable or at-risk of these behaviors. Services are aimed at preventing youth from entering the child welfare and/or the juvenile justice system by providing an array of services to strengthen the family. Services are available to families residing in Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.  Email us at familyhelp@yfainc.org for more information.


18377 Sheriff Mylander Way
Brooksville, FL 34601
Telephone: 352-540-6043
Fax: 352-540-6038


715 S. Adolph Point
Lecanto, FL 34461
Telephone: 352-527-8011
Fax: 352-527-8001


7524 Plathe Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(West) Telephone: 727-835-4166
Fax: 727-835-3942
(East) Telephone: 727-843-1932
Fax: 352-521-5841


332 W. Highland Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Telephone: 863-499-2430
Fax: 863-499-2434

Caring Schools Community

Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Programs are part of Florida’s comprehensive system to reduce the impact of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders on youth and their families. The Caring Schools Community program is funded by the Department of Children & Families (DCF) through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network with the purpose to provide early intervention services to Pasco County children who are at risk of substance abuse.

The program is designed to create a caring school environment characterized by kind and supportive relationships and collaboration among students, staff, and parents. The CSC model is consistent with research-based
practices for increasing student achievement. By creating a caring school community, the program seeks to promote pro-social values, increase academic motivation and achievement, and prevent drug use, violence, and
delinquency.

Gulf Highlands Elementary School
8019 Gulf Highlands Drive
Port Richey, Florida 34668
Telephone: 727-774-7700
Fax: 727-774-7791

Marlowe Elementary School
5642 Cecelia Drive
New Port Richey, Florida 34652
Telephone: 727-774-8600
Fax: 727-774-8691

North West Elementary School
14302 Cobra Way
Hudson, FL 34669
Telephone: 727-774-4700

Sunray Elementary School
4815 Sunray Drive
Holiday, FL 34690
Telephone: 727-774-9100

Community Partnership Schools
Community Partnership Schools is unlike any other program in the Pasco County School District. Though inspired by a highly successful model in Orlando, our focus is on the unique, immediate and long term needs of the students and families in the Holiday Lake Estates neighborhood. Established through a partnership among District School Board of Pasco County, Youth & Family Alternatives Inc., Premier Community HealthCare Group Inc. and the University of Central Florida, The Community School at Gulfside Elementary School aims to:

* Increase academic achievement
* Bridge the gap between school and home
* Increase student attendance
* Increase family engagement
* Provide a safe, positive environment for students and families

Gulfside Elementary School
2329 Anclote Boulevard
Holiday, FL 34691
Telephone: 727-774-6071