JFCS Counseling


Life is complicated and challenging. Sometimes even the most stable people need help in dealing with change and issues that arise in the normal course of living. Counseling assists in building confidence, using existing strengths and learning skills to deal with difficult situations.

Psychological Testing

Children, adolescents, and young adults. (ages 4 to 21)
Our Assessment Center staff conducts evaluations in a confidential and child-friendly environment for at-risk children, adolescents, young adults, and their families who are experiencing emotional and behavioral issues.

STARS Program for differently-abled individuals

STARS offers adults with developmental disabilities a unique opportunity to encourage self-esteem and self-respect while learning valuable life and social skills. This weekly co-ed program offers a venue where individuals can make new friends and discover new interests.

Voluntary Interim Placement Enhanced Recovery Program (VIPER)

The VIP-ER Program is a long term residential substance abuse program located at The Salvation Army, Center of Hope (1400 10th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243). VIP-ER is a consortium of 6 agencies that partner together to provide services to individuals residing at The Salvation Army who are struggling with substance abuse and related issues.