24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: Marion: (352) 291-5525 | Citrus: (352) 726-7155

  1. Education and Prevention

    Educational programs are available to community groups, businesses, and leadership groups at no charge. Please contact mhaughton@thecenters.us to receive a copy of various topics, for program customization, and scheduling.

    Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is provided for law enforcement and first responders in Marion County.

    The Centers’ Prevention program provides education and support to children and adults, giving them the skills/tools needed to make healthy life choices. Using up to date evidenced-based curriculum our staff facilitate groups and activities for at-risk youth. These groups discourage/prevent bullying and truancy, lessen a child’s risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, as well as decrease the likelihood they will use alcohol and drugs. The program is designed to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for adults in our community as well. Staff provides participants with the tools necessary to enable them to provide a safe and functional home environment for the supportive developmental growth of their children.