Orange Park Medical Center is dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare in our community. We are committed to continually enhancing the standard of healthcare and wellness through safe, accessible, consistent and compassionate care. Our website is an extension of that commitment. We invite you to visit our website often and use it as your healthcare information resource. Inside is information on just about every single health care topic. For more information visit www.opmedical.com
The Clay County PAL Staff is dedicated to the young people of Clay County. The Clay County PAL serves Clay County Children by offering educational activities, arts and athletic programs. We hope to develop good character, self worth, family values and respect for others. Our motto is to have no child left behind and to fill our playgrounds not our prisons. For more information visit www.claycountypal.com
Youth Crisis Center provides residential services, including counseling, outpatient and school-based counseling and case management services to youth 10-17 years old who exhibit issues with runaway behaviors, truancy or school-related concerns, ungovernable behaviors, homeless, lockout, and mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder. For more information visit www.youthcrisiscenter.org
United Way of Northeast Florida works in partnership with volunteers, community organizations and leaders to tackle critical issues facing children, youth and families. United Way makes lasting changes that improve the lives of people in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and northern St. Johns counties. In addition, United Way leads: United Way 2-1-1, a 24/7 information and referral hotline; Life: Act 2, a pro-active response to an exploding senior population; and Full Service Schools, a community approach to removing barriers to academic success. For more information, call 904-390-3200 or visit www.aboutunitedway.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently has a community and school-based mentoring program as well as a special mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 5-18 and is currently serving in Duval, Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Volusia Counties. For more information visit www.bbbsnefl.org
Educating Teens on Drug and Alcohol Risks
The teenage brain is in a state of rapid development, which can lead to erratic behavior. Research suggests the human brain isn’t completely mature until 25 years old, and the most dramatic changes in growth happen during adolescence. Because of this, teens aren’t always mentally equipped to make the best decisions about their health and future.