Since 2001, CNS Healthcare’s Jacksonville, FL office has had the privilege of assisting in the development of some of the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. We continue to lead the way in providing the clinical research necessary to identify medications for the FDA to review and, once approved, physicians to prescribe. We’ve conducted thousands of clinical trials, improved millions of lives, and are proud to have helped in the FDA approval of over 70 new treatments.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several nonprofit organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information.

CNS Healthcare Jacksonville Local Nonprofit Services:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

The Mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy. Our vision is that persons with severe and persistent mental illness can recover and lead productive and meaningful lives within their community of choice. We offer FREE and CONFIDENTIAL programs to anyone touched by mental illness:

  • Education classes and support groups for family members of individuals with mental illness.
  • Peer education classes and peer support groups led by compassionate peers encouraging recovery.
  • Early intervention youth program called Ending the Silence that educates students on early warning signs and how to seek help.
  • Community outreach programs for civic, corporate, faith-based organizations, social services agencies & treatment facilities.
  • Resources for those navigating the challenges of mental illness.

NAMI Jacksonville Florida
PO Box 600857
Jacksonville, FL 32260
Phone: (904) 724-7782

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

What makes us unique is the fact that we are peer based and lead. What this means is that all of our meetings and all of our leaders are members or caring friends and family of members.
At DBSA Greater Jacksonville, we offer peer-run support groups where you will find information, comfort, and direction in a confidential and supportive setting.

DBSA Greater Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Tel: (904) 790-0421

DBSA Jacksonville Beaches
Contact: Emma (360) 801-1652 or Shannon (904) 844-1084

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health America of East Central Florida provides programs and services that support persons with mental illnesses, their families and friends and the community with needed information, referrals and resources. Our programs also support the acceptance of people with mental illness into our communities through increasing awareness and the reduction of stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.

MHA of East Central Florida
531 South Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4929
Phone (386) 252-5785

LifePoint Career Institute is a vocational training and certification program targeting unemployed and underemployed adults. LifePoint currently offers a nationally recognized hospitality certification program. Classes are taught at the Weaver Center for Community Outreach.

LifePoint Career Institute
616 A Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Contact: (904) 854-6770

Agape Family Health believes that everyone deserves to receive comprehensive, high quality, and affordable health care services delivered with compassion and love… regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or socioeconomic status.

No individual or family will be turned away for inability to pay. We offer a Sliding Discount Program that reduces the cost of care to our uninsured patients based on their income and family size. Patients with insurance may also benefit from this program.

Services include Primary Care, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, On-Site Pharmacy, and mobile units.

Southside: 3900 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Westside: 5460 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32244

Downtown: 120 King St., Jacksonville, FL 32204

Northside: 1680-35 Dunn Ave., Ste 35-37, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Arlington: 6024 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277

Phone: (904) 760-4904

Community Health Outreach:  Our Healing Hands Medical Clinic provides free primary healthcare for the uninsured with low to no income. Our staff physician assistant and bilingual medical assistant along with volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and nursing students see patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Patients must submit an eligibility form that can be found on this website or picked up in front of the Medical Clinic Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. Once eligibility is determined, you will be scheduled for care.

Our Dental Clinic provides free dental services including emergency extractions, fillings, and cleanings for the uninsured and those with low to no income. Dental clinics are held throughout the week depending on the availability of our providers.

The CHO Lord’s Pantry provides drive thru grocery distribution on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 11 am. We serve about 700 clients each week with about 50 pounds of groceries each visit. All in need are welcome. Our groceries are provided by our food service agencies Farm Share, Feeding NE Florida, Waste Not Want Not, Publix, Winn Dixie, Aldi, Walmart, and Fresh Market. Clients will need to receive food by arriving in a car.

Baby Luv is our baby supply and pregnancy testing center. We are open on Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to noon. Our clients are eligible to come to choose items once a month and including clothing, baby equipment, toys, books, diapers, wipes, and formula.

Community Health Outreach
5126 Timuquana Rd
Jacksonville, FL. 32210

Phone: (904) 573-1333

Operation New Hope provides support, life and job skills training for people with a history of involvement with the criminal justice system, and places them in employment that offers a sustainable quality of life.

Operation New Hope
1830 North Main St
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Contact: (904) 354-4673

United Way – RealSense — Strengthening the financial stability of Northeast Florida residents for more than 12 years, RealSense provides free financial education, counseling and tax preparation services to help families and individuals save money and build assets.


The Sanctuary on 8th Street is a place of welcome and safety with an enriching, affirming environment for children and teens living in marginalized neighborhoods. Our programs provide supervised recreational activities, offer homework assistance and computer access.

Sanctuary on 8th Street
120 E 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Contact: (904) 356-3588

United Way 211 provides information and referral service that provides callers with information on free available community resources; includes Ride United transportation assistance, meal delivery and crisis/suicide intervention.

United Way 211
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 or
1-(904) 632-0600 or text: HELLO to 211904

The Women’s Center of Jacksonville, founded in 1995 as a non-profit, community-based resource center dedicated to improving the lives of women, has grown from providing a limited information and referral service from a rented room in the Riverside neighborhood to serving over 7,500 persons annually at our locations in Arlington, the S.A.F.E. Center in Southside, and satellite locations in Nassau and Baker counties. In addition to our educational, mental health counseling, peer support, and rape victim advocacy services, WCJ is the certified Rape Crisis Center for Duval, Nassau, and Baker counties and provides forensic exams for sexual assault survivors of all genders over the age of 18.

Women’s Center of Jacksonville
5644 Colcord Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Contact: (904) 722-3000

Sulzbacher Center For The Homeless offers short term emergency housing for men, women and families with children. This program includes three meals per day and access to the full array of services including case management, healthcare, job placement, veteran’s services, children’s services and housing placement. The Sulzbacher Center is open 7 days a week and requires a state ID or TB Clearance Card.

Sulzbacher Center For The Homeless
611 E. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Contact: (904) 394-1356

Sulzbacher Village: A Community for Women & Families offers several options for people experiencing homelessness or people at-risk of becoming homeless to find permanent housing placement. Housing placements are offered at Sulzbacher Village, as well as several locations throughout the city.  Walk-in Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-11am  Requirements: Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all family members

Sulzbacher Village: A Community for Women & Families
5455 Springfield Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Contact: (904) 394-4950
For information about permanent housing placement, please call (904) 394-1360.

Sulzbacher Center Meal Assistance – Sulzbacher’s Downtown Campus serves nutritious meals to anyone in the community who is hungry 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through the amazing support of volunteers, over 1,500 meals are served daily to hungry and homeless people in Jacksonville. Clients in Sulzbacher’s Short-term Emergency Housing are served three meals a day, and meals are open to the community twice a day, lunch daily at 12pm and dinner daily at 6pm.

Sulzbacher Center Meal Assistance
611 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL – 32202

Contact: (904) 359-0457

Sulzbacher Downtown Adult Health Center is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services) and offers comprehensive healthcare to anyone in the community in need. Sulzbacher’s Health Centers are classified as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and as such, are designed as safety net providers that serve medically underserved areas and populations. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on the patient’s ability to pay, and all insurances are accepted.

Sulzbacher Downtown Adult Health Center
611 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL – 32202

Services Offered:
Primary Care (904) 394-1660
Behavioral Health (904) 394-1656
Dental (904) 394-8060
Vision (904) 394-1660

Sulzbacher Beaches Adult Health Center
850 6th Avenue South, Suite 500
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Services Offered:
Primary Care (904) 224-3550
Behavioral Health (904) 224-3550
Dental (904) 394-5471
Vision (904) 224-3550

Sulzbacher Village Pediatric Health Center offers comprehensive healthcare for children. Sulzbacher Village Pediatric Health Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers primary care, dental, vision and behavioral health services to children living at Sulzbacher Village, as well as to children in the surrounding community. Supporting this hub of services is Sulzbacher’s School-Based Health Center at Ribault High School, operated in partnership with Duval County Public Schools.

Sulzbacher Village Pediatric Health Center
5455 Springfield Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Contact: (904) 394-4958

Sulzbacher School-Based Health Center at Ribault High School
3701 Winton Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Contact: (904) 924-1624

Sulzbacher Downtown Urban Rest Stop is provided through a partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Mental Health Resource Center. The Urban Rest Stop at Sulzbacher’s Downtown Campus is a place for people experiencing homelessness to go during the day to receive services. The Urban Rest Stop is not a day resource center, but it accomplishes the same goal by providing services during the day to those still living on the streets. Services include: case management, showers, meals, healthcare, mailboxes, shelter placement, job referrals and more.  Services are available from 7:30am – 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Sulzbacher Downtown Urban Rest Stop
611 E. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Contact: (904) 358-2411

Sulzbacher HOPE Street Outreach Teams are street outreach teams that work to engage and bring services to those persons experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets in Downtown Jacksonville and at the Beaches. Designed with a medical focus, the HOPE Teams utilize trained medical outreach specialists to engage individuals and begin to build the trust needed to provide services. The HOPE Teams distribute clothing, blankets, food, water, and basic hygiene items to their clients. Medical and psychiatric staff travels with the van to provide medical outreach. Sulzbacher operates two HOPE Teams, one serves the greater downtown area, and a second team serves the communities of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. Three additional HOPE Teams are operated in partnership with Changing Homelessness and the Department of Veterans Affairs. These teams are dedicated to meeting the needs of our homeless Veterans.

Sulzbacher HOPE Street Outreach Team
611 E. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Downtown: (904) 568-8343
Beaches: (904) 226-7738

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