The CNS Healthcare Orlando site is our Flagship site and opened it’s doors in early 1996 with over 10,000 square feet devoted to research, serving over 3 million people in the Central Florida area. With state-of-the-art facilities and 6 in-house primary investigators, the Orlando clinical research site offers expertise in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Like our other 3 sites, this team brings together highly experienced and specialized professionals who have decades of experience in their respective fields.

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 Orlando 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.

NAMI Greater Orlando (NAMIGO) is a community network of support for anyone affected by mental health conditions – individuals and their family, friends and caregivers. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and supporting families affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy. Our vision is that individuals living with mental illness can recover, and lead productive and meaningful lives. We want to ensure that no one in Central Florida who is living with mental illness is alone in their journey to recovery and mental health wellness. We believe it’s okay to ask for help! Our services are free for all, and all are welcome.

NAMI Greater Orlando
Phone: (407) 253-1900

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.

DBSA Central Florida is a local chapter of the national organization Depression and Bipolar support alliance. We are a group of individuals, just like you, who came together in search of support for ourselves and want to share what we have found with others.
Please join us at one of our support group meetings, explore our educational offerings and resources, like and follow us on Facebook.

DBSA Central Florida
East Orlando, FL


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

AFSP Central Florida focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.



AFSP Central Florida

Chapter contact: Tara Larson


Phone: (407) 415-8757

The Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc. (FFCFL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit family support organization. We are dedicated to supporting families, educating caregivers, reducing stigma within our communities and advocating for children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs in Central Florida.​

Federation of Families

2605 Maitland Center Parkway

Suite D

Maitland, FL 32751

Phone:  (407) 334-8049


Since 2001, Health Care Center for the Homeless (HCCH) has been providing homeless outreach in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola county through the H.O.P.E. Team (Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort).

For many reasons, some people in our community unfortunately experience homelessness and are in desperate need of services. Often, they may not seek out or know where to find services that can assist them out of homelessness. Becoming homeless for any length of time is a traumatic event, and can negatively impact mental, physical, and social health. This is where homeless outreach is vital. 

Health Care Center for the Homeless

232 North Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, Florida 32805

Phone: (407) 428-5751

Kate’s Place is a Clubhouse program that was established to support individuals living with the effects of mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Participants are members, not clients, patients or consumers. Members work side by side in operating and accomplishing the goals of the Clubhouse. Kate’s Place is a restorative environment for people with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. It focuses on wellness, personal talents, skills, and abilities, not a person’s illness. Members are able to build confidence and self-esteem through meaningful work within the Clubhouse and through employment programs that allow members to become gainfully employed through Temporary Employment Program (TEP) opportunities or Supportive Employment, with as much hands-on support from Clubhouse staff as needed. In addition, a variety of social activities are planned by members and staff to encourage relationships and healthy ways to have fun outside of work hours.

Kate’s Place

4508 Thistledown Drive

Orlando, Florida 32804

Phone: (407) 667-1606


The National Alliance for Eating Disorders is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support, and advocacy for all eating disorders.


National Alliance for Eating Disorders

4400 North Congress Ave #100

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone: (866) 662-1235

Pact of Faith is a food pantry. Serves Orange County. Food pantry service hours: Monday-Friday: 10am – 7pm.

Pact of Faith

53 South Semoran Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32807

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida: find food banks nearest to you on the website or by calling. 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

411 Mercy Drive

Orlando, Fl 32805

Phone: (407) 295-1066

Serenity’s Grace serves those in need by providing hot meals, clothing, and hygiene products to the Central Florida community. We also provide assistance with information for rehabilitation, shelters, and other community resources. Food Pantry every Tuesday.

Serenity’s Grace

716 W Robinson St,

Orlando, FL 32805

Phone:  (407) 470-9091


United Against Poverty is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with campuses in Indian River County, Orlando, and St. Lucie County Florida. Our mission is to serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.

United Against Poverty

150 W Michigan St.

Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: (407) 650-0774

Victim Service Center of Central Florida works to provide individualized services and resources to victims of sexual assault, violent crime, and traumatic circumstances, through crisis response, advocacy, therapy, and community awareness.

Victim Service Center of Central Florida

2111 East Michigan Street, Suite 210

Orlando, Florida 32806

Phone: (407) 254-9415


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