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Press Release: Proposed Opening of Woman’s Residential Program in Hillsborough County

Phoenix House Florida Proposes Opening of Women-Focused Residential Treatment Facility in Hillsborough County, Sponsored By Senator Jay Collins, House Representative Danny Alvarez


Phoenix House Florida seeks to offer critical treatment and support for substance use and related mental health issues to women in Hillsborough County.

Tampa, Fla. – Phoenix House Florida is proposing the opening of a new Residential Drug Rehabilitation Facility focused on women whose children are in foster care and women veterans. This facility will include 20 private rooms, a vocational center, a playground, among other features. This facility will enable patients vital access to an otherwise unattainable continuum of care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, peer support, supportive housing, family involvement, and provide resources to the community. Senator Jay Collins and House Representative Danny Alvarez are sponsoring the bill in the Florida legislature to open this vital Hillsborough County facility. 

“We are here to help ensure that thorough and high-quality treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders is accessible to every woman in need,” said Maria Alvarez, President and CEO of Phoenix House Florida. “We are honored to have this opportunity to expand that care to help Veteran women and women with children in the foster care system, and we are deeply appreciative of the support from both Senator Collins and Representative Alvarez.”



Phoenix House Florida provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning 25 years. This nonprofit organization offers both outpatient and residential programs to build healthier communities across the state. Located in Citra, FL, the adult residential program provides gender-specific substance use treatment for men and women, including treatment for related behavioral health issues. Located in Brandon and now Tampa, FL, the adult outpatient program provides customized outpatient and intensive outpatient services, in addition to treatment for co-occurring behavioral health issues.

The Derek Jeter Center (Brandon and Tampa) provides outpatient care to adolescents, including treatment and counseling to help teens and their families manage and cope with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. In 2021, Phoenix House Florida was ranked as one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers by Newsweek.

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The Derek Jeter Center Adolescent program in Brandon, FL provides comprehensive outpatient services that help families deal with teen substance use and related mental health conditions.

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