About DATA

When a parent first reaches out to DATA, they are often filled with worry and despair. They come to DATA sometimes believing that this is their child’s last chance. So later, when a mother hugs her child for the first time in a long time, we know they are headed on a new and rewarding path.

For 40 years, DATA has served children and families struggling with behavioral health problems and/or juvenile delinquency. As leaders in the integration of substance use and mental health services, DATA provides services in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties without regard for an individual’s ability to pay. DATA is a private, not-for-profit, 501©3 charitable corporation.


Our Philosophy

We believe that all children are good; and if given appropriate opportunities, they will become productive, contributing members of society. Since 1980, DATA has developed a range of prevention, intervention and treatment services designed to address the child as an integral part of his or her family and community. Our goal is to provide these children with the skills and competency necessary to achieve these positive outcomes.

Our Mission

DATA provides effective quality programs for children, adolescents and their families experiencing behavioral health problems and/or juvenile delinquency. We provide services in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. We are committed to providing programs that foster the skills necessary for individuals to be responsible, productive members of their communities.

Our Vision

We envision a community that instills the importance of education and respect for self, life and property, which empowers children and their families to reject drugs, violence and other criminal activity. DATA recognizes that substance use affects every aspect of an individual’s life and that effective programming will foster self-reliance, social competence and abstinence from substance use.