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PEEPster Awards

Recognizing Two Outstanding Peace River Center Employees Congrats to PEEPster of the Year Mary B., Supervisor of Stepping Stones Group Home. She has been with Peace River Center for 26 years and received this award because of her tireless dedication to clients. In addition to a giant plush chickadee Peep, Mary received a one-week stay…
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National Speaker and PRC Advocate

Staff Profile: Ta’Nika Ellington Peace River Center Victim Services Advocate Gains National Speaking Experience, Shares Expertise with Domestic Violence Advocates from Around the World Each time Ta’Nika Ellington takes the stage or begins a workshop her core message is the same: every advocate has tools to equip survivors to be successful. During her time as…
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Empowering Domestic Violence Survivors Through Economic Independence Programs

Affordable housing with some of the most prestigious apartment complexes throughout Polk County. An amazing Small Business Program. Childcare for qualified survivors. “We have so many great programs that provide a promising future for our survivors and their children,” said Economic Justice Advocate Ta’Nika Ellington, who started the Economic Independence program at Peace River Center…
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WellCare Gives Peace River Center 2017 Quality Award

Dr. Abid recently presented Peace River Center with the WellCare Health Plans 2017 Quality Award. The recognition resulted from WellCare teaming up with Peace River Center in June 2017 to form a new, value-based care agreement for a behavioral health home. The partnership provides integrated care coordination for members with severe medical and behavioral health…
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Staff Spotlight: Qasim Ward Becomes Club SUCCESS Director

Qasim “Q” Ward, the new Club SUCCESS Director brings history and ambition to one of Peace River Center’s popular mental health recovery programs. The clubhouse model enables members—those persons living with a mental health diagnosis—to build self-confidence and reintegrate into their community. Qasim, who began his Peace River Center career as a Club SUCCESS Generalist…
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