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1978: Alcohol Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS) was formed.  
1980: ACTS accepted the designation as a single governing Board for Alcoholism Services.  
1983: Adult Intensive Residential Treatment Unit opened. 
1985: The Adolescent Group Home and Youth Outpatient Program established. 
1987: Licensed to provide drug abuse treatment services. Specialized intervention and treatment services initiated for pregnant and postpartum women. 
1988: Prevention, intervention and treatment services were established for youth in state dependency programs.  ​
1989:Domiciliary services were expanded to Pinellas County. 
1991: The Homeless Day Center opened to serve Hillsborough County's homeless. The Adolescent Receiving Facility (ARF) opened for youth. The Agency name was changed to reflect ACTS’ comprehensive services.   
1992: ACTS provided group home services for foster care youth at WT Edward’s campus.   
1993: The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) became operational. Construction began at ACTS Hillsborough County Domiciliary and Halfway House Program. These programs consolidated into Transitional Housing.   
1994: ACTS contracts with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to provide services at the Juvenile Correction Center. ACTS contracted with Ft. Lauderdale, to provide services at their juvenile intake facility.  
​2001: ACTS opened the Nebraska Assessment Center (NAC) providing evaluation and assessment for all individuals requesting access to services for substance abuse. 
2002: ACTS opened the Adult Addictions Receiving Facility (AARF). ACTS opened permanent housing programs to serve homeless. 
2003: ACTS’ Medical Clinic was opened. In collaboration with the James A. Halley V.A. Hospital Day Treatment Program, ACTS provided their Intensive Outpatient clients with services as necessary at the Drew Park Facility. ACTS was awarded a SAMHSA grant to serve clients with co-occurring disorders. 
2004: ACTS’ Adult Living Facility (ALF) opened. ACTS’ Conditional Release program was expanded to become Community Intervention Services for youth involved with Juvenile Justice.  Awarded a 3-year CARF accreditation.
1995: The Juvenile Intervention Facility (JIF) in Ft. Lauderdale is opened. ACTS contracts with District IX to establish a Juvenile Assessment Center in Palm Beach County.  
1996: ACTS opens an Adolescent Day Treatment Program, a Day Treatment Program for pregnant and postpartum women, the A.R.R.I.S. Group Home for adolescent females, and a Juvenile Justice Program for adolescent males from District 5,6,8 and 14.  
1997: ACTS opened the Juvenile Drug Court as a diversionary program for youth. Court Alternative Program Services (CAPS) began operations. ACTS became not only the provider but also the administration force behind Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. 
1998: ACTS contracts to provide substance abuse services to WAGES/TANF recipients and their families. ACTS began Alternatives to Incarceration.  A second Ft Lauderdale Home opened (A.G.A.P.E.). 
1999: New Hillsborough County JAC opens in March 1999 alongside the original JAC. ACTS opened In-Home Therapy for substance abusing adolescents who are on community control. New Substance Abuse Intervention program in three Family Safety locations.
2000: HUD funds ACTS to operate additional permanent housing programs in 
Polk and Hillsborough County locations. 

​2001 - present

rendering of Sandra Prince House
ACTS Detox location



ACTS event in community


2005: Youth Offender Re-entry Program (YORP) provided care focused on family reintegration and self sufficiency for committed substance abusing youth. ACTS New Horizons Shelter Program opened as a short term non-secure facility that provides 24 hour care for clients under the care of Hillsborough Kids Inc. and Heartland for Children. 
2006: The ACTS STPP-Down Transitional Placement Program (STPP) is located within the Adult Addictions Receiving Facility (AARF) building for residents that have completed detox, and are in need of interim supportive housing. Outpatient Detox Program began operations and is co-located with Non-Residential Services. ​
2007: ACTS was awarded a 3-year CARF accreditation.
2008: The Sandra Prince Home opened to serve chronically homeless individuals in need of permanent housing. ​
2009: The Inebriate Shelter, Amethyst Recovery Center (ARC) opens as a diversion program from corrections.
2010: Pasco County ALF purchased. ACTS was awarded a three year CARF accreditation. 
2011: Transportation Hub developed & implemented.  Hillsborough County awarded a 6 bedroom duplex to ACTS serving homeless veterans and their families. 
2012: ACTS is awarded Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) grant to provide services to court-involved veterans in Pinellas County. 
2013: ACTS contracted with Hillsborough BOCC to assume lead agency responsibilities for a pre-booking Jail Diversion Program (JDP). ACTS was awarded a three year CARF accreditation. 
2014: ACTS expanded housing services through a contract with Hillsborough County to serve those who are chronically homeless (Bridge) and through a grant from HUD (Hillsborough HEART) to offer 100 scattered site leasing beds to those who are chronically homeless with substance abuse and/or mental health treatment needs.
2015: ACTS assumes responsibility for the operation of the Bartow Juvenile Assessment Center. ACTS, through a Federal funding award through CFBHN, initiates an HIV intervention program at the Juvenile Assessment Center using Health Coaches and the continuing care medical treatments available through Tampa Family Health Center clinics. Hillsborough County expands ACTS bridge housing contract to purchase an additional 15 beds on the Drew Park campus. 
2016: HIV intervention program expanded to include Polk JAC. Continued expansion of integrated services developed within local Federally Qualified Health Centers.​
2017: ACTS acquired and opened Firemen’s Drop-In Center to serve those in recovery.  The HEART program was expanded to include More HEART adding 36 beds and into Polk County.  In collaboration with a partner agency, the Hillsborough Centralized Receiving Facility was developed and opened.  Back on Track at Keystone provides Level 2 Residential services.  Opioid funding expanded to meet community need. 

2018: ACTS awarded “Be More Innovative/Brilliant” Award from WEDU for development and collaborative effort of the Hillsborough Centralized Receiving Facility with partner agency. ACTS also received HEART Award from Housing & Education Alliance for its permanent supportive housing program.