Wraparound Orange understands that many factors affect mental health, which is why we help families build a support team and provide an array of services tailored to each family’s unique needs. We are here to listen and not judge and to support families throughout the process.
Wraparound Orange is a process created to connect and support youth who have mental health needs and their families with community-based services and other valuable resources.
How can Wraparound help you and your family?
Wraparound allows the agencies to bring support to you through a “Family Team” approach.
Wraparound provides support and training for families to be the leaders anddecision makers for their own care.
Wraparound allows you to choose the services that are right for you and your family.
Your Wraparound team is here to:
Listen and not judge
Ensure everyone on the team is working toward the same goals
Develop plans that support families while building on strengths
Ensure plans are working
Continue to support the families throughout the process
When a family has a child or youth in crisis, an immediate intervention can help get everyone back on track. Dial 2-1-1 and request mobile crisis services. A trained counselor will respond in less than an hour wherever help is needed. Crisis counselors work with your child and family to restore calm and connect you to the resources you need.
Free to families
Available 24 hours a day, every day, including weekends and holidays
Available to anyone who calls for assistance: parents, relatives, foster families, school personnel or law enforcement
Available for children and youth ages 0-17
Children who receive mobile crisis services are:
Less likely to be arrested
Less likely to be placed in a psychiatric hospital
Less likely to be removed from their home
The Mobile Crisis Services program is provided by Devereux Florida made possible by a partnership between Orange County, Florida Hospital and the Heart of Florida United Way.
Call 211 for immediate help now and request mobile crisis services.
The Federation of Families of Central Florida provides support, advocacy and education to youth with mental health challenges and their families in Central Florida with the primary goal of transforming the mental health system of care.
This is accomplished by teaching families advocacy skills and collaborating with families to inform local and state level leadership about their needs.
We also provide year-round activities in Central Florida such as:
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, is a self-designed prevention and wellness planning process designed to help youth and young adults get well and stay well.
Individuals ages 13-21 learn how to manage their own emotional wellness by attending classes led by WRAP facilitators. Participants learn how to manage their mental, social and emotional health and develop an individualized wellness plan to support their recovery and continued well-being.
The MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) program serves to inspire youth to become leaders in their communities. MY LIFE gives youth an opportunity to use their experience, talents and voice to make positive changes in their lives while helping others to do the same. MY LIFE consists of youth between the ages of 13 and 23 who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and foster care related issues.
Regular meetings are essential to the MY LIFE model and provide opportunities for youth to come together to create a community of support, plan activities, practice social skills, learn from presenters and provide peer mentoring.
MY LIFE Central Florida is a collaborative partnership with Magellan Healthcare, Federation of Families of Central Florida and Wraparound Orange.
The Open Table model, a faith-based initiative engages congregations to assist in ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness.Through the leadership of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the Open Table model is serving families in Wraparound Orange and young adults (ages 18-21) in our community.
Congregations develop “tables” comprised of a group of volunteers who make a year-long commitment to a young adult or family in need. The Table acts as a team of life specialists, encouragers, and advocates. Over the course of the year, the Table works together to implement a “Life Plan” for creating change based on the desires of the youth or family being served.
All too often, our culture treats mental illness as a character flaw rather than a condition. The result? Some people avoid seeking treatment. Others face discrimination that locks them out of fulfilling jobs, safe housing, and close relationships.
Research shows there's only one way to stop stigma – by telling our stories. Wraparound Orange has created two outreach campaigns to help our community share their story and break the silence.
This Is My Story is an initiative for older teenagers and young adults. The setup is simple –– a 6-foot tall portable Storyboard and brightly colored Story Cards –– but the impact is powerful. This Is My Story encourages young people to write their stories and pin them to the Storyboard for others to read. It is an authentic way for young people struggling with emotional or behavioral health issues to see that they are not alone and to appreciate their own strengths and the strengths of others who have learned to cope. Hundreds of Central Floridians have shared their stories on the This Is My Story Storyboard at college campuses and community events.
The Youth Mental Health Commission of Orange County, as established by Orange County, is implementing a comprehensive mental health plan for children, youth and young adults in our community.Orange County facilitates the bringing together of key stakeholders from all of our child-serving systems including child welfare, juvenile justice, the school system, health, and community mental health.Additionally, young adults and families are leaders and participants in all planning and implementation activities.
The Commission serves to identify options to maximize the success of current initiatives and helps to implement effective strategies designed to improve access to care for the mental health of children, youth and young adults in the community.
Start Your Story is an online storytelling tool you can use to stop self-stigma by telling your story in a way that highlights your strengths and resilience. Or, if you choose, it can help you write a public story or prepare a speech so you can tackle stigma head on.
Start Your Story and This Is My Story are based on the work of Patrick Corrigan, one of the nation's leading stigma researchers. Patrick serves as an investigator for the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, is a distinguished professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and has written 10 books. Start Your Story is based on tools he developed with co-author Robert Lundin in their book, Don't Call Me Nuts.
Looking for a Referral Form?
Filling out a referral form will allow you to enroll an individual or family in
one of the appropriate programs above.