About Our Organization
LifeStream is a behavioral health and social services organization that provides high-quality treatment, education, care management, rehabilitation, child welfare, primary care and homeless services to children, adolescents, and adults. Located in Central Florida, LifeStream primarily serves the residents of Lake, Citrus and Sumter Counties, with additional programs located in Orange, Marion and Hernando Counties.
Beginning in 1969 as a component of Waterman Memorial Hospital in Eustis, LifeStream became an independent non-profit organization in 1971. Since then, LifeStream has grown to twenty-one facilities and fifty-two programs to help those who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse achieve recovery and resiliency.
Over the years LifeStream has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals across our community. In Fiscal Year 2018 alone, LifeStream provided services for 24,654 unduplicated clients. Total visits of 340,678. Yet with tens of thousands of individuals in need across our community going untreated each year, LifeSteam’s volunteers and staff remain committed to reaching out and empowering individuals to achieve recovery and resiliency in their own lives.
Committed to Excellence
LifeStream’s clinical staff is comprised of behavioral health care professionals who provide a multi-specialty team approach to quality care. This team, made up of psychiatrists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, nurses, case managers, psychiatric technicians, therapists, and counselors, is committed to providing the best care possible to every person we serve. In addition, LifeStream has contracts with medical physicians and physician assistants to evaluate and oversee the general medical needs of those individuals who are hospitalized or reside in one of our many residential programs.
As a community-based organization, LifeStream is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community volunteers.
LifeStream is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and reviewed annually by state and federal regulatory agencies.
Our Daily Mission
Creating Hope, Supporting Recovery and Promoting Health
Board of Directors
Dr. Charles Mojock
Jonathan M. Cherry
Dr. Heather Bigard
Doug Childers, Jr.
Belita “B” Grassel
Hershel “Rocky” Hensley, Jr.
We are pleased to report that LifeStream has been accredited for a period of three years for its behavioral health programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that CARF, the international accrediting body, has awarded to our organization.
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, LifeStream has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
LifeStream is a not-for- profit organization that has been providing a full array of behavioral health services in the central Florida area since 1971.
Funding provided by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, Agency for Health Care Administration, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Mid Florida Homeless Coalition, United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties, Lake County Children’s Services Council, Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children, Community Foundation of South Lake, Central Florida Cares Health System, Kids Central, Inc., Lutheran Services Florida, Lake and Sumter Counties, municipalities, public and private foundations, client fees and donations.