Get Involved With LifeStream

About Our Foundation

LifeStream’s compassionate behavioral health and social services have reached the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Central Florida since 1969. Through the spirit of community giving, community members have touched hundreds of thousands of lives across Lake, Sumter and Citrus Counties by donating their time and supporting funds.

Our Foundation Board members and volunteers come from across our community to support LifeStream’s mission to provide the best possible care in mental wellness, substance abuse and social services for children, seniors and families. With your support, we can give people the tools to recover and achieve independence in their lives.

For more information or if you are interested in serving on our Foundation board, please contact Rick Hankey at 352-315-7507 or

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Volunteer With LifeStream

LifeStream’s volunteer program attracts concerned community members groups in our community who are interested in donating their time to help Bring Hope to Life.

We have many volunteer opportunities available, from social services, residential aide, and clerical work, to service in our activities, maintenance, lawn services and dietary departments, to serving on our Board of Directors and/or on our Foundation Board. Volunteers interested in serving on the Board of Directors and/or Foundation Board are recommended through the nominating committee of each Board.

LifeStream also works with High School students who are in need of community service hours for academic scholarships.

All volunteers are required to attend a basic orientation to familiarize themselves with the services offered by LifeStream. On the job training is also provided to the volunteer in the chosen area of assistance.

For more volunteer opportunities and/or applications for any of our volunteering services please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 352-315-7515 or visit our office at:

LifeStream Behavioral Center
1616 South 14th Street
Leesburg, FL

Foundation Officers

Rick Hankey,

Frank Pelot
Vice President

Gail Baker

Valerie Gray

Foundation Board Members

Dawn Cary

Tera Fortin

Belita “B” Grassel

Claire Hedgcock

Terri Kracht

Kathy Smith

Jack Wood

Jonathan Cherry, President/CEO

Rick Hankey, Executive Vice President & Interim Executive Director