Project LAUNCH

Free, in-home mental health services for Duval families

JFCS’s pioneering program, Project LAUNCH, promotes the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by providing effective and innovative mental health services to improve the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of a child’s development. It is made possible through a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and marks a significant step toward addressing the mental health needs of children.

Certified mental health therapists provide in-home mental health assessments and counseling tailored to the unique needs of each family and certified parent education specialists conduct parenting training and education programs, offering insights into positive discipline, developmental milestones, and strategies for building resilience in children. Additionally, wraparound services are offered, as needed, to expand access to developmental, educational, and mental health resources.

For more information contact Chris Atkins at (904) 487-5802 or


  • You must have a child between the ages of 0 and 8 in the home

  • You must resides in Duval County

  • You must not have any current involvement with DCF


  • In home mental health assessment and counseling provided by certified mental health therapists

  • Wraparound services to help meet the developmental, health, educational and mental health needs of families

  • Parenting training provided by a certified Parent Education Specialist

  • Medical and early education mental health consultation and training given to pediatricians, medical offices, schools, teachers, early learning centers and daycares

This product was supported [in part] by grant number SM-23-004 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).