In the state of Florida, LifeShare has have the opportunity to partner with a group called Psychcare. Through Pscychare, Lifeshare will be able to provide counseling services in Hillsborough and Polk County through more than 30 different Medicaid Managed Care plans. What does this mean? Ninty Nine perc of the kiddos in Hillsborough and Polk County that are in need of in home counseling can receive this from our passionate and dedicated LifeShare consulting clinicians! We are just beginning to provide services to Polk County and are excited to start off this upcoming month with this much needed expansion! A huge thank you to Linda Hill, Director of Therapeutic Services for all of her hard work getting this up and running! If you would like more information about this expansion, please contact Lauryn Ruby, State Director of Florida Services: firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Hill, Director of Therapeutic Services: email@example.com
Congratulations to Ashley Cranston who has transitioned from Associate Director of Therapeutic Services to Director of Targeted Case Management! In this role, Ashley has already begun to increase compliance of the program, brought on an additional TCM in Tallahassee as well as in Tampa, and most importantly formed positive energy and success of the Targeted Case Management Team! Ashley’s leadership in this role will allow the program to grow at a healthy rate and put LifeShare in a good place to work toward expanding to additional funding sources for the program.
In addition to Ashley’s leadership, two LifeShare TCM’s have been promoted to “Lead TCM”. Congratulations to Angelina Rivera and Tamara Mohammad! Hard work, dedication and passion for their role as a TCM has put them in this new leadership position in which they will assist with training new staff, marketing and community presentations as well as assist in overall compliance of TCM documentation.
It is so exciting to think of the expectations that will be exceeded by this dynamic group of Leaders and Targeted Case Managers!
There are a lot of exciting things happening in Florida! Our Residential Directors are transitioning their talents to our Compliance Department. As they shift to their role of Program Compliance Directors, we are bringing on a new team of Residential Coordinators in Tallahassee, Tampa, Ft. Myers and Orlando. This dynamic new group will look to recruit and license therapeutic foster homes in each region. We currently support 10 Individuals in our Therapeutic foster homes statewide and are excited to see this expand. There is such a need in regions like Tallahassee and Daytona – Having a residential coordinator in these areas will be so vital to the growth of our residential programs! Here is to the focus on residential and taking a kiddo from a group home, institution or shelter, one amazing family at a time!
OPEN HOUSE for Providers
LifeShare Management Group, Inc
155 Dow Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03102
THURSDAY, NOVEMEBER 1ST AT 12PM
Provider’s may either join us in the Amphitheater in Manchester, NH or join the Go To Meeting.
Meet the new Network Development Department at LifeShare. You will not only meet with other Providers but we will review how the Network Development Department compliments all Providers. If you are present for the Open House, you will be entered into the raffle where you could win:
LifeShare will pay One winner’s Rent or Mortgage for a month (up to $1000.00)
Every quarter we will be organizing an Open House with a different prize each time
To join the Go To Meeting:
(This website allows you to View)
Call: 1 (213) 289-0015. The Access Code is: 322-963-479 (Call this number for Audio)
**If you are unfamiliar with Go To Meeting, please contact Laura to do a test meeting.
LifeShare is on the rise with residential specialized therapeutic foster care!
In the last month, 3 Individuals have been removed from group homes/institutions/shelters and placed in a HOME with a FAMILY! Currently in Florida a total of 18 Individuals are supported by loving LifeShare families and this number grows each month!!
We currently provider foster care and support for Individuals with disabilities in Tallahassee, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Miami.
We look forward to having you join the LifeShare family!!”
Help make a difference in the lives of children in the foster care system and become a therapeutic foster parent!
Being a therapeutic foster parent means taking a child into your home and helping them to work through any emotional and behavioral problems they may have as a result of the abuse and/or neglect they have experienced growing up.
Foster parents don't just provide children with a bed to sleep in, but most importantly, are there to support, love and help the child grow in a safe and nurturing home environment.
There are numerous supports and trainings available to assist foster parents such as in home counseling, 24/7 contact with agency representative, monthly training opportunities, behavior specialists and large social network of already licensed foster parents!
We are currently recruiting and licensing homes in Miami, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Tallahassee, Daytona, Lakeland and Orlando.
Please go to our website www.lifeshareinc.org and click on the pink button that says “click here to become a home care or foster care provider”. A LifeShare representative will contact you upon completion of the questionnaire.
LifeShare Tampa has been approved for their Medicaid number for counseling in the Tampa region!
This will expand the Clinical Department in Tampa tremendously and give us the ability to serve a wider demographic of kiddos in need! All counseling Assessments are performed by Licensed Clinicians and counseling services are implemented by a minimum of Master’s Level Clinician. All services are provided IN HOME for these kiddos and their families. If you would like more information, or to make a referral contact Linda Hill, Director of Therapeutic Services at (813)891-9474 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Florida!
Our Clinical Director, Linda Hill has been working diligently for LifeShare to become a Medicaid Provider for Outpatient Counseling!
In addition to being able to accept Medicaid referrals, we are looking to start Group Therapy in Tampa, Tallahassee and Orlando!
If you have any ideas of “trends” that are noticed within a community with teens, please send these suggestions to Linda Hill at L.Hill@lifeshareinc.org
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
Sarah was a loving, caring, one of a kind person, that will forever be in our hearts. In honor of Sarah a memorial website and Sarah’s Fund has been created at http://sarah-meltzer.last-memories.com/
The website shares a little bit about who Sarah was and her strong desire to reach out to and help people.
We have also created “Sarah’s Fund” for anyone that would like to make a donation in Sarah’s name
Sarah’s Fund will provide counseling to individual's that cannot afford it. This was very dear to Sarah's heart as she volunteered her time every week to counsel individual’s in need. There are instructions listed on Sarah's memorial site on how to donate to her fund.
Sarah will be forever a part of the LifeShare Family and will be greatly missed.
LifeShare Florida Celebrates New January Programs and Promotions!
LifeShare Florida started 33 new programs in the month of January. Big thanks to Jennie Henry for her hard work and to our State Director, Lauryn Ruby for her ongoing leadership!
We would like to congratulate the following Florida staff members on their recent promotions!
Linda Hill, LCSW has been promoted to Director of Clinical Services. In this new position, she will be responsible for the oversight and development of our counseling services statewide.
Michelle Adams has been promoted to Administrative Assistant of Clinical Services. She will work to support the clinical l department in the day to day administrative operations.
Linda and her team plan to roll out our Group Therapy Program March 1st
in the following locations: Ft. Myers, Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee. For more information please contact Linda at email@example.com
has been promoted to Director of Case Management. In this new position, she will be responsible for the oversight and development of our targeted case management services statewide. Under Marissa’s leadership, our case management program has doubled in size and continues to grow. For more information please contact Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Teegarden and Windy McCarty, LMHC
have been promoted to Director of Residential Services. Angie Teegarden will be responsible for the oversight and development of foster care and APD services in the Suncoast and Southern regions and Windy McCarty will be responsible for the oversight and development of foster care and APD services in the Central and Northern regions. For more information on how to become a home care provider please visit our website at www.lifeshareinc.org
LifeShare Florida now supports over 500 individuals!
LifeShare Florida continues to enjoy amazing success and looks forward to 2012!
Lauryn Ruby, State Director has opened our Miami office and continues to do an amazing job overseeing development across the state! LifeShare Florida now supports over 500 individuals!
Marissa Collier, Regional Director in has built a much a very strong Targeted Case Management program in Tallahassee. She is now supporting over 150 individuals in this region and it continues to grow everyday!
Angie Teegarden and Windy McCarty continue to build our residential services in the Southern and central parts of the State. We recently matched 3 children to families in Ft. Myers for Christmas this year!
Linda Hill continues to build our counseling program in the Suncoast and Southern parts of the state. LifeShare is in the final approval stage to obtain our Medicaid number for individual and family counseling! The LifeShare Florida team will also begin rolling out group therapy January 15th across the state!
We welcomed several new staff this past year! Michelle Adams, Administrative Assistant; Nicole Raschdorf, TCM; Sarah Metzer, TCM; Myeisha Redi TCM
Our Targeted Case Management Program is growing!
We are currently accepting referrals in Tampa, Orlando, Daytona and Tallahassee. Targeted Case Management is a short term service available to children and adolescents ages 0-17 with mental health diagnoses who are at risk of being hospitalized or placed in restrictive settings or in need of gaining access to financial and insurance benefits and/ or needed medical, psychiatric and educational services.
We have recently expanded our services to Daytona to provide counseling, targeted case management and specialized therapeutic foster care. For more information please contact our Regional Director Windy McCarty at email@example.com
There are so many exciting things happening in Florida!
We currently have 41 potential providers working toward licensure statewide!
We are actively recruiting home care providers to open their homes to adults with disabilities and to children in the foster care system.
If you live in Tallahassee, Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando, Lakeland, Daytona or Gainesville; please go to the home page of our website and click on the pink button: BECOME A HOME CARE / FOSTER CARE PROVIDER. This will bring you to a questionniare which is the first step in the process of potentially becoming a provider with LifeShare. Once your questionniare is submitted online amd a LifeShare representative will contact you within 24 hours.
We hope that YOU can join the LifeShare family and make a difference in someone’s life!
LifeShare is excited for the recent growth in our Miami location!
Regional Director Tequilla Hill has recruited a total of 14 new home care providers. We are excited to see the growth in this region!
If you are interested in becoming a Home Care Provider in any region of Florida, please return to the home page of this website and click on BECOME A HOME CARE OR FOSTER CARE PROVIDER.
Feel free to utilize the contact information below with any questions, concerns, feedback, or just to say hello!
Florida State Director