|Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) acquired the Scott Greening Center, also known as Youth Dependency Inc., and will take over operations effective October 1, 2009. The center located at 1315 East 20th St. in Joplin provides outpatient, day and residential treatment for adolescents ages 12-17 with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.
As part of their treatment, youth in the program provide community service and participate in A.R.T.C., (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity), a creative arts program recognized by First Lady Barbara Bush in 2007 for exemplifying her “Helping America’s Youth” initiative.
Preferred Family Healthcare, a not-for-profit agency, has served Missouri citizens for three decades, providing mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for both adults and adolescents throughout Missouri, and more recently in Texas and Kansas. PFH is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Services are funded by state grants, Medicaid, private insurance or private pay. This is the second Scott Greening facility purchased by Preferred Family Healthcare; the first in Kansas City in 2003. Mike Schwend is president and CEO.