Prospective CCBHC Narratives


What started in 1971 as a one-person remote outpatient office in Elko has now become a social safety net for all of Nevada. The Vitality Unlimited umbrella organization reflects the broadened scope of our nonprofit community service agency. Vitality Unlimited’s mission is to help improve the health and welfare of society by reducing the number of individuals dependent on alcohol and other drugs; as well as establishing and fostering linkages, services and programs that improve the quality of life. Long ago Vitality Unlimited began to weave into the threads of our culture an integrated network of co-occurring treatment services with clinical and non-clinical modalities, designed so that an individual’s changing needs were met as the individual moves through the treatment and recovery process. Our levels of care are certified by the Behavioral Health Prevention & Treatment Agency and our treatment facilities licensed through the State of Nevada State Health Division Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance. These levels of care include Evaluation Center, ASAM Levels 1/COD, 2.1/COD, 2.5/COD, 3.1/COD, 3.5/COD, and 3.2 WM/COD, and transitional housing for adults and adolescents. Locations currently include Elko, Carson City, Winnemucca, Reno, Sun Valley and Las Vegas. With this as a foundation, Vitality Unlimited added to our continuum of care for substance abuse and mental health clients, pet therapy, transitional and low income affordable housing for families, seniors and homeless veterans. Vitality Unlimited recognizes that success must be earned through innovation, hard work, responsiveness to client and employee needs, and integrity in all business practices.


    Bridge Counseling Associates (BCA), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and a United Way accredited agency was established and has served the Southern Nevada community since 1971. We provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse assessments, treatment and prevention services to adolescents, children, adults, and families including survivors of domestic and sexual violence and all forms of trauma. The staff and volunteer community board members of BCA believe every person has worth and dignity and deserves the opportunity to experience emotional happiness, hope, health, relief and recovery. We embrace a strengths-based, family centered approach to all services and implement evidence-based practices. Families and individuals, whether mandated through local and state juvenile, family, or specialty courts, family service agencies, federal or state prison transition programs, or self-referrals, receive quality and state licensed care. Clinicians are licensed in both substance abuse counseling and mental health therapy with credentials as Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Certified Professional Counselors, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors which enables the treatment of substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring issues. BCA is a teaching facility with formal relationships with three universities and onsite clinical supervision credentialed with state and national qualifications. All BCA programs are offered in English and Spanish by bi-lingual therapists.


      Churchill Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs dba New Frontier Treatment Center was formed in 1971 to provide behavioral health services to clients located in Churchill County, Nevada. We have grown over the years to provide services in many under-served areas in rural Nevada. NFTC's mission "dedicated to promoting individual and community wellness through a variety of substance abuse and behavioral health services." It's vision "to provide quality evidence-based addiction treatment, prevention and behavioral services to rural Nevadans through existing programs and continued expansion." NFTC values "Honest Communication, Integrity, Respect and Accountability." New Frontier is licensed as a 28-bed residential facility through the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health. NFTC is also certified for each level of care provided, including: Comprehensive Evaluation, Level I Outpatient Services for adults and youth, Level 3.1 Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services, Level 3.2d Clinically Managed Social Model Detoxification, Level 3.5 Medium-High Intensity Residential, Drug Court, Co-Occurring Disorder Services and Telehealth Services. We are seeking current certification for Targeted Case Management and Transitional Housing. NFTC is very proud of its 2006 national accreditation through the Joint Commission on Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


        The mission of WestCare Nevada is to empower everyone with whom we come into contact to engage in a process of healing, growth, and change, benefiting themselves, their families, coworkers, and communities. WestCare provides services to a diverse clientele including children/youth, adults and families of all races, colors, ethnic origins, national origins, creeds, religions, political beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, marital status, or ages. WestCare was founded in 1973 and incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 organization in 1981. WestCare’s continuum of care includes both inpatient and outpatient treatment for men, women, and adolescents; transitional living; home visitation services; community-based case management; permanent supportive housing; employment readiness and workforce development (including specialized employment coaching for ex-offenders); family counseling, strengthening, and reunification; emergency shelter; support groups; and aftercare, relapse prevention, and recovery maintenance. WestCare has decades of experience in identifying adults and youth in need of substance abuse and mental health treatment and providing the supportive services to best ensure success in treatment. WestCare provides trauma-informed, gender-responsive and culturally sensitive substance abuse treatment services. WestCare uses evidence-based practices to provide substance abuse treatment, address criminal thinking, deliver anger management programs, and improve family relationships.