Message from our CEO Mary Lynn Ulrey, MS, ARNP
I am proud to lead the staff at DACCO Behavioral Health, affectionately called DACCO. This award winning organization has been serving the community for more than 45 years and provides cutting edge treatment, not commonly found at not-for-profits. We are accredited nationally by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and licensed for 32 distinct programs by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
I am amazed by the quality of professionals that surround me, they are experts in the field, culturally competent, and passionate about their commitment to enabling clients to achieve life-long recovery. My belief is that treatment should be engaging, there should be no ‘wrong door’ when asking for help., and that many services should be available at the treatment site so that compromised individuals seeking our services should be supported by the array of available resources. We have brought together full day Child Care; Head Start; Nurturing Parent parenting education; Health Care from Tampa Community Health; HIV testing, services and food bank; Supported Employment and Vocational Counseling; Drug Testing; GED and work readiness training; and housing for those that complete treatment so that clients can get many services on one site. We are proud of those we have helped, though they did the work, and proud of those we will reach this year through our evidenced-based programs. Our vision is a drug-free community where we will all see in our community a decrease of crime, marital discord, child abuse and neglect, and other ills caused by this disease. I am touched by the numerous calls I receive, as the CEO, from people trying to help friends of family; and by the Board of Trustees that never tires of serving this organization! Please use our website for information or just call us. We are here for you.