Phoenix Houses of Florida is happy to announce the appointment of Lorraine Franciose as Campus Director at Phoenix House Citra Center. In this capacity, Lorraineis responsible for all aspects of Citra Center’s substance abuse treatment programs, including office-based detoxification, residential treatment for men, gender-specific residential care for women, specialized treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health issues, and transitional housing for those in early recovery.
A Lifelong Commitment to Substance Abuse Treatment
With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate, this Massachusetts native brings a wealth of experience and skills in the substance abuse field to her work at Citra, consistently demonstrating a creative, long-term commitment in the area of addiction treatment and support for individuals and families. Before leaving the rugged New England climate for sunnyFlorida, Lorraine spent more than 20 years as an advocate and clinician in the addiction treatment field, consistently remaining in the forefront of innovation in some of the Commonwealth’s most essential programs. Through her work, Lorraine has deeply touched and directly influenced the course of thousands of lives, exemplifying the highest level of best practices in clinical guidance, program management, and team building. In her new role at Citra, Lorraine continues to lead the way in finding and implementing best practices.
Yet despite her many and varied contributions to the drug rehabilitation and human services field, Lorraine has maintained a quiet and self-effacing demeanor, preferring to let her work speak for itself. Her modesty and lack of self-promotion, combined with her commitment and dedication to serving individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction and mental health disorders, won her the Unsung Hero Award from Massachusetts’ Association for Behavioral Healthcare in 2011.
Phoenix Houses of Florida is fortunate to have such a star on our team!
Each year Phoenix Houses of Florida serves nearly 1,000 men, women, and adolescents with substance use disorders. For more information on our programs, call 1 888 671 9392.