Compass Residential Center

About Compass

“We at Compass feel that our work is essential as it is an investment in our future generation.  Compass focuses on character building, paying it forward through giving, and offering hope to the otherwise hopeless”

Compass Center is located on a beautiful 4 acre campus in Punta Gorda, Florida.

  • Compass is a valuable component on the path to recovery.
  • Our clientele span the socioeconomic spectrum, and they come from all over the state of Florida within the 14 counties we serve.  
  • They represent multiple ethnicities, multiple cultures, both genders and varying sexual orientation and/or sexual identity.  
  •  Compass is not a “one size fits all” program.
  •  We customize care to meet the individual needs of each client.  
  • Our approach is holistic and integrated.
  • There is not another program like Compass
  • Due to our uniqueness, we are able to reach out and help youth who might otherwise fall through the cracks
  • We offer treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health issues
  • We treat each client as an individual, and each treatment plan is designed to meet their specific needs
  • We are a 120-day residential treatment program for adolescent boys and girls, ages 13 through 17
  • Our staff embraces the belief that all residents have the potential and ability to recover and succeed
  • Body, mind and spirit all need to be nourished in order for maximum  efficacy if evidence-based therapeutic treatment is to be achieved

Schedule a screening appointment today by calling Compass Center Program 

Coordinator at (941) 639-5535 ext. 7100

Our treatment approach focuses on…
Education and Vocation
Community Involvement
Developing Personal Strengths
Family & Group Therapy
Honesty, Integrity & Empathy
Individual Therapy
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Healthy Coping Skills
Personal Responsibility
Psychiatric Evaluations
Recovery Guidance & Support
Self-Care & Self Reliance
Sports & Sportsmanship
Teamwork & Life Skills
Regaining Trust
Safe Environment
Unlocking Their True Potential

Insurance is accepted, and sliding scale and payment options are available.
Schedule a tour by calling Compass Director at (941) 639-5535 Ext. 7116

Compass Center fosters success….

"When I came into this program I was a jerk. I was impossible! This letter is a thank you. Without y’’all I don’t know if I’d even be alive today.
I just want to say thank you because you saved my life and helped me gain some power and control back in my life.

 Y’all taught me that just because I’m a victim of abuse, abandonment and hurt, doesn’t mean I have to act like one for the rest of my life.
So this is to all the staff!

Y’all have honest to God saved my life! I can finally let go of things…and I wouldn’t have been able to get where I am if y’all didn’t teach me!
This is me being highly grateful! One more thing….thanks for bringing back the girl I once was. "
Compass Graduate

A Compass Story

"When I got to Compass I thought I was normal, I believed my head was on straight, I thought everyone was against me. Now that I have a clear mind, I can see I was nothing but disobedient and a living corpse. I was cold, emotionless, miserable and in fact against everyone. I looked ill. I was little, dark circles around my eyes, I looked like I was a druggie. I was lost in my beliefs and thoughts…I was head strong in all the wrong ways. I was looking for every reason to not have to continue my education, to push my friends and family further away, just so they wouldn’t know the truth. 

4 months later, I have a strong head on my shoulders, I am determined, respectful, reliable and caring. I’m happy with myself. I love myself and I appreciate every challenge life throws at me. I have a good relationship with my family and I’m starting dental school and have a job lined up for me. I actually CARE about my future. Physically I’m healthy and in shape, mentally I’ve never been more stable, emotionally I’ve never been so happy. 

I have big dreams…dreams to be a mom, a good one. To become a successful orthodontist that cherishes every client I receive. To be a wonderful friend, best friend, sister, daughter and niece. Dreams to know when I am wrong and to know when to do right. To stay true to myself. To work towards being my best self. My biggest dream is to be happy in life with any circumstance life throws at me."  Compass graduate

Success Stories

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Locations by Services

Behavioral Access Services

Kreisman Campus*
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Fl 34236

Crisis Support Services

Kreisman Campus*
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Fl 34236

Residential Services


Outpatient Therapy & Care Coordination

1451 10th street
Sarasota, FL 34236

The Kreisman Campus is located behind Channel 7 studio’s on 10th Street. The driveway is immediately following the Channel 7 news station and is located on the north side of 10th street headed west.

North Port:
12497 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL

Family Life Intervention Program (FLIP)

Sarasota and North Port


Sarasota, Osprey and Nokomis

North Port, Venice and Englewood

Mom's Program


North Port
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