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Why Choose Operation PAR?

Since 1970, we've been at the forefront of providing top-notch mental health services and substance use disorder treatment, helping those struggling with addiction. Whether you're a child, an adult, or part of a family affected by these issues, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Contact Us 24/7  365 Days a Year        Call 888-PAR-NEXT (888-727-6398)

Our History

Our Mission

To strengthen our community by caring for families and individuals impacted by substance use and to promote mental well-being.

Operation PAR, Inc. began after Shirley Coletti discovered that her teenage daughter was experimenting with drugs and had become addicted. Worried and unsure of where to turn for help, Mrs. Coletti spent the night discussing the issue with her friend and neighbor, James T. Russell, who was then Pinellas County's State Attorney. Together with Pinellas County Sheriff Don Genung and former Pinellas County Commissioner Charles Rainey, they founded Operation Parental Awareness and Responsibility (PAR) to provide much-needed support to families like theirs. Today, with over 400 dedicated employees, Operation PAR offers comprehensive addiction and mental health services across various locations in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Citrus, and Lee counties.

Ways You Can Help

How to Get Involved

Help us meet the growing demand for substance use disorder
treatment and mental health services.

Special Thanks to Our Funders!

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