Our History

Over 35 years of helping others
achieve their potential.


July 1, 2014
Preferred Family Healthcare merges with Great Rivers Recovery Resources in Quincy Illinois.

January 1, 2014
Clarity Healthcare opens its doors in Hannibal Missouri. Clarity Healthcare is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that serves Hannibal and 5 surrounding Counties with primary healthcare, dentistry, and adult and child psychiatry.



Awarded Region 2 Prevention Grants by the State of Kansas. This area in Southwest Kansas consists of 25 Counties.

Preferred Family Healthcare receives CARF Accreditation for our Healthcare Homes Program located in Northeast Missouri.

Preferred Family Healthcare opens a 21,000 square foot, approximately 4 million dollar Residential Treatment Program serving adolescents in the Joplin, Missouri area.

All-new company website launched with a focus on ease of use, contemporary styling, and accessibility for all modern devices.

Expanded services in Liberty, Missouri to include programming for adolescents.

In December Preferred Family Healthcare's Olathe, Kansas, facility celebrates the move to a brand new facility.


Preferred Family Healthcare acquired King's Treatment Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Preferred Family Healthcare merges with Cypress Recovery Center in the State of Kansas.

Portal DWI (Virtual World Counseling) - Jefferson City Municipal Court, Osage County.

Awarded stand alone ARTC funded by St. Louis County Children's Services Fund.

Acquired New Beginnings Adolescent CSTAR contract in St. Louis City.

Heroin Response Team - St. Louis Metro Area, partnering with other providers thru funding from the United Way and other local funders to fight Heroin Epidemic in the area.

Intensive CPR (Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation services) added to our array of services.


Virtual World awarded first sustained funding in Franklin county thru the Franklin county Children's services fund.

Virtual World programming awarded a Virtual Tobacco Cessation grant by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Preferred Family Healthcare receives another 3 year Accrediatation with CARF (Commission on Accrediation of Rehabilitation Facilties).

Raushenbach Temporary Housing program in St. Louis City - funded by the St. Louis City Mental Health Board.

Awarded contracts to serve as the Regional Prevention Center for South Central and Southeastern Kansas.

Healthcare Homes - Medical Home Model added to our services in Northeast Missouri.


Expanded Team of Concern and Outpatient programming in St. Louis County thru funding from the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund.

Prevention added Drug Free Communities and Communities of Hope to its array of services.

Virtual World Programming awarded a Federal SAMHSA grant serving Drug Court Clients (Portal Plus).

Behvioral Health added supportive housing through HUD in Hannibal.


Established new programming in Southwest Missouri with the acquisition of the Scott Greening Center in Joplin Missouri.

Established new adolescent and adult programming in the State of Kansas.

Expanded Team of Concern and Outpatient programming in Franklin County Missouri thru funding from the Franklin County Children's Resource Board.

Trenton Residential was designated a Social Setting Detox program by the State of Missouri.

PFH prevention programming added Suicide Prevention to its array of services.


3 year national certification from CARF (Commission on Accrediatation of Rehabilitation Facilities) on the majority of our programming.

Virtual World programming awarded a Missouri Foundation for Health grant serving adolescents.


PFH develops a tobacco cessation program that serves northern Missouri employers/employees.


An urban adolescent treatment program opens for both residential and outpatient adolescents in St. Louis supporting four residential consumers at any given time. Funding for this effort was provided by DMH (Missouri Department of Mental Health) and MHB (Saint Louis Mental Health Board).

Preferred Family Healthcare opens its first office outside Missouri--an outpatient program serving both adolescents and adults in San Antonio, Texas.


The adolescent program opens outpatient services in Washington and Wentzville and establishes Teams of Concern to the St. Charles schools. Funding provided by CCRB (Community and Children's Resource Board of St. Charles County)


Established new adult residential and outpatient treatment programs in Jefferson City. This program is one of the few adult programs in the State of Missouri offering modified medical detoxification.


PFH acquires an adolescent outpatient and residential treatment center in Kansas City. The residential side supports 16 consumer beds.

PFH acquires an adult outpatient program opens in St. Louis city.


The Substance Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Resource Initiative (SPIRIT) opens in the Knox County School District. It is a school-based prevention/intervention program.


PFH opens an adult treatment program with both outpatient and residential services in Trenton. The residential services support 16 consumers.


The St. Charles and Jefferson City outpatient and residential adolescent programs open. St. Charles supports a 16-bed residential environment and Jefferson City supports one 8-bed group home.

PFH acquires two St. Louis adult substance abuse programs offering social setting detoxification, residential treatment, and outpatient services.

PFH opens an adult outpatient treatment program in Liberty.



PFH acquires a 57-bed residential care facility (RCF) located in Kirksville. The RCF focuses on supporting individuals with mental illnesses.


PFH opens a day treatment program in Kirksville for those with problems related to mental illness, the Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (CPRC). Eventually, the program expands to include services in Hannibal and Trenton.


The Kirksville Adolescent Treatment Program opens providing solely outpatient services until 1993 when an 8-bed group home is added for residential services.


The St. Joseph Adolescent Treatment Program opens providing outpatient and residential treatment services to adolescents. The residential treatment component is a group home in the community with the ability to serve 8 consumers.


PFH wins a substance abuse prevention contract covering 33 counties in northern Missouri known as the Missouri Institute for Prevention Services. Services include team training, school-based prevention activities, and an annual Regional Teen Institute.


The doors open to the residential program serving the first clients in Kirksville. The first PFH  locaton -- The Barn


A local group of citizens in Kirksville, Missouri (including former Missouri State Representative Rebecca McClanahan) establishes Bridgeway House (now Preferred Family Healthcare). The mission is to provide long-term substance abuse treatment services to adults.

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CARF Accredited

These programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This achievement is an indication of this organizations dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.

Professional Staff

Advance Practice Nurses
Registered Nurses
Family Therapists
Licensed Social Workers
Community Support Specialists
Prevention Specialists
And many more..

A Healthy Environment

PFH was a finalist in the 2012 "Healthiest Employers" award by the St. Louis Business journal. The Healthiest Employer awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace.

Our Mission

Preferred Family Healthcare is a dynamic and caring organization committed to providing integrated care to assist individuals in achieving overall health and wellness.

Our Goals

The success of our consumers is our top priority. We strive to provide the highest level of care to each individual.

Our Future

We will continue to meet the growing needs of the communities we already serve while continuing to expand into other communities and services.