About Us

We are mental health services maximized.

Destiny Services

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Destiny is a Human Services agency that delivers services to individuals with major life challenges, or mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability disorder. These services are person-centered, focusing on the needs and preferences of the individual.

Philosophy: It is Destiny's philosophy that through intervention people can and do recover from mental illness. Studies have shown that individuals recover or significantly improve when provided the appropriate treatment and support system. We believe, that individuals recovering from mental health challenges are able to live and work in the community, enjoy active social lives, attend school, practice their faith and maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing their own illness with the supports they may need.

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Mission: Destiny's mission is to advance the availability and practice of mental health, Intellectual Disability, Substance Abuse, Prevention and Family Services, and to provide recovery oriented education and treatment to individuals with psychiatric disabilities or major life challenges, so that they can have access to the support and services they need.

Goal: Destiny’s goal is to provide services that are designed to improve the quality of life, preserve the family unit, and reduce the number of hospitalizations, homelessness and deaths caused by mental illness, through person-centered education and treatment services.

Mental Health Statistics

Without the proper assistance from organizations such as Destiny Services, the Mentally Ill can be subject to many mishaps. The statistics below can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics ( cdc.gov)

  • 6%
    Youth ages 12-17 have mH Disorders*
  • 7.5%
    with mH disorders received services**
  • 29%
    teens abuse either alcohol or drugs.
  • 15%
    ages 10-24 Commit Suicide***.
  • 11%
    ages 25-44 Commit Suicide***.
  • 17%
    State Inmates have a mental impairment
  • 56%
    increase in youth Violence.
  • *MHD stands for Mental Health Disorder
  • **This group used prescribed medication over a 6 month span. 55% of parents report the medication "helped a lot."
  • ***Suicide risk factors vary with age, gender, cultural and social influences and may change over time. 

Our Team

Destiny provides the community with a diverse staff, qualified for the position and intervention that reflects the needs of the population served; types of services offered; description of the service and the number of individuals each direct service staff will serve.

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Destiny's highly qualified professionals hold degrees, licenses and certifications in the human service field.

Contact Information

 
TERRENCE ALLEN, Ph.D.
Executive Director

tallen@destinyservices.org

VALENCIA SMALLWOOD, CSAC, LPC, MAC
Clinical Director
vsmallwood@destinyservices.org
SHERRIAL MILNER-GILES
House Manager
smillner@destinyservices.org
PAMELA WINFIELD, M.Ed
Mental Health Skill Building Manager
pwinfield@destinyservices.org
BRENDA WYCHE, M.Ed
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Manager
bwyche@destinyservices.org
ALICIA WASHINGTON, MA Human Services
Mental Health Skill Building Lead Counselor
awashington@destinyservices.org
JAN DAWSON, LPC, CSAC
Clinical Supervisor
jdawson@destinyservices.org
BETTY R. WARE, M.Ed.
Operations Manager
bware@destinyservices.org
 

 

Our offices are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Give us a call today - (804) 203-4477 OR Send us a fax - 804-805-2152