Who We Are
We envision a community in which substance use disorders no longer exist. We strive daily to provide quality, evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support services through a person-centered environment.
Here at UVA, all residents are called participants because we encourage and expect them to actively participate in their recovery. We use person-centered care to help participants gain an understanding of their substance use disorder and learn tools to attain long term recovery. We are excited to provide our participants with treatment to help meet their needs. We spend a considerable amount of time meeting with our staff to continuously improve our services.
The mission of Unlimited Visions Aftercare is to provide highly effective and evidenced-based, person-centered care in an outpatient, residential, and recovery environment that meets the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of adults, adolescents and their families who struggle with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) while gaining a better quality of life on their journey of recovery.
In 1996, with $200, a vision and the support of her father, Lonnie Jones, Marilyn Jones incorporated Unlimited Visions Aftercare, Inc. (UVA) in Houston, TX as an out-patient adult substance abuse treatment program. One year later, on Feb. 4, 1997, the 1st participant walked in UVA and the vision became reality.
In 1998, UVA expanded its services to include youth, criminal justice, and CPS participants and opened a new location in Baytown, TX. UVA serviced over 80 participants per month and became a United Way of Baytown funded agency. In 2004, UVA received from the state of Texas funding for Specialized Female, to provide supportive services for young pregnant mothers and/or young mothers with children. In 2008, Ms. Jones was approached by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to open a residential treatment program for adolescents in the Region 6 area of Texas. And on August 15th, UVA opened a residential 42 bed facility in Pasadena, TX for adolescents with secondary school classes available to assist youth ages 13-17 with treatment and educational services.
In 2010, UVA became a $3 million non-profit corporation serving hundreds of participants in 3 locations each year, as well as offering mobile services in local school districts, and neighborhood community centers throughout the Houston, Baytown, and Pasadena areas. Then in October of 2012 UVA received funding from DSHS to provide residential treatment services for adolescents in the Region 8 areas that include over 25 counties.In 2015, we became a $5 million non-profit. In 2014, we received funding from the state to start a pilot service, recovery support services. In 2015, additional funding was given to use to begin another pilot program focusing on the youth, known as the Youth Recovery Community. In 2013, we became accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which lasts for 3-year periods. In 2016, CARF recertified UVA. In 2016, we opened our Recovery and Wellness Center. Also in 2016, we became licensed for an additional 10 beds now providing 52 beds for our Adolescent Residential facility.