History and Mission

LifeSpring’s mission is “to improve and sustain the quality of life in our communities by providing comprehensive behavioral health, addiction, primary care and related services.”  Our values are, “It is our privilege to serve, with the highest quality of care, in a professional and fiscally responsible manner.”

 LifeSpring is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit Community Mental Health Center which began as a small outpatient clinic for children in the city of Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1964.  In 1970, with the help of a federal grant, the agency moved to a larger facility.  Between 1973 and 1999, the agency continued to grow and satellite offices were opened in the surrounding counties of Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, and Washington.  In 1976, the Center was approved as a Medicaid and Medicare provider.  In 1995, LifeSpring added School Outreach Services and Home Based Services for children.  Currently LifeSpring operates two supervised group living homes and four transitional group living homes for adults suffering from severe mental illnesses, developmental problems, and substance abuse.

In 2002, LifeSpring purchased, remodeled, updated and preserved four historic buildings in downtown Jeffersonville and in 2003, LifeSpring moved their Administrative, Children & Families Services, Medical and Adult Services to these facilities. In 2015, LifeSpring was awarded Federally Qualified Health Center status and opened their first FQHC site in Jeffersonville at the Integrated Treatment Center. FQHC’s provide comprehensive primary healthcare services in medically underserved areas and populations. Today there are FQHC clinics in Jeffersonville, Austin, Salem, Jasper, and New Albany.  In 2021, school-based FQHC clinics were added at New Albany High School in New Albany and Bradie Shrum Elementary School in Salem.

In 2018, LifeSpring merged with Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc., the community mental health center to their west, adding Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry, and Spencer counties to their service area. Today, LifeSpring Health Systems serves 11 counties across southern Indiana: Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Scott, Spencer, and Washington. LifeSpring operates over 25 facilities across the 11 counties and annually sees over 14,000 individuals.

LifeSpring is proud to be your first choice for care since 1964.