The Heron, Assisted Living Facility Program (#ALF8523)

The Heron Facility

Program Description:
The Heron was opened in 1988 in response to the needs of local families and is a 16 bed Assisted Living Facility with a limited mental health license (#AL8523). Located in Marathon, the Heron provides room and board along with supportive services including transportation, medication management, social activities and links to mental health professionals.

Featured Services:

  • Affordable housing including 3 meals a day and snacks
  • 24 hour availability of staff
  • Furnished rooms
  • Supportive services
  • supervision of medications
  • maintenance of an alcohol and drug-free enviornment
  • transportation to doctor's appointments, shopping and other activities
  • transportation to the Day Treatment Clubhouse at the Guidance/Care Center, Inc
  • group outings and activities


  • Applicant must have a primary diagnosis of Mental Illness
  • Applicant must not have a recent history of violence/aggression and not be a danger to themselves or others
  • Applicant must be medication compliant and able to administer their own medication
  • If a previous resident, be in good standing with The Heron

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Referral and Application Form. To request an applicaiton and/or referral, please contact The Heron at (305) 743-4129 or Email Us.


  • No alcohol or illegal drug use allowed, residents must agree to random drug testing
  • Resident must agree to follow house rules
  • Residents must keep themselves and living areas clean
  • Residents must respect one another
  • Pay client fee in a timely manner

Contact Information:

Eleven CARF Accredited Programs:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Psychological Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Detoxification
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Prevention/Diversion

Equal Opportunity
GCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or marital status.