A Child's Life

“They were never ‘foster kids.' They were ‘our kids’ from day one.”
                                   -Violet, foster and adoptive mom

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MelanieLinda and Ed

Since September 2011, Ed and Linda Lent have welcomed children in foster care into their home. While they never had biological children of their own, they desired to help the community's children in need. Read More

Every year, we help more than 11,000 kids and families in the Okeechobee/Treasure Coast area. We create happier tomorrows for children. We guide teens like Melanie toward brighter futures.  

 Join us today and help change the lives of Florida's most vulnerable children.

Our community

See how we change lives.

Step up. Give today to turn a child's life around. 

Find out how you can get involved.

Become a business or community champion.

Advocate. Take a stand on issues that affect kids' lives.

Room in your heart and home? Attend an adoption orientation.

Help young adults successfully transition to adulthood. Check out our Transitional Living wish list.

News and events

Congratulations to Kristi Walsh, Program Supervisor at our WaveCREST Shelter, who has received the Florida Juvenile Justice Association's annual Adolescent Conference Leadership Award for promoting awareness, and advocacy of juvenile justice issues and mentoring others to become effective leaders.

Thank you Walmart! We received a $25,000 grant for our Transitional Living Program.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Great Give event, because of your generosity we were able to raise $1,440.

Can we serve you?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Is your teen's behavior unmanageable? Is your child truant or running away?

Need a safe place to go now?

Have you recently exited foster care as a young adult without a family?

Are you a pregnant or parenting teen? 

Are you looking for a program to educate your teen on abstinence?

Interested in adopting a child?

Have you adopted a child? Looking to connect with other parents?

Could your child benefit from counseling?

Do you reside in Martin County? Visit our community center.

Can't find the service you're looking for? You may wish to view all services offered in your area by using the MyFlorida 211 website.

Local contacts

Main number: (772) 344-4020
Fax: (772) 344-4038
650 10th St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Martin County Community Center
Main number: (772) 223-3123
322 Georgia Avenue
Stuart, FL. 34994

Michelle King
Philanthropy Director
Michelle.King@chsfl.org

Michele Downey
Resource Development Specialist
Michele.Downey@chsfl.org

Specific career questions?

Gabrielle Turner
Charitable Giving Director
Gabrielle.Turner@chsfl.org

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