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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Treasure Coast


A victim of her parents' addictions, Melanie was in and out of foster care beginning at 7 years old. With no sense of stability, Melanie felt lost, confused and alone. 

When Melanie joined our Children's Home Society of Florida family as a teenager, she found hope. “I finally felt people cared,” she says. 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.

Upcoming events

Catch Championship Fever Soiree
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Cobalt at Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

Turning Lives Around Luncheon
April 7, 2015
Ballantrae Country Club, Port St. Lucie


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

Michele Downey
Resource Development Specialist

Specific career questions?

Gabrielle Turner
Charitable Giving Director

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