"You're the only family I have ever had. I know that with a little hard work, I can do this."
- Jen, a teen who found safety at Hansen House
Help more kids
Every year, we help more than 1,200 kids and families in Highlands, Hardee and Polk Counties.
We're determined to create brighter futures for our children. And we succeed. We change lives. We help create families ... families like Ron and Violet's.
Ron and Violet have hearts to help kids. They open their home to our kids and, most importantly, they open their hearts. They give hurting kids the greatest gift of all: Hope. Read more about how Ron and Violet have grown their forever family through adoption.
Already know us for Hansen House? See what else we do to change lives.
Step up. Give today and turn a child's life around.
Contribute to help renovate Hansen House or donate to help youth exiting the foster care system in Greater Lakeland.
Find out how you can get involved.
Advocate. Take a stand on issues that affect kids' lives.
We presented our highest honor to Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-21st District) during our inaugural legislative luncheon on January 12.
Toys were collected for more than 530 local children during our 2014 Holiday Toy Drive.
Hansen House's recent renovations were unveiled during a 20th anniversary ribbon cutting on December 4. Check out event commentary by Highlands Today and Sebring Sun-News.
More than 130 community leaders attended our inaugural Turning Lives Around Luncheon on November 13.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy?
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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.
Main phone: (863) 413-31261010 E. Rose Street | Lakeland, FL 33801
Eliza McCall-HorneExecutive DirectorEliza.McCall-Horne@chsfl.org
Janet CaramelloPhilanthropy DirectorJanet.Caramello@chsfl.org
Ellen BoczarskiCharitable Giving DirectorEllen.Boczarski@chsfl.org
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