A Child's Life

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Every year, we help more than 8,000 kids and families in the Mid-Florida Region. We create brighter futures for our children. We strengthen families ... families like Ricky and Nicholas.

Ricky and NicholasRicky and Nicholas 

The bruise on Nicholas' face was the last straw ... it wasn't safe for him to live at home anymore. After losing his son, Ricky was ready to put his life back together. He found guidance with Children's Home Society of Florida.

Read how we helped Ricky turn his life around so he could provide a safe, loving home for his son. 

Our community

See how we change lives.

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

Find out how to get involved.

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

Check out our Family Treasures Thrift Shop.

If you would like a Children's Home Society of Florida representative to speak with your group or organization about our mission, let us know! Our main office can help you arrange a meeting.

Upcoming events 

Thrift Night

Thursday, September 3
6 - 8 p.m.

Tioga Town Center Tailgate

Saturday, September 19
Saturday, October 10
Saturday, October 17
Saturday, November 14

Celebrate Adoption

Sunday, November 8, 2015
1 - 4 p.m.

Jim and Karen McElwain Scramble for Kids

Thursday, February 11- Saturday, February 13, 2016

Puttin' on the Ritz

Saturday, March 12, 2016
7-11 p.m.


Serving a group soon? Pick up a lazy susan from Jackson Stoneworks Granite Buyers Club today! The group is donating 1,000 granite lazy susans to help us raise $100,000 to help our community's children and families.


Following your donation of $100 or more, bring your gift acknowledgment letter to Jackson Stoneworks Kitchen and Bath Design Center to pick up you free granite lazy susan!


For more information, contact our Administrative Office at (352) 334-0955!



Can we serve you?

 Struggling with family challenges?

Have a baby or toddler? Need some guidance?

Ready to attend adoption orientation?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?

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: (866) 427-5451
711 NW 1st Street | Gainesville, FL 32601

Family Treasures Thrift Shop: FamilyTreasures@chsfl.org or (352) 393-2826

Jennifer Anchors

Executive Director

Additional locations:

226 Sanchez Ave.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 732-1412

1601 W Gulf Atlantic Hwy
Wildwood, FL 34785
(352) 748-9999

201 Howell Avenue, Ste 300
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-1111

1300 Duncan Dr., Bldg C
P.O. BOX 1659
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 742-1590

Lake City
1211 Bascom Norris Drive
Suite 101
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 243-8812

Specific career questions?

Adoptions: AdoptFloridaChildren@chsfl.org  

Volunteer: VolunteerMidFlorida@chsfl.org    

Intern: InternMidFlorida@chsfl.org    

Meet our local board

Children’s Home Society of Florida is invested in the success of our community. That’s why we're proud to stand alongside Innovation Gainesville, an initiative to celebrate the unique spirit of Gainesville and encourage economic growth in North Central Florida.








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