A Child's Life

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Every year, we help more than 7,700 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 

Zoe's Kitchen Dine and Donate

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6-8 p.m.
3730 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Mention Children' Home Society of Florida to help local kids

Yogurtology Dine and Donate

Thursday, April 3, 2014
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
3730 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Put your receipt in the bucket labeled Children's Home Society of Florida to help local kids

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
6611 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL  
Show this flier to your server to help local kids

Gainesville Duck Derby

Sunday, April 13, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park
1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL

Can we serve you?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Struggling with family challenges?

Looking for great deals on clothes, furniture, jewelry and more?

Already in one of our programs? Create family bonds through reading together.

Have a baby or toddler? Need some guidance?

Ready to attend adoption orientation?

Have you already adopted a child? Want to connect with other families?

Local contacts

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

Jennifer Anchors
Executive Director

Erin Rachesky
Resource Development Specialist

Tera White
Resource Development Specialist

Meghan Daves
Volunteer Coordinator

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  

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

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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