Caring for kids since 1902
Thousands of children, dirty, malnourished and alone, boarded the Orphan Trains near the turn of the 20th Century, desperately hoping to find families. Under the leadership of Reverend D.W. Comstock, Children's Home Society of Florida was established in Jacksonville on November 17, 1902. With a staff of two, we found homes for 21 children our initial year, operating with a budget of $400. Less than a decade later, Marcus “Daddy” Fagg became State Superintendent, guiding us toward our unwavering leadership in the child welfare arena. Uncover more of our history.
With nearly 200,000 kids and their family members counting on us, we have more than 1,800 dedicated professionals serving every community in Florida. Our 15 primary locations and 90+ offices ensure we're reaching children in all 67 counties.
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