What is it, really, that Children's Home Society of Florida does?
We protect and heal children. We build and strengthen families. We rescue and embrace teens struggling to survive on their own.
We do it for thousands of kids and families in your community. Our 1,800+ compassionate, dedicated professionals helped more than 76,000 Florida children and family members just last year.
Healthier, stronger families are key to keeping more children safe and secure. Through parent education, counseling, early education and care, in-home services, and connections to local resources, we help families learn to nurture their children to full potential.
We also help families raising children with developmental delays. Offering physical and speech therapy, nursing and medical services, counseling, and more, we help kids reach milestones while providing hope to the entire family.
What about kids who've already been hurt?
Thousands of children find safety and love with us. Some, victimized by their own parents, find hope and security in our emergency shelters or group homes; others join loving foster families and, for the first time, find acceptance and encouragement.
We help entire families build bonds and overcome challenges so their kids can be safe at home. Feel nurtured at home.
Through individual and family counseling, parents and children learn how to cope with stress, anger, discipline, depression, and other feelings and situations. As we families stay safely together, bonds strengthen and trust builds.
What happens when kids can never return home?
When kids' own parents are unable to safely care for them, we find forever families eager to welcome them through adoption. We understand the unique personalities and special challenges of our children and bring them together with families ready to provide stability and love.
Do you still find homes for newborns, too?
YES! True to our roots as Florida’s most trusted adoption organization, we find loving homes for infants through private adoption. We compassionately work with women facing unplanned pregnancies and provide confidential counseling, always keeping in mind the best interests of the child.
What happens if a child who can't live safely at home is never adopted?
Teenagers in foster care who haven’t found forever families receive help to develop self-sufficiency, responsibility and opportunities for life success. We provide life skills training, mentoring, educational and vocational coaching, and safe housing so teens don't have to face adulthood alone. Expectant and parenting teens learn positive parenting so they may become healthy, independent families.