A voice for children

Dave Bundy rallies child advocates in TallahasseeOur children seem invisible. It's not that people don't care ... it's that they don't know. We must raise our voices for these children.

The 2014 Legislative Session was a turning point for Florida's child welfare system. Read our White Paper to see how SB 1666 affects vulnerable children and to learn what still must be done to better protect children. 

Join us as we advocate for:

  • Funding for critical services like Child Protection Teams, Early Steps, Healthy Families Florida and more.
  • Legislation that promotes efficiency in case management services so child welfare professionals can spend more time with kids - and funding to make it happen.
  • Legislation and funding that support the development, expansion and sustainment of the very successful community school model. more advocates for children, we expand our ability to protect children and strengthen families. 

View photos of our advocates in action during the 2014 session, and then contact Summer Pfeiffer to get involved as we advocate in 2015.

Where we stand

We support legislation that ensures children are safe, healthy and prepared for life. To best help children, legislation and funding must support their needs. See what we advocated for in 2014 or read our detailed report from the 2014 session. 


What's at risk?

Each year, services to Florida's children and families risk cuts during the budget process. Such cuts can be detrimental to children who have suffered - or are at risk of suffering - abuse or neglect. But we need more than funding - we need policy that supports top services for kids and families. We cannot risk children's lives or futures. To change child welfare, to change children's futures, we must change legislation - and we must prioritize funding for services that help and protect kids.


Page-Messenger grant program

A new door is open to foster youth, thanks to a grant program offered by Children's Home Society of Florida.  Learn how teens like Tashana, pictured with Sen. Rhonda Storms, get the chance of a lifetiime.

Advocacy Days at the Capitol

Each year, Children's Home Society of Florida advocates from communities throughout Florida gather at the state Capitol to advocate on behalf of children and families. Interested? Learn more or contact Summer Pfeiffer for information and to get involved: (850) 921-0772.

In the news

We promote children's issues in the news, working with media throughout the state. Visit our legislative news library.

Advocacy publications and resources

To help you keep up with the action on Florida's legislative front, check out these Children's Home Society of Florida publications and helpful online resources. You also can track bills related to social service issues filed by individual legislators.

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