A voice for children

Our 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

Thank you for joining us in advocating during the 2015 session! Download our Final Report to see the final results.

In 2016, we're advocating to:

View photos of our Advocates In Action during legislative session, and contact Summer Pfeiffer to get involved as we advocate in 2016.

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. 

Read our white paper to see how SB 1666 affects vulnerable children and to learn what still must be done to better protect children.

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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