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Contact Us

Main Office

1010 East Rose Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 413-3126

Area Offices

Marion County Healthy Families

2091 NE 35th Street

Ocala, FL 34478

(352) 732-1355

Marion County Counseling

226 NE Sanchez Avenue

Ocala, FL 34470

(352) 732-1412

Executive Director

Jessica Davis


Dan Berman

Administrative Supervisor

Bridget Gilmore

CHS Events in
Greater Lakeland & Marion County

No upcoming events at this time. Please check back soon for updates.

Services Offered


Find hope Overwhelmed? Anxious? Angry? Sad? Struggling to make it through another day? You’re not alone. Counseling services through CHS can provide the help you’ve been longing for – for yourself, your child and your family. We all face challenges … and that’s OK. CHS empowers you to work through and overcome the roadblocks holding […]

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For Parents

Being a parent is tough Let’s do this together Kids don’t come with instruction manuals – and it can be overwhelming! But you can do this – and we’re here to support you. Learn more – complete this simple form and we’ll be in touch to serve you soon! I am pregnant or parenting 0-5 years-old: Learn […]

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Healthy Families

When you’re a new parent, it can be overwhelming, confusing and, sometimes a bit scary The questions are never-ending! How can I keep my baby safe? How will I know if she’s making progress and meeting milestones? How can I console him when he cries? You’re not in this journey alone – Healthy Families is […]

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Considering adoption? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve been bringing families together through adoption since 1902. Adoption from foster care Hundreds of Florida children are waiting for a family to call theirs forever. You could turn their dream into a reality. Most of these children are older than age 7 and have brothers and […]

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Children’s Advocacy Centers

Where healing begins Many kids who’ve suffered abuse or neglect find their first glimmer of hope at our Child Advocacy Center. In our warm, friendly center, child victims and their relatives take the first step toward healing. Our center is a safe place for children to talk about what happened with compassionate, trained counselors and […]

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Additional Services:

Child Protection Team

Local Board

  • Amy Bratten, Ed. D.
    • Associate Provost, Southeastern University
  • Dawn Chapman
    • Child Advocate
  • J.C. Martin
    • Commercial Manager
  • Franklin Shoemaker, LMHC
    • CEO, Mr. Ed’s Family and Education Intervention Services, Inc.
  • Tonya A. Sharrett-Shoemaker
    • Educator
  • Scott Sloman
    • Assistant Director/Booking Manger, RP Funding Center
  • Jessica Davis
    • CHS Regional Executive Director
  • Dan Berman
    • CHS Distinguished Gifts Manager

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