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Contact Us

Main Office

3027 San Diego Road

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 493-7744



Executive Director

Ernest Hamilton

Ernest.Hamilton@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Courtney Weatherby-Hunter

Courtney.Hunter@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Dave Cognetta

david.cognetta@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Samantha D'Agostino

samantha.dagostino@chsfl.org

CHS Events in
Greater Northeast Florida (First Coast)


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

Services Offered

Adoption

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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Post-Adoption Support

Guiding families following adoption In Jacksonville, Palm Beach and Pensacola, our  team provides resources, guidance and counseling — including online counseling — to families following adoption. Our goal is to strengthen families and enable them to understand and effectively work through trauma that the children may have previously endured. We cater care to each family’s […]

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Child Welfare

CHS leads the way in serving children and families involved in the child welfare system. Just as important, we lead the way in changing how we serve children and families. Protecting Kids: Dependency Case Management Children unable to live safely at home find security, guidance and opportunity with CHS. Our first priority is always their […]

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Foster Care

Be a hero: Be a foster parent Open your heart and home to children in their greatest time of need Provide stability and hope to children in the midst of uncertainty. Become a foster parent. Are you a current foster parent with feedback to share with CHS? Complete this short form to let us know […]

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Counseling

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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Family Visitation Centers

Protecting childhood, strengthening families Our Family Visitation Centers ensure the safety and well-being of children and adults caught in the middle of issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or child abuse. Supervised visitation visits allow parents and children to spend time together to establish and strengthen bonds as they learn to […]

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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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For Teens

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Independent and Transitional Living

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Targeted Case Management

Navigating the path toward hope Support for children and adults with behavioral and emotional struggles Targeted Case Management for Children When your child needs help, it can be tough to find – and access – services and resources. It’s confusing. It’s complex. It’s overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone. We’ll be with […]

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Community Partnership Schools

Thousands of Florida students arrive to school each day with more than a backpack – they carry baggage beyond their years: hunger, homelessness, poverty, exposure to violence, mental health struggles, inadequate health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education. Often times, these students and their families […]

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South Woods Elementary School

South Woods Elementary, A Community Partnership School is one of CHS’ most recent additions. The model brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, support, mentoring and more—all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core partnerships include St. Johns County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Flagler Hospital and St. Johns […]

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Edward H. White High School

Our Community Partnership School is the hub of a community, a “safe zone” focused on student success—in school and beyond. Through committed partnerships, we aim to prepare students for success in leadership, college, career and life through rigorous instruction, respectful interaction, effective discipline and community service. Core partners include Agape Community Health Center, Inc., Boys […]

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The Webster School

The Webster School, A Community Partnership School is one of CHS’ most recent additions. The model brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, support, mentoring and more—all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core partnerships include St. Johns County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Flagler Hospital and St. Johns […]

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Wilkinson Junior High School

Wilkinson Junior High School, A Community Partnership School is the first middle school in Northeast Florida and the first school in Clay County to implement this transformative strategy. The model brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, opportunities, mentoring and more — all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core […]

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Orange Park High School

Coming Soon! Orange Park High School is becoming a Community Partnership School! What makes a Community Partnership School at Orange Park High School special? Health and wellness services will be available to students Students will have access to healthy foods Help with school work will be available to students We want you to continue to […]

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Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School

Our Community Partnership School is the hub of a community, a “safe zone” focused on student success—in school and beyond. Through committed partnerships, we aim to prepare students for success in leadership, college, career and life through rigorous instruction, respectful interaction, effective discipline and community service. Core partners include  Azalea Health, Children’s Home Society of […]

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Additional Services:

Acute Intervention Team
Family Life Education
Family Services Planning Team
Hope/Wins DJJ Diversion Program
S.P.A.R.K. of Duval
Transitional Trauma Team

Local Board

  • Kevin R. Copeland, Chair
    • Bank of America
  • Jodi Burns, First Vice Chair
    • Retired-Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Jay Southerland, Second Vice Chair
    • The Southerland Group, Inc.
  • Mindy Barker
    • Barker & Associates
  • Alicia S. Burst
    • APPS Paramedical Services
  • Amaury Carrasco
    • Infor
  • Charles L. Cromer
    • Charles L. Cromer, CPA
  • Brian R. Crooke
    • CenterState Bank
  • Adam Deputy
    • TD Bank
  • Roger Dominey
    • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Michael W. Fisher
    • Fisher Tousey Leas & Ball
  • Michael Fleet
    • Agent/Financial Services Professional
  • Trent Gavazzi
    • Vatica Health
  • Robert Geis
    • CIT Group Inc.
  • Bryan Howard
    • Acosta
  • Russell W. Jones
    • Prattos Jones Group
  • Melanie Lawson-Minor
    • WJXT Channel 4
  • David K. Leininger
    • Springtech Capital, LLC
  • M. Richard Lewis, Jr.
    • Smith Hulsey & Busey
  • Jeanne Maron
    • The Gifted Cork
  • Brad Nestor
    • PGA Tour, Inc.
  • Clarence Wilkerson
    • Weyerhaeuser Company

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