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Children’s Home Society of Florida appoints new regional executive director in Northeast Florida

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 6, 2020) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children […]

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Grad Spotlight: Cierra Warren

“I hope and pray that all kids can come into the world automatically knowing that they are loved.” A noteworthy […]

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Grad Spotlight: Angena Mathurin

“My connection with the Student Leadership Council and the Hub at Evans has reminded me that I have people behind […]

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Where I stand … and where CHS stands

A message from Andry: The horrific, tragic death of George Floyd again exposed the reality of the inequities faced by […]

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Grad Spotlight: Evon Thompson

“Mrs. Vanderpool [with CHS] equipped me with the leadership skills to go into the world and be a part of […]

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Grad Spotlight: Tim Only

“I have always lived by the saying ‘stars cannot shine without darkness.’ The people I have met at CHS helped […]

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Children’s Home Society sets up free counseling helpline for families

Families who need support amid the pandemic can contact the “Family Support Warm Line” at 1-888-733-6303 to speak with a […]

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Grad Spotlight: Congratulations, Decorey!

Decorey — a 2020 graduate from Evans High School, A Community Partnership School — is the first member of his […]

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Opinion: Bringing Greater Equity To Our Educational System In The Age Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health inequities with disproportionate percentages of low-income Americans, particularly communities of color, […]

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Free telehealth counseling services available

As lockdown restrictions ease, many families continue to face the everyday struggles of reduced employment hours, perhaps even loss of […]

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State Rep. Josie Tomkow recognized by Children’s Home Society of Florida

Last week, Children’s Home Society of Florida — the state’s largest provider of services to children and families — named […]

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A Warm Line

Sometimes all it takes to make someone feel better is a phone call. It’s why the Children’s Home Society of […]

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Advocates express concerns about children falling through the cracks

The Children’s Home Society of Florida is focused on empowering children through numerous programs; the mission remains the same, but […]

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Kid’s Questions for a Statistician | Stats + Stories

Latoya Jennings-Lopez hosts this special episode of Stats+Stories with the children of Howard W. Bishop middle school. Listen to Alyana […]

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CHS launches telehealth counseling

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering free, confidential telehealth counseling for children, teens and families. Due to the […]

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Feature Foster Family: The Lowe Family

Some years ago, Christy and Danny Lowe provided a loving home to non-relative children. They watched those children grow, flourish, […]

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Coronavirus prompts acts of kindness in Central Florida

Children’s Home Society of Florida, a national leader in trauma-informed counseling, launched free, 24/7 confidential online counseling for kids, parents […]

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Rick’s Blog: CHS Family Support Line in Pensacola

CHS Family Support Line Pensacola area parents, teens and others now have immediate access to free confidential telehealth counseling with Children’s Home […]

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Nonprofits Won’t Survive Unless the Federal Government Helps More Medium-Size Groups

Nonprofits of all kinds provide critical help to communities across the United States, but it is the medium-sized ones that […]

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Featured Foster Parent: Tracy Garmon

“In foster care, we often hear ‘Be the village’. No one embodies this more than Tracy Garmon” – Casey Hendershot, […]

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Merchon Green, Community Partnership Schools on Moonshot Radio

Dr. Nivea L. Torres takes an in-depth look at the Community Partnership Schools model with Merchon Green, CHS Director of […]

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CBS: Child abuse may be underreported during coronavirus lockdowns, welfare workers say

Many experts predicted at the start of the pandemic that widespread self-isolation would lead to more cases of child abuse. […]

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Central Florida child abuse cases spike during pandemic

A top pediatric trauma surgeon and Central Florida child-welfare advocates are sounding an alarm over a sharp rise in severe […]

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Point of View: Seeing the good amidst the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19

While many can connect with children and families through technology, some children still need to be seen. In the midst […]

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Child abuse prevention critical

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the annual observance in the U.S. since 1983 for raising awareness of one […]

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First Coast Connect: Child Abuse Prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Children’s Home Society of Florida is sounding the alarm about how the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Featured Foster Family: The Jenkins

There’s Always Room at the Jenkins’ Table Starla and Mike Jenkins became foster parents in North Carolina. When a new […]

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Here’s How One Social Worker Went Back To Work After Disability

Mavis Bryant, from Cocoa, Florida, loved her career as a case manager at the Children’s Home Society. So when her […]

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Coronavirus changes: Heroes protect children in a time of instability

In the midst of so much uncertainty, so much fear, I see so much good. There is good in the […]

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Opinion: Human-services nonprofits need more help

As our nation celebrates the essential workers on the front line who are sacrificing so much to care for others […]

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Counseling available the new tech way

Given the state of the world, counseling has become a pressing need. The Children’s Home Society of Florida is open […]

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During Lockdown, Child Abuse in Miami Could Escalate

On a normal day at Kristi House, the phones don’t stop ringing for long. Not that it’s a good thing […]

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7 ways to support families during the COVID-19 crisis

At CHS, one of our core values is balance – something all families are struggling to find in the midst […]

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A New Pandemic: Experts Fear Child Abuse May Be on the Rise

Across the county, governors have placed stay-at-home orders keeping families at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus. In some […]

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Safety of social distancing brings hidden dangers to many of our children

Life in the time of COVID-19 dictates that we socially distance to lower risks for the health of our nation. […]

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Coronavirus changes: Heroes protect children in a time of instability

In the midst of so much uncertainty, so much fear, I see so much good. There is good in the […]

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Help needed more than ever for Central Florida children in foster care

As this pandemic pushes on, so do the jobs of those who care for and oversee the many Central Florida […]

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Digital Diaper Drive to support Brevard families

As our daily lives are being forced to change and residents are losing jobs or having work hours decreased, families […]

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Virus isolation may increase child abuse

Advocates for children are concerned that child abuse and neglect are increasing as COVID-19 forces people to stay home, resulting […]

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Doing GOOD from home: How to prevent eye strain online!

Computer use is a common cause of eye strain… especially when routines receive a “switch up” as in recent weeks. […]

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Cases Of Child Abuse And Neglect Expected To Rise Due To Coronavirus

Cases of child abuse and neglect are expected to rise in the coming weeks and months due to the coronavirus. […]

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Experts fear coronavirus pandemic could increase child abuse

As COVID-19 prompts many homes, businesses and institutions to close their doors, social agencies are worried a quiet crisis is forming for at-risk […]

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7 ways to support foster families during COVID-19

Children in foster care rely on loving foster parents to provide stability and comfort – two things COVID-19 is threatening […]

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A Message from Andry: COVID-19 and what we’re doing to keep you safe

A message from Andry: [UPDATE 3.17.2020: All CHS offices are closed through March 29. At this time, ALL programs and services […]

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Case Managers Need Support Too

When you embark on a career serving children and families in foster care, you don’t expect you’ll ever be featured […]

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Mentors are empowering children to reach their full potential.

Originally Posted By: Action News Jax DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — Local students are receiving valuable lessons outside of the classroom. In Duval […]

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Mentors needed at Manatee Elementary ‘community partnership’ school

Originally posted by: Herald-Tribune Specifically, the school is looking for black and Hispanic men. When students return to Manatee Elementary in […]

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A Call to Compassion in Juvenile Justice

It’s too easy to judge. The 15-year-old standing with her head down, eyes averted as her public defender speaks. The […]

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Adoption success hinges lasting support after legalities finalized

Originally posted by: PNJ.COM Hundreds of children in foster care joined forever families through adoption in the western panhandle just last […]

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It’s time to change the statistics when it comes to mental health

Three hundred billion dollars. That’s the annual cost to society for untreated mental illness, according to the National Alliance on […]

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Everyday Hero: She Creates After-School Activities for Students

ORLANDO, Fla. — In Orlando’s Parramore community, day-to-day challenges can sometimes get in the way of children’s learning.  Everyday Hero Nicole […]

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