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To CHS: Thank you. From: the Blanco Family

October 19, 2020

These words fall short: THANKS … It has been a pleasure to get the support you have given us from such a distinguished program, CHS’ Early Head Start Program. Feeling the trust and support that other people provide is something that motivates a lot and more when people are trained in the area and when […]

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Barbie takes on racism in new video released by toy company

October 16, 2020

Toy manufacturer, Mattel Inc, is making a statement with a recent vlog. In the video blog post, The iconic toy figure Barbie is sending a message to children about how to tackle racism and be a white ally. Experts says the most important thing for parents to do is to have honest conversations and be […]

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Gisselle’s Voice

October 14, 2020

To see Gisselle’s full performance click here.  

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Laundry center, clothing exchange helps students in need in Clay County

October 14, 2020

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Chronic absences due to a lack of clean clothes can take a devastating toll on a student’s overall success in school. By removing access barriers to learning, the Community Partnership Schools model is helping more Clay County children realize their full potential. Ernest Hamilton, the Florida Regional Executive Director for Children’s […]

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First Coast Connect | World Mental Health Day

October 8, 2020

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Andry Sweet, CHS President & CEO spoke with WJCT’s Melissa Ross about the impact of pandemic on mental health and CHS’ work to increase access to mental health care throughout Florida. at the 37:00 minute mark to hear more: WJCT.ORG

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Featured Foster Parent: Cheryl Miller

October 2, 2020

A child’s joy and wonder around the holidays, s’mores by a campfire and family bike rides around the neighborhood  — these are a few of Cheryl Miller’s favorite things about being a foster parent. Cheryl loves to give the children in her home happy memories and positive, family-grounded experiences. She recognizes that each child has […]

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Josh’s Journey

September 29, 2020

After struggling for a while with my family and not getting along with my parents, I was sent to the Wave Crest Shelter in Fort Pierce. I stayed there for around 43 days and started to feel hopeless and was just about ready to give up on myself and my life. To think my parents […]

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A Partnership to benefit Ed White Academy of Leadership students

September 15, 2020

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and the Children’s Home Society of Florida partner up to benefit students at Ed White Academy of Leadership, A Community Partnership School. Ernie Hamilton, the Regional Executive Director of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, and Tiarra Wells-Young, the ESE Lead Teacher at Ed White join Melanie […]

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New School Based Health Center opens at Manatee Elementary

September 10, 2020

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — The School District of Manatee County and MCR Health teamed up to open a School Based Health Center at Manatee Elementary. This is the second School Based Health Care Center of its kind in Manatee County. The first opened at Southeast High School in February 2020 and offers on-site medical care […]

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Welfare and foster care services go virtual during pandemic

September 7, 2020

Trauma support line available for all Floridians The pandemic is leading to changes for a local organization providing welfare and foster care to children in Central Florida. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic doctors and trauma specialists have expressed concern about the potential for abuse by parents and guardians. During a recent round table discussion Florida Governor Ron […]

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