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Nonprofit executive empowers Black students to excellence

February 19, 2021

Shining a Light: A series of stories for Black History Month highlighting people making a difference today in Central Florida’s Black community. As a teenager, Jarvis Wheeler worked 30 hours a week at a restaurant while balancing schoolwork and sports at Dr. Phillips High School. “It was empowering for me to stand on my own,” […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Appoints Barbara McDonald Chief Financial Officer

February 5, 2021

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Barbara McDonald Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer for CHS, McDonald leads the statewide business and financial management of the organization, as well as the financial management of the Children’s Home Society of Florida Foundation. McDonald […]

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Community Partnership Schools are the way through COVID-19 and into the future

February 1, 2021

When COVID-19 catapulted students into remote learning overnight, our kids lost more than an in-person learning experience. Children in frightening, unstable home environments lost precious hours of safety and certainty, and positive relationships with peers, teachers, principals and bus drivers. Students struggling with anxiety, depression or a host of other mental health issues lost comfort, […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Awarded COVID-19 Relief Fund for Community Partnership Schools

January 22, 2021

 Dr. Phillips Charities provides $75k for Orange County students’ mental health care  Orlando, FL (January 22, 2020) — Children’s Home Society of Florida was awarded a $75,000 grant on behalf of Dr. Phillips Charities to support the surge of mental health needs of underinsured and uninsured Orange County students due to the effects caused by […]

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Mentoring Matters | Stacy’s Letter

January 20, 2021

In March of 2019, a friend of mine posted on Facebook about being a mentor and how the program could use some more people willing to become mentors. At that time, I was basically an empty nester. My daughter was grown and had moved out a few years prior and was living her own life. […]

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“I love Mort. Love. Love. Love.”

January 5, 2021

Like most parents in 2020, Belkis Moya suddenly became the “principal” of her home when her children started virtual schooling in response to the coronavirus pandemic. She worried how the challenges of the pandemic would impact her children’s ability to learn and achieve … and how she would be able to support them along the […]

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Positively Jax: Foster mom goes above and beyond for kids with trauma

December 21, 2020

Cheryl Miller makes a Positively Jax Difference by opening her heart and her home to children who have experienced trauma and may have severe emotional and behavioral needs. She is a “specialized therapeutic foster parent in Northeast Florida. Miller works with the Children’s Home Society to find kids with special needs who need special love […]

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Opinion | Amid the hardships of 2020 were spots of resilience, kindness

December 14, 2020

By: Cecka Rose Green Many of us anticipated great things from 2020, the “year of perfect vision.” We did not anticipate a year of tribulation like we had never before seen. From record numbers of coronavirus cases and the rising unemployment rate to adapting a new world order — let’s face it…life was hard. Many […]

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Need for foster parents with specialized training

December 11, 2020

 Many children enter foster care with special needs that require extra attention, love and care. Right now in Northeast Florida, there is a desperate need for foster homes with the specialized training to care for these children.

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Forever Family: CHS drive-by celebration

December 1, 2020

The Children’s Home Society (CHS) here in Palm Beach is dedicated to building bridges to success for children, which includes helping children in foster care find permanency so children finding Forever Families is a call for a celebration. CHS usually does a party to celebrate the year’s adoptions but this year, they found a safe […]

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