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Eccleston Elementary, A Community Partnership School shifts students’ trajectories

January 22, 2021

The Challenge Mia’s struggles with behavior and mental health began when she was in Pre-K, according to her mother. She would have immense anger outbursts at home and school that involved screaming, crying, throwing and breaking items. These behaviors persisted for years, reaching an all-time intensity throughout her 3rd grade year in 2019-20, when she […]

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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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To Whom it May Concern

December 14, 2020

I’ll start by saying thank you to those of you who have helped me along the way. I’ve been helped by many people in many ways. I tell myself a lot it’s the little things that count and it’s true. When in the moment it’s often hard to see the big picture or the main […]

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Empowering Amanda

December 13, 2020

Amanda and Christopher enrolled in Children’s Home Society of Florida’s (CHS) Early Head Start program (EHS) when their first child was just three months old. As a first-time mom, Amanda didn’t know a lot about child development and early school readiness. She leaned on her EHS home visitor, Sandra, for education and encouragement to track baby’s […]

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Home for the Holidays | Reba Reunified

December 13, 2020

After nearly one year apart, Reba’s family will celebrate the holidays together at home. Reba — a Lakeland mother of two — welcomed her children home from foster care just in time for the magic of the holiday season. After surviving a toxic domestic relationship and battling substance abuse, Reba found the strength to overcome […]

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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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