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The one thing 2020 got right

The coronavirus pandemic created new challenges for families adopting children from foster care this year with courthouse closures, disrupted schedules […]

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Mentoring Matters : Amarni and Michael

“Hi, my name is Amarni and I’m from Jamaica. I came here when I was 10. I got taken away […]

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Frankie’s Essay

Frankie and his family are survivors of domestic violence. As the Coronavirus spread across Frankie’s local community, he noticed many […]

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Children’s Home Society Family Support Warm Line offers free and confidential telehealth counseling

Our CHS warm line is making a difference throughout Florida, and we’re honored to share it with the world. Recently, […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida is providing free telehealth counseling for people struggling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Press Release: In response to the extraordinary number of people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma in the wake […]

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We can prevent another COVID-19 crisis if we work together

Through all the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 crisis, one word has reverberated through this community: Together. Shining moments […]

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Grad Spotlight: Rebecca Boreland

“Every child should have the same resources, opportunities and privileges to be what they want to be. Your background, race, […]

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Grad Spotlight: Sephora Zephyr

“I am especially grateful for being funded by CHS because I am adopted and I felt really moved knowing there […]

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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