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

July 6, 2020

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 6, 2020) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Ernest Hamilton its new regional executive director serving Greater Northeast Florida. Overseeing the First Coast, Gainesville and down through Volusia County, Hamilton will lead operations and business development, focusing on CHS’ […]

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Grad Spotlight: Joshua Oberes

June 22, 2020

“CHS helped to open my mind and helped me when considering what I should do [with my future] and what I can do to impact the people around me.” For Joshua, who was homeschooled until his freshman year, attending Edward H. White Academy of Leadership, A Community Partnership School was a bit of a “culture […]

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

June 14, 2020

Through all the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 crisis, one word has reverberated through this community: Together. Shining moments of good have brought us together to provide support, protection and comfort to those who need it most – our elderly, our young, our immune suppressed, our health care workers and others deemed at greatest […]

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Grad Spotlight: Rebecca Boreland

June 13, 2020

“Every child should have the same resources, opportunities and privileges to be what they want to be. Your background, race, economic status and the neighborhood you grew up in does not make you any greater or less – every child can succeed despite the barriers in their way.” Rebecca Boreland, an ambitious nursing student, credits […]

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Grad Spotlight: Sephora Zephyr

June 13, 2020

“I am especially grateful for being funded by CHS because I am adopted and I felt really moved knowing there is an entire organization devoted to helping children who come from a similar background like me. It makes me feel supported and loved knowing there are other people who are able to get help because […]

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Where I stand … and where CHS stands

June 12, 2020

A message from Andry: The horrific, tragic death of George Floyd again exposed the reality of the inequities faced by Black men, women and children in America. Systemic racism is prevalent in our society, and events happening today underscore the re-traumatization that occurs in the Black community whenever another father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter […]

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Grad Spotlight: Cierra Warren

June 11, 2020

“I hope and pray that all kids can come into the world automatically knowing that they are loved.” A noteworthy athlete fueled by her desire to help others, Cierra is passionate about equality – both on and off the field. Currently a student at Trinity Baptist College, Cierra is studying Sports Management with the ultimate […]

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Grad Spotlight: Angena Mathurin

June 10, 2020

“My connection with the Student Leadership Council and the Hub at Evans has reminded me that I have people behind me, who support me – we all have a similar goals for what we imagine for our community. It gave me confidence knowing that it is not just me that wants to improve the community, […]

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Grad Spotlight: Evon Thompson

June 8, 2020

“Mrs. Vanderpool [with CHS] equipped me with the leadership skills to go into the world and be a part of the change I want to see.” As a child in a remote community in Jamaica, Evon envisioned a world that provided equal access to health care for everyone, regardless of economic status. He dreamt of […]

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Grad Spotlight: Tim Only

June 7, 2020

“I have always lived by the saying ‘stars cannot shine without darkness.’ The people I have met at CHS helped me turn on my light so I was able to shine through the darkness to get through those tough patches in life.” Tim Only, a rising senior at Florida State University, says he will always […]

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