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We're proud to be affiliated with several wonderful organizations, universities and companies that share our desire protect kids, empower families and improve communities.

Statewide Partners

University and research partners

Children’s Home Society of Florida partners with colleges and universities to conduct research and evaluations. We’re proud to have partnered with the following throughout the last decade. University of Central Florida, Florida State University, University of South Florida, FAMU, University of West Florida, University of Florida, Stetson University, St. Leo University, Santa Fe College, University of North Florida, FIT, FIU, University of Phoenix, Florida Gulf Coast University, Southwest Florida College, Hodges, Nova Southeastern University, Troy University, Jacksonville University, Webster University, Capella University, Indian River State College, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Barry University, St. Thomas University, Carlos Albizu University, New York University, Arizona State University, Georgetown University, UCLA, Duke, University of Texas at Arlington, LSU

Regional Partners

Department of Juvenile Justice


Several significant accolades recognize our incredible work in building bridges to success for children and families. We’re especially proud of our devoted team, and our wonderful families and advocates who have earned awards for their commitment to kids.

National Honors

  • Adoption Excellence Award in the category of Adoption of Minority Children from Foster Care 
  • Congressional Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
  • Continuously accredited since 1982 by the Council of Accreditation, recognizing our commitment to the highest quality of care and service while adhering to the toughest administration standards
  • Top 25 Company to work for in public relations by PR News, earning a Platinum Award
  • Top 100 Healthiest Employer in America
  • Aetna Worksite Wellness Award
  • First statewide organization to become HRC-certified by All Children All Families
  • American Heart Association Bronze Level Recognition for Workplace Health Programs
  • PR Daily’s 2019 Nonprofit PR Team of the Year

Statewide Honors

  • Statewide Community Award, given by Leadership Florida

Regional Honors

  • Top 25 Company for Working Families in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel
  • Business of the Year, Community Cultivator by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year (Broward County) in BankAtlantic’s Nonprofit Academy Awards
  • Tallahassee Magazine’s Best of Tallahassee Reader’s Choice Poll Best Local Charity
  • Judges Award winner in the William C. Schwartz Innovation Awards
  • Berger Singerman Non-Profit Academy Award for Outstanding Organization of the Year
  • Gainsville Area Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year
  • Tech IQ Award, given by the Orlando Business Journal
  • Nonprofit of the Year (Big Bend, Broward and Gainesville)
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year

Team and Program Honors

Florida Coalition for Children Awards

  • Former CEO David A. Bundy: Lifetime Achievement Award and Chairman’s Award
  • Dependency Case Manager Lisa Coleman: Dependency Case Manager of the Year
  • Vice President of Governmental Relations Summer Pfeiffer: Chairman’s Award
  • Counselor Teresa Brown: Therapist of the Year
  • Social Worker Tramona McClain: Social Worker of the Year
  • Dependency Care Manager Janice Claiborne: Dependency Case Manager of the Year

Healthy Families Florida Awards

  • Carlos Araujo and Belinda Cisneros: Family Assessment Workers of the Year
  • Healthy Families Miami-Dade Program: “Program of the Year”
  • Healthy Families Walton and Healthy Families Collier: Certificates of Excellence

Parent and Advocate Honors

Congressional Angels in Adoption

  • Dale and Pamela Tadlock, adoptive parents
  • Longtime friend Jim Sackett 
  • Barbara and the late George Kadzis, adoptive parents
  • John and Karen Burns, adoptive parents

Lighthouse Services Ethics and Compliance Hotline

Committed to the highest ethical standards, we are proud to provide access to an anonymous ethics and compliance hotline for reporting possible ethics violations. The purpose of this service is to ensure anyone wishing to submit a report can do so anonymously and without fear of retribution.

Lighthouse Services provides a toll-free number along with several other reporting methods, all of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for use by employees.

  • Telephone:
    • English-Speaking USA and Canada: 844.460.0004
    • Spanish-Speaking  North America: 800.216.1288
  • Website:
  • Email: (must include company name with report)
  • Fax: 215.689.3885 (must include company name with report)