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Contact Us

Main Office

1010 East Rose Street

Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 413-3126

Executive Director

Jessica Davis
Regional Executive Director


Dan Berman

Administrative Supervisor

Bridget Gilmore

Volunteers, gifts in-kind and community presentations & outreach

Kara Kerlin

CHS Events in
Greater Lakeland

Community Partnership School Investment Campaign

March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025

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CHS Inaugural Mixed Doubles Charity Pickleball Tournament

May 20, 2023

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Services Offered


We’ve been bringing families together through adoption since 1902.

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Overwhelmed? Anxious? Angry? Sad? Struggling to make it through another day? Counseling services through CHS can provide the help you’ve been longing for – for yourself, your child and your family. We all face challenges … and that’s OK. CHS empowers you to work through and overcome the roadblocks holding you back from realizing your […]

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Children’s Advocacy Centers

Many kids who’ve suffered abuse or neglect find their first glimmer of hope at our Child Advocacy Center.

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Targeted Case Management

Support for children and adults with behavioral and emotional struggles.

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Parents as Partners Support Group

The goal of the Parents as Partners Support group is to provide support and guidance for parents who are involved in the child welfare system and working to reunify with their children. Through this program, we work to prepare parents for reunification and to help ensure their children do not re-enter the child welfare system.

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Child Protection Team

The Child Protection Team serves the entire family. While the focus is on the child’s health, safety and emotional well-being, we also understand that the healing process involves the whole family. Our team is sensitive to children’s physical and emotional pain and works closely with local officials to help ensure children’s safety and to connect […]

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Child Welfare

Just as important, we lead the way in changing how we serve children and families.

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Therapeutic Visitation Services

Therapeutic Visitation Services help  provide the utmost support throughout your sessions as we help you strengthen your family bond.

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Partners 4 Safe Families

Quick Exit Leave this site safely You can quickly leave this website by clicking the Quick Exit button on the bottom right-hand side of the page. Additionally, be sure to regularly clear your browser history or use your browser in private mode. Survivor Services Domestic violence survivors involved in the child welfare system have access […]

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CARE Services

The CARE Program (Community Assistance and Resource Educators) provides families and individuals support both  in and outside of the home.

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Local Board

  • Dr. Amy Bratten, Chair
    • Associate Provost, Southeastern University
  • Clint Rhoton, Vice Chair
    • BKS Partners, Associate Risk Advisor
  • Marie Wilmot, Secretary
    • Business Office Manager, FloridaPoly/Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
  • Dawn Chapman
    • Child Advocate
  • Allison Fox
    • Assistant State Attorney
  • Tresa Green
    • Liability Claims Manger, GEICO
  • J.C. Martin
    • Commercial Manager
  • Zach Miller
    • Liability Claims Manager, GEICO
  • Dr. Nate Pearson
    • Dean College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Southeastern University
  • Scott Sloman
    • Assistant Director, RP Funding Center
  • Mary Terry
    • Director of Operations, Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine