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Contact Us

Main Office

3027 San Diego Road

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 493-7744



Executive Director

Ernest Hamilton
Regional Executive Director

Ernest.Hamilton@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Amy Moring

amy.moring@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Kristina Curre

kristina.curre@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Charlene Savidge

charlene.savidge@chsfl.org

Volunteers, gifts in-kind and community presentations & outreach

Emily Williamson

emily.williamson@chsfl.org

CHS Events in
Greater Northeast Florida (First Coast)


Community Partnership School Investment Campaign

March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025

Event Details

Holiday Drive

November 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022

Event Details

Services Offered

Acute Intervention Team

The Acute Intervention Team (AIT) is an on-call program in which a therapist is available after hours to provide support to foster families and children in care. The AIT is trained to assist those who are experiencing disruptive or dangerous behaviors within the home.  

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Counseling

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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Family Visitation Centers

Our Family Visitation Centers off a warm, friendly environment where moms and dads learn how to practice positive parenting, and family connections begin to form.

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For Parents

Kids don’t come with instruction manuals – and it can be overwhelming! But you can do this – and we’re here to support you. Learn more – complete this simple form and we’ll be in touch to serve you soon!

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Healthy Families

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Healthy Start

You may be excited, yet nervous about what’s to come. Filled with joy, yet also filled with the fear of not knowing what to expect. Healthy Start is here for you. This free, voluntary program offers compassionate support and resources to pregnant women – many referred by their physician – and families with newborns.   […]

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Community Schools

Thousands of Florida students arrive to school each day with more than a backpack – they carry baggage beyond their years: hunger, homelessness, poverty, exposure to violence, mental health struggles, inadequate health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education. Often times, these students and their families […]

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Edward H. White High School

Our Community Partnership School is the hub of a community, a “safe zone” focused on student success—in school and beyond. Through committed partnerships, we aim to prepare students for success in leadership, college, career and life through rigorous instruction, respectful interaction, effective discipline and community service. Core partners include Agape Community Health Center, Inc., Children’s […]

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Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School

Our Community Partnership School is the hub of a community, a “safe zone” focused on student success—in school and beyond. Through committed partnerships, we aim to prepare students for success in leadership, college, career and life through rigorous instruction, respectful interaction, effective discipline and community service. Core partners include  Azalea Health, Children’s Home Society of […]

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Orange Park High School

Orange Park High School is a Community Partnership School! What makes a Community Partnership School at Orange Park High School special? Health and wellness services will be available to students Students will have access to healthy foods Help with school work will be available to students We want you to continue to shape the Orange […]

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South Woods Elementary School

South Woods Elementary, A Community Partnership School brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, support, mentoring and more—all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core partnerships include St. Johns County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Flagler Hospital and St. Johns River State College. Our goals: Higher community involvement Increased […]

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The Webster School

The Webster School, A Community Partnership School brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, support, mentoring and more—all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core partnerships include St. Johns County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Flagler Hospital and St. Johns River State College. Our goals: Higher community involvement Increased […]

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Wilkinson Junior High School

Wilkinson Junior High School, A Community Partnership School is the first middle school in Northeast Florida and the first school in Clay County to implement this transformative strategy. The model brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, opportunities, mentoring and more — all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Core […]

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Family Services Planning Team

Is your child’s behavior overwhelming? Has the peace in your home disappeared? Hope and help is a phone call or click away.

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Buckner Place Teen Parenting Program

The Teen Parenting Program at Buckner Place in Jacksonville, Florida empowers pregnant and parenting teens, ages 13 to 19, to pursue meaningful, productive futures as they realize their full potential. Helping them when they need it the most by providing guidance and support, teaching them basic parenting or lifestyle skills and encouraging them to find […]

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For Teens

Your future will be bright. We’re here to empower you to build the life you’ve dreamed of. If you’re at least 13 and in foster care, prepare for your future.

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S.P.A.R.K. of Duval

The S.P.A.R.K. program is designed to help you realize your own potential by developing appropriate boundaries and communication. S.P.A.R.K. focuses on reducing teen pregnancy by empowering teens for success.

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Targeted Case Management

Support for children and adults with behavioral and emotional struggles.

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Family Life Education

Through Family Life Education, family visitations and support to the community, we help strengthen family relationships. Offering services in the home or in the office –wherever it’s most convenient for families – FLE offers individualized in-home or in-office support to provides parenting assessments to identify each family’s specific needs as well as one-on-one parenting education, […]

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Family Crisis Coordination

When your child’s behavior and/or mental health struggles seem like too much to bear, Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Family Crisis Support is here to help.

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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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Additional Services:

Therapeutic Visitation Services
Comprehensive Adoption Services
Foster Parent Recruitment & Support

Local Board

  • Jay Southerland, Chair
    • The Southerland Group, Inc.
  • Jodi Burns, First Vice Chair
    • Retired-Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Brian R. Crooke, Second Vice Chair
    • SouthState Bank
  • Kevin R. Copeland, Immediate Past Chair
    • Bank of America
  • Mindy Barker
    • Barker Associates
  • Bryan Howard
    • American Challenger Development Corporation
  • Aleizha Batson
    • FIS
  • Russell Jones
    • Prattos Jones Group of Morgan Stanley
  • Melanie Lawson-Minor
    • WJXT Channel 4
  • Alicia S. Burst
    • APPS Paramedical Services
  • David K. Leininger
    • Springtech Capital, LLC
  • Amaury Carrasco
    • Infor
  • M. Richard Lewis, Jr.
    • Smith Hulsey & Busey
  • Jeanne Maron
    • The Gifted Cork
  • Charles L. Cromer
    • Charles L. Cromer, CPA
  • Jessica Munday
    • KPMG
  • Edwin Nelson
    • Retired-Founder, Skyetec
  • Adam Deputy
    • TD Bank
  • Brad Nestor
    • PGA TOUR, Inc.
  • Trent Gavazzi
    • Vatica Health
  • Robert Geis
    • CIT Group Inc.
  • Clarence Wilkerson
    • Weyerhauser Company