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Contact Us

Main Office

3027 San Diego Road

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 493-7744



Executive Director

Ernest Hamilton

Ernest.Hamilton@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Courtney Weatherby-Hunter

Courtney.Hunter@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Dave Cognetta

david.cognetta@chsfl.org

Philanthropy

Samantha D'Agostino

samantha.dagostino@chsfl.org

CHS Events in
Greater Northeast Florida (First Coast)


No upcoming events at this time. Please check back soon for updates.

Services Offered

Adoption

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

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Post-Adoption Support

In Jacksonville, Palm Beach and Pensacola, our  team provides resources, guidance and counseling — including online counseling — to families following adoption.

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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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Foster Care

Open your heart and home to children in their greatest time of need Provide stability and hope to children in the midst of uncertainty. Become a foster parent. Are you a current foster parent with feedback to share with CHS? Complete this short form to let us know what’s on your mind! We read every […]

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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 ensure the safety and well-being of children and adults caught in the middle of issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or child abuse. Supervised visitation visits allow parents and children to spend time together to establish and strengthen bonds as they learn to rebuild trust.

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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

The questions are never-ending! How can I keep my baby safe? How will I know if she’s making progress and meeting milestones? How can I console him when he cries? You’re not in this journey alone – Healthy Families is here to help navigate the rollercoaster of parenting. Through this free, voluntary program, you’ll receive […]

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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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Independent and Transitional Living

Our transitional living and independent living programs open doors to help youth in foster care and young adults exiting foster care pursue meaningful, productive futures as they realize their full potential.

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Community Partnership Schools

Attn. School Districts – Opportunities to integrate the Community Partnership Schools™ model into your 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 […]

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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., Boys […]

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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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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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Additional Services:

Acute Intervention Team
Buckner Place Teen Parenting Program
Family Life Education
Family Services Planning Team
S.P.A.R.K. of Duval
Transitional Trauma Team

Local Board

  • Kevin R. Copeland, Chair
    • Bank of America
  • Jodi Burns, First Vice Chair
    • Retired-Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Jay Southerland, Second Vice Chair
    • The Southerland Group, Inc.
  • Mindy Barker
    • Barker & Associates
  • Alicia S. Burst
    • APPS Paramedical Services
  • Amaury Carrasco
    • Infor
  • Charles L. Cromer
    • Charles L. Cromer, CPA
  • Brian R. Crooke
    • CenterState Bank
  • Adam Deputy
    • TD Bank
  • Roger Dominey
    • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Michael W. Fisher
    • Fisher Tousey Leas & Ball
  • Michael Fleet
    • Agent/Financial Services Professional
  • Trent Gavazzi
    • Vatica Health
  • Robert Geis
    • CIT Group Inc.
  • Bryan Howard
    • Acosta
  • Russell W. Jones
    • Prattos Jones Group
  • Melanie Lawson-Minor
    • WJXT Channel 4
  • David K. Leininger
    • Springtech Capital, LLC
  • M. Richard Lewis, Jr.
    • Smith Hulsey & Busey
  • Jeanne Maron
    • The Gifted Cork
  • Brad Nestor
    • PGA Tour, Inc.
  • Clarence Wilkerson
    • Weyerhaeuser Company

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