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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

Volunteers, gifts in-kind and community presentations & outreach

Emily Williamson

emily.williamson@chsfl.org

CHS Events in
Greater Northeast Florida (First Coast)


CHS Restaurant Week

November 21, 2021

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Holiday Gift Card Drive

December 31, 2021

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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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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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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 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., 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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Additional Services:

Family Life Education
Therapeutic Visitation Services

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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