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Contact Us

Main Office

17 S. De Villiers Street

Pensacola, FL 32502


Executive Director

Leah Harrison
Executive Director

Volunteers, gifts in-kind and community presentations & outreach

Emily Williamson

CHS Events in
Greater Pensacola

Community Partnership School Investment Campaign

March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025

Event Details

Services Offered


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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Post-Adoption Support

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

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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

When you’re a new parent, it can be overwhelming, confusing and, sometimes a bit scary. In the comfort of your own home, our professional and compassionate Home Visitors will be your coach and champion as you help your children realize their full potential.

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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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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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The program helps them finish their high school educations and provides job training and/or job placement support to help them transition into employment.

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Helping those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and those who have exited foster care

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Street Solutions


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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 access to health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education. Often times, these students and […]

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Wraparound (WRAP)

The goal of the WRAP program is to help ensure that families stay together as long as it’s safe and to provide both children and parents with support and services. That support ultimately leads to strong families and individuals. With the goal of keeping families together and preventing further involvement in the child welfare system, […]

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The CHS FIRST (Family Intervention, Resource & Support Team) team is here to provide you and your family with services and support in Escambia County. CHS FIRST consists of specially trained caseworkers who deliver child-focused, family-centered care by providing in-home services to families in crisis.

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Parenting Education

Using an evidence-based curriculum, parents can participate in a 16-week class to learn to build stronger family relationships. Through this program, you will learn positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, appropriate role and developmental expectations, and how to promote healthy physical and emotional development.

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Social Services Navigator Program

The program provides supportive and helpful services for students, families, and educators of the assigned school. We help families in need of housing, counseling, job assistance and/or emergency food.

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Our teenspace program provides group instruction for pregnant and parenting students. Participating youth also receive home-visiting services with a focus on literacy and child development.

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Additional Services:

Ashley Offerdahl Counseling Center

Local Board

  • Reid Torgersen, Chair
    • Torgersen Causey Insurance & Benefits
  • Teresa Shimek, Vice Chair
    • Child Advocate
  • Megan Fry, Immediate Past Chair
    • Clark Partington
  • Mary Adams (Honorary)
    • Child Advocate
  • Cynthia Arnold
    • Gulf Coast Environmental & Engineering, Inc.
  • Steve Barber
    • Faces Magazine
  • Michelle Boerstler
    • Hancock Whitney
  • Dr. Debbie Boland
    • Boland Neurology, LLC
  • Jennifer Bone
    • Fisher Brown Insurance
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brady Antonio, M.D.
    • Pensacola Pediatrics
  • Karen Brown (Honorary)
    • Child Advocate
  • Blake Campbell
    • Covenant Care
  • Nina Campbell (Honorary)
    • Child Advocate
  • Morgan Luongo
    • AMS
  • Denis McKinnon III
    • Capital Trust Agency
  • Gary Michaels
    • Mark Lee Team
  • Dr. Michael Milligan, M.D. (Honorary)
    • Andrews Institute
  • Kelly Moulton
    • Pensacola Title Company
  • Abbie Offerdahl (Honorary)
    • Child Advocate
  • Haley Papajohn
    • Mental Health Counselor
  • Beverly B. Pica
    • Child Advocate
  • Chris Proctor
    • State Farm insurance Agent
  • Donna Rawson (Honorary)
    • Child Advocate
  • Abby Rinke (Honorary)
    • Real Estate
  • Chef Jim Shirley (Honorary)
    • Great Southern Cafe
  • Allison Sinrod (Honorary)
    • D.W. McMillian Trust & Foundation
  • Jen Smith
    • Child Advocate
  • Chris Tolan
    • The Resource Group
  • Jerome “Jerry” E. Watson
    • Educator, Retired