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National Foster Care Month | Celebrating Joanne

May 30, 2024

As we celebrate National Foster Care Month, we shine a light on the incredible journey of Joanne, a dedicated foster parent whose life mission has been to provide love and safety to countless children in need. Joanne’s journey into foster care began long before she realized its full significance. “We started adopting children first,” she […]

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National Foster Care Month | Celebrating Nacie and Ed

May 17, 2024

National Foster Care Month is a time to honor and celebrate the incredible individuals who open their hearts and homes to children in need. One such inspiring foster parent is Nacie, whose journey into fostering began with a touching interaction in a hospital. Nacie’s decision to become a foster mom was sparked by an encounter […]

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Strengthening Families and Nurturing Brighter Futures

April 18, 2024

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and to educate communities and families about how to prevent it. Sadly, a child is abused or neglected every 48 seconds in America*. And rates of child abuse and neglect are 5x higher for children in families struggling […]

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National Adoption Month: Lakeland’s Children Dreaming of Finding their Forever Home

November 30, 2023

National Adoption Month: Lakeland’s Children Dreaming of Finding their Forever Home By: Dr. Amy Bratten With a sense of humor that’ll keep you on your toes, David can light up just about any room – but don’t think for a moment that this 16-year-old will take it easy on you during a pick-up game of […]

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Changing Lives and Brightening Futures for 121 years!

November 16, 2023

This year has been a grand celebration! As we reflect on the past year and our incredible 121-year legacy, it’s a perfect time to express our deepest appreciation for your support and dedication. We wouldn’t be where we are today without YOU … our cherished donors, devoted volunteers, dedicated board members, passionate team members, and […]

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Empowering Futures, One Summer at a Time

August 17, 2023

Summer can offer a welcome break for kids after a long school year, but it can also be hard for families. Less access to books and learning resources, healthy foods, social activities and support can lead to learning losses, food insecurity and social isolation. Throughout the summer, CHS remains dedicated to bridging this resource gap […]

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Embracing Transitions: Celebrating Children and Families on the Journey to Stability, Strength, and Happiness

July 27, 2023

For many, summer signifies a break from usual routines: summer vacations, beach days and BBQs, and a break from school for kids. Summer is also a time of transitions: the end of the fiscal year at many companies and the start of a new school year. Sometimes these breaks and transitions are a welcome respite, […]

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Foster Parent Appreciation Month | Celebrating Alyssa and Noelani

May 18, 2023

In honor of Foster Parent Appreciation Month, we want to spotlight Alyssa and Noelani. Alyssa is a remarkable foster parent who has dedicated 12 years of her life to providing a loving home for children in need. Alyssa has selflessly opened her heart and home to approximately 40 children over the years. Her unwavering commitment […]

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Raise Awareness and Support Families During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 27, 2023

Since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida has helped children and families by supporting and empowering parents to raise their children in healthy, nurturing homes. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we celebrate families working hard to break cycles of abuse and neglect, to create safe and stable homes for their kids, and to build […]

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Preventing Child Abuse: A Community-Wide Effort

April 18, 2023

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and to educate communities and families about how to prevent it. Child abuse is a serious problem that affects millions of children every year. According to the CDC,  one in seven children in the United States experiences child abuse […]

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