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Strengthening Communities with Healthy Families | Tanya’s Story

April 10, 2022

When Tanya became pregnant with her first child she joined Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Healthy Families – a program that provides encouragement, practical guidance and resources to parents throughout Western Florida. During weekly sessions, and in the comfort of their own homes, parents – like Tanya — learn how to help their children reach […]

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Infant Immunization Week: Standard Vaccination Schedule

April 8, 2022

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases and keep your family safe. But in recent years, myths and misinformation have created vaccine hesitancy – both delaying vaccinations and leading families to skip them all together. In fact, about 1 in 5 parents is considered “vaccine hesitant.” Vaccine hesitancy and misinformation can […]

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Finding confidence and support with CHS Healthy Families

February 2, 2022

“Healthy Families has helped me a lot — with information, diapers, things for my baby — it also helped me emotionally,” shares Serena, a mother of three. Serena was deep in financial stress felt alone with no one to turn to. She wanted to provide the best for her children, but she struggled to feel […]

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Finding Confidence and Stability with CHS Healthy Families Navigators

December 6, 2021

Caroline, a single mother of one, struggled to keep a job to support her family. Deep in financial stress, she felt helpless. An immense lack of support left her isolated, anxious and disconnected from her son. Caroline longed to find stability in a job, build her self-esteem and be able to provide for her son, […]

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Unconditional love despite a difficult journey : Rachael’s Story

September 27, 2021

Rachael joined Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Healthy Families program during one of the most difficult and unstable times in her life. Shortly after enrolling, the instability became overwhelming and her children were removed from her custody and placed in foster care. It broke Rachael’s spirit to know that others were taking care of her […]

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Baby Safety Awareness | Home Safety Tips

September 22, 2021

September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity to share tips on how to protect infants, empower parents and strengthen the entire family. Here are five important reminders: Tipovers are a leading cause of injury to children. Secure to the wall televisions and furniture that can easily topple over, like bookcases and […]

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Velkies | Finding Community, Finding Hope.

September 17, 2021

In 2019, Velkies moved to the Florida panhandle with her husband and two children with a baby on the way. With her husband at work all day, Velkies found herself feeling isolated in her new home. She didn’t speak English, but was determined to overcome language barriers to see her children succeed. Velkies found Children’s […]

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Baby Safety Awareness Month: Know How Baby Grows

September 3, 2021

One of the greatest joys of parenthood is watching your baby grow, play and learn, but it’s natural to wonder if your baby is on track with their development. September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month — the perfect time to remind families that recognizing baby’s key milestones can play a key role in keeping […]

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Celebrating the Father Figures in our lives on Father’s Day!

June 18, 2021

“I am blessed to be in the program [Healthy Families]. They saved my family and my life. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be with my son or have my family right now.” In honor of Father’s Day, we’re celebrating the fathers and father figures in our lives. From being a guiding light every […]

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Recognizing our Social Workers!

March 29, 2021

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the commitment of our team members credentialed in the field of social work. We’re honored to learn more about their career trajectory and recognize their impact on the lives of those in their care: 1. What lead you to the field of social work? I […]

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