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Accessible Mental Health Counseling for Kids | River City Live

June 4, 2021

Though Mental Health Awareness Month ended in May, the conversations should never stop. Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), a national leader in trauma-informed care, has been serving children and families in this community since their founding in 1902. CHS counselors help kids, teens, families and individuals to cope with heightened stress, anxiety and other […]

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COVID’s mental health crisis continues, but there is hope.

May 27, 2021

Like many others, I am finally seeing a light at the end of our exhausting, collective COVID-19 tunnel. While this is a welcome feeling of relief, I’ve come to realize that it’s important to recognize that this sense of hope is a blessing not equally allotted to everyone in our community. Many families—especially those hovering […]

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C.A. Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School Becomes First School in Florida to Achieve Full Affirmation from UCF

May 21, 2021

Pensacola, Fla. (May 21, 2021) – C.A. Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School has become the first school in Florida to become a fully affirmed UCF-Certified Community Partnership School. The first of its kind in the Panhandle, the Community Partnership School is a long-term commitment among Children’s Home Society of Florida, Community Health Northwest Florida, […]

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Nonprofit executive empowers Black students to excellence

February 19, 2021

Shining a Light: A series of stories for Black History Month highlighting people making a difference today in Central Florida’s Black community. As a teenager, Jarvis Wheeler worked 30 hours a week at a restaurant while balancing schoolwork and sports at Dr. Phillips High School. “It was empowering for me to stand on my own,” […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Appoints Barbara McDonald Chief Financial Officer

February 5, 2021

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Barbara McDonald Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer for CHS, McDonald leads the statewide business and financial management of the organization, as well as the financial management of the Children’s Home Society of Florida Foundation. McDonald […]

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Community Partnership Schools are the way through COVID-19 and into the future

February 1, 2021

When COVID-19 catapulted students into remote learning overnight, our kids lost more than an in-person learning experience. Children in frightening, unstable home environments lost precious hours of safety and certainty, and positive relationships with peers, teachers, principals and bus drivers. Students struggling with anxiety, depression or a host of other mental health issues lost comfort, […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Awarded COVID-19 Relief Fund for Community Partnership Schools

January 22, 2021

 Dr. Phillips Charities provides $75k for Orange County students’ mental health care  Orlando, FL (January 22, 2020) — Children’s Home Society of Florida was awarded a $75,000 grant on behalf of Dr. Phillips Charities to support the surge of mental health needs of underinsured and uninsured Orange County students due to the effects caused by […]

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Mentoring Matters | Stacy’s Letter

January 20, 2021

In March of 2019, a friend of mine posted on Facebook about being a mentor and how the program could use some more people willing to become mentors. At that time, I was basically an empty nester. My daughter was grown and had moved out a few years prior and was living her own life. […]

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“I love Mort. Love. Love. Love.”

January 5, 2021

Like most parents in 2020, Belkis Moya suddenly became the “principal” of her home when her children started virtual schooling in response to the coronavirus pandemic. She worried how the challenges of the pandemic would impact her children’s ability to learn and achieve … and how she would be able to support them along the […]

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Positively Jax: Foster mom goes above and beyond for kids with trauma

December 21, 2020

Cheryl Miller makes a Positively Jax Difference by opening her heart and her home to children who have experienced trauma and may have severe emotional and behavioral needs. She is a “specialized therapeutic foster parent in Northeast Florida. Miller works with the Children’s Home Society to find kids with special needs who need special love […]

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