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Children’s Home Society: Helping Gainesville’s Children and Families for 25 Years

December 22, 2016

The number of children and families affected by child abuse and neglect in Alachua County has increased in recent years. The Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Gainesville Auxiliary is dedicated itself to reducing these numbers. Since the group’s founding 25 years ago in 1991, Children’s Home Society (CHS) has impacted the lives of thousands of […]

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Community Schools Offer Promising Solution In Alachua

December 21, 2016

A standard, innocuous elementary school classroom assignment: draw a picture of your home. One student’s drawing made its way to Cathyann Solomon’s desk as part of an application. The drawing was of a tent. “That’s why we do what we do,” said Solomon, associate director of the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program at Gainesville Catholic Charities. […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida: Funding happier, healthier families

December 18, 2016

Every 45 seconds, a child is neglected or abused. The Children’s Home Society is striving to turn those statistics around to create healthier and happier families. Created in 1902, the organization, which once served as an orphanage, now caters to families all over Southwest Florida by providing much needed assistance. At the start of December, […]

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Faine House provides a home after foster care

November 26, 2016

One day, Carlene Melton paints a picture that says “Break Free” and hangs it on the wall of her bedroom. The teenager, far from her family, is on her own and trying to figure everything out as she joins the work force and starts college. A steadying force in her life is The Faine House, […]

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Senior Pentagon Leaders Visit Endeavour Elementary School In Cocoa

September 26, 2016

Senior officials from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) toured Endeavour Elementary School in Cocoa, Brevard County’s first and the State of Florida’s only elementary-level community school during their visit to the Air Force Technical Applications Center on Sept. 7 for the center’s annual Women in Science […]

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Sally’s Safe Haven at Year 2: Where Children Traumatized by a Violent Parent Can Still Visit

September 19, 2016

Until two years ago abusive parents who still had the right to spend time with their children, under supervision, had few options in Flagler County, if any. “Visits really wouldn’t happen or if they did happen they were done out by the flagpole by the court with really no supervision,” said Eric Losciale, program director […]

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Big hopes for “game changer” community school in Tampa

August 11, 2016

They’re calling it a “game changer”. Hillsborough County School District leaders have high hopes that Mort Elementary School in Tampa could change the entire neighborhood and make a big difference in student performance. The school at 1806 E Bearss Avenue in Tampa is near University of South Florida’s campus. It has a food and clothing […]

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Ed White Military Academy Signals A New Approach To Education In Duval County

August 8, 2016

This year marks the start of a new approach to education in Duval County with the creation of the Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership, Duval County’s first “community school.” The University of North Florida is one of three partners working with the school system to address social, emotional and academic challenges facing students in […]

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