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Sunday’s Child Awards $25,700 to CHS

June 25, 2017

After a rigorous review process, five Pensacola Bay Area non-profits have been awarded $128,500 in grant awards from Sunday’s Child, a Pensacola Bay Area nonprofit that promotes LGBT acceptance and inclusion. The awards were announced after a live vote at the Pensacola philanthropic’s third annual membership meeting held Sunday at Pensacola’s Community Maritime Park. The […]

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Letter: Bravo to allies of foster children

June 19, 2017

May is National Foster Care Month, and every year we have children in the United States who are stripped from their parents for different reasons. I ask that we not strip them of their pride, though. I ask that we find ways to give back to the children in our area. Whether it is giving […]

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Welfare of children

June 8, 2017

Every hour of every day, a terrified child relies on the wisdom, decisions and dedication of a child welfare professional. That dedication is often what makes the difference. The people who choose a career in child welfare work in a daunting field with incredible challenges, but they refuse to give up. They know vulnerable, hurting, […]

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Children in foster care deserve a better chance

June 8, 2017

It’s a sobering look at reality: If we don’t invest in child welfare case management, children in foster care will pay the price. Consider this: A child in foster care who has only one case manager has a 75 percent chance of either safely returning home or joining a family through adoption; a child with […]

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Partnership with HeroMe Action Figures to better serve children during counseling sessions

June 8, 2017

HeroMe, LLC recently launched a pilot program with Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) in Jacksonville to incorporate HeroMe Action Figures into therapeutic settings. Using 15 Action Figures donated by HeroMe, CHS therapists are implementing therapeutic techniques for pilot program participants. While initial results are pending, plans are being prepared to continue the program on […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida receives $7.3 million grant from Microsoft

June 8, 2017

Winter Park, Fla.—Children’s Home Society of Florida, the state’s leading provider of services to vulnerable children and families, has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from Microsoft’s YouthSpark Software Grants program. The award will help bridge the digital learning divide for disadvantaged youth. In addition, Microsoft employee volunteers will help Children’s Home Society of Florida […]

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Local fathers help community children in need

June 8, 2017

As Father’s Day approaches, Children’s Home Society of Florida is proud to recognize the fathers who serve as volunteers, staff and board members throughout the state. Fathers such as Steve Wernick, Board Advocacy Chair in the Southeastern Division, and Dale Jacobs, Board Chair in the Treasure Coast Division, strive each day to not only create […]

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Early Head Start to incorporate Nemours BrightStart! Early Literacy Program curriculum

June 8, 2017

Jacksonville, Fla.–To promote children’s literacy in Duval County, Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Early Head Start program will incorporate Nemours BrightStart! Early Literacy Program modules into its curriculum beginning this summer. The Nemours BrightStart! initiative provides educational programs for at-risk four-to-five year olds so they can get a jump start on reading success. Curriculum is […]

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Osceola Family Visitation Center receives 2016 Best of Kissimmee Award

June 8, 2017

Kissimmee, Fla.–Osceola Family Visitation Center, a program of Children’s Home Society of Florida, has been selected for the 2016 best of Kissimmee Award in the Social Services Organization category by the Kissimmee Award Program. The Osceola Family Visitation Center provides a safe, neutral, child friendly supportive environment where children in foster care can visit with […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida honors Board Chair as Woman of Valor

June 8, 2017

Miami, Fla.–Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) will present its distinguished Woman of Valor Award to its Board Chair, Danielle N. Garno, during its annual Helping Turn Lives Around luncheon on May 19 at Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom in Miami. She will be recognized for her leadership, commitment and service to the child-serving organization. Garno […]

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