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Farm Share Program Feeding Families

October 22, 2020

More than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity this year, according to the group “Feeding America.” Farm Share has teamed up with Children’s Home Society of Florida and the Clay County School district. News4Jax reporter Lena Pringle joins us.

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Barbie takes on racism in new video released by toy company

October 16, 2020

Toy manufacturer, Mattel Inc, is making a statement with a recent vlog. In the video blog post, The iconic toy figure Barbie is sending a message to children about how to tackle racism and be a white ally. Experts says the most important thing for parents to do is to have honest conversations and be […]

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Middleburg Junior High School offers students, families, community free access to clean clothes, washing machines

October 15, 2020

Clothing, shoes, purses, and jewelry are just some of the items you’ll find at Eagles Laundry Center and Clothing Exchange at Wilkinson Jr. High School. Watch the broadcast here. Principal Christina Cornwell said the Middleburg community was in need of something like this when she realized clothing was a big reason why children weren’t attending […]

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Gisselle’s Voice

October 14, 2020

To see Gisselle’s full performance click here.  

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Laundry center, clothing exchange helps students in need in Clay County

October 14, 2020

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Chronic absences due to a lack of clean clothes can take a devastating toll on a student’s overall success in school. By removing access barriers to learning, the Community Partnership Schools model is helping more Clay County children realize their full potential. Ernest Hamilton, the Florida Regional Executive Director for Children’s […]

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First Coast Connect | World Mental Health Day

October 8, 2020

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Andry Sweet, CHS President & CEO spoke with WJCT’s Melissa Ross about the impact of pandemic on mental health and CHS’ work to increase access to mental health care throughout Florida. at the 37:00 minute mark to hear more: WJCT.ORG

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Appoints Anthony Sudler Chief Philanthropy Officer

October 7, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Anthony Sudler Chief Philanthropy Officer. As Chief Philanthropy Officer for CHS, Sudler leads efforts to increase charitable contributions to help more families remain safe, strong and together. Sudler has successfully led national and statewide philanthropy programs for […]

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Featured Foster Parent: Cheryl Miller

October 2, 2020

A child’s joy and wonder around the holidays, s’mores by a campfire and family bike rides around the neighborhood  — these are a few of Cheryl Miller’s favorite things about being a foster parent. Cheryl loves to give the children in her home happy memories and positive, family-grounded experiences. She recognizes that each child has […]

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Children’s Home Society sees increase in helpline calls from families amid pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I’m afraid,” said one caller. “I’m depressed,” said another. “I’m lonely,” said one more. Many of the teens, young adults and parents who contact the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s helpline ask counselors to confirm whether such statements are signs of mental health issues. Some then ask whether they should seek professional help. With stress, anxiety, and depression on the rise amid the […]

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A Partnership to benefit Ed White Academy of Leadership students

September 15, 2020

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and the Children’s Home Society of Florida partner up to benefit students at Ed White Academy of Leadership, A Community Partnership School. Ernie Hamilton, the Regional Executive Director of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, and Tiarra Wells-Young, the ESE Lead Teacher at Ed White join Melanie […]

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