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Children’s Home Society Family Support Warm Line offers free and confidential telehealth counseling

July 20, 2020

Our CHS warm line is making a difference throughout Florida, and we’re honored to share it with the world. Recently, Ashley Meissner, a Licensed Clinical Program Supervisor in Jacksonville, shared our impact and resource with News4Jax. View the segment by clicking below: Originally posted by: News4Jax

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Children’s Home Society of Florida is providing free telehealth counseling for people struggling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

July 15, 2020

Press Release: In response to the extraordinary number of people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) has launched the Family Support Warm Line. The free service provides immediate access to confidential telehealth counseling to help individuals and families navigate these difficult […]

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Howard Bishop Middle School officials hope to avoid a “summer slide” exacerbated by COVID-19.

July 10, 2020

Struggling students often find themselves falling further behind their peers in the summer, a phenomenon educators call the “summer slide.” Now they’re worried it will be exacerbated by a “COVID slide,” after children were sent home from schools months early. To keep students at Howard Bishop Middle School from falling further behind than they ordinarily […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida appoints new regional executive director in Northeast Florida

July 6, 2020

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 6, 2020) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Ernest Hamilton its new regional executive director serving Greater Northeast Florida. Overseeing the First Coast, Gainesville and down through Volusia County, Hamilton will lead operations and business development, focusing on CHS’ […]

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We can prevent another COVID-19 crisis if we work together

June 14, 2020

Through all the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 crisis, one word has reverberated through this community: Together. Shining moments of good have brought us together to provide support, protection and comfort to those who need it most – our elderly, our young, our immune suppressed, our health care workers and others deemed at greatest […]

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Where I stand … and where CHS stands

June 12, 2020

A message from Andry: The horrific, tragic death of George Floyd again exposed the reality of the inequities faced by Black men, women and children in America. Systemic racism is prevalent in our society, and events happening today underscore the re-traumatization that occurs in the Black community whenever another father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter […]

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Children’s Home Society sets up free counseling helpline for families

June 6, 2020

Families who need support amid the pandemic can contact the “Family Support Warm Line” at 1-888-733-6303 to speak with a counselor via call or text. With parents and children dealing with heightened levels of stress and anxiety amid the coronavirus pandemic, child welfare professionals have stepped up to help, even in the wee hours of the morning. […]

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Opinion: Bringing Greater Equity To Our Educational System In The Age Of COVID-19

May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health inequities with disproportionate percentages of low-income Americans, particularly communities of color, contracting and dying from the disease. Researchers working to better understand the underlying causes of the negative health outcomes across these communities are increasingly focusing on the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, […]

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Free telehealth counseling services available

May 28, 2020

As lockdown restrictions ease, many families continue to face the everyday struggles of reduced employment hours, perhaps even loss of a job, with the added stress of caring for a child at home. In an initiative to better serve the community at large and in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Children’s Home […]

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State Rep. Josie Tomkow recognized by Children’s Home Society of Florida

May 27, 2020

Last week, Children’s Home Society of Florida — the state’s largest provider of services to children and families — named State Representative Josie Tomkow the 2020 Legislator of the Year for her commitment to strengthen the child welfare system and improve lifetime outcomes for children. Tomkow’s District 39 includes Polk City, Auburndale, portions of northeast […]

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