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Child adoptions increasing, but experts fear spike in abuse, neglect reports amid COVID-19

September 2, 2020

There was a silver lining that came from the government-mandated, stay-at-home order for Michael and Jen Schron: More time spent with their foster children. Siblings Nicholas and Noah, 10, and 5-year-old Natalia were separated and receiving out-of-home foster care in Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach when Michael and Jen Schron, of Kissimmee, met the […]

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Wilkinson students to get shady reception when they return to class

August 19, 2020

Wilkinson Junior High students will be welcomed back to school with a new shady surprise. Social distancing at the school will mean the school’s highly coveted courtyard areas will have lower capacities, meaning more children could have been stuck in the sun if it weren’t for the school’s latest project. A new sun shade will […]

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Construction of outdoor classroom fosters learning at Sabal Palm

August 18, 2020

Our Tallahassee community is only as alive, vibrant and healthy as the involvement of its citizens and the strength of its servant leadership. The 40 members of Leadership Tallahassee (LT) Class 36 of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber take seriously the responsibility to be strategically engaged in the needs of our community. Each year, the current […]

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Teen Adopted During COVID-19 Pandemic Feels Like She Won Lottery With New South Florida Family

August 7, 2020

One happy 13-year-old girl says she feels like she won the lottery. But she did not. Natalia won something more valuable than that. She now has a new big sister, a new mom and dad, and the adoption went down on Zoom in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. “It was a feeling of this is where […]

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Palm Beach Mentorship Program Needs Volunteers

August 6, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida has a program called Project 18 Mentoring, where they match teenagers in foster care with an adult in the community who can help provide guidance and encouragement. Amarni Campbell said his mentor has now become a father figure, someone he knows he can rely on, and he wishes more kids […]

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Children’s Home Society keeps kids engaged through virtual reading program

August 5, 2020

    When the COVID-19 crisis catapulted Florida students into distance learning overnight, it led to an early start to the traditional summer slide. But now, a group in Florida is working to close that gap with an online reading series with a new online library and some local celebrities helping kids get back in […]

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Summer Reading Challenge

August 4, 2020

Student Spotlight:  7-year-old Joey had one goal this summer: read a book and complete an activity packet so he wouldn’t fall behind … he wanted to be “top of his class!” when school started again. He didn’t just meet this goal – he crushed it! With a focus on expanded learning, Manatee Elementary, A Community […]

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The one thing 2020 got right

July 31, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic created new challenges for families adopting children from foster care this year with courthouse closures, disrupted schedules and a shift from in-person to virtual adoption ceremonies. Despite these hurdles, 157 children in Central Florida were welcomed into their forever families through adoption this year with CHS — exceeding the adoption team’s goal. Families […]

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Mentoring Matters : Amarni and Michael

July 24, 2020

“Hi, my name is Amarni and I’m from Jamaica. I came here when I was 10. I got taken away from my mom a month later and went through the foster care system for eight years. At the end — when I was 17 turning 18 — I met my mentor. He is the coolest […]

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Frankie’s Essay

July 23, 2020

Frankie and his family are survivors of domestic violence. As the Coronavirus spread across Frankie’s local community, he noticed many people were experiencing anxiety – something he has been coping with since his abuse. He told his counselor with the Children’s Home Society of Florida he wanted to help others understand and overcome their anxiety […]

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