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Experts fear coronavirus pandemic could increase child abuse

March 30, 2020

As COVID-19 prompts many homes, businesses and institutions to close their doors, social agencies are worried a quiet crisis is forming for at-risk children who depend on community support for food, shelter and safety. Local agencies are working proactively to provide resources, information, counseling and supplies to families who may need them. But with social distancing and the […]

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Brand Meyer joined Children’s Home Society of Florida Board of Directors

August 3, 2018

Orlando, Fla. (August 3, 2018) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) has appointed Wells Fargo Senior Managing Director Brand Meyer to its statewide Board of Directors. As the state’s largest and most reputable organization committed to serving children and families, CHS has adopted a bold new direction – to end the need for foster […]

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Former Rep. Ronald Brisé joins Children’s Home Society of Florida Board of Directors

July 23, 2018

Tallahassee, Fla. (July 23, 2018) — Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) has appointed former State Representative Ronald Brisé to its statewide Board of Directors. Currently a consultant in the government affairs practice at the law firm of Gunster, Brisé previously served on the Florida Public Service Commission through multiple terms including in the role […]

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Foster parents are hometown heroes

June 22, 2018

While there may not be capes hanging on closet hooks, Broward County is home to heroes. You might pass them in the grocery store or in the office breakroom and may not even know the amazing impact they make within our community. They’re not living in hideouts or headquarters, but in your very own neighborhoods, […]

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Telehealth: Bring mental health treatment to rural communities with a click

June 20, 2018

I was inspired by Byron Dobson’s recent piece highlighting FSU College of Medicine’s efforts to introduce students to opportunities to serve those living in rural areas. The need for quality health care in our underserved communities cannot be overstated, and we must continue to find ways to provide holistic care to citizens in these neighborhoods, from Havana […]

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CHS Announces Alan Williams as New Board Member

March 22, 2018

Tallahassee, Fla. (March 23, 2018) — Children’s Home Society of Florida has appointed former State Representative Alan Williams to its statewide Board of Directors. A fifth-generation Floridian, Williams is recognized as one of the nation’s rising political leaders and consistently uses his platform to act as a voice on behalf of Florida’s most vulnerable families. […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Appoints Andry Sweet as COO

March 13, 2018

Orlando, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – Orlando, Fla.-based Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, has named Andry Sweet its new chief operations officer. Sweet previously served as chief administration officer, where she oversaw CHS contract management, systems evaluations and process improvement. As COO, Sweet leads […]

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The untold story of the opioid crisis

December 11, 2017

The Palm Beach Post’s Nov. 15 story, “Why Palm Beach County is the ‘epicenter’ of the deadly opioid crisis,” bluntly lays out a significant tragedy occurring right outside our front doors. While the devastating number of deadly overdoses in our county – 571 last year – is certainly a crisis, my mind quickly shifts to […]

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Revitalizing a Downtown Neighborhood

November 14, 2017

A new OCPS school joins other Community Partnership Schools in their mission to not only provide education, but serve entire communities.  For the first time in 46 years, Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood has its own school for children in preschool through eighth grade. Since the early 1970s, when court-ordered integration efforts closed the two all-black schools […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Announces New State Board Member Andrew Duffell

October 27, 2017

Orlando, Fla. (October 27, 2017) — Andrew Duffell, MBA, President and CEO of Research Park at Florida Atlantic University was elected to Children’s Home Society of Florida’s statewide Board of Directors, effective October 6, 2017. Duffell previously served as a member of the organization’s Palm Beach County board of directors and was recently recognized with […]

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