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Mental Health Awareness with Children’s Home Society | River City Live

October 11, 2021

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day with the theme “Mental Health in an Unequal World”.  .  Florida ranks No. 40 in the U.S for access to insurance and mental health treatment – and that’s affecting children, adults and families here Northeast Florida. It’s especially evident as the COVID-19 crisis continues to force more families into poverty, creating […]

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National Coming Out Day | The Importance of Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ youth

October 11, 2021

The sensitive process of coming out as LGBTQ+ is deeply personal, can unfold over several years and – even in 2021 – comes with challenges and, sadly, life-threatening risks. Consider these startling statistics: 86 percent of LGBTQ+ youth report being harassed and even assaulted in school. More than half – 51 percent — of LGBTQ+ […]

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Lucas’s Story: A light at the end of the tunnel

October 2, 2021

Since the pandemic began, 46% of parents say their teen has shown a new or worsening mental health condition. Sadly, teens are already at a higher risk for experiencing anxiety and depression, and we are only beginning to see the mental health effects of the pandemic on youth. For Lucas, the weight of the world […]

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Mental Health Matters | Chloe

October 1, 2021

At just 10 years-old, Chloe was showing signs of extreme anxiety and compulsions. Struggling to express her feelings, Chloe’s behavior at home began to escalate and the conflict became too much for the entire family. Seeking immediate support for their daughter, Chloe’s parents reached out to the team at Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Safe […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ Inclusion Efforts

October 1, 2021

ORLANDO, FL— Today, Children’s Home Society of Florida, the state’s largest provider of services to children and families, proudly announced that it is being recognized in 2021 Change-Makers, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s third annual report highlighting 119 child welfare agencies across the country who have worked with the HRC Foundation’s All Children – All […]

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Unconditional love despite a difficult journey : Rachael’s Story

September 27, 2021

Rachael joined Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Healthy Families program during one of the most difficult and unstable times in her life. Shortly after enrolling, the instability became overwhelming and her children were removed from her custody and placed in foster care. It broke Rachael’s spirit to know that others were taking care of her […]

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Mentorship program for female students at Evans High School in need of hundreds more mentors

September 27, 2021

Click the image below to watch the full segment from wftv.com   To get involved visit chsfl.org/volunteer

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Baby Safety Awareness | Home Safety Tips

September 22, 2021

September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity to share tips on how to protect infants, empower parents and strengthen the entire family. Here are five important reminders: Tipovers are a leading cause of injury to children. Secure to the wall televisions and furniture that can easily topple over, like bookcases and […]

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Velkies | Finding Community, Finding Hope.

September 17, 2021

In 2019, Velkies moved to the Florida panhandle with her husband and two children with a baby on the way. With her husband at work all day, Velkies found herself feeling isolated in her new home. She didn’t speak English, but was determined to overcome language barriers to see her children succeed. Velkies found Children’s […]

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Baby Safety Awareness Month: Know How Baby Grows

September 3, 2021

One of the greatest joys of parenthood is watching your baby grow, play and learn, but it’s natural to wonder if your baby is on track with their development. September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month — the perfect time to remind families that recognizing baby’s key milestones can play a key role in keeping […]

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