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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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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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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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