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Building life skills and lasting friendships through MODEL Mentoring

December 13, 2021

“I feel most proud of myself that I’m doing better in school,” LeighAnn, a fourth grade mentee explains.  “I was shy without Ms. Connie and when someone would talk to me, I was quiet, but now I’m more confident talking to anyone.” LeighAnn and her mentor Connie are inseparable and even describe themselves as “peanut […]

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A slice of passion each year: CHS partnership with Pizza Hut

December 9, 2021

Over the past ten years, through a long-standing relationship with Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), CFL Pizza has raised more than $900,000 for children and families in Central Florida. CFL Pizza, LLC of Celebration Restaurant Group, owns and operates 101 Pizza Hut stores within Central Florida, and each store dedicates some of their time […]

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Devoting time to others through CHS Volunteering

December 7, 2021

“With almost 50 years of of family history with CHS, we look fondly upon the organization,” Joy, a CHS volunteer, shares. Joy and Sydney Ashlock — a mother and daughter duo — have a special place in their hearts for volunteering with CHS. Joy’s long passion for CHS began after her brother’s adoption through CHS. […]

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Pensacola organization works to help homeless youth

December 7, 2021

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The United States Council on Homelessness says over 1,000 people who are homeless in Florida are young adults ages 18-24 living without families. Click the image below to watch. The Pensacola chapter of the Children’s Home Society of Florida is working to change that One of their programs, M-Power, provides housing for […]

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Finding Confidence and Stability with CHS Healthy Families Navigators

December 6, 2021

Caroline, a single mother of one, struggled to keep a job to support her family. Deep in financial stress, she felt helpless. An immense lack of support left her isolated, anxious and disconnected from her son. Caroline longed to find stability in a job, build her self-esteem and be able to provide for her son, […]

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Meet Jean and James: A pair giving back for all that was given to them

November 30, 2021

Everyone volunteers for their own personal reasons. For James, it’s all about returning what he has received. He says, “So many people help me out, so it’s nice to feel good and see the smiles and joy on other people’s faces.” James and his grandmother, Jean, have been friends and volunteers of Children’s Home Society […]

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Home for the Holidays: Overcoming addiction and struggles to be family

November 18, 2021

This year, the holidays are going to look a little brighter for Brittney and her son Amari. After being separated for three years while Amari was placed in foster care, the family has been reunited and will spend the holidays together. Brittney grew up in a family where both parents suffered from addiction. Sadly, she […]

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Forever Families | The Edwards

November 18, 2021

The 2021 holiday season will be especially bright for the Edwards family as they spend it together as an official forever family. Michael Edwards adopted siblings Neveah and Jayden from foster care earlier this year. Like many children in foster care, Neveah and Jayden experienced heartbreak and uncertainty in their search for stability. They moved […]

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Thank you Miss. Sandi: Parents as Partners Support Group

November 17, 2021

When April became a mom, she never dreamed her family could be wrapped up in the child welfare system. But without a positive parenting role model, April found herself repeating a cycle she herself endured as a child — and she knew she needed help. With Children’s Home Society of Florida’s (CHS) Parents as Partners […]

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Celebrating our Veterans!

November 10, 2021

Today and always we recognize our team members, family members and neighbors who have served in our United States Armed Forces. Steadfast in doing GOOD, they make a difference for not only the 59,000 kids and family members we serve throughout Florida, but our nation as a whole. Thank you for your sacrifice and your […]

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