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Five Summer Safety Tips from Your CHS Family

July 9, 2021

Summertime offers families more time to bond, play and enjoy all the sunshine state has to offer. Children’s Home Society of Florida reminds parents to exercise caution with sun, heat and water exposure during these months. Here are some important tips to keeping infants, children, teens and all safe while temperatures rise and summer sets […]

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Hurricane Season is here. Stay prepared and informed.

July 4, 2021

It is officially hurricane season! It is extremely important to stay prepared and informed during this time of year. Our Children’s Home Society of Florida Hurricane Preparedness webpage has key information available to you at all times. Below you will find some key reminders for you and your family. To read the full story on […]

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Keep your family safe this July 4

July 1, 2021

Independence Day is a time for family, cookouts, laughter and fireworks. Quite simply, it’s a day dedicated to celebrating the joy of summer. As you break out the sparklers and hotdogs, keep these tips in mind to keep your family and friends safe this July 4. Obey the law Rules and regulations vary by county, […]

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Building equity in education requires commitment and partnership | Guestview

June 23, 2021

The past year presented us with a break in the normal order of society – a chance for us to look at what, and who, makes our society strong, and to establish a new social equilibrium. It also forced us to see where gaps must be filled to strengthen our communities. We’ve seen how complex […]

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Providing a light when families need it most: Wraparound (WRAP)

June 21, 2021

Tina, a 26-year-old single mother of five, was in the depths of despair, looking for a light to help guide her and her children to a better place after facing setback after setback. Fortunately, Tina found hope, support and guidance through Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Wraparound (WRAP) program. After spending her childhood in the […]

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Celebrating the Father Figures in our lives on Father’s Day!

June 18, 2021

“I am blessed to be in the program [Healthy Families]. They saved my family and my life. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be with my son or have my family right now.” In honor of Father’s Day, we’re celebrating the fathers and father figures in our lives. From being a guiding light every […]

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Accessible Mental Health Counseling for Kids | River City Live

June 4, 2021

Though Mental Health Awareness Month ended in May, the conversations should never stop. Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), a national leader in trauma-informed care, has been serving children and families in this community since their founding in 1902. CHS counselors help kids, teens, families and individuals to cope with heightened stress, anxiety and other […]

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A Teacher’s Story: Finding Hope through the Hub

May 27, 2021

“The Hub was my lifeline” In a matter of months, Treecie Hargroves’ life flipped upside down. Her children graduated from high school, her marriage ended, and she lost her job and her home. A teacher with two decades of experience enriching countless children’s lives, she suddenly found herself homeless. “I lost everything – my kids, […]

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COVID’s mental health crisis continues, but there is hope.

May 27, 2021

Like many others, I am finally seeing a light at the end of our exhausting, collective COVID-19 tunnel. While this is a welcome feeling of relief, I’ve come to realize that it’s important to recognize that this sense of hope is a blessing not equally allotted to everyone in our community. Many families—especially those hovering […]

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Featured Foster Family: Allison and Clay Merritt

May 24, 2021

Allison and Clay Merritt became foster parents with Children’s Home Society of Florida in 2013 to provide stability, love and support to children who were temporarily separated from their biological families for their safety.  Foster parents like the Merritts provide critical support to helping children safely return home after their journey through foster care. “All […]

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