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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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Grad Spotlight: Rebecca Boreland

June 13, 2020

“Every child should have the same resources, opportunities and privileges to be what they want to be. Your background, race, economic status and the neighborhood you grew up in does not make you any greater or less – every child can succeed despite the barriers in their way.” Rebecca Boreland, an ambitious nursing student, credits […]

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Grad Spotlight: Sephora Zephyr

June 13, 2020

“I am especially grateful for being funded by CHS because I am adopted and I felt really moved knowing there is an entire organization devoted to helping children who come from a similar background like me. It makes me feel supported and loved knowing there are other people who are able to get help because […]

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Where I stand … and where CHS stands

June 12, 2020

A message from Andry: The horrific, tragic death of George Floyd again exposed the reality of the inequities faced by Black men, women and children in America. Systemic racism is prevalent in our society, and events happening today underscore the re-traumatization that occurs in the Black community whenever another father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter […]

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Grad Spotlight: Cierra Warren

June 11, 2020

“I hope and pray that all kids can come into the world automatically knowing that they are loved.” A noteworthy athlete fueled by her desire to help others, Cierra is passionate about equality – both on and off the field. Currently a student at Trinity Baptist College, Cierra is studying Sports Management with the ultimate […]

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