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Expanding the GOOD and Strengthening Families through Advocacy

February 22, 2024

The 2024 legislative season brings new opportunities for our child advocates to continue CHS’s legacy of GOOD. Since our founding in 1902, our local and state leaders, advocates, team members and volunteers we have worked tirelessly to drive necessary policy changes and support the continuation of successful and effective programs that positively impact the lives […]

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Finding Peace and Confidence Through Counseling

February 21, 2024

Returning to school in-person after the pandemic was stressful for 9 year-old Trinity. Her panic attacks were overwhelming her at school and at home causing explosive meltdowns and unstoppable tears. Trinity’s mom, Tiffany, was determined to find the right support for her daughter to find peace. “She was struggling in every area,” said Tiffany. “It […]

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Florida advocate sounds alarm after state ranks third in human trafficking cases

January 15, 2024

PENSACOLA, Fla. — We’re about two weeks into the new year and a statewide organization is already sounding the alarm for human trafficking. Florida ranks #3 in human trafficking cases reported, according to the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking. WEAR News spoke with a local advocate who is urging everyone to be aware to […]

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A Day of Service and Community Connection in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2024

On Saturday, January 13, a wave of goodwill swept through Miami as nearly 100 volunteers from United Way Miami’s Giving Communities and corporate sponsors gathered to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service and community connection.  This year’s United Way MLK Day of Service included rejuvenating and revitalizing the Children’s Home […]

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Human Trafficking Prevention Month | Human Trafficking Warning Signs

January 9, 2024

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month – a time dedicated to raise awareness about human trafficking and educate the public about how to identify and prevent it. Everyone has the potential to discover a human trafficking situation. Knowing indicators of human trafficking will help you act on your gut feeling that something is wrong and […]

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Reunification: Shavonda’s Journey

January 4, 2024

In life, our paths can take unexpected turns, leading us down roads we never imagined. Shavonda’s story is a testament to the power of redemption, faith, and the unwavering determination of a mother seeking to reunite with her children after battling drug addiction. Shavonda became caught in the grasp of drug addiction, leading her into […]

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Bellview Middle School to become Escambia County’s 3rd ‘Community Partnership School’

January 2, 2024

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Bellview Middle School will become the third school in Escambia County to adopt the Community Partnership Schools model this year with partnerships among Children’s Home Society of Florida, Community Health Northwest Florida, Escambia County School District and the University of West Florida. “The partnerships are announced as the next step in growing […]

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Many Escambia students are struggling. Community Partnership Schools may be the answer.

December 26, 2023

Escambia County Public Schools is working to close the achievement gap for students living in underserved communities by launching the school district’s third Community Partnership School at Bellview Middle School. The school was selected to take on the model in partnership with Children’s Home Society of Florida, Community Health Northwest Florida, Escambia County School District and the University of West Florida. […]

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Campbell Middle to become Community Partnership School

December 21, 2023

Campbell Middle School will become the first school in Volusia County to adopt the innovative Community Partnership Schools model this year with partnerships among Children’s Home Society of Florida, Daytona State College, Halifax Health and Volusia County Schools. The partnerships are announced as the next step in growing the successful model first implemented in Orlando […]

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National Adoption Month: Lakeland’s Children Dreaming of Finding their Forever Home

November 30, 2023

National Adoption Month: Lakeland’s Children Dreaming of Finding their Forever Home By: Dr. Amy Bratten With a sense of humor that’ll keep you on your toes, David can light up just about any room – but don’t think for a moment that this 16-year-old will take it easy on you during a pick-up game of […]

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