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Seminole County nonprofit keeps families together, out of foster care 100% of the time

September 23, 2022

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Nonprofit Healthy Families Seminole at the Children’s Home Society (CHS) of Florida, which works to keep families together and children out of foster care, has seen a 100% success rate this year. Terry and Vedrana Conklin and their 15-month-old son, Lincoln, are living proof. Vedrana lost her job right after COVID […]

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September is Baby Safety Awareness Month

September 23, 2022

The CDC reports motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. Younger children are particularly vulnerable, but studies show many of these serious injuries could be prevented by reducing risk factors and using the proper child passenger restraints. Children are safest when riding in the correct type of restraint […]

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Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. highs allies with UCF, Community Partnership Schools

September 23, 2022

FLEMING ISLAND – Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High is the latest school to join forces with a notable University of Central Florida program that will assist students with medical needs, counseling and academics. At a school board meeting last week, officials recognized Keystone Heights High as a UCF-certified Community Partnership School. The program provides tutoring, hygienic […]

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Fighting Community Hunger

September 23, 2022

When children go to school, their job is to learn, but it’s hard for students to focus in the classroom and reach their full potential when hunger strikes. Roughly 1 in 5 children statewide experience food insecurity and don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to Feeding Florida. It’s a problem the […]

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Aza Health opens satellite clinic at Wilkinson Junior High

September 23, 2022

MIDDLEBURG – School Board Chairwoman Mary Bolla was lost for words as she stood inside one of the two examination rooms at the new Aza Health. “Incredible,” she muttered. As part of the school’s new UCF-Certified Community Partnership School designation, a health clinic that will serve Northwest Middleburg and Clay Hill is now operational on […]

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Wilkinson Junior High becomes a UCF-Certified Community Partnership School

September 23, 2022

MIDDLEBURG – There were times when it was difficult for Shawn C. Smith to keep her composure when describing Wilkinson Junior High’s two-year mission to become one of the few UCF-Certified Community Partnership Schools. Her voice cracked at times, but her smile was infectious. This was a big deal, and she knew it. “Previously, schools […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida offers tips to ease back to school anxiety

September 23, 2022

The Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering tips and warning signs to help parents and caregivers recognize signs of back-to-school anxiety and help children find the support they need. What You Need To Know Children’s Home Society of Florida is offering tips to help parents and caregivers recognize signs of back-to-school anxiety Anxiety […]

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Homeless and abused kids in Pensacola-area getting more hope and more help

September 23, 2022

The homeless youth in our community can be hard to spot. “You typically don’t see them on the side of the road holding a sign,” said Leah Harrison, Children’s Home Society of Florida senior director of development and advancement. Harrison said many young people without homes will perpetually couch surf, drifting between different residences. Harrison […]

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Hurricane Season is here. Stay prepared and informed.

September 21, 2022

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. Identify important contacts and keep them […]

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Community Partnership School Supports Family in Crisis

September 8, 2022

In a matter of minutes, Maria and her 7 children were catapulted into crises. A devastating fire destroyed their home and nearly everything they owned. “We were left with nothing – we lost our home, we had nowhere to live.” The family of 8 was now facing homelessness and Maria – a single mom who […]

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