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Hurricane Season is here. Stay prepared and informed.

June 22, 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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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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C.A. Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School Becomes First School in Florida to Achieve Full Affirmation from UCF

May 21, 2021

Pensacola, Fla. (May 21, 2021) – C.A. Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School has become the first school in Florida to become a fully affirmed UCF-Certified Community Partnership School. The first of its kind in the Panhandle, the Community Partnership School is a long-term commitment among Children’s Home Society of Florida, Community Health Northwest Florida, […]

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Foster Family Highlight: The Reids

May 19, 2021

May is National Foster Care Month – the perfect time to recognize and celebrate Families opening their hearts and homes to children in foster care. Foster Parents like the Reids welcome children into their family temporarily while their biological families work to overcome obstacles and safely bring their children home. The Reids have been foster […]

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Be a part of the community

April 6, 2021

There is no doubt about it. It takes the entire community to save our children from the horrors of a violent or negligent family. It takes a neighbor who isn’t afraid to report the things they see or hear. It takes a teacher to obey the laws and report the bruises or marks they see […]

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Recognizing our Social Workers!

March 29, 2021

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the commitment of our team members credentialed in the field of social work. We’re honored to learn more about their career trajectory and recognize their impact on the lives of those in their care: 1. What lead you to the field of social work? I […]

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