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CHS Announces Joel Schwalbe as New Board Member

January 20, 2023

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) has appointed Joel Schwalbe to its statewide Board of Directors empowering children and their families to find – and pursue – opportunities for success and happiness throughout Florida. As Chief Information Officer for Transnety, Schwalbe brings a wealth of leadership experience to the CHS board including strategic planning, product […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Day Proclamation

January 17, 2023

R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, Children’s Home Society of Florida opened its doors on November 17, 1902, to provide a safe home and loving care to the growing population of abandoned and homeless children in Jacksonville, thus solving an intense societal challenge; and WHEREAS, Children’s Home Society of Florida […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida volunteer has been giving back for 33 years — since she was a child

January 9, 2023

(WSVN) – A South Florida woman has a passion for keeping families together, and her determination and drive goes back decades. Karen Hensel has this volunteer’s lifelong mission in tonight’s 7 Spotlight. May Molina’s labor of love is helping children, and she has been doing it since she was a child. May Molina, Children’s Home […]

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Local Photographer Helps Kids Find Forever Homes | Volunteer

December 21, 2022

Caring volunteers make a vital impact on the community. At Children’s Home Society of Florida, Amie, owner of Stafford Portraits, provides professional adoption shoots for children in care who are seeking their forever homes. Amie volunteers her time and talent to help prospective adoptive parents match with children in foster care by taking extra care […]

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Keeping Families Together: Gina’s Story

December 2, 2022

Though Gina’s violent relationship was putting her child’s safety at risk, she feared that leaving her abuser would put them all in grave danger.  Because she stayed in the home, she was viewed as the perpetrator and was at risk of permanently losing her son. With the support, diligence and advocacy of her Partners 4 […]

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Gifts that Give Back | CHS Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2022

It’s the season of giving! This holiday, bring deeper meaning to gift-giving with presents that give back. We’ve created a holiday gift guide to help you pick out the perfect gift for a child or family in need. Your gift will bring a smile and joy to a child, lift a burden for a struggling […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Celebrates 120 Years of Inspiring Good

November 29, 2022

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is celebrating 120 years of devoted service to children and families. Founded on November 17, 1902, CHS was established as a child welfare society focused on placing children in safe, loving healthy homes. Before the invention of bubble gum or the Model T. Ford, CHS was uniting Florida residents […]

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Life after Adoption | National Adoption Month

November 21, 2022

November is National Adoption Month – the perfect time to shine a light on adoptive families and their journey. Anna was adopted through CHS in 1962. Today she is a mother of four, piano teacher and performer. She says she owes this all to her adoptive parents who raised her and her biological mother who […]

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Remembering Mary Virginia Terry

November 16, 2022

Let us honor the life and legacy of Mary Virginia Terry. Mrs. Terry, or “Miss Ginnie” to the children of Children’s Home Society of Florida, has left a legacy of love in Jacksonville, along with her late husband, Mr. C Herman Terry. Whether Mrs. Terry was giving for the balloons that made little Joseph’s eyes […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

November 11, 2022

After suffering sexual and physical abuse for most of her life, Maria thought domestic violence was normal. Once her daughter was removed from her care due to extreme danger in the home, Maria participated in the Partners 4 Safe Families program, where she received specialized, intensive, trauma-focused care and support. She received support for safe […]

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