Children’s Home Society of Florida

Mission Statement

Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.


We believe in children-in their promise and in their future. Our mission is to provide effective solutions to build and support healthy families for Florida’s children.

The Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is committed to “helping turn lives around” as it redirects a teen’s troubled life onto a new path of hope, transforms a mother suffering from drug addiction to become a productive parent, provides a safe harbor for a child suffering from abuse and reverses crisis situations so lives are changed for the better.

CHS has a long and rich legacy as Florida’s oldest non-profit provider of services to children and families. In 2004, CHS marked an important milestone by celebrating 102 years of distinguished service and excellence. Established in 1902 as a Jacksonville orphanage, CHS has dramatically expanded its mission as a statewide multi-service agency. Today, CHS provides Florida families with a unique spectrum of social services, including foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention, emergency shelters, group homes, case management and treatment for developmentally disabled children.

CHS is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and licensed by Florida Department of Children and Families. CHS is a founding member of the Child Welfare League of America, a member of the National Alliance for Children and Families and Co-Founder of the Florida CEO Roundtable for Children.