CHS provides counseling. Services are given to kids, teens and families. They may be able to help with a range of issues your child is struggling to cope with. Many payment options are available, most of which can ease the cost to you. Contact for more information.
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This Center provides spiritual guidance to anyone in need. Please call for more information.
The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.
Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711
This agency offers help to adults who may be at risk of being harmed or neglected. DCF also helps when the adult is unable to take care of himself properly. Clients may be elderly or have a disability. If you suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected or exploited, you MUST report it. Please see the website for more information.
Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
DCF is committed to the well being of children and their families. DCF works with local communities, resources and the courts to make sure that each child is safe and has a home. Their aim is to keep families together and as self sufficient as possible. When a parent has mental or substance abuse issues, DCF can help them overcome their problems. Teens aging out of the foster care system can get help also. Please see the website for more information.
- ACCESS Florida (food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid)
- Adult services
- Case management
- Developmental disabilities
- Foster care
- Protective services
- Safe Sleep Campaign
- Substance abuse treatment
DCF partners with local lead agencies to provide social services to children. Services include foster care, medical and educational services. The goal is to provide safety, well being and a sense of permanency for the children in their care. Please see the website for more information.
DCF works with local agencies to help people who want to adopt a child. They have many resources for adoptive parents. There are support groups for the adoptive families. The website has pictures and background stories of children looking for a "forever" home. Please see the website for more information.
DCF has foster care services for children in need. They stay in a safe home when they have been abused or neglected. Sometimes they are placed with a relative. Adults who wish to become foster parents can get training through their local community based care agency. Please see the website for more information.
DCF offers services for victims of human trafficking. Child victims can get help from child welfare workers instead of being placed in a juvenile delinquency facility. They will instead get intensive treatment in a safe residential setting. Please see the website for more information.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1.888.373.7888
Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1.800.96.ABUSE
DCF offers help to those with substance abuse issues. You can find help locally on the website. There is a special page for Veterans. There are prevention programs for youth. Please call for more information.