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.
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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.
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.
Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mc…
Staff, volunteers and local agencies team up to provide a strong voice in court on behalf of abused children. They partner together to make positive changes in the lives of these children. Their mission is to advocate for their best interests and have the safest and most positive outcomes for them. Please call for more information
Alternate Number: 386.758.1170
The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.
Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:
- Check-ups and shots
- Doctor visits
- Mental health
- Vision and hearing
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches offer many opportunities for children in need. Services are for youth ages 8 through 18 years of age. Trained staff nurture youth and provide a warm sense of security and guidance. Counseling services are available for each child. There are programs for their parents as well. Other services include summer camp and a mobile camping program.
- Community Based Services
- Harmony in the Streets
- Residential Care Services
- Summer Camp
Please call or visit website for more information.
This Center offers day care services. It is also a Head Start center. Please call for more information.
Meridian offers services for children. They can be seen at school, at home or in the office. Parents are strongly urged to be a part of their child's care. Please see the website for more information.
- Case Management
- Crisis Stabilization Unit
- Emergency Screening
- Family Intervention Specialists
- Outpatient Counseling
- Recovery Center (for teen boys)
- Residential Treatment Center
- School-based Counseling
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Summer Programs
This program is under the Florida Department of Education. SEDNET networks with the education, mental health and child welfare systems. They work with the families of children with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. The goal is for youth to have access to the services they need to succeed in life. Many services are coordinated through the school system. Please see the website for more information.
Suwannee Valley 4C's strives to meet the early learning needs of each child. Every child receives a variety of learning experiences that enhance his/her cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. It is for children ages 0 to 5. The aim is to develop early learning habits in children so they will be ready to start school. They will also get health services including dental care and prenatal care for expectant mothers. Please see the website for more information.
- Dental Care
- Early Childhood Development
- Family and Community Partnerships
- Health Services
- Home Visits from Teaching Staff
- Indoor and Outdoor Play
- Prenatal Care for Mothers
- Services for Parents
Azalea Park Building 1
405 Southwest Walker Avenue
Live Oak, Florida 32060
Branford Learning Center
103 Express Street Northwest