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Abuse Hotline - DCF

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: 800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 800.955.8771

Si usted habla español y desea divulgar abuso, llame por favor el teléfono directo en 800-962-2873 para hablar con un consejero de habla hispana.

CATCH - For Children

Program designed to support and improve the emotional well-being of chldren. Helping them increase their social and emotional skills and development.

CATCH
A speech screening, evaluation and therapy program for preschool aged children
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The CATCH program provides speech screening, evaluation and therapy for preschool age children referred by child care providers and parents.

Beginning with children ages 30 months and older the CATCH program screens for the following:
Lanuguage
Articulation
Connected Speech
Social/Interpersonal Communication Skills
Stuttering
Voice Disorders
Vision (When Appropriate)
Hearing (When Appropriate)

The post-screening evaluation process can involve:
Referral to private provider
Referral to community providers such as: Child Find or Early Steps
Referral to contracted provider for complete Speech/Language evaluation

Child Welfare Services - Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services to children and families in need.

Services Include:

  • Adoption
  • Becoming a Foster Parent
  • Child Care
  • Children's Legal Services
  • Community-Based Care
  • Family Safety
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
  • Youth & Young Adults

Please call 904.723.2000 or visit website for more information.

Children In Need Of Services/Families In Need Of Services

This agency provides counseling to youth. Family counseling is also available. Temporary shelter is available to troubled youth ages 10-17.

Services available through this program:

  • Counseling - Family and Individual
  • Prevention Programs - Family Connect, Safe Place, Youth Arts Corps
  • Residential - SafePlace2B Emergency Youth Shelter

The Shelter is located at: 1001 9th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Phone number: 941.708.5850.

Children's Home Society of Florida - Gulf Coast

This agency strives to protect children and teens. They provide emergency shelter. They have a foster care program. They can help with adoption. Teens who are aging out of the foster system get skills and training to be self-sufficient. Individual and family counseling are available. Please see the website for all services.

Range of services include:

  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Protection
  • Community Based Mentoring
  • Emergency Residential Shelter Care
  • Foster Care Support
  • Joshua House Emergency Shelter
  • Teen Parenting Program

Additional Location:
8302 Laurel Fair Circle
Suite 110
Tampa, Florida
33610
United States
813.740.4266