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1 Children’s Home Society of Florida Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.

2 Our History Frontlines for kids since 1902 Expanded our reach to 15 statewide divisions Serves approximately 100,000 children and families each year

3 Youth Served  22,000 youth in Case Management, Diversion, Foster Care and Adoption Programs  Children’s Home Society of Florida helped more than 6,500 youth prepare for successful transitions.  965 youth in CHS IL programs today Vero Beach

4 Transitional Living Transitional Living Facilities Pensacola Tallahassee (opening 2015) Jacksonville* Melbourne Orlando Vero Beach Palm Beach* 7 Transitional Living Facilities 3 additional Residential Group Care Facilities Residential Group Care with TL youth Panama City (RGC) Daytona (RGC) Ft. Lauderdale (RGC)

5 Program Summary LocationHousing TypePopulationStaffingPrimary Funding Pensacola (2013) Home converted to apartment units “foster home” addition in 2014 Homeless and Foster Care 8 to 12 hours most days Staff housed off site Services Onsite Endowment Federal Homeless Grant Tallahassee (opening 2015) Home in residential areaFoster CareIn development Philanthropic Community Group, Client Rent Jacksonville Apartment Duplex units on a campus Pregnant or Parenting Foster Youth 24 hours County, Client Rent, Lead Agencies Melbourne Group Living on a campusFoster Care and homeless 8 to 10 hours most days, Staff Housed on Site United Way, grants, private donations Orlando (2013) Home in residential areaFoster Care 8 to 12 hours most days. Staff on site Endowment Client Rent Vero Beach Apartment UnitsFoster Care and HomelessHouse Parent model United Way, grants, private donations Palm Beach Group Living Pregnant and Parenting Foster and Homeless Youth 24 hours Lead Agency Federal Homeless Grant

6 Program Summary Eligibility and Population: 3 female only programs (2 pregnancy programs), 3 mixed gender. Youth must commit to education AND work or volunteer hours. Substance abuse, severe mental health issues or developmental disabilities excluded. Staffing Model: Onsite Supervision is limited, valuing independence. Flexible hours/days for enhanced supervision and transportation. Case Management with Education focus. Volunteers for Life Coaches (mentors). Counseling Services accessible in all programs. 7 Core Services: Education, Employment, Housing, Physical and Mental Health, Life Skills, Community Connections and Supportive Relationships, Cultural and Personal Identity Formation Assessment and Life Plan Length of Stay varies, discharge planning begins at intake Funding: Majority of funding is from private donations, grants and endowments. Avg Annual Budget is 225,000 but varies based on supervision levels, cost of facility. Partnerships: Education, Employment, Life Skills, Healthcare, Volunteers, Community Board, Parenting

7 Challenges Funding Population Needs Developmental Substance abuse Transportation Childcare Long-term Evidence/Research Pensacola

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