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Safe Family for Children is a network of host families that help parents who need to temporarily place their children.
SFFC is not foster care or adoption. In foster care, children are wards of the State and families receive compensation for taking children into their homes. Host families receive no compensation for caring for children. Parents voluntarily place their children with the host families. Children whom are hosted are also not believed to be victims of abuse and neglect.
This temporary care for children in need gives parents time to establish stability in their homes.
Parents remain involved:
- Bethany staff works with the parents during this transition to identify steps to regain stability and be reunited with their children quickly and safely
- Children are not in the custody of the State
- Parents are actively involved in their children’s lives and will develop a relationship with the host family
Covenant Care provides Hospice Care to seniors in need. They will work closely with seniors to make sure they are providing the care they need during this time. Please call or visit website for more information.
Columbia County Health Department provides a range of services to the community. Some services are free, or based on a sliding scale fee. Please call or visit our website for more info.
- Birth & Death Records
- Child Health
- Child Health
- Disease Control & Prevention
- Environmental Health
- Family Planning
- Health Care Professional’s Corner
- Health Education and Promotion
- Healthy Start
- MOM Care
- WIC & Nutrition
501 Church Street
Century, Florida 32535
Every third Tuesday of the month
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (walk in)
Main Health Department
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32501
850.595.6500, 850.595.6554 for appointments
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, Inc. is a safe, temporary, emergency shelter. It is provided to victims of domestic violence and their children. Residents receive a range of care during their stay. Victims are served in two shelter locations. Please call for more information.
- Assistance with orders for protection and court advocacy
- Children’s Activities
- Children’s Assessments
- Children’s Safety Assessments
- Education Program
- Information & Referrals
- Safety Planning
- Support Group
This program gives parents training and support for their special-needs children. Child Find gives free screenings for children, ages 3-21, who are not currently enrolled in public school. There is information about the Special Olympics. Please see the website for a complete list of services.
Florida Baptist Children’s Home is a faith-based non-profit organization. They provide safe, stable, Christian homes for boys and girls. For children who have been neglected, abandoned, or caught up in family turmoil. They offer their services to a number of areas throughout Florida.
They offer the following from their Pensacola location:
- Campus Ministries
- Foster Care
- Transition to Independent Living
Call 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…
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.