Children’s Home Society of Florida provides Healthy Start. It is a program for pregnant women and families with infants. They will help you prepare for your new baby. They can refer you to free childbirth classes also. When your baby is born, they can provide developmental screenings, and continue helping after the birth. Please call or visit website for more information.
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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 provides social services to children and families from train counselors.
- Case Management
- Clinical Social Services
- Family Counseling
- Family Life Education Program
- Individual Counseling
- Parent Retreat Weekends
Please call or visit website for more information.
This agency has a mobile camping program. It combines Summer Camp and Youth Camp and offers it to areas that may be socially and/or economically challenged. The aim of this program is to teach youth how to use their free time in a positive manner. It also helps teaching to accept others and appreciate the cultural differences of all. Please call or visit website for more information.
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provides residental care to children in need. It is for ages 8 through 18. Youth are cared for by "cottage parents" who helps them. Each child must be recommended by the local Sheriff. Please call or visit website for more information.
FSYR offers a summer camp for youth ages 10-15. Kids can take part in many fun activities such as canoeing, archery and swimming. They have the chance to build teamwork and peer communication skills. They can also enjoy the tranquil outdoors. Campers will have the chance to interact with law enforcement personnel and volunteers and learn other social skills. Please see the website for more information.
KAIR provides KidKAIR. It works on many levels to provide local children with the items needed to help them live healthy, successful lives. Visit their website or call for more information on the following programs.
- Back to School
- Happy Feet
- Happy Holidays
- Student Success
Monroe County Health Department provides Immunizations. Recommended and required childhood immunizations (vaccinations) are provided regardless of ability to pay. Please make an appointment. Call for more information.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to provide programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention, and advocacy for all eating disorders.
The Alliance offers: