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.
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Easterseals Camp Challenge's mission is to provide safe, fun, and fair recreational activities for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in an outdoor environment.
Contact Camp Challenge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.383.4711 for more information.
Family Network on Disabilities provides Parent Support Network (PSN). This program provides services to help parents of children with disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and life. Please call or visit 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…
This agency provides court advocacy for children who have been abused and involved in the court system. Teens that are aging out of the foster care system can learn about their options as well. See website for more information.
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.