This group runs a recreational program. Camp Challenge offers recreational activities. These activities are for both adults and children with cognitive and physical disabilities. Please call or visit the website for more information.
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Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services to children and families in need.
- 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.
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.
The Alliance provides free, weekly eating disorder groups. These groups are led by a therapist. The sessions take place both virtually and in person. Help is available for all eating disorders. Please call or visit the website for more information.
List of Meeting Locations in Florida can be found here . Virtual Meetings are also available.
Arnette House, Inc. provides Residential Services. Shelter is for children ages 10 to 17 years old. For those who are runaways, lockouts, homeless, truant, or experiencing parent/child conflict.
The emergency shelters offer:
- A safe haven for eligible kids, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Activities such as arts, crafts and music, to promote positive youth development
- Family reunification services and case management
- Health care coordination services to insure access to medical treatment
- Life skills groups to promote responsibility and independence
- Mental health counseling
- Structured daily living programs employing positive behavior modification techniques
- Substance abuse prevention services
Call for more information.
This program offers scholarships to students with disabilities. They do this so that the students can attend a public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12. Please call or visit 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
Arnette House, Inc. provides Group Homes/Transitional Living. They operate two Foster Care group homes for six boys and six girls. They focus on the physical and emotional well-being of individual clients. They teach methods for sustaining basic life skills aimed at fostering self-sufficiency.
Youth ages 13 to 17 are provided a healthy and supportive living environment. They meet the basic needs such as food and shelter. They will help in their goal to become self-sufficient once they age out of foster care when they turn 18.
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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.
The Able Trust High Tech program (HSHT) helps students with disabilities prepare for jobs in tech. They offer educational and career development resources across 42 locations in Florida. It is a community-based program. Participating students are more likely to graduate high school and have improved self-esteem. Please call or visit the website for more information.