Children’s Home Society provides counseling. Services are given to kids, teens and families. They may be able to help with a range of issues your child is struggling to cope with. Many payment options are available, most of which can ease the cost to you. Please call or visit website for more information.
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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.
Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 1.800.955.8771
Report online: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
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.
Office of Early Learning is a free educational program. It prepares 4 year old for success in kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current year to be eligible. Please call or visit website for more information.
SeriousFun Children's Network offers Camp Boggy Creek. This is a year-round camp for seriously ill children. They also offer retreat weekends for the whole family. There is no charge to families. Please call or visit website for more information.