Children’s Home Society

Children’s Home Society of Florida, Brevard Division’s mission is “Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives.” This is accomplished through prevention, intervention and mentoring programs for children and their families.

Founded in 1902 as an orphanage in Jacksonville, Children’s Home Society has grown to 14 divisions throughout Florida and become the state’s premier child welfare agency. Our goal is, and will remain, to build, mend and strengthen Florida’s families.

CHS, Brevard Division provides comprehensive services for the entire county. From infant and child services, to teen counseling, abuse prevention and intervention (including a shelter for foster care girls ages 10-18), as well as parental counseling, CHS provides a full continuum of care, empowering individuals to lead productive and meaningful lives.

Last year, the Brevard Division helped over 4,000 children, their parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, guardians, and siblings. Its programs help to stabilize families, educate and mentor parents, expedite treatment for special needs children, and promote healthy lives and families for children from before birth to adulthood. In short, CHS helps families to survive, to re-unite, and to grow.

A new program MODEL (Mentors Opening Doors Enriching Lives) uses mentors to help children through many adverse issues they experience when their parents are incarcerated. It is structured to preserve families for at-risk children.

Contact: Children’s Home Society at (321) 752-3170 or visit:

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