• Children's Home Society of Florida

    Children's Home Society of Florida


    Non-Profit / children's services

    About Us

    CHS is a nationally recognized leader in delivering innovative, effective services and solutions to keep more families safe, strong and together.

    Our roots date back to the early 20th century, with ties to the infamous Orphan Trains out of New York. Nearly 400 children stepped off the trains at the last stop in Jacksonville … they had no family and no one to turn to.

    Reverend DW Comstock rallied community leaders to help care for these children, to provide education, safety and guidance. But his dream was much greater.

    On November 17, 1902, he opened the doors to CHS to provide a “family” for children who had nowhere else to go.

    A lot has happened over the past 100-plus years. Since our founding, CHS has grown and evolved to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times … to help more children realize their full potential.

    With a national reputation, CHS leads the way in children’s services, where no other organization has the size scope or breadth of services to meet children’s and families’ needs.

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    Rep/Contact Info

    Jenna Norvell
    Development Manager