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Florida residents can also receive assistance through National Disaster Distress Helpline

ORLANDO, FLA. – As temperatures swell in Central Florida and across the state, the Department of Children and Families along with the Florida Highway Patrol ask parents and caregivers to pay particular attention

ORLANDO, FLA. – The Nation's Independence Day is a time honored tradition celebrated by magnificent displays of fireworks throughout the United States.

Our society believes deeply in the value of family. Unfortunately, some children are unable to live with their birth families because of abuse, neglect, substance abuse and other situations.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida once again was named as one of the best states in the nation for accuracy in processing food assistance for those in need, saving taxpayers' dollars while still quickly and correctly providing help to individuals, children and families.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida's high-performing child welfare system is among the top five best in the country for children, according to the 2012 Right For Kids Rankings report released today.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Tropical Storm Debby is dumping heavy rains all across the state this week, as another hurricane season makes landfall in Florida.

On Saturday, June 30, Miami Dolphins Cornerback Nolan Carroll, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child and Family Connections, Inc. and a host of community partners will welcome 30 foster youth, ages 11-16, to the first-ever “Camp for Champions” in Palm Beach County!

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Paxton Zancker was 13 years old when she was removed from her home and placed in foster care. She admits there were a few rough spots as she learned how to live with more structure and rules in her new home, but she credits her foster

NAPLES, FLA. – Southwest Florida's World Refugee Day celebration is slated for June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology in Naples.


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