During today’s meeting of the Governor and Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sponsored a resolution highlighting the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s tireless efforts supporting the growth, protection and success of Florida’s foster children.
“Florida’s children are the future fabric of our communities and it is imperative that we continue to provide all children with as many opportunities for success that we can,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis. “I applaud the Children’s Home Society of Florida and their 115-year commitment to ensuring Florida’s foster children have the support they need to rise above life’s challenges and reach their full potential.”
The Children’s Home Society of Florida has been the leader in enacting change for children, from driving policy establishing child labor laws and compulsory education laws to fiercely advocating for children’s rights in foster care and developing innovative solutions such as community partnership schools to turn odds into opportunities for kids.
The Children’s Home Society of Florida first opened its doors on November 17, 1902, as an orphanage, providing a safe home to the growing population of abandoned and homeless children in Jacksonville. Since 1902, the Children’s Home Society of Florida has grown from a team of two caring for 24 children to a team of nearly 2,000 empowering more than 50,000 children and family members every year.