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About Children & Family Services

Gulf Coast JFCS is a subcontractor of several Child Welfare Lead Agencies for the state of Florida. Our goal is to strengthen Florida families by protecting children from abuse and neglect, ensuring children are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Varied services work together to ensure a safety net of wraparound support aimed at keeping families together and adults living independently whenever possible. These services are offered on a referral basis.

Gulf Coast JFCS

Our Mission

Inspired by Jewish values, we protect the vulnerable and help people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families.

Our Services

Child Welfare Case Management

Providing children with protective supervision for in-home and in alternative placements.

Diversion & Prevention Programs

Strategies and problem solving in order to keep at-risk children safe at home.

Family Reunification Services

Strategies to respond to individual situations to ensure a safe and permanent reunification of the child and family.

Healthy Youth Transitions

Helps adjudicated youth and youth in protective supervision with significant behavioral and emotional difficulties transition successfully to adulthood and independence.

Kinship Support Services

Filling the family void for children in the Hillsborough County welfare system.

Intervention Services

Help in addressing adult substance abuse or misuse through in-home support in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program

Assisting parents in establishing a pattern of regular child support payments.

Violence Prevention Program

A school-based intervention to decrease aggressive behavior and substance abuse.

Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman is a mentoring program for teenage mothers at risk for academic failure and repeat pregnancies.

Young Adult Transitional Program

Supports youth ages 16-24 with emotional/behavioral issues transition to adulthood.

Gulf Coast JFCS is funded by:

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