Children & Family Services

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

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

Community Assistance & Life Liaison Program

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Highly trained social workers answer nonviolent 911 calls for the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Diversion & Prevention Programs

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

Family Reunification Services

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

Family Services Initiative

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Provides navigation services for families who need assistance in Pinellas County.

Family Skill Builders

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Program designed to reduce child abuse, neglect, family conflict, and child behavior problems.

Good Afternoon Friends and Amigos

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Providing children from Kindergarten to 3rd grade with after-school tutoring and homework support.

Healthy Youth Transitions

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

Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco

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Provides adoption support for foster care children and serves as a resource and liaison for families interested in adopting.

Kinship Support Services

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


Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program

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

Violence Prevention Program

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

Woman to Woman

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

Young Adult Transitional Program

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

I want to Volunteer!

Volunteers are the life-blood of Gulf Coast JFCS.  We are proud of the ongoing commitment demonstrated by hundreds of volunteers each year.

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There are many ways you can be a part of making your community better by working with Gulf Coast JFCS.