About CSCs

Member CSCs

Broward

Children’s Services Council of Broward County

6600 West Commercial Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33319

(954) 377-1000

Executive Director: Cindy Arenberg Seltzer

The Children’s Services Council of Broward County receives funds from county property taxes. Established in 2000, it funds a variety of programs designed to help every child lead a healthy, safe and productive life. These programs are delivered by more than 100 provider agencies throughout the county. Its mission is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.

Duval

Kids Hope Alliance

1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32206

(904) 630-3647

Executive Director: Mike Weinstein (Interim)

The Kids Hope Alliance (formerly Jacksonville Children’s Commission) provides support to parents and neighborhoods so that children can grow up safe, healthy and prepared to be successful in school and life. It provides planning, funding and evaluation for prevention and early intervention programs for children, from birth through high school.

Manatee

Manatee County Children’s Services

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 749-3030

Executive Director: Cheri Coryea

In Manatee County, the funds generated by Children’s Services Dedicated Millage are invested in services and programs supporting the county’s abused, neglected, economically disadvantaged and at-risk children from birth through age 17, as authorized by County Ordinance 91-42. The Children’s Services Advisory Board makes recommendations for investment of the available funds based on the specific human gain it will bring to fruition and how many of our children are doing better as a result. These results-focused investments are tracked and measured in terms of improvement of child well-being indicators such as length of time in foster care, grade level reading, child development, and family management.

Martin

Children’s Services Council of Martin County

101 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994

(772) 288-5758

Executive Director: David Heaton

The Children’s Services Council of Martin County has served residents since 1988. Its purpose is to plan, coordinate, fund and evaluate programs that serve children and families in Martin County, as well as address public policy issues relating to children. The mission of the Children’s Services Council of Martin County is to enhance the lives of the children of Martin County and to enable them to attain their full potential.

Miami-Dade

The Children’s Trust of Miami

3150 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129

(305) 571-5700

Executive Director: James Haj

Miami-Dade County voters in September 2002 approved an independent special district, a dedicated funding source for children entitled, The Children’s Trust.  The Children’s Trust was later reauthorized by voters in August 2008.  Its mission is to partner with the community to improve the lives of all children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their futures. The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade aims to become the recognized leader in planning, advocating and funding quality services to improve the lives of children and their families.

Palm Beach

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

(561) 740-7000 or (800) 331-1462

Executive Director: Lisa Williams-Taylor, Ph.D.

The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is an independent district established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986. Its mission is to enhance the lives of children and their families and enable them to attain their full potential by providing a unified context within which children’s needs can be identified and resolved by all members of the community. The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County plans, develops, funds, and evaluates programs and promotes public policies that benefit Palm Beach County’s children and families.

St. Lucie

Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County

546 NW University Blvd, Suite 201, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

(772) 408-1100

Executive Director: Sean Boyle

The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie is was founded in 1990 and uses dedicated property tax revenue carryout its mission to improve the quality of life for all children in St. Lucie County. The majority of its funds are used to support prevention-based programs for children and families.