Tag: department of children and families

Jeanette Nuñez Highlights Efforts Against Human Trafficking in Central Florida

This week, Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez hosted a roundtable discussion aimed at combating human trafficking and highlighting strong community partnerships in the Polk County area. The roundtable brought together experts from the Department of...

DCF Distributes Almost $1 Billion in Rental and Utility Assistance to 185,000 Households Across...

This week, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced that more than $1 billion in rental and utility assistance has been distributed through the OUR Florida program, helping nearly 185,000 households. In the past...

DCF: Florida Has Another $740.4 Million to Help With Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The state Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced last week that Florida has received an additional $740.4 million to continue to operate the emergency rental assistance program. “DCF is on a mission to support...

Casey DeSantis Holds Event to Show How Community and Faith-Based Organizations Helping Families

Last week, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion with state and community leaders highlighting “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity,” and the work community partners and faith-based organizations are doing...

Casey DeSantis Announces $12 Million to Expand Mental Health Services for First Responders

At the end of last week, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced $12 million in funding to expand peer-to-peer mental health services available for first responders through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to...

Casey DeSantis Leads Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting on Mental Health, Student Resiliency

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency in Florida’s students.
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Ron DeSantis Wants Feds to Quickly Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

These drugs will be for individuals who are under the care of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Corrections (FDC), and Department of Health (DOH).

Ron DeSantis: HUD Sending $86 Million in CARES Act Funds to Help the Homeless...

“The funds, which are being released in two separate disbursements ($20 million and $65 million), will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to connect unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness with local housing and other essential services,” the governor's office noted. 
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Jason Brodeur Files Bill to Help Children in Out-of-Home Care

The bill works to recognize and balance relationships young children develop with out-of-home caregivers and siblings with those of the child’s biological family members, in order to reduce trauma-related to abrupt or frequent placement changes that remove children from safe, successful placements. The bill also requires that a quick reference FACE sheet be created for each child to summarize the status of the child’s case and goals moving forward.

Ron DeSantis Announces $23 Million to Help Mental Health Services From CARES Act

This $23 million in funding, derived from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reinforce mental health support available in Florida and allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to continue providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for Floridians in need.
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Casey DeSantis, DCF Recognize October as Safe Sleep Awareness Month

In 2019, there were at least 69 confirmed infant deaths in Florida as a result of unsafe sleep.
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Casey DeSantis: HHS Sending Almost $5 Million to DCF for Crisis Counseling Program

The grant, which came to almost $5 million, comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds “will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals.”