A natural fit: How aligned services keep children and families together in Jacksonville

There is rarely one single factor that causes children to be placed in foster care. Trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, health issues and more all place overlapping pressures on a family’s underlying foundation until the mortar cracks and the bricks begin to tumble. Shoring up those supports — or better yet, preventing them from weakening in the first place — requires more than one kind of intervention.

Learn how Family Support Services of North Florida has combined forces with local partners to build a Community of Hope and provide almost every service imaginable to one of Jacksonville’s most economically distressed communities through the Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center in the New Town neighborhood.