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Thrive Support Group for Adoptive and Foster Parents

Run by Haley Long – Meet First Wednesday of each month at Green House Church

Guardian Ad Litem – Circuit 8

Angela Armstrong, Circuit Director Eighth Judicial Circuit 14 S. Main Street, Suite A Gainesville, Florida 32601 Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union 352-374-3656

Partnership for Strong Families (C8)

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties. (All of Judicial Circuits 3 & 8.) Contact: Stephen Pennypacker, CEO/President,, 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607, (352) 359-0157,

Children’s Legal Services – Circuit 8 (DCF)

Kelsey Burnette Managing Attorney 1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building G, Gainesville, Florida 32601 Mailing Address: 1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J, MS 13/04, Gainesville, Florida 32601 Phone: 352-415-6158 FAX: (352) 955-6298 E-mail:   (Also covers Circuit 3)

Kids First of Levy County FAPA

Joyce Barber, President 352.528.6761

Tri-County Foster Adoptive Parent Association – Dixie, Gilchrist & Levy Counties

Simon Flatt, Committee Chair 352.562.9020

Alachua County Foster Adoptive Parent Association

Christy VanValey Conner- President, 352-681-6954 Lori Listzwan- Vice President Treasurer- Jerrod Pfeffer Secretary- (TBD) At Large Members- Ron Locke Carol Ruth Rebekkah Faul Robert Reeves