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Board Member

Martie Gillen (Gainesville), contact Martie . . .

Foster Florida Foster Florida began in November of 2015 on Orphan Sunday fueled by a passion to bring awareness to our community about the need for strong families to step into foster care, and the need for them to be

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)

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