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Children’s Legal Services – Circuit 6 (State Attorney)

Karen Hill Managing Attorney / Assistant State Attorney Office of Bernie McCabe, State Attorney P.O. Box 5028 Clearwater, Fl 33758 Office: (727) 464-6221

Childrens Network of Hillsborough

Community Based Care Lead Agency for Judicial Circuit 13, Hillsborough County. 9393 N. Fl. Ave., Suite #1100, Tampa, FL 33612, (813) 225-1105

Children’s Network of SW Florida

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. (All of Judicial Circuit 20.) Contact: Nadereh Salim, CEO,, 2232 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239) 226-1524

Safe Children Coalition

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. (All of Judicial Circuit 12) Contact: Brena Slater, CEO Kathleen Cowan, VP of Community Based Care, KCowan@sccfl.or 1500 Independence Blvd. Suite 210 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 371-4799, Ext 190

Family Support Services (C6)

Community Based Care Lead Agency for Pasco and Pinellas counties. (Serving all of Judicial Circuit 6.) FSS also operates in Circuit 4 as the CBC for Duval (Jacksonville) and Nassau counties. Contacts: TBD 8550 Ulmerton Rd., Suite 130, Largo, FL 33771, (727)

Okeechobee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

Jerra Nicol Wisecup, Licensing and Caregiver Support Specialist Communities Connected for Kids 1860 SW Fountainview Blvd, Suite 200, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Office: (772)249-3188

Hillsborough County Family Partnership Alliance

Meets first Saturday of each month Kimberly Hernandez, President 813.209.0504 (This is the Foster & Adoptive Parent Association for Hillsborough, they no longer have that in their name as they have expanded their scope.)

Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

President: Michele Connizzo Vice President: Cindy Spray Secretary: Kelly Lipp Treasurer: Vacant Membership: Kimberlee Peralta Sarasota County Liaison: Ronda Banks DeSoto County Liaison: Vacant. Montly Meetings/Trainings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7pm via Zoom. Visit or for more information

Pinellas County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

7 p.m. On zoom till further notice 2022 Board Veronica Harden-Franklin, President, Dora Starling , Vice President, Melissa Dulos  Secretary, Kristin Woodward, Treasurer, Tan Tanisha Mitchell Membership, Kristin Otis, Sergeant at Arms,

Pasco County Foster Adoptive Parent Association

Christina Morris, President Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Troublecreek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  If you need daycare,