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First Coast Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Meets via Zoom Link the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. (except Summer & Holidays) Guest Speaker followed by Foster Closet Support Group Meeting. Please RSVP by Wednesday prior to meeting to or (904) 718-0698 Family

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

Clay County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

Tracy Watford, President,, 904-704-6012  

Guardian Ad Litem – Circuit 4

Melinda Brown, Circuit Director Fourth Judicial Circuit 214 N. Hogan Street, 6th Floor, Suite 6400 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Clay, Duval, Nassau Phone: 904-255-8440 Fax: 904-255-8356

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 4 (DCF)

Tricia L. Meisner, Esquire Managing Attorney 921 N. Davis St., Suite B360 Jacksonville, FL 32209 Phone: (904) 359-2541 FAX: (904) 798-4903 E-mail:

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)

Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.

Community Based Care Lead Agency for Duvall & Nassau counties. (One of 2 CBCs service Judicial Circuit 4.) Contact: Bob Miller, CEO,, 1300 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 700, Jacksonville FL 32207, (904) 432-2710

Kids First of Florida, Inc.

Community Based Care Lead Agency for Clay County. (One of two CBCs serving of Judicial Circuit 4.) Contact: Irene Toto, CEO,, 1726 Kingsley Ave.,Suite C-2, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 278-5644 Ext. 2005