A Child's Life

"Our kids give us a life beyond ourselves. You gave us the chance to be parents again."

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Central Florida

Every year, we help more than 12,000 kids and families in Central Florida. 

We're determined to create brighter futures for our children. And we succeed.  

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Our community

See how we change lives.

Step up. Give today and turn the life around for a child in need. 

Find out how you can get involved.

Advocate. Take a stand on issues that affect kids' lives.

The Faine House

faine house logoWhat happens to teens in foster care on their 18th birthdays?

No cake. No celebration.

They're thrust into adulthood. Immediately.

Some will sleep on the streets that night. Some will drop out of high school. Few have a chance.

Until now. The Faine House will offer something else: Hope.

Learn more. Get involved.


Can we serve you?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Is your child struggling with a mental health challenge?

Are you expecting or have a child younger than age 3? Need advice and guidance?

Could your child benefit from counseling?

Are you a new parent looking for guidance and support?

Need help with a challenging teen?

Expecting a baby, but have questions?

Can't find the service you're looking for? Try searching through United Way 211.

Upcoming events

The inaugural Run for Hope 5K will take place on Saturday January 21 at Lake Eola, benefitting The Faine House, a program of Children's Home Society of Florida. Visit www.FaineHouse5K.org for more information and to register today! To learn more, contact Robin Longley.

Central Florida affiliates

View our local community affiliates.

Local contacts

Main number: (321) 397-3000
Fax: (407) 681-5478
482 S. Keller Road
Orlando, FL 32810

Tara Hormell
Executive Director

Valerie Mardle
Philanthropy Director

For adoption and foster care inquires:

Sharon Shoemaker
(407) 262-7688 


Meredith Bekemeyer
Charitable Giving Director

Kevin Little
Resource Development Specialist

Kara Kerlin
Community Engagement Specialist

Specific career questions?

Meet our local board.

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