"I need help for a child." It's a phrase we hear often from government agencies, community support resources, and individual families. We understand that because we offer such a wide variety of program and services for the more than 1,500 children and families we help each day, it’s difficult to know where and how to begin.
The majority of children and families we help come to us through referring governmental agencies or community resources including: the Florida Department of Children and Families, Family Support Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, and United Way. In coordination with these agencies, Daniel assists children and families that qualify for Medicaid to determine the level of care needed, and then guide them through the process of obtaining the referral and health care funding required to initiate care.
However, if you have or know of a child in need and are not associated with one of the agencies listed above, do not hesitate to explore our programs below and contact someone at Daniel with your questions. If we can’t help you directly, you can be confident we’ll connect you with someone who can.
Whether you are from a referring agency or a member of a family with a child in need, determining which of our programs may be a fit for the child is the first step. Please read the following situations to explore which programs may provide the guidance and support you seek.
Q: Is the child experiencing severe symptoms of emotional or mental distress that makes it difficult or impossible for he or she to safely reside at home or attend school?
A: One of Daniel’s Residential Treatment programs may provide the help and support needed.
Q: Is the child able to safely reside at home, but experiencing academic or behavioral issues? Or, is the child’s family struggling to provide a safe and stable home for him or her?
A: Review Daniel’s Community Care programs to see if there is a good fit.
Q: Do you know a teen who has become homeless or at-risk of becoming homelessness?
A: Daniel’s Independent Living program may be able to help.
Q: Are you, or do you know someone, considering adopting a child or putting an unborn child up for adoption. Are you, or do you know, an adopted adult now seeking your birth relatives?
A: Our Florida Adoption Information Center is the first place you should turn.
Q: Is the child incarcerated or leaving incarceration?
A: See if one of Daniel’s Delinquency Intervention programs could be of service