Florida's Center for


Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Community Base Care Lead Agency Contacts

NOTE: Click on the name of the agency to visit that agency's website. Click on the person's name to contact them via email.

Northwest Region

First Circuit
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties

Families First Network of Lakeview
Shawn Salimida
1221 West Avery St., Bldg B 
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 453-7745

Second Circuit Fourteenth Circuit
Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla & Washington Counties

Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc.
Mike Watkins CEO
525 North Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 410-1020

Northeast Region

Third Circuit Eighth Circuit
Alachua, Baker,Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, Taylor & Union Counties

Partnership for Strong Families
Stephen Pennypacker CEO
5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 393-2740

Fourth Circuit
Duval & Nassau Counties

Family Support Services of North Florida Inc.
Lee Kaywork CEO
1300 Riverplace Blvd.,
Suite 700
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 421-5800

Fourth Circuit
Clay County

Kids First of Florida, Inc.
Irene Toto CEO
1726 Kingsley Ave. Suite 2
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 278-5644 Ext. 2005

Seventh Circuit
St. Johns County

St. Johns County Board of Commissioners/Family Integrity Program
Shawna Novak CEO
200 San Sebastian View, Ste 2300
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-6089

Seventh Circuit
Flagler, Volusia & Putnam Counties

Community Partnership for Children, Inc.
Mark Jones CEO
135 Executive Circle, 2nd floor
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 238-4900

Central Region

Fifth Circuit
Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion & Sumter Counties

Kids Central, Inc.
John Cooper CEO
901 Industrial Drive
Suite 200
Wildwood, FL 34785
(352) 387-3413

Ninth Circuit Eighteenth Circuit
Orange, Osceola, & Seminole Counties

Community Based Care of Central Florida
Glen Casel CEO/President
4001 Pelee St.
Orlando, Fl 32825
(321) 441-2060

Tenth Circuit
Hardee, Highlands, & Polk Counties

Heartland For Children
Terri Saunders CEO
P.O. Box 1017
1239 East Main St.
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 519-8900 Ext. 201

Eighteenth Circuit
Brevard County

Brevard Family Partnership
Dr. Patricia Nellius CEO
2301 Eau Gallie Prkwy, Suite 4
Melbourne, Florida 32935
(321) 752-34650

Suncoast Region

Twelfth Circuit
Sarasota, Manatee & Desoto Counties

Sarasota Family YMCA, Safe Children Coalition
Brena Slater Vice President
One South School Avenue, Suite 301
Sarasota, Fl 34237
(941) 371-4799

Thirteenth Circuit
Hillsborough County

Eckerd Connects
Genet Stewart
Executive Director
9393 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 471-0006

Twentieth Circuit
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties

Children's Network of SW Florida
Nadereh Salim CEO
2232 Altamont Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(239 )226-1524

Sixth Circuit
Pasco Pinellas Counties

Eckerd Connects
Brian Bostic
Executive Director
Community Based Services
8550 Ulmerton Road, Suite 130, Largo, Fl 33771
(727) 456-0600

Southeast Region

Fifteenth Circuit
Palm Beach County

ChildNet Palm Beach County
Emilo Benitez President and CEO
4100 Okeechobee Blvd
W. Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 352-2375

Larry Rein(561) 352-2375

Seventeenth Circuit
Broward County

ChildNet Broward County

Emilio Benitez, CEO
1100 W. McNab Rd.
Ft.Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 414-6000

Lourdes Pons, COO


Nineteenth Circuit
Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee & St. Lucie Counties

Communties Connected for Kids
Carol DeLoach CEO
10570 S Federal Hwy, Suite 300
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 873-7800

Southern Region

Eleventh Circuit Sixteenth Circuit
Dade Monroe County

Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
George Sheldon
401 N.W. 2nd Ave. South Tower 10th Floor
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 455-6000