The Florida Children's Council

Brittany Birken, CEO
Stacy Howard, Director of R&D
111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-402-5437

The Florida Children's Services Council is a non-profit association which collectively represents the interests of local Children's Services Councils (CSC), which operate in counties across the state.


CSC of Broward County
Cindy J. Arenberg Seltzer
6600 W. Commercial Boulevard
Lauderhill, FL 33319
Phone: 954-377-1000
Fax: 954-377-1683

Children's Board of Hillsborough County
Kelley Parris
Executive Director
1002 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: 813-204-1723
Fax: 813-228-8122

CSC of Martin County
David Heaton
Executive Director
101 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: 772-288-5758
Fax: 772-288-5799

CSC of St. Lucie County
Sean Boyle
Executive Director
540 NW University Boulevard, Suite 201
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Phone: 772-408-1100
Fax: 772-408-1111

The Kids Hope Alliance
(Formerly) Jacksonville Children's Commission

Joe Peppers
Chief Executive Officer
1095 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: 904-630-6425
Fax: 904-630-4983

JWB - Children's Services Council of Pinellas County
Marcie Biddleman
Executive Director
14155 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: 727-453-5600
Fax: 727-453-5610

Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County
James R. Haj
President & CEO
3150 SW 3rd Avenue (Coral Way), 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33129
Phone: 305-571-5700
Fax: 305-857-9034

CSC of Palm Beach County
Lisa Williams-Taylor
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: 561-740-7000
Fax: 561-835-1956


Learn More About CSC Broward

Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Coalition) | Children's Services Council of Broward County

The Children’s Services Council has been at the forefront in funding programming for children and youth with physical, developmental or behavioral health needs since its inception. In 2004, the Council commissioned Broward County’s Business Plan for Children with Special Needs which became the impetus for establishing a stakeholder group known as the Special Needs Advisory Coalition (SNAC). The SNAC has been instrumental in advocating for system improvements and reducing service gaps.

Primary POC: Marissa Aquino |

2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward
2-1-1 or 954-537-0211

2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.

Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County

Infrastructure building support is provided to local child and family serving nonprofit organizations through our annual Capacity Buildings Mini Grants. Through a competitive grant process, local organizations are awarded funding for capacity building projects, professional business coaching and or fundraising support each year.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille |

Cribs for Kids | Heathy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report that estimated that the risk of infant suffocation increases 20-fold when infants and adults sleep in the same bed. Cribs for Kids provides low-income families with free GRACO Pack ‘n Play® cribs, one crib sheet, and a safe-sleep sack, and counsels parents on the dangers of co-sleeping.

Primary POC: Ashley Sturm | | 954-765-0550 ext. 339

CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County

The CSC offers quality and affordable training workshops for professionals serving children and families in Broward County. Each session is led by instructors that are highly qualified and experienced in their field to provide an optimal learning environment. CEU’s are also offered for many of the completed courses. For a training calendar and to register, please visit our website at

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille |

Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan.
Task Force members create a culture throughout Broward that infuses drowning prevention methodologies, practices, and messages that directly impact families with young children.

Early Literacy Interventions | Reading & Math, Inc.

Reading & Math, Inc., through a partnership with Broward County Public Schools, is implementing the Reading Corps program in Broward County. Florida Reading Corps tutors serve Broward County’s most at-risk students with targeted early literacy interventions. Reading Corps screens all students at designated schools to identify children who are behind on early literacy skills, and develop individualized tutoring plans to meet each child’s needs.

The Faces of CSC

The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
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