Who We Are

Welcome to Eckerd – one of the largest nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. We are an established national leader that has given much needed second chances to more than 150,000 children since 1968. Founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, our organization provides life changing child welfare,  juvenile justice, work force development and behavioral health programs to more than 18,500 children and families every year.

Our mission to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance drives every action Eckerd takes. Built on a bedrock of solution-oriented programs, Eckerd assists both public and private organizations by sharing its best practices and advocating for system reform across the nation.

Through our breadth and depth of services, commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become the first name in second chances with 45+ years of success.

Accreditations & Recognition