Eckerd in the News

Non-Profit Rewards Palmetto Teen

Kashley Sonnier, a sixteen-year old in Palmetto, LA entered the Eckerd Wraparound program in May of 2015, because she had been struggling with behavioral issues. They were able to provide the teen with a newly decorated bedroom.

Wraparound Agency Plans Open House Next Week

The Eckerd Acadiana Area Wraparound Agency will host an open house on October 28, 2015. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the agency, which serves children and teenagers struggling with mental health and addiction disorders who are at risk of being placed outside the home.

Biz Beat: Alexandria Nonprofit Director Recognized

National nonprofit Eckerd recently recognized Elizabeth “EJ” Babcock as its Director of the Year. EJ Babcock is director of Eckerd's CenLa Wraparound Agency, which coordinates state services for at-risk youth in and around Alaxandria, Louisiana.

Project Bridge: Not Just Tooling Around

Andrew Anglin, age 17, is an intern at Alltek Services, an IT company based in Lakeland that has recently joined with Eckerd, a non-profit organization that gives youth with a troubled past second chances through its Project Bridge program.

No Place to Go

In Western North Carolina the Foster Care System cannot keep pace with the number of children in need.

More Foster Parents Sought as Need Grows

Right now, in Hillsborough County, there are 3,000 kids in the foster care system managed by Eckerd Youth Alternatives. The organization and families alike say the rewards you will get by becoming a foster family outweigh any sacrifices.