Eckerd in the News

Davis, Silver Named Finalist for Children’s Hero Awards

Two people from Lincoln County, North Carolina have been chosen as finalists for 2015 Children’s Heroes of the Year awards benefiting Eckerd. These awards recognize those unsung heroes who have had a profound and positive impact on the lives of children.

Changing Lives One Campfire at a Time

Girls are taught important life skills at Eckerd E-Nini-Hassee, a 840-acre therapeutic school for girls in Floral City, FL. They practice assertive communication, setting boundaries and healthy ways to express emotions, even painful ones.

Tampa Bay Program Eases Kids into Foster Care

Eckerd's Rooms of Hope and It's My Bag are working to support children entering the foster care system. Both programs work to ensure children have necessary items such as clothes and toiletries, as well as a sense of worth.

A Look at Gov. Scott’s Proposed DCF Budget

Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed nearly $80 million of the budget go to the Department of Children and Families, with a focus on the agency’s number one priority — improving child safety and eliminating preventable child deaths.