Chandra, 17, whose adopted father died when she was 11, has been living at E-Nini-Hassee, a therapeutic school and transitional housing for girls, for nearly three years, She says she’s excited to get back home to live with her mother, after being in the custody of DCF.
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As many as a fourth of all teenagers are suffering from crippling anxiety disorders. Claire Caviness, 15, has been at E-Nini-Hassee, an Eckerd Kids program, for nearly eight months, to treat her severe anxiety disorder.
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.
This is the story of Paxton Lewis, age 17, who grew in an unstable household and became involved with drugs and alcohol at a young age. She was helped by E-Nini-Hassee, Eckerd's residential program for girls in Floral City.