Nationally Recognized Continuum of Care

Eckerd offers a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health and child welfare services to nearly 15,000 children and their families annually. We offer more than 30 different privately funded and publicly funded services, and also are an experienced partner with helping states manage and transform public systems of care.

Privately Funded Services

Eckerd Raising Hope is a program of Eckerd’s private division and supported solely through private contributions and community volunteerism. Eckerd Raising Hope’s mission is to provide much-needed resource assistance to children and families that provides for their emergency, enrichment and transitional needs when government (public) funds fall short, and that promotes their well-being and instills in them a sense of pride and dignity. LEARN MORE

Publicly Funded Services

A full continuum of care of publicly funded services are available throughout the United States and range from Prevention and Community-Based, to Residential and Aftercare. For these services, the at-risk youth we serve are referred to us through a wide variety of contracts with public entities such as Departments of Juvenile Justice, Departments of Children and Families, Departments of Education, and more.

Publicly Funded Systems

Eckerd is an experienced partner in helping states manage and transform publicly funded systems of care. For example, Eckerd Community Alternatives, a program of Eckerd, serves as the lead agency (system manager) for community-based child welfare services in Florida’s Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Governed by a community-based board, Eckerd has developed a collaborative publicly funded system of care for the safety, well-being and permanency of vulnerable and at risk children, while strengthening and supporting families. In its role as lead agency, Eckerd provides adoption support; child abuse prevention; child placement; contract and fiscal oversight; foster home management; performance and data management; resource development; and utilization management. LEARN MORE