Florida Network

Meet Renee E. Layman

With the addition of the SNAP program to the Florida Network membership, we opened our family to new organizations that bring their own expertise to the collective Network capacity.  Renée Layman, President and CEO of the Center for Child Counseling may be a new face to many of you, but she and her team have…

Florida Network Origin

45 Years and Counting-

Happy Anniversary Everyone! This thing we do didn’t happen overnight you know. Just like the fingerprint of the Magna Carta will forever be on our Constitution, the 1984 Report from the Statewide Task Force on Runaway and Troubled Youth predates the CINS/FINS Statute 984. If you take the time to read the report, embedded here,…

Meet Linda Sessions- Counselor, Artist, Mother.

Linda Sessions is the Clinical Supervisor at member agency, Hillsborough County Children’s Services, and prior Executive Director of Neighborhood Partner member agency, Tampa Housing Authority. When an astute Networker observed that her family photos included two new little faces, we got curious, and asked her if we could profile her remarkable story of service in…

Pride Month

Hello Networkers, and Happy Pride! My name is Reef and I use they/them pronouns. As the new intern at the Florida Network, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I felt inspired to create a blog post that could have a lasting impact on your understanding of the history of this time, of the…

THE FN BLOG

Greetings Networkers,  Behold a beautiful moment.  If you are reading this then you are working towards thousands of joyful outcomes just like this one. Click the pic for video from Safe Children Coalition in Sarasota, FL. Have you ever worked with that one person who just takes everything to the next level? Click the photo…

A Storm is Coming

Hurricane season begins Monday, June 1, and continues through Thanksgiving weekend. We know from experience (so much experience!) that it is not if, but when, the next hurricane will threaten our communities, and potentially disrupt services.  Thanks to our Universal Agreement every Florida Network agency has a safe option waiting for them should they need…

The FN Blog

Redemption Starts Here! Let’s make this right and put it behind us.  No hard feelings. All we want is 75 more responses to our Spring Virtual QIC event. If you were there, and you remember it, click this adorable photo of Scout and tell us what you think. We get it. You are really busy…