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A Message From Our CEO

Welcome to Community Partnership for Children.  Thank you for your time and interest in learning about us and the children we serve.  Our agency is one of twenty child welfare lead agencies in Florida under the community-based care model.  Together, with our community partners we serve the citizens of Volusia, Flagler and Putnam Counties.

My career in child welfare spans 26 years and has made me a great believer in the possibilities strong community partnerships offer to an organization.  Our agency partnerships provide us with many benefits:  they are vital to building long-term capacity and sustaining our comprehensive System-of-Care; they have helped to increase awareness of our program within the community; they provide us with expertise resources which we use to improve services; and they provide us with diverse talents to address our challenges. 

I encourage you to search our website and learn about our many partners. In our articles, newsletters and annual reports, you will read about the unique ways local businesses, organizations and individuals have found to support our mission.  For example, Calvary Christian Center has helped us by hosting various conferences, foster and adoption recruitment events and a clothing closet for our families.  The Salty Church has hosted adoption matching events and foster parent recruitment events.  TD Bank helps sponsor our annual Friends of Children breakfast each year and their team members volunteer at many fundraising events.  The Center for Business Excellence partnered with us on a grant to help support our foster teen mentor program.  Kidds Are First and Rock Fashions launched a clothing boutique for foster children.  The Port Orange South Daytona Rotary Club and Jennifer Ferguson of Raymond James lead our annual holiday toy drive each year to help provide gifts for over 500 children.  These are just a few examples of the tremendous difference a community can make in the mission of child protection.  I am hopeful you too will find your unique way to get involved.

Our team focuses on keeping children safe and building strong families. As I reach out to the community and talk to concerned citizens, I explain that we all must join together to help provide these families with the resources they need.  It is the only way we will succeed. 

Thank you for your interest in our children. Let’s do great things together.

Mark Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Community Partnership for Children

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