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FamiliesFirst Network provides child welfare, foster care and adoption services in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. We see families through some of their most vulnerable moments, helping children who have experienced abuse or neglect to know safety and stability. FamiliesFirst Network is a non-profit 501c3 organization, operating with support from our community. See our Community Impact Report here.

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Operation Santa

Christmas is around the corner, and FamiliesFirst Network is coming together with Northwest Florida Health Network, our community partners and the local faith community to help 2,000 children celebrate the magic of Christmas. As one of Operation Santa’s helpers, you can make Christmas special for children in our local community. Without the generosity of donors like you, most of these children in our care would not receive any gifts during the holidays.

Operation Santa

How you can help

  1. Giving to FamiliesFirst Network – on a one-time or monthly basis – can help local foster families cover expenses such as child care, which could otherwise be a hurdle keeping families from taking in foster children at all.
  2. Send items for children coming into foster care – available on our Amazon Wish List. Your gifts ship directly to our case managers, who distribute to the children in need.
  3. You can also shop at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases to our programs —no fees, no extra cost. Sign up on Amazon Smile and choose FamiliesFirst Network as your benefitting charity.
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How your gift helps

Over the past few years, FamiliesFirst Network has seen a growing number of children come into the child welfare system – and with increasingly complex medical and behavioral health needs.

These children need strong, caring families to wrap them in love and provide safe homes. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call 1-866-216-0118. For those not yet ready to become foster parents themselves, we encourage you to support local foster parents in our community.

Your monthly gift ($10, $25 or an amount of your choosing) can help local foster families cover expenses such as child care, which could otherwise be a hurdle keeping families from taking in foster children at all.

Compassionate individuals like you are the heart of our organization. Thank you for helping FamiliesFirst Network make an impact in so many people’s lives.

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