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For more than 20 years, FamiliesFirst Network has served children who have been abused or neglected in Northwest Florida. In our 2023 fiscal year:

Our team members share our mission of “helping people” every day. Some of their stories are below.

All interview requests must be made through our Marketing and Communications department. For assistance, please call 850-503-8164.

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Team Member of the Quarter Carol (left) with her supervisor Allie Ledford (right)

Congratulations to Team Member of the Quarter Carol!

Carol Hernandez, senior child welfare case manager in Shalimar, has been named Team Member of the Quarter for FamiliesFirst Network! Carol was recognized for helping coordinate a young child’s return to her mother in Guatemala – a feat that took months of preparation, including working with government officials, ensuring the child’s belongings were packed, and […]

Kia Autosport Pensacola and Hanto + Clarke General Contractors support FamiliesFirst Network

Thank you to Kia AutoSport Pensacola for highlighting FamiliesFirst Network during April through the Kia Cares in the Community initiative! Kia collected donations of items for children and families to use when they visit our service centers, as well as car seats for case managers and foster parents to use for safely transporting children. One […]

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LifeView Group named VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer

Pensacola, Fla. (May 1, 2024) – LifeView Group has been designated a VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer for 2024, recognizing the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. LifeView Group supports veterans and their families through its three affiliates: Currently, 160 veterans work at LifeView Group sites across […]

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FamiliesFirst Network to host Adoption Family Spring Fest

Community members interested in becoming adoptive parents are invited to join FamiliesFirst Network for an Adoption Family Spring Fest. This day of games, food and prizes will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liza Jackson Park, 338 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Activities will include face painting, […]

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FamiliesFirst Network 2023 Team Member of the Year

Katy McHenry was overwhelmed and humbled to learn she was selected to be FamiliesFirst Network 2023 Team Member of the Year. In 2001 Katy started working in Lakeview Center’s Special Populations Network (SPN) program. (Lakeview Center is an affiliate of her parent organization, LifeView Group). She worked on a grant funded program to reduce recidivism […]

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2024 Rising Stars announced

Pensacola, FL (February 12, 2024) – Read about the 2024 Rising Stars announced in InWeekly. The Pensacola publication recognized two of our FamiliesFirst Network team members. Peers, clients and bosses see the young professionals as leaders in the community. 2024 Rising Stars announced online include our two honorees: Autumn Cherry, quality, fidelity and practice improvements […]

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Free summit on human trafficking in January

Pensacola, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2023) – Make plans to attend a free summit on human trafficking in January. Human trafficking can affect anyone at any given moment. On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, LifeView Group will share education on recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of human trafficking. They also will share […]

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We welcome Eric Barley

Pensacola, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2023) – We welcome Eric Barley, CPA, to the LifeView Group team as our new Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for administrative support areas including accounting and finance, information services and client business services and will oversee facility operations and emergency management. Eric has more than 15 years of executive […]

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Runner-up Best Boss

Pensacola, Fla. (August 17, 2023) – Allison Hill is named runner-up Best Boss by Inweekly’s 2023 Best of the Coast. New among winners this year a special “Rest of the Best” edition announced all of the runner’s up. We are proud to say LifeView Group president and CEO Allison Hill was selected! Every year, the […]