Orange County Government, Florida

Family Support Services

Family counseling, children's immunizations

Help for Families

The Neighborhood Centers for Families (NCF) offer many services for families at their locations throughout Orange County. The services include counseling programs, limited health services, and other types of family support services. Descriptions of some of the services provided are listed below. Click here for a list of centers and contact the one that is closest to you to find out what services are offered at that location or any of their other locations throughout Orange County.

Counseling services offered

The Center for Drug Free Living F.O.C.U.S. program provides family, individual, and group counseling, crisis intervention, and parent/family education in an effort to promote healthy, positive relationships and functioning. Services are provided both in school and throughout the community through the Neighborhood Centers for Families.

The Children’s Home Society provides counseling services to individuals and families experiencing a wide range of crisis situations and life stressors. The Program uses a brief therapy solution focused model in working with the clients with problems such as anxiety, grief, depression, and management issues, parent child conflicts, family crisis, adjustment disorders and life transitions. Services are provided both in school and throughout the community through the Neighborhood Centers for Families.

Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, Inc. (STEPS) provides ongoing comprehensive counseling to aid and modify behaviors in individuals and families dealing with mental health and social service issues with an emphasis on prevention. The goal of the program is to assist in the improvement of the quality of family life through nurturing, supportive counseling, and connections to local community-based services and resources. Services are provided through the Neighborhood Centers for Families.

Health Related Services Offered

The health related services described below are provided through the Neighborhood Centers for Families. Click here for a list of centers and contact the one that is closest to you to find out what services are offered at that location or any of their other locations throughout Orange County.

The Orange County Health Department Community Health Nurse provides health screenings and nursing assessments, health education, counseling, and referral; support to families with chronic and acute health problems; back to school immunizations and support for healthy lifestyles. A weekly fluoride program is provided to students at Columbia Elementary School. Nursing services are available to students attending Columbia, Engelwood, Bonneville, Union Park and Cypress Park Elementary Schools and to community residents through the Neighborhood Centers for Families.

Orange County Public Schools provides a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to diagnose and treat minor childhood illnesses, conduct school and sports physicals, and health screenings to children ages 0-18. Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner serves as the school nurse at Walker Middle, Lake Weston and Tangelo Park Elementary Schools. The services are offered through the Neighborhood Centers for Families.

Orlando Regional Healthcare System Teen Xpress program provides regular physical examination and health care screenings for adolescents through school-based clinics, homeless shelters and a mobile resource unit. This is a support service to the Neighborhood Centers for Families system.


Contact Us

Citizens' Commission for Children Administrative Offices
2100 East Michigan Street
Orlando, Florida 32806
Telephone: (407) 836-7610