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    Investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to Florida's children, families and communities.

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Founded in 1989, The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to shaping prevention policy and investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to our state's children, families and communities.

Innovative Initiatives

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida identifies, funds, supports and tests innovative programs to improve the life outcomes of children, preserve and strengthen families and promote healthy behavior and functioning in society, recognizing that the wisest money spent is on prevention.

Prevent Child Abuse Florida

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America). The chapter implements primary prevention activities and advocates for policies and initiatives to strengthen Florida's families and communities so children can grow and develop through healthy, safe and nurturing experiences.

Healthy Families Florida

Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. The program improves childhood outcomes and increases family self-sufficiency by empowering parents through education and community support.

CEO Doug Sessions with Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran and HFF Executive Director Jennifer Ohlsen

Daniel Webster Award

Healthy Families Florida

Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran accepted the Daniel Webster Leadership Award during the Healthy Families Florida Annual Leadership Meeting in Orlando. This annual award recognizes individuals for their outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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Two New Initiatives Announced

Florida Children's Initiatives

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida named the Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise in Tampa and Overtown Children and Youth Coalition in Miami as the two newest Florida Children's Initiatives. The designation indicates the areas have been recognized as severely disadvantaged and provides guidance for coordinating programs to address the critical needs of children and their families while directing efforts to rebuild the basic infrastructure of the communities.

These two new initiatives join Paramore Kidz Zone in Orlando, New Town Success Zone in Jacksonville and the Miami Children's Initiative in Miami, which were named in previous years. All five communities are guided by the successful principles employed by the internationally renowned Harlem Children's Zone.

Chris Evert Charities

Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic

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Join Chrissie at the Delray Beach Tennis Center for two fun-filled days of great tennis action. Each year, well-known personalities join Chrissie for fun, fast-paced, competitive matches to raise money to help at-risk families throughout Florida.

Speak Up

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected in Florida, the law requires you to report it to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). For more information on reporting child abuse and neglect, please read Report Abuse, It's the Law.

We invite you to join us in making children a priority in your community. Prevention is our middle name, but it is everyone's responsibility. Doug Sessions, CEO and President