Parental Resources

St. Johns County Recreation Youth Activities

PACT Prevention Coalition was formed to solidify a network of county, state and private organizations with the common goal of preventing substance abuse disorders among people of all ages. Click for more.

4-H Youth Development Program – Looking for something fun and educational for youth? Join a 4-H Club! The St. Johns County 4-H program is free to join and open to youth ages 5-18. 4-H provides an opportunity to work with other youth and caring adults to develop life skills, leadership and citizenship through a series of informal learning experiences that may focus on animal, plant, or marine science, public speaking, sewing, consumer education, entrepreneurship, personal development, environmental education and more! Call (904) 209-0430 or drop by the St. Johns County 4-H Office at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive for more information. Click for more.

Betty Griffin House provides emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children and temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime. Other support services available to shelter residents and nonresidents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, case management, civil legal representation, and court advocacy. Betty Griffin House provides all services to men who are abused with separate accommodations. Click for more.

Early Learning Coalition of Putnam & St. Johns Counties. The ELC serves parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to pre-kindergarten through various family services including helping parents find quality child care, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten enrollment, assisting parents eligible for subsidized child care with the application process and early literacy programs. More information here: www.elcpsj.org.

EPIC was created to provide substance abuse prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare services. EPIC also provides mental health counseling services under the supervision of licensed professionals. In addition, EPIC is an affiliate organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Click for more.

Project SOS is committed to strengthening families by empowering parents and educating youth to make healthy choices. Click for more.

Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Click for more.

St. Johns County Health Department is part of the Public Health System. What are Public Health and the Public Health System? Public Health addresses the root causes of disease and the requirements for keeping the population healthy. It aims to achieve community health in a way that respects the rights of individuals in the local community. The Public Health System is the local, state, federal, and international agencies, organizations, and staff that provide public health services. Click for more.

St. Francis House provides emergency shelter, food, and social services to the homeless in St. Johns County every day of the year. Along with food and shelter, we also offer clothing, laundry, showers, identification, drug/alcohol intervention, job referrals, spiritual guidance and counseling. Click for more.

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a nonprofit organization providing services to boys from the age of six to 18 who are in need of residential therapeutic services due to abuse and or neglect. Since its inception in 1988, SAYS has strived to meet the needs of these children and to provide optimal care. Click for more.

Girl Scouts provides an accepting and nurturing environment where, in partnership with committed adults, girls develop assets that will serve them all their lives: leadership, decision-making skills, and social conscience. Through activities that are fun and personally challenging, girls develop self-esteem based on achievement. Click for more.

Boys & Girls Clubs "To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens." We help young people achieve positive life outcomes using a holistic, research-based, nationally developed youth development program that is proven to promote leadership, character, health, and career development. Generous community support and extensive collaboration allows us to help Northeast Florida’s least advantaged young people achieve solid, measurable, positive life outcomes. Click for more.

Hastings Youth Academy is a moderate risk, secure 184 bed juvenile facility with an average length of stay of 6 to 9 months. This program has three components— Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) slots, Intensive Mental Health Treatment slots and Specialized Mental Health Treatment slots. A psychologist is on staff full time and psychiatric consultation is available 8 hours per week.  St. Johns County School Board provides on site educational services to include both high school and GED courses of study. Vocational training consists of food services preparation. Sex offender treatment is NOT provided. Uniforms and all youth clothing are provided. Medical services are provided (7) days a week, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Click for more.


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