Address: 2300 Bartram Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Fax: (904) 721-3620
Phone: (904) 721-2711
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Administrator: Melissa Poole
Opened: December 1926
Acres: Approximately 58
Children’s residential-care cottages: 4 (Meninak, Terry Parker, Hatcher, and McGowan residences.)
Children’s ages: School-age children through high school. Additional facilities: (1) A large chapel with attached offices, (2) Mitchell Hall, a two-story building with four apartments for off-duty child care workers, (3) Brown Cottage, a duplex for off-duty child care workers, (4) a swimming pool and a covered pavilion, (5) a gymnasium, (6) a carpenter’s shop, (7) a barn, and (8) a maintenance building.
Maximum number of children: 32
Services offered: residential care, adoptions, foster care, transition to independent living, maternity care counseling, and referrals.
Located east/southeast of the downtown area, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Jacksonville campus is known as the “Baptist Home for Children.” It operated under the direction and financial support of three nearby Baptist associations (Black Creek, Northeast Florida, and Jacksonville) for 72 years before merging with Florida Baptist Children’s Homes on Jan. 1, 1999. The Baptist Home for Children has a long and proud history of helping a lot of boys and girls at a time in their lives when they were most in need.
Are you a former resident of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Jacksonville campus? If so, you may want to catch up with some old friends. Check out our list of former residents’ e-mail addresses, and list your own so that others may find you.