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The Eckerd Kids mission is to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance. Our vision is to ensure that each child has the opportunity to succeed. Eckerd Kids operates on the basis of several key values: We base our concepts upon a belief in God and respect for all. Youth always comes first. Services should focus on the family. Local communities must be engaged and empowered. We hold ourselves accountable for achieving superior outcomes. We engage people from a strength-based perspective. We are good financial stewards. We build strong and lasting partnerships. We have the courage to innovate and change. Everything we do is supported by one or more of these values. This is what drives us and helps us make sure that, no matter what, the children and families we serve are our top priority.
Welcome to Eckerd Kids - one of the largest nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. We are an established national leader that has given much needed second chances to nearly 200,000 children since 1968. Founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, our organization provides life-changing child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and workforce development programs to over 25,000 children and families annually.
Our mission to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance drives every action Eckerd Kids takes. Built on a bedrock of solution-oriented programs, Eckerd Kids assists both public and private organizations by sharing its best practices and advocating for system reform across the nation.
Through our breadth and depth of services, commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd Kids has become the first name in second chances with 45+ years of success.