1884 Giving Society event benefits children on First Coast


Daniel, Florida’s oldest child service agency, recently hosted its annual 1884 Giving Society event at its Belfort Road campus in Southpoint.

The outdoor event celebrated the generosity of the nonprofit’s loyal donors and enabled them to see how their gifts are making a positive impact with opportunities to tour one of their newly renovated residential treatment cottages and to get a peek at the cottage currently under construction.

The organization, originally established as an orphanage, is today a multi-service agency that helps thousands of children, youth and families through a variety of programs.

Program services include a residential treatment/statewide inpatient psychiatric program, specialized therapeutic foster care, Project Prepare (a homeless youth program), case management and support, Daniel Academy School, school-based support, a school-based mental health program, a community adult mental health program, Daniel Memorial Institute and the Florida Adoption Information Center.

Daniel is named after James Jaquelin Daniel, the legendary Jacksonville community leader who dedicated his time, wealth and life to the betterment of children.