Kids First of Florida (KFF) is the community based care agency providing child welfare and foster care services to the residents of Clay County.  Kids First of Florida is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. 
Formed as Clay & Baker Kids Net in 2003, KFF is one of 19 lead agencies in the state of Florida delivering services to children and  families dealing with issues of abuse and neglect. 

In 2008, after redistricting by the Department of Children and Families, KFF’s target area was narrowed to focus only on the residents of Clay County, and the Board of the agency chose the new name to reflect our commitment to putting kids first.

Kids First of Florida works with families whose children are either at risk of abuse of neglect or who have already been victims of abuse or neglect. KFF is responsible for finding and funding placements for every child in foster care, including specialized therapeutic treatment programs.

We believe that every child deserves a loving home, and our staff works in partnership with the Department of Children and Families, the Clay County court system, the Clay County school system, other community agencies, and a volunteer network to provide opportunities for families to develop the skills necessary to provide a safe stable environment for their children.

When returning home is not an option, KFF is tasked with finding the most appropriate alternate placement for the children in our care, and we work hard to find forever families for every child. We are building a healthier community, one family at a time.


No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance administered by the department and its providers. Any applicant or participant who believes he or she has been denied  services may file a complaint with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights or the Department of Children and Families, Office of Civil Rights within 180 days of the alleged violation.