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Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist Health Care announced plans June 26, to build a new full-scale hospital at Brent Lane and I-110 as part of a long-term master plan to transform the way health care is provided according to a press release. The initial footprint is expected to be just over 650,000 square feet of patient care space, and […]

June is National Reunification Month

June is National Reunification Month

June is National Reunification Month making it a time to recognize the people and efforts focused on helping families stay together. Lakeview Center is encouraging the public to celebrate the families who overcame obstacles to providing a safe and loving home for their children and reunified after their child was placed in the child welfare […]

My’onia’s creativity guides her

My’onia’s creativity guides her

Meet My’onia, an amazing 13-year-old youth with diverse and creative interests. She is an A and B student and plays the king baritone horn in her school band. My’onia enjoys playing video games, watching anime, skating and spending time with her friends. She dreams of becoming an artist or a singer when she grows up. […]

Unity Day celebrates diversity, condemns bullying

Unity Day celebrates diversity, condemns bullying

Clad in orange, students of Navarre High School (NHS) celebrated Unity Day Oct. 24 as part of an annual national anti-bullying campaign. The event at NHS is coordinated by the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club each year. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Family Match improves Florida foster care system

Family Match improves Florida foster care system

November is National Adoption Month. This month Navarre Press will be featuring content about the adoption process as well as children up for adoption in our area. Following the launch of the Family Match program by FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview Center earlier this year, there has been success in matching adoptable children with forever homes […]

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

At age 16 Christopher Dykes walked away from the church without looking back. As he launched out into independence, he also launched into experimentation with illegal substances. Dykes said that for nearly 17 years he tried to fill the void of loneliness with everything from alcohol to marijuana to cocaine. Read the full article in […]

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Before a board of professionals well-versed in dealing with the opioid crisis, one resident of Navarre posed a question that has often gone unasked during the Navarre Opioids Town Hall at Community of Christ Church on May 22. He asked the group of treatment professionals, first responders and law enforcers what can be done for […]

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

On average, children receive their first cell phone at age 10 the New York Times reports. At that age, children lack the basic foundations of impulse control and important judgement making skills, but in many instances these children now have access to the internet and all that that entails. Read the full article in the […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, and FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) of Lakeview Center wants the community to know how they can help keep children safe from harm. Last year, the Florida Abuse hotline referred 11,000 calls from the four-county area to the Department of Children and Families for investigation to determine if children could […]

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

FamiliesFirst Network of (FFN) Lakeview Center launched a new technology Feb. 15 that will improve compatibility matching and reduce wait times for adoptive parents to be matched with foster children in need of forever homes. “Selfless Love Foundation is a Florida-based nonprofit whose mission is to transform and enrich the lives of current and former […]

STOP opioid addiction

STOP opioid addiction

When Gov. Rick Scott declared the opioid abuse epidemic a state health emergency in Florida, thousands of dollars in state and federal moneys became available for treatment facilities. Lakeview Center is expanding their treatment to create a new free opioid treatment program called STOP (State Targeted Opioid Program). Opioids are a class of drugs, often […]

Child abuse trauma leaves lifelong scars inside

Child abuse trauma leaves lifelong scars inside

Steven, a teen from Walla Walla, Washington, did what so many other teens do: He smoked weed and took an array of other drugs. He was put on probation for criminal offenses and, at the age of 17, he nearly killed himself from an overdose. This article is part of a series focused on National […]