LSF Office Status
In general, our policy is and remains that if a local school district is closed, then our offices are officially closed. We may also extend an office closing whenever health, safety or other operational risks have been identified and resolved. Yet, there will be times when we need staff to work remotely or provide support for our clients (particularly in the Case Management Organizations and with our Youth Shelters). We remain committed to helping our employees recover from damage and loss realized from Hurricane Irma and want to reiterate safety as our number one priority. We also remain committed to the clients we serve and want to get back to helping them rebuild their lives as soon as possible.
The current office situation (as of 5:30 pm Friday 9/15) is:
- LSF Central Office, Head Start Statewide Administration and Family Childcare Food Program will reopen on Monday, September 18.
- LSF Health Systems in Duval County will reopen on Monday, September 18.
- Refugee and Immigration Services in Hillsborough County will reopen on Monday, September 18. Miami-Dade, Orange and Pinellas Counties has no power at their facilites and we will have an update over the weekend.
- Comprehensive Refugees Services in Sarasota will reopen on Monday September 18. Naples facility has no power and we will have an update over the weekend. Fort Myers has damage to their building and will report to work at 3615 Central Ave, Suite 4 at the Non-Residential Administrative Office.
- Case Management Organizations in Lee and Pinellas Counties will reopen on Monday, September 18.
- Oasis Youth Shelter staff will be contacted by their supervisors as we need to care for our children.
- Lippman Youth Shelter in Broward remains closed until power is restored and facility can be inspected.
- Guardianship program in Sarasota is without power and will have an update over the weekend.
- Pensacola and programs in the Northwest Region reopened on Wednesday September 13.
Head Start/Early Head Start Centers
- Pinellas Head Start/Early Head Start Program has nine centers that will open on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, including Clearwater, Connie Marmaro, Dunedin, Good Samaritan Gulley, High Point, Rainbow Village, Sanderlin, and Tarpon Springs.
- Hillsborough Early Head Start Program all 28 Family Child Care Home sites will reopen on Monday, September 18.
- Duval Head Start/Early Head Start Program all Duval directly operated centers will open Monday, September 18 for children and employees. However, there are two Child Care Partners, Superior Christian Academy II and FYCO Victory Land Early Learning that are still without power so they may be delayed from opening on Monday.
- Palm Beach Head Start/Early Head Start Program three directly operated centers will open on Tuesday, September 19 that includes (Jupiter, West Gate, and Riviera Beach). In addition the following delegate agencies will open on Monday, September 18, YWCA, and tentatively the Palm Beach Public School district sites. The other delegate agencies, Florence Fuller and Hispanic Human Resource will only have one of their two locations to be in operation on Monday to service children.
- PEPPI Head Start Program PEPPI I, PEPPI II, and Charter School will not be opening on Monday, September 18 due to roof issues, internal water damage, and repairs required to ensure children and employees’ health and safety. Based on the condition of the facilities and the repairs that need to be fixed, a tentative opening date of October 6, 2017 is scheduled at this time pending facilities inspections.