Eckerd Connects

About Eckerd Connects

Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services and workforce development through more than 35 offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children succeed.

Eckerd Connects was founded in 1968 by philanthropists Jack and Ruth Eckerd who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.



May 2019 Lutz, FL
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