Application Procedure

Children’s Forum CARES

(Crisis Assistance, Relief, and Emergency Support)

When child care programs need a helping hand…

Forum CARES has developed guidelines for providing assistance and will prioritize relief to child care programs in the Florida counties of Leon, Gadsen, Jefferson, and Wakulla with high poverty rates and limited access to high-quality child care.

  • If electric power is available, the requesting center may complete an online application to the Forum CARES program.
  • If electric power is not available, the center may call the Children’s Forum at 888-352-4453 to request a paper copy of the application.

Please note: Forum CARES is a disaster relief program. We are unable to provide assistance to programs experiencing financial distress that is unrelated to physical damage to property and/or possessions.