March 3, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Once Upon a Child will be making a huge clothing donation to the organization and could use our help to sort clothes for children of foster care homes and poor families.
About Children's Home Society of FL...
"Often, parents desperately want to provide safe, loving homes for their kids... but they don't know how. Many are survivors of abuse themselves, and that's all they know. Few have the benefit of healthy role models -- until they come to Children's Home Society of Florida. Daily, we help families grow stronger as more parents provide stable, nurturing homes for their kids. We serve nearly 22,000 children and family members each year.
Through safety, shelter, counseling, outreach and guidance, we help kids and teens work through traumas to find hope for happier tomorrows. Often, we work with entire families to help strengthen bonds and build trust to overcome challenges and embrace brighter futures.
We create forever families through private, international and foster care adoption.
...teens in foster care who haven't found forever families would be thrust into "survival mode" on their 18th birthday - the day they become legal adults, responsible for every aspect of their well-being. We provide life skills training, educational and career coaching, guidance and safe housing so teens can learn self-sufficiency as they transition into adulthood and pursue opportunities for life success. "