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Pizza Gallery and Grill is now listing Guardian ad Litem as a cause

Pizza Gallery and Grill is now listing Guardian ad Litem/Friends of Children of Brevard as one of its 10 causes for Causetown Tuesdays! Here’s how it works! On Tuesdays, any customer who dines in or orders items for carry-out will be able to pick a cause on the Causetown Tuesday Card, hopefully GAL/FoCoB.  They will […]

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Brevard Youth attend Myron Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy

The Myron L. Rolle Foundation, in close association with the Department of Children and Families, provides an opportunity for 100 young adults from Florida’s out-of-home care system to participate in wellness and leadership activities. Created and hosted by former FSU football standout and current Pittsburgh Steeler, Myron Rolle, along with nationally recognized athletes the camp helps […]

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BFP leads state in dental care for foster children

The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Dental Association have reinforced their partnership in an effort to help improve dental care for all children who are in foster care. On Thursday, the Florida Dental Association and its members will offer dental treatment for 50 youth in the local foster care system at […]

County Commission Continues Support for BFP

County Commission Continues Support for BFP – Proclamation Endorses Local System of Care as Best for Brevard The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners has endorsed Brevard Family Partnership and its locally developed and operated System of Care for abused and neglected children. The Commissioners presented BFP with a Proclamation of Support at its April 10 […]

Outpouring of Community Support for Abused Child and Siblings

There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for the youngsters who were recently removed from their Titusville home after suffering a prolonged period of abuse. We are happy to report that the children are in safe surroundings and receiving the support they need. We have received several calls from people interested in helping these […]

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3,000 Adoptions of FL Children in Foster Care Last Year

3,000 Adoptions of Children in Foster Care Last Year Bring Florida’s 4-Year Total to Nearly 14,000 – 800 Children Still Available for Adoption TALLAHASSEE – Over the last four years, Florida has found adoptive families for nearly 14,000 foster care children — more than 3,000 of those were adopted last year alone. Still, roughly 800 foster children […]

FSFN Information

FSFN Corner Information for Foster and Adoptive Parents, and Independent Living Youth Beginning July 1, 2011 the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families (DCF) mandated that each community based care agency contracting with DCF to process payments through Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN) for foster care room & board, maintenance adoption subsidies and […]

Florida Legislature Reduces BFP Funding – Cuts May Affect Programs/Services

An amendment introduced into Florida Senate Bill 2146 late in the second to last day of the 2011 Florida legislative session has passed both the House and Senate. The amendment creates a CBC Equity Funding statute (F.S. 409.16713) that will result in significant funding reductions for Brevard County’s child welfare system of care, effective July 1, 2011. […]

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DCF Urges Floridians to Be Aware of the Dangers of Human Trafficking

CONTACT: DCF Communications (850) 488-4855 DCF Urges Floridians to Be Aware of the Dangers of Human Trafficking Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day TALLAHASSEE – Human trafficking is a devastating human rights violation and a human tragedy.  In recognition of January 11, 2011, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Children […]

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Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue

Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue – Event raises awareness about child adoptions in Brevard By Geo A. Ropert, APR MELBOURNE, FL – The reading of a proclamation from the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners naming November 20 as “National Adoption Day in Brevard” kicked off Brevard Family Partnership’s fifth annual “Walk for Love” to raise awareness […]