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Foster and adoptive family, former foster youth visit with legislators in Tallahassee during Children’s Week

MELBOURNE, Fla. – April 21, 2015 – 12 residents of Brevard County have returned from Tallahassee where they met with state legislators to advocate for a strong, community-based system of care for abused and neglected children. The trip was conducted in conjunction with Children’s Week, an annual recognition of important children’s issues in Florida that […]

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Community Members Come Together for Brevard’s Youth

MELBOURNE, Fla. – April 20, 2015 – Last week, more than 50 Brevard community members came together for the 2nd of three Brevard Youth Thrive trainings. The training, held at the Crowne Plaza, focused on enhancing healthy development and well-being for Brevard’s youth. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) designed the Youth […]

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month – Local Task Force reaches out to community to raise awareness of abuse prevention efforts

To promote awareness of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard County will host several events and activities to spread a community-wide message that everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect. The official kick-off for the month’s events and awareness-raising campaign will take place on Saturday, March […]

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A Decade of Difference Serving Children and Families

Brevard Lead Child Welfare Agency Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Changing Lives MELBOURNE, FL – February 7, 2015 – For the past ten years, Brevard Family Partnership and its many community partners have led the way in reducing the incidences of child abuse and neglect in Brevard. On Saturday night, February 7, […]

Brevard Family Partnership welcomes three new board members

Betting, Howes, Peterson bring unique experiences, passions to organization MELBOURNE, FL – November 20, 2014 – Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead agency for child welfare has welcomed three new community members to its board of directors. Board chair and Brevard County manager Stockton Whitten introduced the three at BFP’s October board meeting. New members […]

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Foster children Trick or Treat, too!

Organization seeks gently-used costumes for children in care  MELBOURNE, FL – November 3, 2014 – As foster families prepared for activities and festivities surrounding Halloween, many wanted to ensure that the children staying in their homes had the same fun as their own, dressing up as their favorite superheroes, movie characters or scary monsters to […]

Brevard Family Partnership joins statewide campaign to find families for children with special needs

Searching for foster and adoptive parents to provide care for children with unique medical and developmental challenges MELBOURNE, Fla. – With the fitting theme of “There’s a Special Need for Your Heart,”Brevard Family Partnership announced its participation in a joint statewide campaign to increase the number of foster and adoptive parents who will care for […]

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Brevard exceeds new foster home and child adoption goals

75 children find “forever homes” – 25 new foster families open their homes to care for youth MELBOURNE, Fla. — Brevard County continued to demonstrate that its residents have the compassion and capacity to provide homes for abused and neglected children who need a safe place to stay temporarily or permanently. In its just completed […]

Sponsorships for ninth annual Run/Walk for Love now available

Sponsorships for ninth annual Run/Walk for Love now available Brevard’s child welfare agency seeking business and community support to help raise awareness about child adoptions on the Space Coast MELBOURNE, Fla. – August 5, 2014 – Brevard Family Partnership is seeking sponsors to support its ninth annual Run and Walk for Love 5K on Saturday, […]

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Brevard’s community based care CEO celebrates 10 year anniversary

MELBOURNE, Fla. – June 3, 2014 – Brevard Family Partnership’s CEO has been at the helm of the county’s lead child welfare agency since it was formed in 2004. On May 24, Dr. Patricia Nellius, the longest-serving chief executive of any single community based care agency in Florida celebrated her ten-year anniversary. Under her leadership, […]

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