MELBOURNE, Fla. – April 24, 2015 – Brevard Family Partnership needs your help to provide care and support for the children in Brevard County who suffer abuse and neglect.

On any given day, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, with over 8,000 children in foster care in the State of Florida, and over 270 of those children are in Brevard County. They are removed from their homes through no fault of their own, but because they have been abused and neglected.

The plea for foster families has never been greater to help so many children in need! For many foster children and teens, placement in the right home the first time predicts their success in foster care. At Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard’s lead child welfare agency, taking the time to find a good match between a child and a family and securing a loving home is a top priority.

“The need for families willing and able to provide safe, nurturing homes for children and teens has never been more acute, said Dr. Patricia Nellius, CEO of Brevard Family Partnership. “Foster families are some of the most extraordinary people in the community—your friends and neighbors who open their hearts and homes to the many children every year who suffer abuse or neglect.”

“Being a foster parent is a very rewarding experience and our foster families provide loving, homes and contribute to a child’s health and well-being each day with guidance and support,” explains Dr. Nellius.

There are few restrictions to becoming a foster parent; almost anyone who has the capacity to care for a child or young adults can become one. Today is the day to make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster parent. Open your heart and home to the many children who need your help.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact Brevard Family Partnership at (321) 752-4650 or visit our website at Foster care. Foster hope!