FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brevard Family Partnership Collaborates with Aetna to Prevent Human Trafficking in Northeast Florida
Brevard County, FL – [June 12, 2023] Today, Brevard Family Partnership announced it received a $50,000 donation from Aetna, a CVS Health company, to support prevention, education, and intervention against human trafficking in Northeast Florida. Brevard Family Partnership’s involvement in their community to combat human trafficking starts with prevention through educational support for those identified as at risk and also services for survivors of human trafficking.
Brevard Family Partnership CEO Phil Scarpelli said, “At Brevard Family Partnership, our focus is to protect children from the dangers of human trafficking and be able to educate Floridians on what signs to look for in a possible victim of human trafficking. As more and more people move to Florida, we see the risks associated with human trafficking increasing with any growth in high tourist towns and beach areas. Because of great partnerships with companies like Aetna, we are able to equip more people with the tools they need to spot trafficking victims and save more children from those who prey on them.”
Aetna Better Health of Florida CEO Jennifer Sweet said, “Our partnership with Brevard Family Partnership is important for Northeast Florida and our Aetna Better Health of Florida members. Children are an under-resourced population and we recognize the need for their protection and intervention when they are in dangerous situations. Partners such as Brevard Family Partnership see the need for a strong community and step up to fill gaps in ways that can put Florida’s children on a new trajectory.”
About Brevard Family Partnership: Brevard Family Partnership is a community-based care lead agency contracted with the Department of Children and Families. Brevard Family Partnership partners with the community to facilitate and support foster care, adoption, child abuse prevention, and independent living for children and families in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge and all cities in Brevard County, Florida. Our system of care is family-centered, strength-based, and community-driven. We believe that all children have the inalienable right to grow up safe, healthy, and fulfilled in families that love and nurture them.
Executive Assistant to Phil Scarpelli, President and CEO
Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies
A Community Based Care Agency
389 Commerce Parkway, Suite 120
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Office: (321) 752-4650 x 3056
Fax: (321) 752-3188