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Brevard County Government/Brevard Family Partnership Team Up On Behavioral Health Project

Contact: Tracy Pellegrino National Center for Innovation and Excellence 2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Ste. 104 Melbourne, FL  32935 Phone: 321-752-4650 BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department is working with Brevard Family Partnership, Inc. to create the Brevard Behavioral Health Expansion project. The project, which kicks off Oct. 1,…
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Part II of Hometown News’ Article on Youth Advocacy in our System of Care

MELBOURNE, FL – 09/11/2020 Two young adults were honored with Outstanding Youth Awards for their advocacy efforts in the foster care system. John Watson and Rayla James have been working with Brevard Family Partnership under its Brevard Youth Leadership Council to make positive changes and raise the voices of youth in the foster care system…
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Two Brevard County Youth Recognized for their Work as Leaders in Brevard Leadership Youth Council

MELBOURNE, FL – 09/04/2020 Two Brevard County youth are making a local impact by giving a voice to those in the system of care. Recognized with an Outstanding Youth Award, the President and Vice President of the Youth Leadership Council are recognized during the Florida Coalition for Children’s virtual award ceremony. Read more about this…
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Two Brevard County Youth Receive Outstanding Youth Awards at Statewide Awards Ceremony for their Advocacy for Youth in Foster Care

MELBOURNE, FL – 08/18/2020 The Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) recognized two Brevard County Youth as recipients of the Outstanding Youth Award for their dedication to improving the lives of youth in foster care.  John Watson and Rayla James, who serve as President and Vice President of the Brevard County Youth Leadership Council, received their…
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Foster Parents find creative ways to keep kids busy at home

Foster Parents Jason and Ashley Robertson find creative ways to keep the kids busy at home during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Read More >

Mobile Response Team provides free crisis intervention

Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Mobile Response Team (MRT) provides free on-demand and on-site crisis intervention to children and families in Brevard County. The MRT addresses crises such as suicidal and homicidal behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, and family/peer conflicts, as well as other critical situations for youth or young adults ages 25 and under. Read more in…
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Child welfare group finds way to celebrate adoptions, despite pandemic

Spectrum News 13 Adoption ceremonies are different these days. During the COVID-19 crisis, courtroom gatherings aren’t possible. However, for one Florida woman, virtual or not, she is grateful for her new daughter with a troubled past. “My life was full, but it wasn’t going to go anywhere further than my interests,” Karin Werk told Spectrum…
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Holiday Gift Drive 2019

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers who truly made Christmas magical for the 1500 children in Brevard County’s System of Care. There’s a lot of love in Brevard County. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Celebration of Adoption event joins 17 Brevard foster youth with their “forever families”

MELBOURNE, FL – November 22, 2019 – Brevard Family Partnership, in conjunction with the Honorable Jennifer Taylor, Guardian ad Litem Program, DCF, Family Allies, and IMPOWER, hosted a Celebration of Adoption event on November 22, 2019, to celebrate the joining of 17 Brevard County foster youth with their “forever families.” During the official, yet festive…
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The Results Are In! Gnarly 90s Lip Sync Battle

MELBOURNE, FL – October 23, 2019 – On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the biggest stars of Brevard County took the stage to perform and lip sync their favorite musical act from the “Gnarly 90’s.” Our largest event ever, performers, guests, and sponsors raised more than $55,000 to support children in foster care and families in…
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Brevard Family Partnership and Community Credit Union of Florida partner to create the “Road to Autonomy,” a Car Loan Program for Youth Exiting Foster Care

MELBOURNE, FL – August 1, 2019 Brevard Family Partnership, in partnership with Community Credit Union, Gator Automotive Group, and Crosswinds Youth Services is pleased to announce The Road to Autonomy, a car loan program for youth exiting foster care. “Many youth exiting the foster care system face hurdles that other young adults may not experience,”…
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