Category: News and Articles

A New Year, A Meaningful Gift

Melbourne, FL – 1/5/21 Brevard Family Partnership started 2021 off with a great celebration as Mike and Brenna Hoffman of Florida Bulb and Ballast donated a 2006 Lexus to Gabby, a young adult exiting foster care at the age of 18. The car was donated through Brevard Family Partnership’s Road to Autonomy Car Loan Program…
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Brevard Government and Brevard Family Partnership Team up to Expand System of Care for Youth

Melbourne, FL – 10/14/2020 Local government and Brevard Family Partnership are working together in the Brevard Behavioral Health Expansion project. The project provides services to children and youth ages 5 to 21 with severe emotional disturbances, as well as providing support to families. The four-year program is funded with a $4 million federal grant and…
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Grant Helps Brevard Family Partnership Assist More Families With Mental Health Issues

Melbourne, FL – 10/13/2020 Through a partnership with Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County is creating the Brevard Behavioral Health Expansion (BBHE) Project funded by a grant from The Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration of the Federal Government. Money awarded from the $4M grant expands behavioral health services in the county using evidence-based treatment and…
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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. 09/18/2020 – 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.…
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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!