Category: News and Articles

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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January E-News: Message from the Executive Director

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. During the month of January, advocates, organizations, and individuals unite to raise awareness about Human Trafficking, defined as the “recruitment, transportation, harboring, or purchase of persons for the sole purpose of exploitation.” Brevard Family Partnership has strengthened its’ focus and support on the identification, prevention and treatment of survivors.…
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August News: Message from the Executive Director

Back to School Success The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, but it can also be filled with stress and anxiety. Apprehension and fear of the unknown can make the back to school event a challenging one for the entire family. To support this transition, ensure that children have access to caring…
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July E-News: Message from the Interim CEO

Summer is going by quickly and the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies has been busy! This summer we have celebrated the one year anniversary of Family Allies, hosted our annual Youth Thrive Summit, and are wrapping up our school supply drive with participation in the Back to School Expo community event at Melbourne Square…
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National Make a Difference to Children Month Spotlight: Angela Oliver-Burgess

In recognition of National Make a Difference to Children Month, we would like to feature one of the many individuals in our community making a difference to the children in our care, Angela Oliver-Burgess. Briefly please describe the work that you are doing with youth in our community. With my organization SMILE for Budgie, I…
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Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies Back to School Supply Drive

For most kids, the start of a school year is an exciting time, filled with new supplies and hope for success. Together we can help children in care enjoy the same experience!  You can help give local children the confidence they need to succeed in school by donating school supplies. It’s a great way to give back…
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