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Press Releases

Brevard Family Partnership, Truth Revealed International Ministries of Palm Bay partner in Open Table pilot project

Brevard Family Partnership, long known for its work in foster care as the lead child–welfare agency in the county, has formed a unique partnership with Truth Revealed International Ministries of Palm Bay, an organization also known for its community outreach endeavors. The two entities, leading by example, are hoping faith–based organizations in the region will…
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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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Announcements

Central Florida Sees Greater Need for Foster Families During the Pandemic

Brevard County, FL – Another troubling result of the pandemic is its impact on families. Experts say more children are ending up in temporary homes. The trend in Brevard County is alarming. “I thought there was no way I’d be chosen as a foster mom because I am a single parent,” Valeria Jones said. Jones is…
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Joanne and Eckart Schneider Have Been Fostering Since 1985

The Schneiders Joanne and Eckart Schneider have been fostering children since 1985. The first medical foster parents in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Schneiders relocated to Brevard County Florida in 1991 where they took medically complex children under their wing. Over the last 36 years, the Schneiders have fostered 51 children with medical conditions ranging from…
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Bonnie and Ray Ferguson Have Fostered Over 30 Kids in 17 Years

The Fergusons Bonnie and Ray Ferguson became foster parents in 2004 and have fostered over 30 kids in the past 17 years.  When asked why they foster, their response is simple, “that’s just part of who we are.” They have always loved kids and wanted to help build stronger families.  The Fergusons became specially trained…
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Media Resources

Brevard Family Partnership staff are available to provide members of the media with information and immediate assistance.  In order of appearance, please call:

James (Jim) Carlson, Sr. Director of Public Affairs
(321) 752-4650 ext. 3062
James.Carlson@brevardfp.org


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