Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at risk children, youth, and families-keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence.
Children’s Harbor provides nurturing, family group homes for 24 siblings and 12 pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system on our beautiful 8 acre campus in Pembroke Pines. These loving homes allow brothers and sisters and teen mothers and their babies to stay together during a turbulent time in their young lives. Children’s Harbor also helps prevent child abuse through the Family Strengthening Program. Each year, 200 families across Broward County receive in-home counseling to improve parenting.
New programs include: True North, a 5-year, $5 million federal grant to help young adults age 17 to 23, who were involved in the foster care system, forge pathways to healthy relationships and economic stability; Lifeline, which provides mental health and substance abuse prevention to at-risk Caribbean former foster youth; Grounded for Life, which provides mentors to improve academic success in foster children in high schools in Broward County.
And on the Howard C. Forman Campus, an extraordinary collaboration between Children’s Harbor, benefactors Ashley and Ed Brown and their nonprofit, Selfless Love Foundation, ChildNet, and the City of Pembroke Pines, has created Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing program for former foster youth, ages 18 – 23. Visit Childrensharbor.org to learn more.