Our Programs

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.

Our Residential Programs

Keep Kids Safe

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.

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Four Dedicated Homes

Four dedicated homes dedicated to caring for sibling groups in Florida custody

24 Children

Each home cares for six foster children, allowing for 24 children in our Sibling Homes

Breaking the cycle of abuse and increase

Breaking the cycle of abuse and increase healthy habits and behaviors



Teen mom

The only program dedicated to teen moms and their babies in Broward County


We provide education for moms to successfully care for themselves and their children

Two dedicated homes

Two dedicated homes serving pregnant and parenting teens and their babies

At Children’s Harbor we do everything we can to shine light back into the lives of children

Supporting Residential Programs

Keeping brothers and sisters together

Everyday children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and abandonment

Family Strengthening Program

Help Families Heal

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.


The Philosophy of Nurturing Parenting:

The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP), a best practice model, emphasizes the importance of raising children's in a warm, trusting, and caring household.

Feelings of Attachment
Feelings of Attachment
Nuturing Oneself
Nuturing Oneself
Expressing Feelings
Expressing Feelings
Expectations and Self-worth
Expectations and Self-worth

Independent Living

Shine Light Towards Indepence

True North, helping fostered young adults age 17-23, build healthy relationships & economic stability; Grounded for Life, provides mentors to help foster children with academic success; Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing program for former foster youth.



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Grounded For Life

The Grounded for Life program seeks to support foster care youth’s aspirations to graduate from high school though relationship building, problem solving, and persistence. The project will “ground” students for life by connecting them to caring adults and boosting their belief in themselves.

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True North

Children’s Harbor was awarded a $5 million, 5 year grant from the Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants.  The grant, entitled True North, will help 200 young adults, age 18 to 23, who have been involved in the foster care system, forge pathways to healthy relationships and economic stability. The grant runs from with Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2020.

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Brown’s Harbor

Brown’s Harbor, located on the Howard C. Forman Campus in Pembroke Pines, is a unique housing program for transitioning youth ages 18-23.  Brown’s Harbor evolved from an extraordinary collaboration of partners all focused on one goal - to help former foster youth bridge the gap from dependence to independence.