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.
RESIDENTIAL MATERNITY PROGRAM
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.