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“If it was not for Lauren, I would not be where I am today. Because of her story, I knew I was not alone and needed help to overcome all the pain and shame I had built up for so many years…I do not care to live in the past anymore. Lauren’s story changed my life and helped me to get the help I needed.”


CHERYL M., SURVIVOR

IN CRISIS?

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

FLORIDA
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Crisis Hotline: 1.888.956.RAPE (7273)
www.fcasv.org

UNITED STATES
RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
Crisis Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
www.RAINN.org

SUSPECT ABUSE?

FLORIDA
In Florida, all citizens are mandatory reporters of suspected abuse. To learn more about signs of abuse and how to report, visit www.DontMisstheSigns.org or call 1-800-962-2873 to make a report.

UNITED STATES
Find your local abuse reporting agency here or call 1-800-4-A-CHILD to reach Childhelp’s National Abuse Hotline.

SEEKING HOPE, HEALING AND RECOVERY?

FLORIDA
Are you an adult survivor seeking crisis or therapy services? Find your local sexual assault treatment center here.

Are you seeking treatment for a child?

Find your local center.

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)

Therapy Animals

OTHER PARTNERS IN PREVENTION, HOPE AND HEALING:

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Children and Families: Florida Abuse Hotline
1-800-962-2873
www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/abuse

Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Sex Offender Registry
www.fdle.state.fl.us
Frequently Asked Questions:www.offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/FAQ.jsp

Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities: State of Florida’s Zero Tolerance Initiative Against Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Floridians with Developmental Disabilities
http://apdcares.org/zero-tolerance/

NATIONAL

Family Watchdog: National Sex Offender Locator
www.familywatchdog.us

Child Help
“National hotline and website offers support in response to all child abuse and can connect you to local reporting agencies.”
Hotline: 1.800.422.4453
www.chlidhelp.org

RAINN
Crisis Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE
www.RAINN.org

The Child Welfare Information Gateway
“A listing of toll-free child abuse reporting numbers by state”
www.childwelfare.gov

SexualOffenders.com
The Nationwide Safety Network
www.sexualoffenders.com

Extended Foster Care

There are over half a million children in America’s foster care system. Many will reside in care far too long and eventually “age out” of the system. The sense of hopelessness and despair can be overwhelming and the impacts can be far greater than the immediate, visible effects. Without basic life skills, youth who leave care can have difficulty finding safe housing, getting and keeping a steady job, staying healthy, and avoiding financial and legal trouble. There is often no one with whom they share small successes or from whom advice can be sought. Simple emergencies can easily escalate into full-blown crises. Encompassing the five areas of growth, Extended Foster Care offers a dormitory-style housing facility supported by a live-in Residential Assistant. This E.F.C. program offers the next natural step of growth and independence for a young adult upon their 18th birthday. Our top priority for our E.F.C. residents is that they earn their high school diploma. This milestone immediately sets them ahead of peers from a similar background and motivates them to continue their path of success.

Available campuses: Lake Park and Boca Raton

Traditional Independent Living

With the support of an onsite Residential Manager and a Campus Coordinator, the Villages of Hope program provides ongoing direction, encouragement and training to ensure the highest possible success rate. This program offers hope to homeless young adults, former foster youth and survivors of human trafficking. Residents live in a duplex, with their own bedroom. Weekly meetings are set up to ensure consistent growth and evaluation. Residents agree to actively participate in their individualized program for one year and are invited to reapply for an additional year if they have demonstrated progress in the five areas of the program.

Available campuses: Lake Park

Mommy-n-Me

Encompassing the same support systems and expectations as Traditional Independent Living, the Mommy-n-Me program supports a parenting young adult with the additional living space of a nursery, larger bathroom and in-unit washer and dryer. These residents also access specialized services for new parents as well as the opportunity to receive day care assistance, enabling them to take the next steps in their education or career.

Available campuses: Lake Park

Supportive Housing

With the infrastructure of the Villages of Hope program, our supportive housing model aids in stabilizing family units that would otherwise breakdown. The result of such comprehensive services is consistent family employment, financial stability, and emotional health. All of this leads to a significant decrease in child abuse and neglect as well as an increase in healthy parenting and long term independence. Within the haven of a safe, comfortable home, these families have the opportunity to focus on their educational and career goals while addressing underlying needs and hindrances.

Available campuses: Lake Park and Boca Raton