Children and Family
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
1700 Kirk Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 727-3450
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We provide professionally supported adult mentors to children and youth in our community through one of our three proven programs: Community Based Mentoring, School Based Mentoring, or Career Skills Mentoring. Being a mentor, or Big, can have an incredible impact on the life of a child. All you have to do is be there.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 683-3287
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18.
Center for Family Services
4101 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 616-1222
Founded in 1961 to provide affordable, quality counseling services for residents of Palm Beach County, Center for Family Services embraces the philosophy that families should be the center of the community and in the center of every family should be a healthy connection. We are a family of caring professionals driven by the core values of commitment, quality, teamwork, pride and stewardship.
4100 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 352-2500
ChildNet manages a network of child welfare services that provide foster care, adoption and family preservation services for the more than 3,600 children in care and their caregivers. Our mission: To protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities we serve.
Child Protection Team
5305 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 433-3544
The CPT operates a medical clinic serving children who are victims of abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. They are the medically-directed multidisciplinary team specializing in child abuse identification and treatment plans for children in Palm Beach County who are involved in cases of alleged child abuse, child sexual abuse, or neglect. The CPT also provides expert testimony for potentially subsequent legal matters. The CPT works closely with law enforcement, the State Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Children & Families (DCF); and, with the Medical Examiner
2001 Blue Heron Blvd. W., Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 841-3500
Community Partners is a partnership between two nonprofit organizations, Housing Partnership, Inc. and Parent Child Center, Inc. Together, these organizations offer a comprehensive array of housing, community, and child and family mental health services for Palm Beach County’s children and families facing adversity.
Families First of Palm Beach County
3333 Forest Hill Blvd #2, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 721-2802
Families First of Palm Beach County is a private, nonprofit countywide family service agency whose vision is to build stronger families, stronger communities. Our mission is to create a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for children and their families through innovative practices.
Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program - Palm Beach County
205 N. Dixie Hwy, Suite 4.1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-6224
The Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program is a partnership of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children. Become a vital part of the advocacy team and discover how you can make a difference in a child's life. GAL is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s basic human right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers (GALs) are trained, court-appointed advocates for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. As of February 2014, there are over 1800 children in Palm Beach County involved in the dependency system with hundreds who still need a volunteer to Speak Up! for their best interests, to ensure they are safe and that services and needed care are provided, so that they can learn and grow in a healthy, caring environment.
Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County, Inc
4100 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 352-2540
Our mission is to provide support and education that will enhance the services of the foster care system and empower foster children to become productive members of society.
184 Sparrow Drive, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: (561) 408-3060
Grandma’s Place is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides emergency shelter for 16 children, from the age of birth to 12 years old, who have been removed from their homes by the Department of Children & Families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Siblings groups and children with developmental, intellectual or learning disabilities are all welcomed in a safe, home-like environment.
Hannah's Home of South Florida
4390 County Line Rd., Tequesta Florida 33469
Phone: (561) 277-9823
Hannah's Home is a maternity home where young ladies who are pregnant can come to have a safe and supportive place to stay during their pregnancy and after their babies are born. The goal of the program is to prepare each resident with the skills needed to be successful ,functioning adults. This is accomplished through tutoring, life skills classes, mentoring, counseling services, budgeting classes, and job training. Volunteer opportunities include child care and tutoring.
625 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (844) 737-4288
Our Mission, Vision, and Values represent our highest aspirations for how we engage as Human, Fellows, partners and broader affiliates of the people working on behalf of our country’s most underserved at-risk families and children with no parents. We believe that when we most fully embody our beliefs, they will work in concert and enable us to fulfill our mission of solving problems so that every individual can succeed in life. We provide free services and programs to our communities such as Food Assistance Program, Diabetic Training Classes, Food & Nutrition Classes, and Wellness & Fitness Classes.
In Jacobs Shoes
3452 NW 27th Avenue , Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 905-2505
The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. was formed in honor of the life of Jacob S. Zweig who was tragically killed at the age of seventeen on November 15, 2008. In his short life, Jacob touched and inspired so many people. His friendships spanned the globe. The Foundation, known as In Jacob’s Shoes, honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and will strive to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. The mission of In Jacob’s Shoes is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic shoes and equipment to economically disadvantaged youth. Scholarships are also awarded to children and teens for camp, athletic, education, travel, after school care and extra-curricular programs.
Jake the Bike Man
2406 Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: (561) 832-0071
The Mission of "Jack the Bike Man" is to strengthen our community through bicycle education and safety programs.
Our Vision, to create a community of healthy active individuals by providing hope to the less fortunate through support, training, and access to bicycles.
20283 State Road 7, Suite #106, Boca Raton, FL 33498
Phone: (855) 844-7233
The KidSafe Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization began specifically to protect children from child sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation. Since 2009, KidSafe has provided comprehensive prevention education programs to children, parents, educators, and professionals. As a nonprofit organization, KidSafe needs volunteer help throughout the year for various tasks and events. Please consider contributing some of your time and effort whenever possible
700 South Dixie Hwy, Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 653-8274
KidSanctuary Campus is a not for profit organization committed to providing a safe home for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Florida.Their mission is to ensure that each child receives the benefits of a sense of belonging and permanency in a caring and positive environment that nurtures self-esteem and hope.
Kids in Distress
Broward: 819 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Palm Beach: 1301 N. Congress Ave., Suite #310, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: (954) 390-7654 x1251
Our mission at Kids In Distress (KID) is to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected. We provide family strengthening services as well as children's services for more than 10,000 children and their families. All of our programs and services are designed specifically to give children and their families the tools, skills, services, and education they need to maintain a safe, stable, and healthy environment in which to thrive.
1325 N Congress Ave, Suite 205, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 899-4700
Little Smiles is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c)3 children’s charity. Our mission is to help kids in local hospitals, hospices, shelters and other like facilities. With the guidance of local professionals such as doctors, nurses, child life specialists and social workers, we strive to help kids escape their unfortunate circumstances, even if only for a short period of time.
Pace Palm Beach
1225 D South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 472-1990
PACE is a non profit organization focused on providing a safe environment that celebrate girls. Their holistic, strength-based, and asset building program the needs of girls and has been nationally recognized for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.
Place of Hope
9078 Isaiah Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Phone: (561) 775-7195
Place of Hope is dedicated to providing a stable and loving family environment for hurting children and their families. We are committed to meeting desperate needs in our community by sharing God's love and placing hope in their lives - one child and family at a time.
SafePlace 4KIDS Palm Beach
352 NW 4th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 869-5770
4KIDS of South Florida 2717 West Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 979-7911 Every day 7 to 11 children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment in our community. Many enter the foster care system. They are our community’s “modern-day orphans”—because their parents are not able to care for them. Many children will be separated from their siblings, sent out of their county, or go to live in shelters. Since 1997, 4KIDS has impacted the lives of over 25,000 children and is propelled by the vision of a home for every child. Whether that is a child removed from their home for the first time, siblings who need to stay together, a young mom in an unplanned pregnancy who needs a refuge, or a young adult who needs a place to belong, 4KIDS is there with hope, homes and healing.
Speak Up For KIDS of Palm Beach County
P.O. Box 1896, W. Palm Beach, FL 33402
Phone: (561) 355-6224
Speak Up for Kids' mission is to ensure that the Guardian ad Litem Program of Palm Beach County has the necessary resources to provide every abused, abandoned, and neglected child with a court appointed advocate. Our GOAL is to reach 100% representation in Palm Beach County so that EVERY CHILD who has been a victim of abuse, abandonment, or neglect has a volunteer advocate dedicated to THAT CHILD’s best interest. Advocates act as the eyes and ears of the court to determine what is best for each unique case and child’s situation and to ensure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system.The undertaking of Speak Up is to raise funds in order to make certain that the Palm Beach County Guardian ad Litem Program has sufficient resources to support Volunteer Child Advocates in order to represent every child in need.
The Arc of Palm Beach County
1201 Australian Avenue, Riviera Beach, FL 33404-6635
Phone: (561) 842-3213
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education and advocacy since 1958. To accomplish this mission, The Arc operates programs throughout the county that touch the lives of more than 2,000 families each year.
Urban Youth Impact
2823 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 832-9220
Urban Youth Impact exists to love, equip and empower inner-city youth and their parents to fulfill their God-given purpose. Founded in 1997, Urban Youth Impact serves the Tamarind Avenue corridor and surrounding area in West Palm Beach. The area has notoriously high crime rates – almost three times the national average for all crime types. 32% of youth living in the community are not expected to graduate from high school, two-thirds live below the poverty level, and it is more likely that youth from our community will go to jail than graduate high school.Through its programs, UYI seeks to reverse troubling trends and fulfill its mission by offering programs designed to develop critical life-skills that result in less juvenile crime, fewer teen pregnancies, less substance abuse, less child abuse/domestic violence, and fewer school drop-outs.