Connecting open arms and homes to FL children in need

Opening your arms to a child who has experienced abuse or neglect should come naturally to all of us. Opening your home takes another level of commitment.

Charlotte County [Florida] needs more families willing to open their homes and their hearts to children in foster care. The most recent data indicates that Charlotte County has the second-highest rate of child abuse for children ages 5 to 11 in the state of Florida. This is not the kind of ranking where you want to be at the top, but unfortunately that is where we are. Our families are in crisis and our children need a haven while their families receive support to help them flourish.

Child abuse, neglect and well-being topped the priority list for the 2020 Charlotte County Community Health & Needs Assessment. It is the vision of United Way of Charlotte County to have …

For more information and the dates of the next foster care training series, call (855) 933-KIDS (5437) or visit www.childnetswfl.org. You can also contact Jillian Bell at Camelot Community Care with questions by calling 941-613-3922.

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