Numerous agencies are represented in the single building of the Champion for Children Advocacy Center, so they can investigate charges, share information, and agree on proper treatment for child victims of abuse and neglect. Since its opening in October 1998, the Champion for Children Advocacy Center has served thousands of children cooperatively, devising positive remedies for the damage done to the innocent.
Established in loving memory of Kinsley L. Cox, who died of heart complication at the age of 5 in 2003, this very special memorial fund provides non-medical assistance to parents or caretakers who are caring for seriously ill or seriously injured children.
This fund provides emergency assistance to parents / caretakers who have minor children in their care, custody and control. During these difficult times, many families find themselves struggling financially due to unexpected and unanticipated events in their lives. Assistance can be provided if family meets strict criteria.
The Vision Quest program focuses on efforts to prevent, identify and treat children with vision problems. This is accomplished by screening infants and young children for eye diseases and malfunctions.
The Circle Theatre is the Champion for Children Foundation’s newest initiative. We will offer classes, programs, and opportunities for budding artists to bring their talents to full bloom in Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Media. This venue will also be available for special events rental.
This 160-bed residential commitment facility seeks to rehabilitate youthful offenders by teaching them job skills, demanding discipline and enabling them to resolve the problems that led them to commit crimes. The 37-acre renovated former Air Force base is located in Avon Park and is the third largest of its kind in the state of Florida. The Academy opened for business in the summer of 1998.
This multi-family home provides short-term protection for women who have suffered physical or emotional harm at the hands of their spouses or significant others. Minor children may accompany their parent to the shelter facility. Opened in 1995, the Safehouse, located in Sebring, has been a refuge for over 2000 victims. Hoping to break the cycle of abuse, counseling and assistance is offered to all victims.
This low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage for school children fills the gap between private insurance and Medicaid. It has provided several thousand young people with preventative and therapeutic medical care since it was first offered through the school system in 1993. For information and application, visit the Kid Care Webpage at: www.floridakidcare.org.
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