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Girl Scouts

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Who We Are

We’re 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 

Our Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise 

On my honor, I will try:
    To serve God and my country,
    To help people at all times, 
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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Jewish Adoption and Family Care

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MISSION STATEMENT

JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused, neglected and at-risk children as well as those with developmental disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love.

…giving every child a place to belong

JAFCO provides a full continuum of high-quality services including foster care, adoption, family preservation, mentoring, independent living and developmental disability programs. The JAFCO Children’s Village, consisting of an Emergency Shelter and six Group Homes, is one of the most unique and innovative programs in the nation. The JAFCO Children’s Ability Center supports families raising children with developmental disabilities by providing family enrichment, resources, and respite care all within one state-of-the-art center. JAFCO also is providing foster care, adoption, family preservation and support services to families raising a child with a developmental disability in our Philadelphia office.

VISION

JAFCO’s vision is to provide a model child welfare program which can be replicated by other communities around the country providing a full continuum of high-quality family preservation, case management, foster care, adoption, emergency shelter, group home, independent living, therapy, mentoring, family enrichment, and respite services to both typical and special needs children and their families. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love.

Our long-range vision is to promote the development of our unique comprehensive services to abused, neglected and special needs children in other Jewish communities around the country — whether those services are provided by local existing autonomous agencies, or by JAFCO directly.

Philosophy: JAFCO believes that the care of our children is a community responsibility.

  • We believe that while JAFCO was created to fill an unmet need in the Jewish community, it is our privilege, our pleasure and our responsibility as a Jewish community to offer our quality services to any child and family in need.
  • We believe that by recognizing and respecting the signs and symptoms of trauma in our clients and other stakeholders, we can mindfully integrate our commitment to the Trauma Informed Care Model into our policies, procedures, practices and daily interactions.
  • We believe that nothing is more tragic than a family torn apart and that providing a child with a familiar cultural and religious environment will assist that child as they heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect and separation from their biological family.
  • We believe that communities will respond to the responsibility of caring for abused and neglected and special needs children when appropriately educated as to presence of local children needing their support, and when an organizational framework is established that provides concerned people with opportunities to participate in meeting the needs of such children.
  • We believe that children served by JAFCO should be treated no differently than the traditional way loving “Jewish parents” would act toward their biological children, offering them the best life has to offer in all aspects of their social, emotional, physical, educational, cultural and spiritual development.
  • We believe that caring for dependent children should not be viewed as charity, but should be viewed as a parent caring for a child — with joy, pride, love and support….giving every child a place to belong.

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Place of Hope

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WHO WE ARE

Place of Hope is the largest faith-based family-style, state-licensed children’s organization in the region. Children and families can find dignity, guidance and hope through various programs and efforts at Place of Hope – Placing Hope in a Child’s Future.

OUR PURPOSE

Place of Hope is a unique, faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services for youth aging out of foster care; housing and support services for homeless families; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.

OUR VISION

With regard to the children and youth entrusted in our care and their families, we strive to foster hope rather than despair, potential rather than limitations, healing rather than hurting, belonging rather than isolation, and what the future can be, rather than what the past has been.

OUR MISSION

Place of Hope is dedicated to providing stable and loving family environments for children and youth who are hurting 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.

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PinkBall

Pink Ball is an organization founded by “baseball moms” who were moved to create a fund for screening and diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds for women in our community who are uninsured or under insured who may not qualify for other types of grants/funds. Pink Ball 2020 will be held again at South County Regional Park on Saturday, February 8. Our event will consist of a full day of kickball, softball, home run derby, food trucks, bounce houses and more! This fund helps women throughout South Florida receive mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast MRI’s, and breast biopsies. To make an appointment at the Lynn Women’s Institute and for financial help, please call 561-955-4700 or 561-955-4294. Our goal for the Pink Ball Fundraiser is for local youth leagues and the community to become involved with the fight against breast cancer.

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Roots and Wings

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Ted Hoskinson was an elementary school teacher for a period of time at a very fine academic institution in Washington, DC. Years earlier, he was a student at the same school for nine years and graduated from high school there.

Although Ted did not make teaching his life-long vocation, he always cared deeply about elementary education. His wife Anne and he decided that their joint legacy would be to establish and fund a charity that would focus on children in need, improving their lives through better education and by encouraging strong, cohesive families. As Ted became more involved in this idea, his initial focus became centered on public school elementary education. As a boy attending a private school Ted was privileged to receive great knowledge and caring from many teachers. He enjoyed experiences that he had once taken for granted, and now understands now just how precious they were in so many ways.

Ted’s wife Anne passed away in April of 2016. As part of the grieving process, he decided the best way he could honor her was to begin the mission they conceived together! Anne wanted to call the Charity “Roots and Wings”. By luck, that name was still available in Florida, and the Charity was officially established as a 501(c)(3) organization under that name. Roots and Wings created an initial Board of Directors and began the work of the Charity, accepting contributions from others who also believed in this cause and its mission. Roots and Wings then began the wonderfully fulfilling task of engaging others in the wonderful adventure of gifting in a meaningful way to enrich the future by strengthening the youth of tomorrow.

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Operation 120

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OUR MISSION

To empower homeless and at-risk female military veterans to reintegrate successfully
into life after service.

Who We Are

Operation120 Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)3 based in Boca Raton, FL. Operation120 desires to provide supportive housing and transitional life skills services to displaced and at-risk female military veterans.  As a strong community leader and partner, we develop partnerships with other community organizations to ensure wide use of already available resources. We are a professional and transparent organization that recognizes the value of our board members, employees, volunteers and our clients. Operation120 utilizes sound business practices and demonstrates good use of resources, donations, and stewardship.

For More information on Operation 120, click here.

Bit by Bit

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What is Bit-By-Bit Therapy?

Bit-By-Bit Therapy was founded in 2002 by Susan March, RPT and a dedicated group of passionate parents. Nestled within 3 acres, it is the only medical therapeutic riding center in Florida.

As a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, Bit-By-Bit logs over 500 therapy session per month, offers Hippotherapy (Hippo is Greek for “Horse”) and Therapeutic Riding.

We also offer a Therapeutic Riding program free of charge to US veterans with disabilities.

Bit-By-Bit is a PATH Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center and an American Hippotherapy Association Registered Facility, specializing in speech, occupational and physical therapies.

Our Mission is to improve the community by healing with the help of the horse, promoting independence for at-risk youth, special needs people and disabled veterans, educating through mentoring the next generation, and providing quality hands-on learning opportunities that facilitate community involvement through successful and meaningful volunteer experiences.

Our Vision:Helping people with special needs to reach their full potential by providing healing programs with the help of the horse.

For more information, click here.

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