What's Happening at Brevard Family Partnership
Making a Difference Every Day


What does it mean to serve, reach out, and make a difference in someone's life? These are things many of us do without giving much forethought. It can be as simple as a kind word, a caring touch or smile, or an impartation of hope in the life of a hurting individual.

In recognition of Foster Care month, we acknowledge the impact and difference that foster parents make in the life of vulnerable children. Our foster parents are among the most giving and sacrificial members of our community, and valued partners in our system of care. While they are charged with meeting the basic needs of the children entrusted to their care, they often go far above and beyond to make a lasting difference, a difference that may not be realized until many years later.

During the month of May we also recognize our teachers, those who dedicate their careers to positively influencing our children and youth each and every day. They not only impart knowledge but also wisdom, and help create a path to a student's future success.

The staff at Brevard Family Partnership thanks each of you, foster parent and teacher, for your dedication and commitment and most importantly for the difference you make each and every day!

Dr. Patricia Nellius
Chief Executive Officer
Celebrating Mothers!


Brevard Family Partnership recognizes and celebrates moms throughout the Space Coast, especially our foster and adoptive mothers who provide loving and safe homes for Brevard's kids!

You are loving, warm, selfless, and devoted. You're a role model and mentor for children in your care and those who now call you "mom".

Thank you for making a difference! Remember, to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Happy  Mother's Day!
New BFP Promotional Video


In collaboration with Consensus Communications, BFP has developed this short, two-minute overview video to help the community better understand who we are and what we do.

Visit our YouTube channel here to view the entire video. You can also visit our Facebook page to view this video and share it with your friends!
We Appreciate Teachers!


Teachers - the people who educate us and give us the vital knowledge which we need to live our lives. They encourage, support, discipline and prepare us for the road ahead and now it's time for us to show them our appreciation.
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11, 2012) is the perfect opportunity for us to show teachers how thankful we are for their support. Show your teacher how much he or she means to you and also try to learn a little bit more about them. Take advantage of this great opportunity to show your gratitude to your teacher!
Alliance for Children and Families Training Opportunities 
Brevard Family Partnership recently became a member of The Alliance for Children and Families. Webinars and teleconferences are among the most popular programs offered by the Alliance. These networking and knowledge development opportunities cover a wide range of topics.
Many webinars and teleconferences are provided to Alliance members at no charge. Fee-based offerings are available to both Alliance members and nonmembers, but are offered to members at a discounted rate.
Visit the Alliance website to view information and register for upcoming webinars.
Our Staff Members
BFP Staff
Over 40 dedicated staff ensure that Brevard Family Partnership continues to provide the highest level of service to the children and families we serve, as well as provide our partners and providers with the resources necessary for them to support our programs and services.

Have a question for someone on our team? Click here to view our staff directory.
In This Issue
CEO Message
Celebrating Mothers!
New BFP Promo Video
We Appreciate Teachers!
Alliance Training Opportunities
BFP Staff Members
Upcoming Events
May 13 - Mother's Day
May 28 - Memorial Day (BFP Offices Closed)
June 17 - Father's Day
May is National Foster Care Month



National Foster Care Month is a time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for all of Brevard's children and youth in foster care and celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.
Learn more about Foster Care
Community Partners





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Brevard Family Partnership
2301 Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 104
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Interested in Volunteering?
Brevard Family Partnership is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering time and talent to support the organization's many activities related to preventing child abuse, supporting children who have suffered abuse, and raising awareness of the local System of Care that serves the community. 
Visit our website to learn more, download the application form, sign up for our next Volunteer meeting and more!


Sponsors Needed for First Annual Run for Love 5K
Brevard Family Partnership will host its first annual Run for Love 5K on November 17th. Sponsor opportunites are currently available for this exciting new event! Visit the event website for more information or click here to download a sponsor packet.
What House Do You Live In?
"I got two A's," the small boy cried.
His voice was filled with glee.
His father very bluntly asked,
"Why didn't you get three?" 


"Mom, I've got the dishes done!"
The girl called from the door.
Her mother very calmly said,
"And did you sweep the floor?" 


"I've mowed the grass," the tall boy said, And put the mower away!"
His father asked him, with a shrug,
"Did you clean off the clay?" 


The children in the house next door
Seem happy and content.
The same things happened over there
But this is how it went: 


"I got two A's," the small boy cried.
His voice was filled with glee.
His father proudly said, "That's great!
I'm glad you live with me!" 


"Mom, I've got the dishes done!"
The girl called from the door.
Her mother smiled and softly said,
"Each day I love you more." 


"I've mowed the grass," the tall boy said.
"And put the mower away!"
His father answered with much joy,
"You've made my happy day!" 


Children deserve a little praise
For tasks they're asked to do.
If they're to lead a happy life,
So much depends on you.
Written By: Badger Leionnare