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January 2016
A new year promotes an opportunity to reflect on the impact that we as a community have made in the lives of the children and families we have serve. In 2015, one of our goals was to ensure we leave a legacy and continue to invest in Brevard's children and families to support and strengthen the vulnerable and those in need of tangible support. In 2015 we celebrated the "Decade of Difference" our community has made by establishing Brevard's first child welfare endowment. I am pleased to inform you that as a result of your support we were able to raise over $100,000 dollars to meet this goal.

As we look ahead to 2016 and prepare for the future, we continue to strategize ways we can make a collective and meaningful impact to improve the quality of life of those we serve and those in need of support.

Happy New Year from Brevard Family Partnership!
Wishing You a Happy New Year filled with prosperity and success!
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery from which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others.

Those vulnerable to human trafficking span multiple areas, such as age, socio-economic status, nationality, education-level, and gender. Traffickers often prey on people hoping for a better life, lacking employment opportunities, having an unstable home life, or with a history of sexual abuse-conditions present in all spheres of society.

In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, NCTSN has resources for mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and survivors on the signs of trafficking and services for human trafficking survivors.
Make a Difference in a Child's Life
Brevard Family Partnership is looking to grow our foster parent team. Foster families are some of the most extraordinary people in our community-your friends and neighbors who open their hearts and homes to the many children every year who suffer abuse or neglect.
  Join them and give a child a safe play to stay. Take an active role in their life and contribute to their health and well-being each day with guidance and support.
  Foster Parent Q&A Session
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
BFP South Care Center - 1591 Robert J Conlan Dr, Ste. 128, Palm Bay, FL
Get answers to all of your questions from professionals in the field like, foster parents, adoptive parents, licensing and adoption experts. 
RSVP to 321-752-4650 ext. 3034 .
Thank You to Our Generous Holiday Gift Drive Donors
This year, with the help of our generous holiday gift drive sponsors, Brevard Family Partnership and IMPOWER were able to provide gifts to over 1,500 children in foster care and families in crisis within our local community!
Every year, Brevard Family Partnership joins our local partners to ensure every child in our care has a gift to open on Christmas day. It is only with the community's support that we are able to provide gifts for these children. 
The 2015 holiday gift drive was made possible by generous donations from the following community sponsors: 
  • Abacus Technology
  • AECOM - Team ISC
  • Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 893
  • Ascension Catholic Church
  • AT&T Pioneers
  • Bagel World Café
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Beth Andrews
  • Dance Mania
  • DAVA (Disabled Veterans Association)
  • Discount Pharmacy
  • Figueroa Law Group
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Gemini Elementary
  • Health First
  • Hilton Melbourne Rialto
  • In Dyne, Inc.
  • InterActive Legal
  • Machinists Local Lodge 2061
  • Melbourne SDA Church
  • Newscycle
  • PAFB First Sergeant Council
  • Rockledge High School
  • Sea Ray Boats
  • Terry Laboratories LLC
  • Upper Cervical
  • Viera High School
  • Wendy Brandon Investments
  • Wuesthoff
We are extremely grateful for your support and generosity! Thank you!
 Thank you to IMPOWER
Brevard Family Partnership would like to thank our partner-agency IMPOWER for their support of our annual Holiday Gift Drive. 

We appreciate your hard-work and dedication in ensuring that every child in our care had a happy holiday season.
Trauma Informed Care & Positive Youth
Development Summit

Join us to learn how a trauma-informed community
can create positive outcomes for youth. 

Heritage Isle Club
6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera
8:00am - 4:00pm

Additional information and registration available online here .
Brevard Family Partnership
2301 W. Eau  Gallie Blvd., Suite 104
Melbourne, FL 32904
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