Keeping brothers and sisters together, Strengthening families, guiding youth towards independence.
Harbor Lights Newsletter
Fall 2016
                                                  F ounder's Message
Twenty years ago, I learned that when children enter the foster care system they were often separated from their brothers and sisters. I could not imagine that after enduring a childhood filled with abuse and neglect they would suffer a fate of losing their siblings during such a turbulent time.  After visiting a group home campus for siblings in North Florida, my colleague Karla Nickell said, so now that we know that this is such a huge issue, how can we just turn our backs on this?  

In 1996 we established Children’s Harbor as a 501(c)3. We had no campus and no money but we had passion, persistence, and a caring community.  

Now in 2016, we are celebrating Children’s Harbor 20th Anniversary and I am one proud papa! The organization has grown into a top-notch, nationally accredited child welfare agency.  Over the past two decades, Children’s Harbor has provided 3,800 families with in-home counseling, given 60 teen mothers a safe haven to raise their babies, and offered 250 foster care children a loving place to call home.  

So if you are thinking about making a difference in your community or in the life of a child, I would tell you to open your heart and follow your passion. Don’t hesitate, you CAN make a difference, and I promise that you will get back more than you give. 

Bill Mahoney
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Join us at YOLO
for the  Safe Harbor Society Mixer

Find out more about Children's Harbor

Meet friends & Mingle at 

The O Lounge at YOLO
333 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tuesday, October 18

Click here to register
$25.00 Cover charge for non-members.

Want to find out more about becoming a member? 
We did it!
  Thanks to very generous suppoters last year, we made a house a home for 4 young mothers!

Children's Harbor opened our 2nd Maternity Home on August 1st. We are now able to give these young mothers a safe, warm place to learn how to parent their babies, gain life skills, complete their education, and offer them the love and support they never had.
  
Volunteer Spotlight

A HUGE THANK YOU to Dominique Monserrat (who attends Saint Andrews High School) for doing such a professional job directing our kids in Aesop's Fables Redux. They did an awesome job on the stage and will always remember this experience

View more photos here

Open House!

Please come join us at our Open House, Tuesday 9/27/16, 6p - 8p. Please RSVP by calling Jessica Acosta at 954-252-3072, ext 244 or email her at jacosta@childrensharbor.org                                            

Thank you to our 20th Anniversary Sponsors
  Harry T Mangurian Jr Foundation Inc
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Contact
Children's Harbor
www.childrensharbor.org
19425 SW 58th Manor, Pembroke Pines FL 33332
954-252-3072