Great things are happening because of you.
"I was six when the abuse started. Growing up in the Glades, there were not a lot of options. I was brought into foster care and was in about four placements before I was brought to Place of Hope," Mary Brown states in a recent interview with CBS 12 News.

Mary was brought to Place of Hope by a DCF case worker. "When I first came to the house...I don't even know how to describe just know when your spirit is at peace." Mary was treated like family, shown love and structure at Place of Hope, things she had never experienced before.

"Sometimes there is not a consistent environment for these kids. We have seen kids removed from really egregious situations including human trafficking...We are honored and blessed to be able to take them all into our care during this tumultuous time in their young lives." Charles Bender explains, Founding CEO of Place of Hope.

Watch the full interview and learn how Place of Hope is helping to break the cycle of child abuse and poverty on our YouTube page @placeofhopepbg.
Mary's Full Circle Story
HELLO SUMMER! 😎 This is the time of year that our cottages, maternity home, Seven Stars, and other programs gear up for summer camps, activities, outings, and the very special family summer vacations! This is a big part of what makes Place of Hope so special and unique.

We have the privilege of providing so many "firsts" for the kids in our care, from first birthdays, first beach days and first time feeling loved and safe. For Cottage 7, this week they went kayaking for the first time! Stay tuned for more summer vacations, family outings and camp photos!

As we all enjoy these summer months filled with family, fun, adventure, and memory-making, please continue to think of and pray for those in our community who need us the most.
Kids Helping Kids!
"My son, Alessio raised $200.00 for a Place of Hope this week with his lemonade stand! His whole idea was 'to sell lemonade and help other kids.' He's only 2 years old and he's a very bright little guy! Everyone in our community got together and supported him!" - Carmen (mom).
End of the School Year Drive!
Thank you to Spanish River Christian School for hosting an "end of school year collection drive" for Place of Hope’s Shade Tree Family Outreach program. The school collected so much that it filled our Leighan and David Rinker campus administration lobby! This drive was spearheaded by Angel Mom, Melissa Bonaros. Thank you Melissa for your leadership!
Packing the Pantry!
A big thank you to Journey Church Boca Raton! They held month long drive and packed our pantries with food and household items for all of our residential programs! Their drive was so bountiful, it took two trips just to get everything to The Leighan and David Rinker Campus. Drives and tangible donation like these are critical in helping us stretch our household budgets. Just like you budget your home, we do too!
We love our volunteers!
We our volunteers from The Breakers! These amazing volunteers recently were helping us on our Paxson Campus in our Shade Tree Family Outreach Center to sort through, distribute, and organize donations. On our Villages campus, they helped organize furniture for future residents and the surrounding community.
Creating Healthy Habits
Lovebird Cereal generously donated to our campuses, children and families a bounty of healthy cereals packed with superfoods that support gut health! For so many youth in foster care, their most basic physiological needs (water, food, shelter, clothing) are not met, let alone satisfied. Here their basic needs are met and more! They feel safe, loved and nourished. Part of that nourishment is learning healthy living and eating habits.
4th Annual Paradise on the Peninsula
The coolest event you will attend all year is back at Hobe Sound Polo Club and will not disappoint! Enjoy amazing local BBQ from Nev's Barbeque, craft and local favorites from Shaking Aces, live music from Whisky Six, live animals from Busch Wildlife, a mechanical bull, silent and live auction and more! This event will sell out fast so reserve your sponsorship today!
Save the Date! Place of Hope's 17th Annual Hope Bash Palm Beach, co-chaired by Heather Atkins, Tara Dillon, Erin Elmore and Morgan McGrath Ross will be held on March 10, 2023 at Trump National Jupiter. Sponsorships are available. This Kentucky Derby themed gala is limited to just 420 guests and will sell out fast!
Throwdown for the Kids is a charity Crossfit competition hosted by @TheCrossfitSquad to raise money for the children and youth in Place of Hope's daily care. The first year they raised over $7,000. Last year they raised nearly to $9,000! Owner and Coach, Derek Bishop says, "Our goal is to raise over $10,000 this year! We created Throwdown For The Kids because we want to make a difference in the world for kids who had little chance at a normal life. We raise these funds in hopes of bettering these children after being saved from trafficking. As a father I can’t imagine this type of thing and how it must affect a person. The least we can do is this."

Registration will be open soon! Want an added challenge? Let Place of Hope give you your own fundraising page and ask your friend and family to support you as you compete to Throwdown For The Kids! Email today!
Erin Elmore
"Place of Hope does such amazing work for children in need. It is an immense honor to be be part of an outstanding and special organization!" Erin Elmore, Co-Chair, Hope Bash Palm Beach
Morgan McGrath Ross
"Place of Hope goes above and beyond to help children feel the love that every child deserves. Not only do they help children feel a sense of security and family, Place of Hope understands that it is imperative to also guide and enrich each child to set them up for future and ongoing success." Morgan McGrath Ross, Co-chair, Hope Bash Palm Beach
Heather & Steve Atkins
"What drew us to Place of Hope was the direct impact it has on the lives of young adults right here in Palm Beach County. We wanted to be part of organization that wasn’t just helping out in the community, but that was creating futures for young people." Heather & Steve Atkins, Co-Chairs Hope Bash Palm Beach
Shop through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to Place of Hope! Support the children and youth in our care by selecting us as your charity of choice!