Since 2008, Friends of Children and Families has been providing quality group care for youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or negelct. We are committed to “turning hurting into healing” by providing a safe and nuturing environment for youth that have been entrusted into our care.
We believe that every young person deserves to receive loving care and respect, and to be given the tools and resources that allow them to reach their full potential. The youth in our program reside in homes located in residential communities, where they receive support as they attend school, particpate in extracurricular activities, and are taught the skills they need to become successful adults. Most importantly they are in an environment where they are free from abuse or neglect.
Our residential group homes operate under the Trauma Informed Model, which means that we are aware of the psychologicial, social, and biological impact that tramatic experiences have had on the youth in our care. We are guided by the following principles:
- Safety: The youth we serve are made to feel physically and emotionally safe.
- Trusthworthiness and Transparency: Decisions made within the agency are made with an openness, and with the goal of building trust.
- Collabaration: We recognize the importance of building a solid support system to help the youth in our care.
- Empowerment: The youth in our program are given a voice and a choice regarding decisions that impact them.
If you are interested in learning more about our program, or you would like to donate your time or resources, please call 407-273-8444.