Children’s Harbor Builds Awareness For Foster Care Program With Conversation And Cocktails At Lauderdale Yacht Club

Children’s Harbor and its Safe Harbor Society marked National Foster Care Month with the Edge of Summer Mixer at Lauderdale Yacht Club to benefit the non-profit organization. The Safe Harbor Society is actively building a community of “Harbor Keepers,” a team of community advocates ushering in change to enhance the lives of foster children who have been impacted by trauma and neglect. “Guiding youth towards independence is at the very heart of our mission to ensure that every child that we are entrusted to serve is empowered and equipped with the tools that they need to overcome their trauma and grow into healthy, educated and productive adults,” said Tiffani Dhooge, President/CEO of Children’s Harbor. “Events like this are an important way for us to spread our message in the community and meet other community leaders who share our passion to provide assistance to some of our most vulnerable youth and young adults.” As part of the festivities, a live painting by artist Nivia Bejarano was auctioned off.  Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at-risk children, youth, and families, keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and rebuilding lives.  Children’s Harbor provides nurturing, family group homes for 24 siblings and 7 pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system on a beautiful eight-acre campus in Pembroke Pines, FL. These loving homes allow brothers and sisters and teen mothers and their babies to stay together during a turbulent time in their young lives. Children’s Harbor also helps prevent child abuse through our Family Strengthening Program. Each year, 200 families across Broward County receive in-home counseling to improve parenting and communication skills.