foster children

My Father’s Arrows gets thumbs-up

My Father’s Arrows gets thumbs-up

When Sarah Ellis started down the path of her dream of helping traumatized children five years ago, she said she had no idea how far she would come in a short time. My Father’s Arrows received the county’s blessing for its work with children June 27 during a special rezoning meeting before the Board of […]

Young entrepreneur seeks loving family

Young entrepreneur seeks loving family

Elvis is an incredibly resilient youth with a million-dollar smile and an outgoing personality. Despite English being his second language, Elvis works hard to achieve As and Bs and master the English language. When Elvis is not in school, he enjoys being outdoors playing football and running track. He is a very hard worker with […]

Grant to fund additional therapeutic foster parents

Grant to fund additional therapeutic foster parents

Children removed from an unhealthy home where they experienced abuse or neglect may find themselves living with foster parents while they wait to reunite with their family or find a new forever home. More than 520 children are in foster care through FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) of Lakeview Center in Northwest Florida, and many are facing […]

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

eHarmony technology transformed to help foster children find forever homes

FamiliesFirst Network of (FFN) Lakeview Center launched a new technology Feb. 15 that will improve compatibility matching and reduce wait times for adoptive parents to be matched with foster children in need of forever homes. “Selfless Love Foundation is a Florida-based nonprofit whose mission is to transform and enrich the lives of current and former […]

Impact 100 gives thousands to Santa Rosa causes

Impact 100 gives thousands to Santa Rosa causes

The women of Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area awarded more than $1 million in grants to local nonprofits Sunday including several Santa Rosa County organizations. There were 15 finalists across five categories, each vying to receive one of 10 grants amounting to $107,700 each. There were three Santa Rosa County-based winners. Read the full article […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 24

HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT GIVES TERRORISM VICTIMS RIGHT TO SUE The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims of terrorist attacks, such as the Orlando Nightclub massacre, to recover damages of at least $1,000 and attorney’s fees. Current law only allows victims of specific criminal activity to do so, […]

Foster Parents face unique challenges

Foster Parents face unique challenges

When a foster parent agrees to open their home to children going through a difficult period in their lives, they take on a unique set of challenges. Often they are taking in a group of siblings who have been through a traumatic family situation. Their lives are in transition, and the foster parent must find […]

Foster youth get a helping hand

Foster youth get a helping hand

Many 17-year-olds ‘aging out’ of the foster care system face uncertainty. Some of these young adults are still finishing high school. Most lack a family support system to fall back on. “On their 18th birthday, they would just age out of the system,” Young Adult Services Team Manager Melody Kohr said. “They would be solely […]