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Foster Families Walk, Drive Through Reverse Christmas Party

Like most things this year, annual foster family Christmas celebrations are taking new form. That was the case in St. Lucie County Saturday, when the St. Lucie County Foster Parent Association, together with volunteers from the Surfside Church, coordinated a reverse - or drive through - Christmas party for local caregivers and the children they love. More than 60 children and (keep reading)


CarePortal Meets First Needs

CarePortal officially launched in St. Lucie County. Thursday, December 3. The system helps put local resources at the fingertips of case managers and other direct-service staff through a local network of faith organizations coordinated by 4Kids of the Treasure Coast. For example, a request for two twin beds and mattresses was made during a live demonstration. The request went to five local (keep reading)

Forever Families Project

Children available for adoption are featured weekly on CBS 12 through the Forever Family project. This Florida-based non-profit project leverages the power of the media to help children and teens in foster care find loving, adoptive families. Communities Connected for Kids became a Forever Family partner earlier this summer to highlight the adoption needs of local children in foster care.

All segments air on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and again on Saturdays, then on NBC 6 Miami, NBC 6 Fort Myers, and WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando. To see previous segments, visit CBS 12. You can also catch each interview on our Communities Connected for Kids Facebook page.

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