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December 23, 2020: 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 >>

December 23, 2020: CarePortal Meets First Needs
The Selfless Love Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding permanency for children in foster care, this week awarded a $1,000 grant to Communities Connected for Kids to help establish a >>

November 19, 2020: COVID Can't Stop Christmas
It was a little dicey at first, but Communities Connected for Kids' annual Christmas toy drive is on track for a record year of paper, packages and perennial smiles. The first load of gifts arrived to >>

November 19, 2020: Youth in Care Find Voice with the Help of Local Partners
The Selfless Love Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding permanency for children in foster care, this week awarded a $1,000 grant to Communities Connected for Kids to help establish a >>

November 6, 2020: "I Thought About our Wonderful Caregivers": A Response to the Recent USA Today Series
By Carol Deloach, CEO – Like many of you, I read the recent USA Today investigative series outlining problems in Florida’s child-welfare system with a heavy heart. It is a hard read, not only because it outlines failures to children served by the state’s foster care system – a system that I lead in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast – but also because of the bleak picture it paints of the vast network of caregivers who dedicate their lives to helping children. >>

November 6, 2020: We have a FAQ Check for You: An Opportunity to Discuss All Your Foster & Adoption Questions
Foster and adoptive parents in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast invite the community to a special panel discussion at 7 p.m., November 17.  The discussion, a no-pressure opportunity to ask questions about foster care and adoption, will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. >>