Selfless Love

Selfless Love provides supportive housing, access to necessities, and empowerment workshops. They give youth an array of leadership training and opportunities that will forever benefit them personally and professionally. They provide youth in foster care and those who have aged out with the opportunity to use their voice and engage in improving the foster care system.

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Embrace Families – Legacy Mentor Program

Our Legacy Mentor Program (LMP) matches teens and young adults in the dependency system, ages 13-23, with positive role models in their community. Mentors come from all walks of life, and do not serve the same role as a case manager or foster/adoptive parent. Mentors spend quality time with their mentees, introducing them to activities that expand their horizons; often…

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Children’s Home Society of Florida

Our transitional living and independent living programs open doors to help youth in foster care and young adults exiting foster care pursue meaningful, productive futures as they realize their full potential. Youth in foster care ages 13 to 23 may participate in independent living. Youth and young adults ages 18 to 23 who have recently exited foster care and/or are…

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Genesis Hopeful Haven

Genesis Hopeful Haven provides housing to male 18+ year-old high school students as they age out of the foster care system. Our independent living program provides support and encouragement to help them achieve the skills they need to be self-sufficient.

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Fostering Connections St. Johns

The Career Readiness Academy, in partnership with The Kookaburra, is a three class job training program held twice a year for teens in foster care. Students learn the foundational skills they need to secure a job; applying for a job, writing a resume, interview skills, basic banking, customer service skills, and working as a team.

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Florida Youth SHINE

Florida Youth SHINE (Striving High for INdependence and Empowerment) is a youth run, peer driven organization working hard to change the culture of Florida’s child welfare system.  FYS is proudly supported by Florida’s Children First (FCF).  FCF is a non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of Florida’s at-risk children.  

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Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

The Independent Living Program both empowers and emotionally supports older adolescents to help them make the transition from our residential campus or foster care towards independence. The Independent Living Program is perfect for youth who are responsible, goal-oriented, self-motivated and determined to be successful. We develop a sense of pride in our youth as they grow into adulthood by teaching…

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4Kids Spirit of Success Institute

4KIDS Spirit of Success Institute (SOSI) exists to guide young men and women as they transition out of foster care and into independence by offering a two-year transitional independent living residential program. During these two years, residents can complete their GED or further their education, gain employment experience, participate in life skills classes, and learn financial responsibility; all the while…

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