Sanctuary4Kids is a 6-bed licensed emergency shelter that opened in April, 2017. The home has 3 bedrooms, a quiet room, an outdoor play area, and is filled with welcoming toys, games, stuffed animals and books for the children.
Children, ages birth to 17, are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment by the State. The children may be placed at the Emergency Shelter for a 23 ½ hour period while appropriate placement is found.
Our Staff & Volunteers
The children are cared for by a group of screened, qualified and trained staff, as well as volunteers to provide trauma-informed care to our children.
There are times when children are removed from their homes and need a temporary home until they can find the best placement. Sanctuary4Kids will serve as a “soft landing” so the children are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment and not re-traumatized during the process of removing them from their homes.
Trauma Informed Care
Hibiscus Children’s Center provides each child in our programs with services designed to reach identified treatment goals and objectives through a trauma-informed approach utilizing the Sanctuary Model.
Although Sanctuary4Kids Emergency Shelter is located in Port St. Lucie, the home servers abused, abandoned and neglected children from the entire Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County. 70% of the children and families served by all of Hibiscus Children’s Center’s programs originate from St. Lucie County.
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