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Our Children & Families
Families reach out for services on a voluntary basis. The program is for families that have at least one child between the age of birth to 17 years at home and do not have an open case with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) due to abuse or neglect.
Family Advocates are caring staff trained to provide services to families and provide guidance as they work together through the crisis at hand.
When a family member seeks help for a crisis ... any type of crisis that affects a family ... a Hibiscus Advocate will complete an intake evaluation over the phone to begin the process. Once it is determined that the family does not have an open case of abuse or neglect with the State, a Family Advocate is assigned to work with the family seeking assistance. Weekly home visits by the advocate are arranged and plans are put into place to help alleviate the immediate crisis and minimize the chance of it being repeated in the future.
Case Management Services provided include financial aid to avoid evictions or to reinstate utilities, if funding is available; help with domestic violence and substance abuse issues; and in-home counseling to help parents develop parenting, stress management, jobs and budgeting skills.
Our Family Advocates work closely with local organizations, non-profits and businesses to help assist families with resources available in the community. Referrals are an integral part of this program to ensure families have their needs met.
If you need help ... Hibiscus Supporting Families in Crisis is just a phone call away. If you would like to learn more about our services, please call us today. We can help! 800-403-9311 x. 422