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Sanctuary4Kids Emergency Shelter 2017-10-02T22:11:54+00:00

SANCTUARY4KIDS EMERGENCY SHELTER

Thank you to the GUARDIANS FOR NEW FUTURES for generously donating and furnishing the Sanctuary4Kids Emergency Shelter.

Our Home: 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.

Our 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.

Our Program: 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.

Our Community: 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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