His House Children’s Home (HCHS) is a private non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age. For over 29 years, His House has brought stability to the lives of over 15,000 children and remains a frontline provider of residential and foster care services. Located in the Miami Dade -Broward County in Florida, in a beautiful campus-setting with a 232 bed capacity, the organization cares for children removed from their home due to abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Project in 2020
Today's society is facing a child welfare crisis in which children who have been removed from their homes have nowhere to go. The current system of care throughout Florida, including Broward and Miami-Dade County is over-burdened with an unprecedented number of children removed from their homes.
This year, TFWA Care provided HCHS the funding to construct its new welcome center. The new center enables HCHS to open its doors and welcome more children in a warm home-like environment where they can feel safe until a more permanent placement is identified. Often times, during arrival of a newcomer, the ambiance is tense, and privacy is essential to properly conduct an interview. With the TFWA Care aid, the new welcome center also provides the right space for children of all ages coming into care from a removal episode with trauma specialists to interview them upon arrival.
Every day children are removed from their homes due to abandonment, abuse and or neglect by their parents or caregivers. Presently there are over 25,000 children in foster care in the State of Florida and close to 2000 children in the tri-county area. On average, 87 children enter the foster care system every month. Child welfare agencies play a critical role for ensuring that children are protected from harm and given opportunities to grow up in safe, nurturing, and stable families.