Children’s Home Society Youth Transition Center opens with ribbon-cutting ceremony

VERO BEACH — Sunday afternoon saw the Grand Opening Celebration of an impressive new Children’s Home Society Youth Transition Center. Donors, local dignitaries and community supporters joined staff and new residents for a brief welcoming ceremony and ribbon cutting, followed by a BBQ lunch and tours of the facility.

When a teenager in Florida’s foster care system turns 18 they “age out” of the system. The eight independent living apartments of the Youth Transition Center will provide 20 of those children with an attractive and safe place to live. Additionally, another 40 non-residential youth, ages 18 to 23 will receive assistance in life skills, finding stable jobs and housing and earning a higher education through the CHS Transitional Living Program.

Mentors and Life Coaches are needed to participate in the Transitional Living Program, as are items and donations to augment the meager belongings that most of the residents arrive with, and additional campaign funds to maintain and operate the facility.

For information on how you can help, contact CHS Executive Director Lawrence Brooks or visit {igallery 133}

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