SOS Children's Village Summer Kick Off!
SOS Children's Village3681 Northwest 59th Place
Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4141
- Tour of SOS Children's Village in Coconut Creek, FL
- Ice cream social with the foster children and their foster families
- Outside play with the foster children (which may include games, coloring, bubbles, etc)
When: Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
SOS Children's Village
3681 NW 59th Place
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Brittany Caldwell, Project Leader (954) 830 - 2914
Jessica Branston (954) 205 - 4286
This event is for Emerge Broward members only. We are suggesting a donation of $10 to help cover the cost of providing the ice cream party for the kids.
SOS Children’s Villages Florida (SOS) opened in 1993 to care for abused, or children suffering from forms of neglect in South Florida. The village can provide a home for up to 75 children from birth to 18 years of age. At SOS, special emphasis is placed on keeping biological siblings together to lessen their trauma while separated from their families.
The children attend local state schools. After school, they take care of household chores, play outdoors with their friends and study. They also take part in a variety of activities such as scouts, gymnastics, karate, football and play in a band. The children also participate in a summer camp at the Village, which integrates fun and learning during their school holidays.
Children aged 13 years and older attend on-site "independent living skills" classes where they learn about career and educational choices, job application and interviewing, household management and other life skills. At the same time, many of our children receive on-site mental health therapy to help resolve issues related to their traumatic pasts. Young people who no longer live in the village and now live independently in the community also continue to receive support.
The hope for SOS is to work together to provide children in need with the very best chance to realize their full potential and thrive as healthy, happy, contributing members of our society.