Our preventive care can change the trajectory of lives and the course of families before a situation goes from tough to traumatic.

We provide career workshops, financial literacy workshops, parenting workshops and more for individuals striving to take the next step for their children.

We offer free tax return services, afterschool programs, spiritual mentors and tangible resources like clothing, diapers, household items and food for qualifying families.

We host events like Before the Bus that provide children school supplies, physicals, haircuts as a way to help families and get children excited about the upcoming school year. We even have a Birthday Kit program, where families are provided with all of the trinkets, decorations and ingredients needed to create a memorable birthday party for their child or children.

In 2018, we served 14,449 children and individuals through this program.

We partner with local churches and businesses to meet the distinct needs of children and families in the communities they are located in, working relentlessly to showcase the compassion of Christ in action.

More Than

1.2 Million

There are more than 1.2 million children in Florida – nearly 30 percent of all children – who are part of a low-income working family (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 ). And according to research, it would take 2.6 full-time jobs at minimum wage for a family to afford a two-bedroom unit at fair market rent (“The State of America’s Children”, Children’s Defense Fund, 2017). These are the situations we are swiftly running to with strategic solutions.

Ways to help

Tangible needs for children

To sustain our Compassion Ministries program and provide for families, the following gently-used items are needed every day:

  • Child and adult clothing of all sizes
  • House-hold items (especially kitchen supplies)
  • Toddler beds, pillows and sheets
  • Birthday kits for teens and children to include a cake mix, candles, gift, “happy birthday banner” and party supplies
  • Additionally, our food needs include:
  • Healthy, yet kid-approved, cereals (i.e. Honey Nut Cheerios).
  • Fruits to include apples, Cuties, peaches and bananas
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Sliced bread and English muffins (wheat)
  • Yogurt
  • Canned meats (to include tuna, chicken, etc).
More Than

14,449

services to children and families
More than

2,600

children and families
More Than

923,000

meals through our weekend backpack program

Volunteer Opportunities

Boutique Host

We are seeking individual volunteers who will help families and individuals pick out clothing, hygiene and baby care products and other personal care items. We need individuals who will demonstrate...

Sorting Room Attendant

We are seeking individuals who volunteer to help sort, select, organize and prepare high quality donations that are appropriate for our clients. These individuals sort everything from clothing to household...

Family Advocate

We are seeking individual volunteers who will provide screenings and assessments for individuals and families regarding applications for services, assess progress of current clients, offer spiritual guidance and help make...

Front Desk

We are seeking individual volunteers to assist in maintaining the front lobby and reception area. The Compassion Center is full of life! Serving community families through our Family Support Program,...

 

 

 

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