Embrace Families Solutions
Every child deserves a safe, stable, loving home and a path to a bright future. As champions for children, and in collaboration with our partners, we empower children and families to transform their lives through innovative, community-driven solutions.
Embrace Families Solutions works to strengthen families and the communities in which they live. As an affiliated non-profit agency operated as part of Embrace Families, our goal is to get ahead of challenges that often disrupt families like victim advocacy, family homelessness and youth mental health. This work helps to strengthen and keep families intact before they become overwhelmed by crisis.
Embrace Families Solutions was formed in 2013 as a separate non-profit agency, remaining as part of the overall Embrace Families organization. Our programs aim to improve the lives of children, their families, and the Central Florida community by filling critical gaps in the community-wide system of care for vulnerable populations.
Click here to see a copy of our most recent annual impact report.
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Learn more about Embrace Families Solutions programs:
Children's Advocacy Center Osceola
Children’s Advocacy Center Osceola (CAC Osceola) provides a safe haven and comprehensive services for children who are victims of child sexual and physical abuse and their non-offending family members.
To learn more about Children’s Advocacy Center Osceola, click here.
Pathways to Home
Pathways to Home (PTH) is a collaborative effort among community non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and individuals to eliminate child homelessness in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.
To learn more about Pathways to Home, click here.
Public Allies Central Florida
In partnership with the AmeriCorps national service network, Public Allies Central Florida (PACF) trains young leaders to become values-based leaders that focus on a just and equitable society for all. These young leaders, called Allies, are placed in non-profit agencies throughout Central Florida.
To learn more about Public Allies Central Florida, click here.
High School High Tech
Funded by the Able Trust in partnership with Embrace Families, High School High Tech (HSHT) encourages young adults in foster care to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields with the goal of increasing participation in educational, vocational and employment-related activities.
To learn more about High School High Tech, click here.
Breakthrough, operated in partnership with Orange County Government, uses a peer support model to improve outcomes for families with youth, ages 9 to 16, who are experiencing significant mental or behavioral health needs.
To learn more about Breakthrough, click here.
Mental Health Awareness Training
The Mental Health Awareness Training project raises awareness for identifying and responding to mental health needs in youth. Approximately half of all mental health disorders develop by the age of 14, and suicide is currently the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24. This project offers caring adults who work with youth ages 12 to 18 the opportunity to proactively learn about mental health needs, dispelling myths and reducing stigma, through a free Youth Mental Health First Aid Â® certification course. Click here to learn more and register for the course.
Board Chair, Embrace Families Solutions
Vice President, Embrace Families Solutions
Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center, Osceola