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Apr 07, 2021
MANicure Movement: Join the Movement to polish off child abuse!
One fingernail painted blue starts … one conversation that moves us … one step closer to ending the tragic reality that… one in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18. The MANicure Movement® is a grassroots effort designed to raise awareness of child abuse as a…
Mar 12, 2021
Dance Dream & Inspire Event
This year’s special edition Dance Dream & Inspire may look different, but the most important part remains the same – together, we will raise much-needed dollars to help keep Central Florida kids safe and thriving. Today launches five weeks filled with dancing, music and mission moments. Over the course of…
Feb 17, 2021
Make a difference. Mentor.
Research shows that kids mentored by a caring adult more successfully maneuver through life's obstacles. In Elias Quintana's interview with WFTV Channel 9, he tells us how Embrace Families' Legacy Mentors make a big impact. #MentoringMatters #wftv People who decide to become mentors fill an essential and unique role in the foster care…
Feb 17, 2021
Orlando Sentinel: Racial bias in foster care must be addressed
Providers of community-based foster care in Florida are focusing on racial inequities in the child welfare system and working to create a fairer system of care. A new program called Embrace Diversity, developed by Embrace Families in Orlando, is training child welfare workers to recognize bias in policies and decision-making,…
Jan 27, 2021
#HowIEmbrace: 5 Ways to Tell Your Stories
2020 put a lot of things into perspective for a lot of people. One of those things is showcasing the importance of having family. Though many of us are still unable to see our families in person, technology has created a way to communicate as if they are right there…
Jan 21, 2021
7 Ways to Embrace Your Family on National Hugging Day
January 21, 2021 is the 35th celebration of giving hugs across the United States, but this year looks a little different. The typical way to celebrate National Hugging Day is to offer hugs to anyone – even strangers – you come across. This might seem like a strange national day, but the health…