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May 07, 2021
May is National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month – a time to celebrate the families that open their hearts and homes to children when they are needed the most. Fostering involves the whole family. This month Lake Mary Life profiles two extraordinary young girls who have become big sisters to the many children their family…
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…