HomeSafe announced its newest Healing the Hurt campaign on March 1 during an event at the nonprofit’s Bernstein Family Foundation Campus in Boca Raton. The campaign aims to continue work on four new campuses from West Palm to Boca.
HomeSafe has been operating as a nationally accredited nonprofit since 1979, with the mission of “protecting Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents—victims of child abuse and domestic violence.” Per the HomeSafe website, their residential care campuses offer “intensive therapy to boys and girls ages 8 to 17 who are victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and abandonment.”
Renderings and floor plans of the new Boca Raton Cottage expansion provided in a press release show private bedrooms and bathrooms, open living spaces, a kitchen, laundry room and therapeutic spaces for up to 12 children to be treated.
Additional renovations were unveiled, including the remodeling of the Enrichment Center, which will soon feature a fitness center, multimedia room, community room and music room. To date, more than $9.5 million in funds have been raised.
The late Harcourt Sylvester’s daughter, Jayne Malfitano, and Steve Bernstein spoke at the event, both praising major supporters of the campaign including the Bernstein Family Foundation, Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Family Foundation, Stoops Family Foundation, and others.
Monique Barnett, Program Supervisor for HomeSafe’s Sylvester Family Foundation West Campus also spoke at the event, and emphasized the importance of these facilities to the children that call them home.
“Creating these spaces for our kids to heal is so important because we are the last hope for many of them,” said Barnett.
To learn more about HomeSafe or to donate to their campaigns, visit helphomesafe.org