Hibiscus Children’s Center Receives Literacy Grant from United Way of Martin County

Posted On: July, 24, 2020

Education and literacy services are critical elements in helping foster care children succeed and thrive.  

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Gifford Youth Achievement Center Names Students of the Year

Posted On: July, 22, 2020

The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) proudly recognizes Jordan McPherson, Nadya Sims, and Franco Trujillo as GYAC’s Students of the Year. In honor of their hard work and dedication during GYAC’s after school program, McPherson, Sims and Trujillo were recently presented with a new iPad.

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Hibiscus Supporting Families in Crisis Program Helping St. Lucie Families

Posted On: June, 17, 2020

Families in St. Lucie County have a resource available when they are experiencing a crisis.  The Hibiscus Children's Center Supporting Families in Crisis program provides assistance to families and helps them work through a crisis to help ensure children and families are safe.  

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Hibiscus Children’s Center Provides Trauma-Informed Care to Children

Posted On: June, 12, 2020

Hibiscus Children’s Center provides abused, abandoned and neglected children with safe haven and trauma-informed care at the Hibiscus Shelter and Hibiscus Village.

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Hibiscus Children’s Center Receives $20,000 Donation from Jake Owen Foundation

Posted On: June, 10, 2020

The Jake Owen Foundation has generously donated to support the life-changing services provided to youth living at the Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach.    

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Youth Sailing Foundation Receives Prestigious Siebel Sailors Program Grant

Posted On: June, 5, 2020

Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce they have been awarded a Siebel Sailors Program grant and named a US Sailing Supporting Siebel Center.  

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Hibiscus Children’s Center Celebrates 35 Years of Saving Children

Posted On: May, 29, 2020

Thirty-five years ago, a local philanthropist was deeply affected by the lack of safe placements for abused children removed from their homes.  LaVaughn Tilton and her family galvanized a community to build what was affectionately known then as “Hibiscus House”.  

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Hibiscus Helping Children Heal through Mental Health Services

Posted On: May, 29, 2020

Hibiscus Children's Center provides professional mental health counseling to children in our residential programs and to children in the community to help them heal from trauma and abuse.


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Loggerhead Turtles have arrived

Posted On: April, 27, 2020

This season’s first loggerhead nest was laid on April 8, 2020 near Round Island Beach Park marking the start of the 2020 loggerhead nesting season nearly 2 weeks earlier than the 2019 season. 

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Pet First Aid: Judith Backof’s Passion

Posted On: April, 16, 2020

Judith Backof joined the Red Cross as a Pet First Aid Instructor in 2006 to help pet owners learn how to perform pet first aid and inspire others to take care of their pets. To celebrate National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, we are showcasing the importance of pet first aid training and why pet owners should take steps to be prepared for emergencies with their pets. 

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