The Ila & Kinsley Cox Living Memorial Fund helps families with seriously ill or injured children, and seriously ill or injured parents with minor children in their care. This Memorial Fund can assist with travel, utilities, food, and other non-medical expenses related to serious illness or injury.
Throughout her own battle with cancer, Lindsey Hammortree's desire was to help other children with cancer. Lindsey’s Wish was established in honor of Lindsey, to help children in Highlands County who are battling cancer, and extend hope to families who are wishing for a better tomorrow. One person can make a difference!
Providing support, resources and referrals to families who have children who have been diagnosed with Autism. Actions for Autism focuses on awareness, acceptance and assistance. YOU are your child's biggest and best advocate!
Numerous agencies are represented in the single building of the Champion for Children Advocacy Center, so they can investigate charges, share information, and agree on proper treatment for child victims of abuse and neglect. Since its opening in October 1998, the Champion for Children Advocacy Center has served thousands of children cooperatively, devising positive remedies for the damage done to the innocent.
The Champion for Children Circle Theatre offers classes, programs, and theatrical opportunities for budding artists to bring their talents to full bloom in Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Media. This beautiful historic venue is also be available for special events rental.
The Domestic Violence Shelter, located in Sebring, opened in 1995. This multi-family home provides short-term protection for women who have suffered physical or emotional harm at the hands of their spouses or significant others. Minor children may accompany their parent to the shelter facility. The shelter has served as a refuge for over 3000 victims. Hoping to break the cycle of abuse, counseling and assistance is offered to all victims.
Partnering with the Highlands County Family YMCA to promote drowning awareness and drowning prevention classes.
The Vision Quest program focuses on efforts to prevent, identify and treat children with vision problems. This is accomplished by screening infants and young children for eye diseases and malfunctions.
A Partnership with the Highlands County Tax Collector's Office promoting the arts. Students across Highlands County create their own specialty license plate designs and learn the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes.
Wind chimes, sold in loving memory of Ila McCall Cox, come in 6 beautiful colors. Do Something Fancy proceeds benefit the Ila & Kinsley Cox Living Memorial Fund in support of families with seriously ill or injured children, and seriously ill or injured parents with minor children in their care.
This fund provides emergency assistance to parents / caretakers who have minor children in their care, custody and control. During these difficult times, many families find themselves struggling financially due to unexpected and unanticipated events in their lives. Assistance can be provided if the family meets strict criteria.
This 60-bed residential commitment facility seeks to rehabilitate youthful offenders by teaching them job skills, demanding discipline and enabling them to resolve the problems that led them to commit crimes. The 37-acre renovated former Air Force base is located in Avon Park and is the third largest of its kind in the state of Florida. The Academy opened for business in the summer of 1998.
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