Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center was developed by the Champion for Children Foundation to be a central hub for preventative and intervention services to the families of Highlands county. Now operated by Heartland for Children, we work closely with the various organizations and child welfare professionals that use this space.



Founded by the Champion for Children Foundation over a decade ago, the Domestic Violence Safehouse in Highlands county is operated by Peace River Center. Thousands of women and children have found solace in this place of healing and rehabilitation.


Garden of Joy

Located next to the Champion for Children Circle Theatre in historic downtown Sebring, the Garden of Joy was officially dedicated in loving memory of Jimmy Polatty on December 5th, 2015.


Do Something Fancy

Handmade wind chimes are available for purchase to benefit the Ila & Kinsley Cox Living Memorial Fund, which assists families who are affected by serious illnesses or injuries.


United Together

A community partnership between dedicated county organizations and leadership, committed to the well-being of our local youth.


One community united together; enhanced by diversity, strengthened by faith, making the future brighter.


 To lead community teenagers to grow spiritually, educationally, relationally, and in meaningful life skills through a safe and nurturing environment.


Heartland for Children

As one of our many dedicated partners, Heartland for Children serves as the lead agency for Community Based Care in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. Their work in case management, foster care, adoption, and prevention are critical to the health and future of our county and the rest of Central Florida.


United Way of Central Florida

The United Way is a critical partner that serves as a connection point to various organizations throughout our region.